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Support Groups

The UMass Memorial Community Birth Loss Support Group provides emotional support to parents who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. This support group also:

  • Assists parents in understanding the grieving process and fosters emotional insight into coping with the loss of their child
  • Creates a safe, supportive forum in which parents can share their thoughts and feelings with others who have had a similar experience
  • Provides acceptance and creates a framework within which parents can integrate their loss and learn that there is hope, and there is a future

This group is open to all, no matter where you live or where your baby was delivered.

The group is held at Notre Dame Health Care in Worcester, and is located in the du Lac Assisted Living Program. Parking is free and participants are asked to check in with the receptionist located in the main lobby.

Sponsor: Community Birth Loss Support Group Collaborative

Meeting Time:

Third Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Notre Dame Health Care
555 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Call:

Jillian Santom, LICSW, 508-334-1298
Melissa Varrecchia, LCSW, 508-334-5715

Diabetes and Nutrition Center Now Offering: Diabetes Support Group.

*Topics vary each month.

Meeting Time:

4th Wednesday of every month, 6-7 pm.

Hospital:
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
Cost:

Free! No need to register. Walk-ins welcome.

Call:

For more information or questions, call 978-466-4580.

Diabetes Support Group meets monthly (September to June) at Heywood Hospital. A speaker presents a specific diabetes topic at each meeting.

Meeting Time:

Mondays, 6 to 7 pm, and Wednesdays, 2 to 3 pm

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Call:

Information: Call Doug Miller, RN, CDE, at 978-630-5719.

Diabetes Support Group meets monthly (September to June) at Heywood Hospital. A speaker presents a specific diabetes topic at each meeting.

Meeting Time:

Mondays, 6 to 7 pm, and Wednesdays, 2 to 3 pm.

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Gardner,
Call:

Information: Call Doug Miller, RN, CDE, at 978-630-5719.

Members of the Gastrointestinal Support Group share information about issues related to gastrointestinal cancers that include colorectal, esophageal, gastric and pancreatic cancers. Friends and family members are welcome.

Directions

Meeting Time:

Thank you for your interest. We are currently revising the meeting schedule for this group. Stay tuned for updated information. 

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Ambulatory Care Center, 6th Floor Healing Garden (behind elevators)
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

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