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.

BREAstfeeding SUPPORT GROUP & weight checks

**Starting January 11, 2022** A certified Lactation Specialist leads this no-cost breastfeeding support group and provides help with breastfeeding tips and techniques. Baby weight checks are also offered to ensure your baby is maintaining a healthy weight. The group meets every Tuesday, (except Holidays) from 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM for lactation assistance and 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM for baby weight checks at in the O'Connor Medical Office Building Auditorium (2101 Forest Ave, San Jose, CA 95128). No reservation or appointment needed. Masks are required at all times. 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

Our Stroke Support Group is facilitated by staff therapists at O’Connor Hospital, and meets the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Rosalie Rendu Room (Cafeteria). This group is open to stroke survivors and caregivers. For more information, call Laleh Ebadat at (408) 947-2522.​​​

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