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Support Groups at CRMC

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Adult General Bereavement Support Group

Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties holds an Adult General Bereavement Support Group at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at CRMC's Adult Day Care Center in Harris. The group is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. For additional information, contact Martha Johnson at 845-561-6143 ext. 201.

Better Breathers

Better Breathers offers the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD while getting the support of others.  This group meets on the second Thursday of each month (April to November) at 3:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at CRMC in Harris. For more information, please contact Nadine Gallagher at 845-794-3300, ext. 2142.

Brain Injury Support Group

CRMC's Brain Injury Support Group offers education and support for those that have been affected by a brain injury.  This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Boardroom A at CRMC in Harris. For more information or to pre-register, contact Dawn Marie Ambrosino at 845-457-5489.

Breastfeeding Support Group

This support group helps mothers gain support and learn from the knowledge and experience of fellow nursing mothers.  Facilitated by a Registered Nurse, breastfeeding peer counselor and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the participants will learn new ideas and techniques to try and improve their own breastfeeding success at home.  The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Staff Development Classroom located on the third floor of the ASB Building at CRMC in Harris.  For additional information, please contact Laura Northrup, RN at 845-794-3300 x2372.

Breast Cancer Options Support Group

The Breast Cancer Options Support Group provides support for breast cancer patients.  This group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Boardroom B at CRMC in Harris. For more information, please contact Hope Nemiroff at 845-339-4673.

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group

This support group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at CRMC in Harris and is led by Glorianne Ellison, Certified Oncology Nurse and Elisa Mendels, Licensed Clinical Social Worker.   Without discussing individual physicians and practices, this group helps participants find support with one another while also discussing the adjustment to life as a breast cancer survivor.  Registration is not required, but is preferred.  Please call 845-794-3300, ext. 2831.

Cancer Support Group

This support group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at CRMC in Harris. Led by Catskill Regional’s infusion center nurses, this group provides support and education for those afflicted with cancer. People with any type of cancer as well as friends and family members are welcome. There will be time during the support group to ask questions and obtain support from fellow group members. Registration is not required. Please call 845-794-3300, ext. 2831 for information.

Childbirth Classes

Learn what to expect during the phases of childbirth.  Childbirth Classes are offered by Maternal Infant Services Network of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Inc. regardless of where you plan to deliver. It is recommended that women attend the class two months before their due date. For dates and listings of classes, please call Stephanie Sosnowski at 845-561-3575 ext. 301 or email ssosnowski@misn-ny.org.

Diabetes Discussion Group

The Diabetes Discussion Group provides education and support to those with Diabetes.  This group meets at various dates and times throughout each month at CRMC in Harris. For meeting dates, times, locations and more information, please contact the Diabetes Education Staff at 845-794-3300, ext. 2106.

Hearing Loss Support Group

CRMC's Hearing Loss Support Group, supported by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), is held quarterly in the Boardroom at CRMC in Harris. Dr. Deborah Lynn, a local audiologist, provides individuals with the latest information about the impact of hearing loss and the technology options available, and encourages participants to discuss strategies to manage hearing loss. For more information, contact Ms. Stephanie Morse at smorse1@hvc.rr.com.

Overeaters Anonymous Rotating Literature Meeting

The Rotating Literature Meeting of Overeaters Anonymous meets every Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Boardroom A at CRMC in Harris. Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who through experience, strength and hope, are overcoming the compulsion to overeat one day at a time.  For information, contact Joanne at 845-482-5280.

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson's Support Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month (April - November) at 1:00 p.m. in Boardroom A at CRMC in Harris. This group offers education and support for those affected by Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.  Everyone is welcome.  For more information, please contact Harriet Gelinson at 845-292-6521.

Stroke Education & Support Group

The Stroke Support Group is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. at Orange Regional Medical Center in Conference Room 1 (Ground Floor). This support group focuses on stroke “recovery” with emphasis on promoting continued recovery and quality of life after formal treatment stops.  For more information, contact Rose Toscano, RN Neuroscience Coordinator, at 845-333-1507.

Women’s Cancer Support Group

This support group is open to all women with a diagnosis of cancer.  The group setting will provide health information, education, resources and brings together women in a common place to share experiences, concerns and fears as they battle cancer together. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Board Room located on the second floor of the ASB Building at CRMC in Harris.  For additional information, please contact CRMC Oncology Nurses at 845-794-3300, ext. 2831 or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Elisa Mendels at 845-866-8944.

Women’s Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault

This support group meets every Thursday from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Medical Board Conference Room at CRMC in Harris. If interested in attending, please contact the RISE office at 845-794-3300 ext. 2442 for required enrollment assistance.