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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: Oct 22, Nov 26
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium, Room B (Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: (510) 797-1111, ext. 4478

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: Oct 22
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: Nov 6, Dec 4
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: Oct 28, Dec 2*
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: Oct 29, Nov 19*
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room B (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: Nov 6, Dec 4
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 Thursday*, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Volunteer Services Department (2nd floor), Washington West, Suite 216 (2500 Mowry Ave.)
Call: (510) 745-6569

*Due to the holidays, meetings will not be held on 12/25 or 1/1. In leiu of the canceled meetings, a special meeting will be held on Monday, 12/29, at the same time and location as regularly scheduled meetings. 

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.

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: Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 23
Where: Neuroscience Conference Room (2nd floor) Washington West (2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont)
Call: (510) 745-6525

*Meeting date changed due to holiday