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.
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
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
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.