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Health First Support Groups

Below is a list of support groups which are supported and initiated by Health First.  All groups are open to the public and are free.


Alzheimer/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group
Date and Time:
   Every Thursday from 11am-12pm 
Location:   - 3661 South Babcock Street
Contact:  321-951-7118 


Cancer Resource Library 
Date and Time
:  Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm 
Location:  Holmes Regional Medical Center
Contact:    321-434-8929


Cape Friends Cancer Support
 
Date and Time:  1st Thursday 6-7:30 
Location:  Cape Canaveral Hospital - Conf Room B
Contact:   321-799-7102 


Craft Group
A group, which meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Hospice office in Melbourne, offers fellowship for those who enjoy making handicrafts for our patients and families.  Newcomers are always welcome!
Date and Time:  3rd Wednesday, 1:00
Location:    Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road
Contact:   321-952-0494


Diabetes Support Groups
Date and Time:  3rd Wednesday at 11am
Location:  Palm Bay Hospital - Private Dining Room
Contact:  321-434-8169 


Gluten Intolerance
  
Date and Time:   2nd Sunday of each month from 1-3pm
Location:  Cape Canaveral Hospital - Rooms B&C 
Contact:   321-868-2701 


Leukemia/Lymphoma--Live Life Now
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Welcome to all cancer types
Date and Time:  4th Tuesday of the month / 11:30-1 with lunch provided
Location:  Holmes Regional Medical Center 
Contact:  321-434-7227 


Look Good, Feel Better
 
This free - no cost class which provides instruction to female cancer patients on how to care for their skin during chemotheraoy/radiation therapy and demonstrates new fashionable ways to protect and cover their heads during hair loss. This is a free service and not a support group, but it does provide support through camaraderie to those going through the cancer related treatment process. For more information and advance registration is a must, call the American Cancer Society toll-free number, 1-800-395-5665 or visit the Look Good, Feel Better website at  www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
Date and Time:  3rd Tuesday of every month 11 am to 1 pm
Location:  Health First Cancer Care Center, 1130 S. Hickory St. 
Contact:    Must contact the American Cancer Society to register: 1-800-395-5665. Local contact information: 321-725-4500 ext. 7301 or 7747

Date and Time:  2nd Tuesday of the month 6pm - 8pm
Location:  Merritt Island, Pro-Health & Fitness Center
Contact:  321-434-5801

Date and Time:  1st Monday of the month 1:30 - 3:30
Location:  Viera, Pro-Health & Fitness Center
Contact:  321-434-9149


Moving Along
A support group for survivors going through the grief process for over a year. Coordinated by a bereavement specialist, Moving Along is a more structured, topic-related group dealing with issues that emerge in the later stages of grief.
Date and Time:  3rd Wednesday, 1:00
Location:   Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road
Contact:  321-434-1744


Mom's Club 
Date and Time: Mondays 4:30-6 and Friday 10-11:30 
Location:  Holmes Regional Medical Center  - Pedi Rehab 
Contact:   321-434-7365 

New Fit Surgical Weight Loss Support Group
Our groups offer support, guidance and education for those who have had or are considering weight loss surgery.
Date and Time:  Viera Group meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m.;  The Palm Bay Group meets every 4th Monday of the month at 6 p.m.;
Location
:  The Viera group, meets at the Viera Pro Health and Fitness Center in the Wellness Classroom; The Palm Bay group, meets at Palm Bay Hospital in the Private Dining Room
Contact:  321-434-9476 or 321-434-9230


Suddenly Alone 
A daytime group that supports both men and women in various stages of grief.  Coordinated by a bereavement specialist, this group allows the paricipants the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a caring and supportive environment.
Date and Time:  3rd Tuesday, 2:30
Location:    Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road
Contact:   321-434-1744


Working Through Grief
An evening group that is open to anyone who has experienced a death of a loved one.   A workbook will be available prior to the meeting.
Date and Time:  2nd Tuesday, 6:00
Location:   Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road
Contact:  321-434-1744


*Other Support Service in Brevard County

If you are looking for other support services within the Brevard County area, Brevard 2-1-1 offers trained counselors which are available around-the-clock to help people who: 
arrow Are seeking information about or referral to local governmental, health or social services
arrow Want to talk to someone about grief, relationship issues, personal crisis, family concerns, etc.
Please dial '211' from your telephone or click on www.211brevard.org for additional information.