Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Open to anyone that has a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. The group helps participants understand the process of the disease and allows for sharing and questions. Those attending the daytime support group are able to bring their loved one with them who will attend the Pavilion’s Activity group during the support group. The group is supported by the Alzheimer Association of Maine.

Third Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am to noon
Location: Pavilion Conference Room, 35 July Street, Sanford
Free - For More information, please call 490-7650

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Webber Building, 2nd floor Conference Room 
Free - For more information, please contact Helene Langley at 283-7805

Cancer Support Group - Saco

We welcome those affected by cancer and their family/friends. Support, information, and networking will be provided by skilled facilitators.
Third Monday of each month, 10:30 to 11:30 am
Location: SMHC Walk-In Care, 655 Main Street (entrance on Ross Road), Saco - 2nd floor Conference Room
Free - Registration required. Please call Nicole at 283-7320

Cancer Survivor Support Group - Sanford

First and third Friday of each month: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Avenue
For more information please contact facilitator Jessica Welch, LMSWcc at 207-459-1666 or

Mature Women’s Support Group

This group discusses issues pertaining to life as we grow older. This is a 50+ age group.
Every other Tuesday, 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford
Free - For more information call 240-8638

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

A place to share information and support for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, caregivers and those in related health fields.
Second Thursday of each month, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Huntington Common, Ross Road, Kennebunk
Free - For more information, call Selena Carey 767-9773

Southern Maine Chronic Pain Support Group

First Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at The Pines, Ocean Park, ME
For more information, please visit and

Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Loss Management

Third Wednesday of each month, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: Biddeford Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive
Free - Information will be presented about nutrition, resources, and other topics to help with the lifestyle and emotional adjustments you may face. Talk with others who have faced similar challenges.
For more information, call 284-2630

Young Widow & Widowers Support Group

Hosted by Center for Grieving Children
Second and fourth Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Avenue, Sanford
Free - Registration is required, please call 775-5216

Need a Physician?  Call 866-436-6168, toll free.