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Support Groups

UMass Memorial Medical Center hosts liver transplant support groups to help patients and their families before, during and after transplant. You do not need to be UMass Memorial patient to attend.

UMass Memorial Liver Transplant Support Group

Whether you are waiting for your transplant or have already had surgery, it is very important to have support all along the way from different people and groups. 

The UMass Memorial Liver Transplant Support Group is facilitated by transplant social workers and occasionally features a prescheduled topic or presentation. But just as importantly, our group is a forum for supportive sharing and spontaneous conversation among you and participants. Topics often include:

  • Nutrition
  • Medical compliance
  • Medications
  • Financial support options
  • Family relationships
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Attitudes toward illness

Light refreshments are provided.

No registration or RSVP is required. Call with any questions.

Meeting Time:

First Thursday of each month 4 to 5:00 pm

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus Transplant Conference Room, Level A
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Call:

Doris Tripp-MacPherson, LICSW, 774-441-8646

Living with Anger is an effective hands-on group treatment program for those having anger management problems and difficulties.

Location: 

100 Century Drive
Worcester, MA 

Meeting Times: 

  • Women's group: Tuesdays from 10 to 11:15 am
  • Men's group: Wednesdays from 5 to 6:15 pm
  • Active or retired uniformed professionals (law enforcement, fire, EMS, corrections, veterans, military): Wednesdays, 12 to 1:15 pm

Call: 

New patients: Tel: 508-796-4348
Existing patients: Tel: 508-762-5400

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Meeting Time:
Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Featuring Guest Speaker Kyle Dawson, Sigvaris Representative.

Kyle Dawson is a territory manager for the compression garment company, Sigvaris, which offers both elastic and inelastic options for independent edema management.

Open to all.

Facilitated by a Certified Lymphedema Physical Therapist, Jennifer Williams, PT, DPT, CLT

Meeting Time:

May 30, 2018, 4-5 pm.

Hospital:
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton, Physical Therapy Plus
21 Cinema Blvd.
Leominster, MA 01453
Cost:

Free
Refreshments and Snacks Provided

Call:

To RSVP, Contact: Jennifer Williams at (978) 534-5922 or JWILLIAMS@HEALTHALLIANCE.COM or PTPLUSWHITNEYFIELD@HEALTHALLIANCE.COM

View our Brochure for Free Session, Jan. 8, 2020.

Lynn Rochefort is a massage therapist who has advanced training in oncology massage, Reiki, and a certified lymphatic therapist. She will be discussing the lymphatic-related treatments that are available at the complementary care center in Fitchburg.

The care center is open to all.

Facilitated by a Certified Lymphedema Physical Therapist, Jennifer Williams, PT, DPT, CLT

Contact:

Jennifer Williams
(978) 534-5922
Meeting Time:
Hospital:
HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital
21 Cinema Blvd
Leominster, MA 01453

A Diabetes Support Group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Family members and significant others are welcome.

Meeting Time:

Second Wednesday of the month, 2 to 3:30 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm

Hospital:
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Marlborough,
Call:

Information: Call 508-486-5430.

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