Memorial University Medical Center either sponsors or works closely with other organizations to provide support groups for the following conditions.
Bleeding Disorders Presenting Realistic Ideas to Develop Empowerment (PRIDE) Support Group This group is for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Each month, participants and their families meet for an educational session or a fun event. For more information, call 912-350-7285.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries Grey Matters -- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Support Group A program for people who have experienced a brain or spinal cord injury and their family members and caregivers. The group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in The Rehabilitation Institute at MUMC. For more information, call 912-350-7274. Southeast Georgia Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families gather to share information, understanding, and support. The group meets the third Monday of every month at Satilla Regional Annex, 1800 Alice Street, Waycross, Georgia. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Kathie at 912-285-5403. Head Injury Support Group Survivors of head injuries, their family members, friends, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend. The group meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at Goodwill Industries, Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia. For more information, call 912-354-6611.
Cancer FORCE Support Group for Hereditary Cancers FORCE stands for "Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered." This support and advocacy program is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The Savannah network of FORCE provides support, education, and advocacy for people who carry mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. For more information, visit facingourrisk.org.
Gynecological Cancers Support Group This program is for gynecological cancer survivors and their loved ones. They share their experiences with cervical, ovarian, uterine, and endometrial cancer. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Head and Neck Cancer Support Group This family support group is for people with cancers of the head and neck and their caregivers. Each meeting includes a discussion with cancer treatment experts, followed by a group discussion. The group meets once per quarter on the third Wednesday of the month. There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma Support Group This program is for people who have leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma and their loved ones. The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 5 p.m . to 6 p.m. in the Summit Cancer Care office in the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group People with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones are invited to attend this monthly support session. The group meets the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. in the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Pediatric Oncology Patient and Parent Support (POPPS!) Group This group is for children with cancer and their parents and caregivers. The group meets in The Children's Hospital Outpatient Center at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-5616.
Young Survival Coalition This support program is for young adults with breast cancer. The meetings are open to breast cancer patients and their caregivers in the greater Savannah, Hilton Head, and coastal Georgia area. The meetings often feature an expert presentation followed by an open, informal discussion. For more information, call 912-897-3933.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Gastric Bypass Surgery Support Group Memorial Health Bariatrics holds regular support group meetings for people who have undergone or are considering weight-loss surgery. For more information, call 912-350-DIET (3438).
Online Support Memorial Health Bariatrics works with Bariatric Support Centers, International to provide support and ensure weight-loss success.
ICDs and PacemakersICD Support GroupThis quarterly meeting is for people who wear ICD devices or pacemakers. Guest speakers provide information and answer questions. The group meets in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. For more information, call 912-350-4284.
Parents of Multiples Savannah Parents of Twins Club The Twins Club is a nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and the opportunity to meet other parents with multiples. New members are welcome and moms are encouraged to join while they are still pregnant. For more information, call Del DeMauro, 912-598-1839.
Sickle Cell Disease SET Focus and Ready, SET Support Groups These support programs are for children and adolescents with sickle cell disease and their caregivers. They meet every month to discuss important topics or enjoy fun events. For more information, call 912-350-5616.
Stroke Stroke Support Group This group offers support and education for stroke survivors, their families, and caregivers. The group meets at various times:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., every Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Avenue, Savannah, Georgia.
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., every Friday, Savannah Speech and Hearing, 1206 East 66th Street Savannah, Georgia. For more information, call 912-355-4601.
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., third Thursday of every month, Messiah Lutheran Church -- Skidaway Island, 1 West Ridge Road, Savannah, Georgia.
Supoort After Stroke (SAS) This group meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the cardiac rehabilitation conference room in the Heart & Vascular Institute at Memorial University Medical Center. The group focuses on stroke education. Park in parking deck C for easy access. For more information, call Eli Gold at 912-350-8900 or Laura Hunnewell at 912-350-2269.