Support Groups

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The UMass Memorial Medical Center Audiology Program is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hear Always pediatric and adult support groups. These support groups are open to adults and families of children with hearing impairment who may be considering rehabilitative options. This includes patients/families who are considering or have hearing aids, or are considering or have a cochlear implant. You do not have to be a patient of UMass Memorial to attend any of these meetings. 
 
These meetings will provide a safe and private atmosphere for patient’s to meet and discuss various topics that arise whether you yourself have a hearing impairment or you are the caretaker of someone who does. There may be guest speakers from time to time but there will always be ample time to socialize with other attendees.
 
We find this to be a great resource for patient’s and their families as you are able to hear of the experiences of others who may find the same situations challenging as you.
 
Location: Hahnemann Campus, 280 Lincoln Street, Conference Room
       **Enter the main entrance and turn to the left, the conference room will be on your left**
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Ample parking, light refreshments available
 
Dates:
Monday, October 2 - Adults
Monday, November 6 - Pediatric
Monday, December 4 - Adult
Monday, January 8 - Pediatric (Children welcome to this meeting)
Monday, February 5 - Adult
Monday, March 5 - Pediatric
Monday, April 2 - Adult
Monday, May 7 - Pediatric (Children welcome to this meeting)
Monday, June 4 - Adult
Meeting Time:
Location:
Cost:

Free

UMass Memorial Medical Center and the New England Amputee Association (NEAA) have partnered to provide resources and informational meetings for amputees and their families, friends, and caregivers. These free meetings provide a place to gather information, share experiences and meet other amputees. Free valet parking is available, and refreshments are provided.

The next meeting, “Amputee Coalition Conference/Medicare Proposal," is scheduled for September 17, at 6pm, and will be facilitated by Rose Bissonnette, Founder of the New England Amputee Association. 

Rose attended the Amputee Coalition conference in July of this year and will be presenting on the wealth of information that she learned at this year’s conference including new vendor items for amputees.  We will also be updating everyone on the Medicare propose changes that will impact lower limb amputees.  This is a very important meeting so do not miss the opportunity to attend.

We hope to see you there!

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Meeting Time:

Meetings will be held at 6 pm on the third Thursday of each month. Valet parking available at 5:45 pm

Location:
UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus, Lazare Research Building
Michelson Conference Room RB-1-101
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Cost:

There is no cost for meetings; valet parking is free, and light refreshments are provided.

Call:

Amanda Winkler amanda.winkler@umassmed.edu; Rose Bissonnette 978-365-2580, r.grandrose2@verizon.net

 

 

The Better Breathers Support Group at UMass Memorial Medical Center provides ongoing education and support for individuals with breathing problems and/or lung disease. Call 774-442-6962 for information on upcoming classes or to add your name to our mailing list.

Meeting Time:
Location:
UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus Center for Health and Fitness, A Level
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA
Call:

774-442-6962

The Bipolar and Unipolar Depression Support Group at UMass Memorial Medical Center provides support and information for those with mood disorders and their friends and family.

Sponsor: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Meeting Time:

Mondays, 7 to 9 pm

Location:
University Campus, Hiatt Auditorium (1st floor, Room 608)
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA
Call:

Don Latham: 508-864-4759, dlatham46@verizon.net

The Breastfeeding Support Group at UMass Memorial Medical Center helps moms get the support and confidence they need with breastfeeding. This program is free and is open to the public. Call 508-334-6455 for more information.

 
 
Meeting Time:

Tuesdays, 3 to 4 pm

Location:
UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus
South 4 Conference Room, 119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Call:

508-334-6455

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