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Dana Farber Caregivers Support Group

Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, Massachusetts

This is a drop-in group for caregivers across all diseases and all disease stages. Discussion will center on topics relevant to the caregivers present at each meeting. This group encourages members to bring in their concerns, questions and thoughts about their caregiving experience. The impact of cancer of a loved one on individuals, families and communities is discussed. Snacks no longer served, but participants are encouraged to bring snacks. Water is provided. Validated parking.

Cancer Support Community Valley / Ventura / Santa Barbara Brain Tumor Support Group

Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, California

Participants include patients, family members and friends. Typically meetings begin with brief introductions and updates followed by participants talking informally about individual issues or experiences, asking questions, and sharing resources. Our unique format allows the entire group to meet during the first hour and then we separate into two groups for the second hour: a brain tumor patients’ group and a caregivers’ group. Guest speakers may also be invited to give presentations or answer questions on relevant topics such as new treatment methods, research, coping skills, insurance, and numerous others. For dates and locations, please click here.

MUSC Brain Tumor Support Group

MUSC Clinical Science Building
Room 301 Conference Room
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC

This is a support group for patients, families and caregivers. Past topics include physical therapy benefits, nutrition, caregiver support resources, coping with illness during the holidays and more! Time is also provided for sharing concerns and celebrations each session. Light lunch provided.

St. Luke’s Brain Tumor Support Group

St. Luke’s Meridian
Bannock Room (lower level)
520 South Eagle Road
Meridian, ID 83642

You are invited to join this support group to share your story, learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes, and get important medical updates. This group is for patients and families, age 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome.

Palmetto Health Brain Tumor Support Group

Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates
Conference Room, Ste 310
3 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203

This group provides an opportunity for information sharing and support for brain tumor patients, as well as their family, friends and caregivers.

Lenox Hill Brain Cancer Support Group with Yoga

Lenox Hill Hospital, Einhorn Auditorium
131 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021

Open to patients and caregivers. Sessions end with Yinyasa yoga, if you would like to participate. Feel free to bring your own mat (some spares available). Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Sherese at sfralin@northwell.edu or 212-434-4772.

Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Support Group – Detroit Campus

Henry Ford Hospital Main Campus
E&R Building, 2nd Floor
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI

Monthly support group for adult patients, family members and caregivers. Meeting are held in the E&R Building on the 2nd floor (above the cafeteria). Parking vouchers are available at the meeting.

Please be sure the check website and/or FB page for the most up-to-date information: https://www.facebook.com/HenryFordHermelinBrainTumorCenter

Western Suburban Brain Tumor Support Group

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
1310 Waterford Drive
Aurora, IL, USA

This group is on hiatus until September, 2019

Provides brain tumor patients, families and friends with information about brain tumors and treatments, available resources and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances. This group is facilitated by a nurse specializing in neuroscience service and a hospital Chaplain. After a short presentation, there are opportunities to ask questions, share
experiences and address any issues or concerns.

Free parking. Light refreshments served.

Registration is required. Register online, by phone or in person.
www.waterfordcrc.com or 331.301.5280

Sibley Memorial Hospital Brain Tumor Support Group

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Building B, Medical Oncology Conference Room
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia

This monthly open-discussion group is a place for patients and their families to gain support and friendship. Lunch and parking validation is provided. All are welcome!

Dana Farber Caregivers Support Group
Ruth S. Cope, Ph.D., LICSW
617-817-6280
call to register for each group and each meeting
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, Massachusetts
Date: Contact for information
Cancer Support Community Valley / Ventura / Santa Barbara Brain Tumor Support Group
Contact: Nancy Nasser, LMFT
805-379-4777
nancynasser9@gmail.com
Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara
530 Hampshire Road
Westlake Village, California
Date: Contact for information
MUSC Brain Tumor Support Group
Ellen Smith, RN: smitelle@musc.edu
MUSC Clinical Science Building
Room 301 Conference Room
96 Jonathan Lucas Street
Charleston, SC
Date: Quarterly - email for more information
St. Luke’s Brain Tumor Support Group
Ben Slee
sleeb@slhs.org
208-381-4217
St. Luke’s Meridian
Bannock Room (lower level)
520 South Eagle Road
Meridian, ID 83642
Date: 1st Wednesday of every month
Palmetto Health Brain Tumor Support Group
Ashley Stevens, RN: 803-434-8312
Palmetto Health Neurosurgery Associates
Conference Room, Ste 310
3 Richland Medical Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29203
Date: 4th Thursday every other month
Lenox Hill Brain Cancer Support Group with Yoga
Sherese Fralin, NP
212-434-4772
sfralin@northwell.edu
Lenox Hill Hospital, Einhorn Auditorium
131 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
Date: 4th Monday of every month
Hermelin Brain Tumor Center Support Group – Detroit Campus
Contact:
Lisa Scarpace, Nestelynn Gay or Francine Weidendorf
313-916-2723
Henry Ford Hospital Main Campus
E&R Building, 2nd Floor
2799 W Grand Blvd
Detroit, MI
Date: 1st Thursday of every month (no meeting in July)
Western Suburban Brain Tumor Support Group
Contact:
Deb Brunelle, RN, MSN, CNRN, CSRN
630-898-4637
deborah.brunelle@rushcopley.com
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
1310 Waterford Drive
Aurora, IL, USA
Date: 1st Tuesday of every month (starting in September 2019)
Sibley Memorial Hospital Brain Tumor Support Group
Elisabeth Carrino-Tamasi, MSW, LGSW, Senior Coordinator
202-243-2274
ecarrin2@jhmi.ed
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Building B, Medical Oncology Conference Room
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, District of Columbia
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month

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