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Being well is about more than remaining physically healthy or undergoing medical treatment for your illnesses. Being well is also about your emotional health. Northwest Hospital & Medical Center offers a variety of support groups for patients, their families and friends. Each group is an outlet for the feelings that may emerge during treatment for serious health issues. Support groups also provide a forum for learning from other patients’ experiences or for sharing your own story. Northwest Hospital offers support groups for people facing cancer, heart disease, grief and many other problems.
Better Breathers Club
Join the club to learn tips and techniques to better manage lung disease.
Offered: Second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Rehab Patient Dining Room.
Call 206-368-1853 for more information.
Breast Cancer - A Healing Place
This support group is an opportunity for sharing and receiving support while coping with advanced breast disease. Offered second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Call the facilitator at (206) 920-5462 for a brief interview prior to joining.
Cancer Lifeline Programs at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
The following support groups are offered in partnership with Cancer Lifeline. Cancer Lifeline provides a unique array of services – from support groups and classes to activities and presentations – aimed at optimizing the quality of life for cancer patients, survivors, families, and friends. Programs are free, open to the public. Groups are held in the Medical Arts Building (MAB), Room 112. For more information on times and locations, or to sign up for support groups or classes, please call Cancer Lifeline at (206) 297-2500 or (800) 255-5505.
Breast Cancer Networking Group
This group is for breast cancer patients, survivors and their family members or friends. The primary focus of this group is to provide professional education and the opportunity to be with other women who are surviving and thriving. If you are interested in attending this group, please call (206) 297-2500.
Facilitated by: Zandi Salstrom, MA
2nd Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Gynecologic Cancer Support Group
This group is for patients with ovarian, uterine, cervical or any other type of gynecologic cancer. The meetings provide an opportunity to share your experience with other women living with similar challenges. The group will provide support to help participants express emotions and thoughts that come up in the cancer experiencs. If you are interested in attending this group, please call (206) 297-2500.
Facilitated by: Tracy Kalloway, MA
4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Living With Cancer Support Group
This group isfor patients and survivors with all types of cancer, their family members and friends.
If you are interested in attending this group, please call (206) 297-2500.
Facilitated by: Basha Brownstein, MSW
1st Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Visit our Events
page for dates of additional classes offered by Cancer Lifeline on the
Northwest Hospital campus.
Diabetes Support, Resources and Network
Learn about and discuss: meal planning, blood glucose monitoring devices, weight loss, treatment for high and low blood sugars, medication management, dietary supplements, diabetes myth busters, monitoring for complications and what’s new in diabetes research and technology.
||Second Tuesday of each month 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
||Diabetes education classroom/TCU dining room
||Call 206-368-1564 or click here to register online.
Stroke Support Group
This group for survivors, their families and caregivers meets on the third Saturday of the month in the Northwest Hospital TCU Auditorium of the Rehabilitation Center, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m, except December, July, and August. For more information, please visit www.SeattleYASS.weebly.com or call (206) 241-7693.