Support groups provide a comfortable and safe environment where you can share your feelings and thoughts on a particular life experience. Memorial Hospital and other community health care facilities sponsor a variety of support groups.
A beginners meeting for those interested in sharing experience with alcohol.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Sunday from 3 pm-4 pm
Breastfeeding Support Group
A weekly support group for mothers who are breastfeeding. Sponsored by Memorial Hospital's Family Birthing Center and facilitated by certified lactation specialists:
Michelle Meader RN, IBCLC, CBE
Christine Haine, RN, CLC
All breastfeeding women, regardless of where they gave birth, are invited; babies and siblings welcome.
When and where:
Meets every Thursday 10am-12 pm in the Main Street Professional Building (just south of Memorial Hospital's main campus on Route 16)
For more information call 603-356-5461, ext. 2146.
Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or Related Disorders
This support group offers education, support and coping skills for caregivers. Pre-arranged care is available for the family member while the caregiver attends the meeting.
When and where:
Meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, 1:30pm - 3pm at the Merriman House.
For more information, call the Merriman House, 603-356-5461, ext. 2183.
Diabetes Support Group
For diabetics and their support people. An opportunity for education and discussion with other people who have diabetes or are experiencing it in their family.
For more information, call the Miranda Center for Diabetes at Memorial Hospital, 603-356-0796.
Eating Disorders Support Group
Group support is not currently available. However you may contact Hope at Hope@NourishingNH.com or 781-254-4230 for more information on one-on-one support.
Journey of Hope - Cancer Support Group
Since 1999, a vibrant group upwards of 20 cancer survivors have met monthly to provide wonderful support to one another. Whether you have been through it, or are going through it now, this is a great group of people to know. Information, education, speakers and encouragement are provided for those with cancer and their support people. This group is facilitated by an oncology certified nurse and Social Services.
When and where:
Journey of Hope meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm - 8:30 pm in the Sun Room.
Loss & Recovery Support Group
Experience shows that a structured group aimed toward recovery from the loss of a loved one can significantly enhance a person’s quality of life.
We invite you to join us.
Group meetings are held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30PM for 6 weeks in the LaRoche Great Room at VNHCH, 1529 White Mtn. Hwy, North Conway
April 24 - May 29
June 19 - July24
August 14 - Sept. 18
Oct. 9 - Nov. 13
Dec. 4 - Jan. 8, 2020
No formal registration is necessary; free and open to the public.
To confirm dates/times or for more information, contact VNHCH at 603-356-7006 or 800-499-4171.
They may also put you directly in touch with the group facilitator, Pastor Sue Davidson.
OA meets every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the Bigelow Room at Memorial Hospital, 3073 White Mountain Hwy., North Conway, NH. For more information, call 603-662-2135.