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Support Groups

Bariatric Surgery Patient Support
Saturdays • 9 to 11 a.m.
2017 Dates: February 4
, May 6, Aug 5, and November 4
Tomasek Conference Center, GRMC

Bariatric support group is open to any patients who have had weight-loss surgery; as well as support people and Surgical Associates patients who are considering surgery. For more information, call 641-236-2069. 

Breastfeeding Support Group
GRMC offers a support group for women to encourage and support breastfeeding their babies. It is free and open to nursing mothers. 

First Tuesday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. in the Light Center for Community Health. Infant weight checks are done at 11:30 and open to anyone, or may be scheduled. For more information, call 641-236-2324.

Cancer Support
Every Tuesday • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
Room 204, GRMC

This group provides an informational time of sharing and support for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. For more information, call 641-236-2568 or email lromero@grmc.us.

Caregivers Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

The group will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1025 5th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, 50112

Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for an older adult loved one.  The group provides caregivers with the opportunity to gain support, strength and encouragement from each other. 

Diabetes Living Support Group
January 9, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, and November 13 • 7 to 8 p.m.
Tomasek Conference Center, GRMC

This diabetes support group meets bi-monthly, and is facilitated by a registered dietitian. Speakers and topics vary. For more information, call 641-236-2488.

Grief Support Group
2nd Wednesday of the month • 10 to 11 a.m.
Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Grinnell

The Grief Support Group is for adults who have 
experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The group supports participants through the emotions, reactions, and experiences that follow the death of someone close. For more information, call 641-236-2418 or email shuls@grmc.us.

Meet and Eat Bereavement Support
First Sunday of the month • 5:30 p.m.
Tomasek Conference Center, GRMC
Cost of meal: $6

This is not your typical bereavement support group. Meet & Eat is a monthly dinner gathering for those who have lost a loved one. It is a time to remember that even though you may have lost a loved one, you can still be social and enjoy a meal out with others who share similar experiences. For more information, call 641-236-2418 or email shuls@grmc.us.

Perinatal Loss Support Group
January 26, April 27, July 27, October 26 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
East Tomasek Room, GRMC

For more information, call the Kintzinger Women’s Health 
Center at 641-236-2324 or email sbaarda@grmc.us.