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    Support Programs

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    Summary: Assists men and women in obtaining and maintaining sobriety while also helping others to recover from alcoholism.

    Date: Every Saturday of the month
    Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
    Place: Baker Auditorium
    Contact Person: Terry Blair
    Extension: 860-447-2190

    Amputee Support Group
    Summary: Support people with amputation and their families or friends.

    Date: Last Wednesday of month
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Place: Conference Room 3
    Contact Person: Dave Deshefy
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 2606

    Aphasia Support Group
    Summary: Education and support as well as addressing technique strategies for communication.

    Date: Every Thursday of month
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Place: Pequot Health Center Conference Room
    Contact Person: Deborah Hunsicker
    Extension: 860-446-8265, ext 7058

    Bariatric (Gastric Bypass Surgery) Support Group
    Summary: Support for patients after surgery

    Date: Third Wednesday of every month
    Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Place: Classroom F
    Contact Person: Cindy Whipple
    Extension: 860-439-1770

    Bereavement Counseling Support Group - Call Center for Hospice Care Southeastern Connecticut
    Summary: Support for those who lost a love one.

    Extension: 860-848-5699 (Center for Hospice Care)

    Brain Injury Support Group
    Summary: Provides support, information, education and advocacy for persons with any type of brain injury as well as their family and friends.

    Date: Fourth Thursday of month
    Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    Place: Conference 2
    Contact Person: Stephanie Smolen
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 

    Breast Feeding Support Group
    Summary: Provide support & information to breastfeeding moms of all ages.

    Date: First & third Tuesday of month
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Place: LDRP Resource Room
    Contact Person: Kathy Mason
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 2124

    Care Givers Support Group

    Date: First Tuesday of month
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Place: Conference Room 3
    Contact Person: Carol Vara, MSW  
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 2483

    Crohn's and Colitis
    Summary: To educate and support Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients and their families to provide coping techniques for dealing with a chronic illness.

    Contact Person: Debra Wisniewski
    Extension: 860-848-1487

    Diabetes (Joslin) Support Group
    Summary: Support group for those affected with diabetes.

    Contact Person: Call Joslin for Location & Time
    Extension: 860-444-4737

    Hospice / Adults Grieving the Loss of a Parent
    Summary: Support for adults and families with loss of a parent

    Date: Every Monday of Month
    Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
    Place: 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT
    Contact Person: Hospice of SECT
    Extension: 860-848-5699

    Hospice/ Care for the Caregiver Support Group

    Date: Second & fourth Mondays of month
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Place: Beechwood Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 31 Vauxhall St., New London, CT
    Contact Person: Hospice of SECT
    Extension: 860-848-5699

    Hospice / Senior's (60+) Grieving the Loss of a Loved One
    Summary: Offering support for seniors & their families for the loss of a loved one.

    Date: First & third Monday of month
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Place: Stone Ridge Senior Living, 186 Jerry Brown Rd., Mystic, CT
    Contact Person: Hospice of SECT (please call for appointment)
    Phone: 860-848-5699

    Hospice / Loss of Spouse Support Group
    Summary: Offer support for families with the loss of a spouse.

    Date: Every Thursday of month
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Place: Conference Room 3
    Contact Person: Hospice of SECT
    Extension: 860-848-5699 

    Date: Every Tuesday of month
    Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    Place: Hospice of SECT, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT
    Contact Person: Hospice of SECT
    Extension: 860-848-5699

    Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

    Summary: Support groups for persons with Multiple sclerosis and the families.

    Date: Fourth Wednesday of month (no meetings July or August)
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Place: Conference Room 3
    Contact Person: Eileen Cicchese, CTRS
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 4990

    Ostomy Support Group
    Summary: Offering educational programs and psychological support for persons who have had any type of Ostomy surgery.

    Date: Second Thursday of month (only meets March thru December (no July))
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Place: Groton Regency Retirement Home
    Contact Person: Doris Adams
    Extension: 860-889-0291

    Parkinson's Disease Support Group
    Summary: Offering support for persons with Parkinson Disease & their families with guest speakers offered.

    Date: Third Wednesday of month
    Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Place: One Beachwood Dr, Waterford, CT
    Contact Person: Donna Weissman
    Extension: 860-536-1020

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss
    Summary: Support for mothers and their family with loss of an infant.

    Date: First Thursday of month
    Time: Please Call
    Place: Christ United Methodist Church
    Location: Groton, CT
    Extension: 860-444-4738

    Premature Babies
    Summary: Offers support for parents of premature babies for any of their special needs mental, physical & emotional or learning disability.

    Date: Mostly telephone support
    Time: Please call
    Extension: 1-800-399-7284

    Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic

    Date: Please call for appointment
    Time: Every Wednesday by appointment only
    Extension: 860-442-0711, ext 2632

    Stroke Recovery Support Group
    Summary: Offering support for rehab patients and their families to help transition them at this time.

    Date: Third Thursday of each month
    Time: 11:00AM
    Place: Groton Public Library
    Contact Person: Phyllis Walsh
    Extension: 860-848-0381

    Survivors of Homicide Support
    Summary: Support for family & friends of survivors of Homicide.

    Date: Fourth Tuesday of month
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Place: Conference Room 3
    Contact Person: Call
    Extension: 1-888-833-4764

    For Family & Friends of Murder Victims

    Call toll-free 888-833-4764 or email

    Tourette's Syndrome
    Summary: Offer support for people diagnosed as having or who have children with Tourette's Syndrome.

    Date: Offered thru State of Connecticut in East Haven
    Contact Person: Barbara
    Extension 1-203-234-1455