HEALTH EDUCATION & WELLNESS

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Learning Circles

Learning circles are monthly workshops for caregivers that offer useful techniques and information that can be used in various situations. Topics covered include managing difficult behaviors, legal and financial issues, medication management, caregiver self-care. Group meets the second Saturday of the month in the Medical Staff Conference Room from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Heather Gray, Alzheimer’s Association, at (800) 272-3900.

*VIRTUAL ONLY* BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 

A certified Lactation Specialist leads this no-cost breastfeeding support group online and provides help with breastfeeding tips and techniques. The group meets every Tuesday (except Holidays), from 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM for virtual lactation assistance. If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] For questions, please call (408) 947-2743. 

ICD Support group

Education and support for patients who have an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator device. Meets the third Wednesday of the odd month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). Contact Sonia Blazensky, RN at [email protected] or (408) 947-2994.

Silicon Valley Ostomy Support group

If you have had, or are preparing for ostomy surgery, join us to learn more. Those who support ostomates are encouraged to attend. Meets the second Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). For more information, visit www.svosg.org.

South Bay Neuropathy Support Group

Meets on the third Saturday, January – October, from 10:30 AM to noon in the De Paul Conference Room. Open to the public. Contact Stan Pashote at (510) 490-4456, or visitwww.pnhelp.org.

Stroke Support Group

Stroke is a complex and serious medical condition that can impair speech, motion, the thinking process, memory and the ability to carry out a wide range of functions that were once taken for granted as part of everyday life. For these reasons, the aftermath of stroke can be a time of anxiety, uncertainty and even despair for the stroke survivor as well as family members and care-givers. Many groups are open to all Stroke survivors and their family members.​​​ Please view our recommended Stroke Support Groups. 

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