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July Support Groups and Programs Offered at Community Medical Center


TOMS RIVER, NEW JERSEY - Community Medical Center, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, recognizes that patients benefit from social support when coping with a disease or the loss of a loved one. Free or low-cost support groups are offered monthly.

Upcoming events include the following:

Breast Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, July 27 at 5 pm

For more information, call 732-557-8000, extension 11303.

Caregivers Support Group & Individual Counseling – Monday, July 25 at 7 pm

Individuals acting as caregivers face unique challenges. This counseling service is available to assist those dealing with the responsibilities associated with being a caregiver to cope with their role. Free individual caregivers counseling is also available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 732-557-3272.

Chair Yoga – Every Thursday, 10 am – 11 am

Learn how to practice yoga seated on a chair or using a chair for support. Registration is not required. Call 1-484-709-6332 for more information.

DBSA: Bipolar Support Group – Every Wednesday and Friday, 7 – 9:30 pm

For information about this support group, please call 732-534-2314.

Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group - Tuesday, July 19 at 7 pm

This professionally-run support group offers education and mutual support for those with diabetes who wear an insulin pump or are considering one.

Diabetes Self Management Series

Mondays, starting July 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesdays, starting July 12 from 1- 3 pm

Fridays, starting July 15 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This four-session education program focuses on what diabetes is, how it affects your body and understanding what you can eat to maintain good blood sugars.

To attend you will need to bring a prescription from your physician and your insurance information. You may bring a guest with you at no additional charge.

Diabetes Support Group - Monday, July 18 at 1:30 pm

This monthly support group helps people with diabetes learn how to become self-sufficient in the daily management of the disease. Each month, the group discusses a different topic relevant to individuals with diabetes.

Lung Cancer Support Group - Wednesday, July 27 at 2 pm

For more information about this support group, call 732-557-8270.

Mediation for Wellness – Tuesdays at 10 am, Thursdays at 11 am

This group will teach you mediation techniques to reduce stress and feel healthier. Registration is required, call 1-484-709-6332.

Nu-Voice Support Group (Laryngectomy Support Group) –Mondays at 10 am

Call 1-800-621-0096 for more information about this group.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – Wednesday, July 21 at 2 pm

Call 1-800-621-0096 for more information.

Relaxation Support Group –Fridays at 1 pm

This cancer support group is open to individuals and families touched by any type of cancer promoting self-help relaxation techniques to manage the difficulties of cancer. For more information, call Sherry Laniado, LCSW at 732-557-8270.

Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer – Thursday, July 28 at 3 pm

For more information about this group, please call 732-557-8270 for more information.

Yoga for Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer – Mondays at 3 pm

Yoga can help individuals with cancer by decreasing discomfort, stress and fatigue while increasing strength, healing and sense of wellness. Call 1-484-709-6332 for more information.

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