Support Groups
Alzheimer's Support Group
The group offers support for caregivers of Alzheimer's patients, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association.

WHEN:  Meets the second Monday of each month from 4 - 5 p.m.
Trumbull:
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
12 Cambridge Drive
Trumbull, CT
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 330-5522
Better Breathing Club

The Better Breathing Club is a self-help support group designed to fulfill and reach the needs of people with breathing problems, their families and their friends. Sharing and caring are encouraged among all who join. A typical meeting might include speakers who will help you understand difficulties, as well as other related health topics. You will be among friends who have experienced and solved many of the problems which may be worrying you. Membership is free. Refreshments are provided. Classes are on the last Friday of the month. NO CLASSES IN JULY, NOVEMBER, OR DECEMBER.

Bridgeport:
Administrative Conference Room (ACR)
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street - First Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06610
All classes meet 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 336-7375
Brain Injury Association of CT

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Support Group: Educational and support group for TBI survivors and their families.


Meets the third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Stratford:
Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center
80 Ferry Blvd.
Stratford, CT 06614
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 366-7551
Heartbeats Lecture Meeting

Membership in this patient support group is free to former cardiac patients (from any hospital), their families, friends and caregivers, and the local community. Heart Beats, Inc. coordinates events throughout the year, such as

• talks by cardiac experts
• fundraising events to benefit the Joel. E. Smilow Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital
• patient visits on cardiac units in the hospital

The group meets throughout the year and welcomes new members. For information or to join, please call 203-384-3844.

Bridgeport:
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Latin Women With Power

Conducted with CancerCare of Connecticut, this support group is for Latin women who are in treatment (at any hospital) for any type of cancer. Discussions are primarily in Spanish. Meetings are held for eight consecutive weeks at The Family Center at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bridgeport.


For more information, please call 203-384-3904 or 1-800-813-4673.

Look Good Feel Better

This American Cancer Society Program helps women with cancer improve their appearance and self-image through hands-on beauty techniques. Sessions are conveniently offered at Bridgeport Hospital and The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield. Parking and admission are FREE.  Light refreshments will be served. To register for a session held at Bridgeport Hospital, please call 1-888-357-2396.  To register for a session held at The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield, please call 203-255-5300.

Bridgeport:
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant St
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Fairfield:
Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Lymphedema Support Group

This support group is for those with lymphedema or breast cancer, as well as cancer survivors, caregivers and families. The group meets at The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center in Fairfield.


For meeting days and times, please call 203-380-4672.

Fairfield:
Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center
111 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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Moving Forward Cancer Survivor Series

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, presents “Moving Forward,” a free series of support meetings for adult cancer survivors and their loved ones. All meetings take place from 1:00-3:30 p.m., in the Admisnistrative Conference Room (ACR), first floor, Bridgeport Hospital. Refreshments are served at each meeting.  Advance registration is required.

Please call 203-384-3904 for dates and topics.

Bridgeport:
Administrative Conference Room (ACR)
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street - First Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Ostomy Support Group

The Greater Bridgeport Ostomy Support Group is an educational and social support group for patients who have had an ostomy and their families. The United Ostomy Chapter of Greater Bridgeport will meet at the offices of Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, in Trumbull. 

Meetings, which include an educational session, are open to all area residents who have had or are going to have any type of ostomy operation, including a colostomy, urostomy or ileostomy.

This group meets at 2:00 p.m. on the 3rd Sunday of the month. It does not meet in the months of July and August. It will meet the second week of June due to Father's Day.

Trumbull:
Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut
12 Cambridge Drive
Trumbull, CT
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 384-3209
PATH (Parents Available to Help)

PATH is an information and support network of families who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, premature birth, the loss of a child or have a child with medical and/or developmental concerns. 

This service provides informational, social and one to one support for parents who have premature babies, as well as for young children with medical problems. Including those discharged from the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies. 

For an appointment:
(800) 399-7284
Stroke Support Group

Open to patients and their families.

This educational and support group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m.- 7 p.m.

Shelton:
Ahlbin Rehabilitation Center
4 Corporate Drive
Suite 184
Shelton, CT 06484
Map
For an appointment:
(203) 925-4201