Support groups provide the opportunity for people to talk with others who have had similar experiences or problems and to share their knowledge. The realization that you are not alone is a great comfort, and someone who has “been there” can offer a special kind of understanding not available anywhere else. For many human problems there are no easy answers, but there is an alternative to coping alone. For this reason, Blue Mountain Health System offers several support groups for individuals experiencing various medical conditions.
Please check our Calendar of Events for upcoming schedule.
- Family Caregiver Support Group
Join Blue Mountain Health System’s Family Caregiver Support Group, which meets from 7 to 9 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Meetings feature a guest speaker on topics related to elder care as well as time for sharing concerns among caregivers. Free care is available for older family members so that caregivers may attend. Please call (610) 826-1160 to arrange for care. The group meets at the Blue Mountain Health System Community Services Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton and is sponsored by the Adult Day Services Center.
- Better Breathers Club
People with chronic lung diseases are welcome to join this support group which meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 pm in the Community Services Center, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton. For more information and for this month’s topic, please call (610) 826-1142. The better breathers club is sponsored by the Blue Mountain Health System Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
- Breast Cancer Support Group
The breast cancer support group presents an opportunity to help yourself as well as helping others who are facing breast cancer. The meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month in the ground floor community room of the Gnaden Huetten campus of the Blue Mountain Health System. If you think you might be interested in attending the support group, please call Liz at (610) 377-7029.
- Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
The Weight Loss Surgery Support Group of the health system offers support to those who had or are thinking about having gastric bypass surgery. The meetings are held at 6:45 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the conference room of the Blue Mountain Health System Community Services Center located at 217 Franklin Ave. in Palmerton. If you think you might be interested in attending the support group, please call (610) 826-1342 for more information.
All support groups are offered free of charge.