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Support Groups

Unless noted, call Health Connection at (800) 963-7070 for more information or to join one of the free support groups.

Arthritis Support Group

For people who suffer from arthritis. Family members and friends are also welcome.
When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, April 23, May 28, June 25
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium, Room B (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: (510) 797-1111, ext. 4478

AWAKE (Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic) Support Group for Sleep Disorders

For people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and using CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). Provides support, education and resources. Visit the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders for additional information.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When: February 26, 11 a.m. to 12 Noon: "Different Kinds of Sleep Apnea"
            June 25,  4:15 to 5:30 p.m.: "Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea"
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A
Call: (510) 248-1430

Better Breathing for Life Club

For people who have chronic lung disease (chronic asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis or any other restricted lung disease). Friends and family members are welcome.
When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A & B (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: To be added to our mailing list call (510) 494-7025 (if you get a recording, press 2 when prompted.)

Breast Cancer Support Group

For women who have survived or are living with breast cancer. Friends and family memberes are welcome.
When: First Thursday of each month, 7:15 to 9 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5
Where: Washington Women's Center Conference Room, Washington West (2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont)
Call: (510) 608-1356

Crohn's Disease & Colitis Support Group

Provides patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease and their family or friends the opportunity to share common experiences, coping skills, and information. For patients, families, and friends of those who have inflammatory bowel disease.
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)

Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group

For family members and/or caretakers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease
When: Last Wednesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, May 28, June 25
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)

Diabetes Support Group

For people who suffer from diabetes. Friends and family members are welcome.
When: First Thursday of each month, 8 to 9 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium, Room C (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: (888) 908-HAND for location

Grief Support

FOr adults grieving the loss of a loved one.
When: Every Thurstday, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Services Department (2nd floor), Washington West, Suite 216 (2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: (510) 745-6569

Long Term Cancer Survivor and Caregiver Support Group

Drop-in group offering emotional support and information exchange for people who have survived or are living with cancer. For long term cancer survivors and their caregivers.
When: Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  
Where: Newark Room (ground floor) Washington Hospital, 2000 Mowry Ave., Fremont

Mended Hearts

For people who have had heart surgery, heart attack, angioplasty, angina and/or other cardiac conditions. Family members and loved ones are also welcome.
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D., Auditorium, Room B (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue)
Call:  (510) 494-7022 for meeting times and information.

Restless Leg Syndrome Support Group

For people who suffer from restless leg syndrome.
When: March 26, 11 a.m. to 12 Noon.
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room A, Washington West (2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont)
Call: (510) 248-1430

Stroke Support Group

For stroke survivors and their caregivers to provide social and emotional support, educate and provide resources.
When: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
2014 Schedule: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24
Where: Neuroscience Conference Room (2nd floor) Washington West (2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont)
Call: (510) 745-6525