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Support Groups

A variety of groups are available to help individuals and their loved ones find the support needed to manage their unique health needs. New members are always welcome. All groups meet at The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center located off Cave Mill Road in Chandler Park unless otherwise indicated. Check our online calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

Alzheimer's Support Group - open to families and caregivers who need support in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Staff from the Barren River Adult Day Care Center facilitate the group. Support groups are held at The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center, The Medical Center at Franklin and The Medical Center at Scottsville.

Cancer Support Group - offers education and support to individuals with cancer, inclusive of those with brain and spine tumors, their family members and caregivers. This groups meets at The Medical Center Cancer Treatment Center lobby. This group is a component of the comprehensive cancer program at The Medical Center. For more information, call (270) 781-7178.

Diabetes Support Group - open to persons with diabetes and their family members who want to learn about how to manage diabetes. The certified diabetes educator from the Diabetes Education Program facilitates the group.

FEAST (Food Education and Allergy Support Team) - a nonprofit group that provides education, information and support to food allergic individuals and their families. Each meeting has a specific topic or program of discussion. This groups meets at The Medical Center Medical Conference Room. For more information, call (270) 793-9769.

Fibromyalgia Support Group - offers support and education for people who suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue.

Interstitial Cystitis Support Group - offers support and education to individuals who have interstitial cystitis and their family members.

Mended Hearts - for individuals who have heart disease and/or who have had a heart procedure. This group is an excellent resource for patients of The Heart Institute at The Medical Center or patients of Healthy Hearts Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation. This groups meets at The Medical Center Auditorium. For more information, call (270) 796-6512.

Stroke Support Group - offers support and education to individuals who have had a stroke and their family. This group is a component of The Medical Center's Primary Stroke Center. For more information, contact The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center at (270) 745-0942 or Southern Kentucky Rehab Hospital (SKY) at (270) 467-0699.

Surgical Weight Loss Support Group (formerly Gastric Bypass Support Group) - offers education and support to patients who have undergone or will undergo a surgical weight loss procedure.