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Support group dates, times and locations for first half of 2014 finalized

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Support group schedules for Bereavement, Caregivers and Women’s Cancer have finalized their schedule for the first half of 2014.

Below are short descriptions of each group, and a list of scheduled meetings during the first half of 2014.

 

Bereavement Support Group 

The bereavement support group offers a safe and welcoming environment for you to share wherever you are in the process of grieving. The group meets at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the Portage Health Home Care conference room on Water Street in Hancock.

  • Wednesday, January 8, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office*
  • Wednesday, February 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office
  • Wednesday, March 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office
  • Wednesday, April 2, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office
  • Wednesday, May 7, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office
  • Wednesday, June 4, 4 – 5 p.m., Portage Health Home Care office 

Contract Marianne Berghefer at (906) 483-1160 with any questions about the bereavement support group.

*The January meeting was moved to Jan. 8 because of the holiday. 

 

Caregiver Support Group 

The caregiver support group offers a welcoming environment for you to share your experience with others and learn from others as well. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Bluffs Senior Living Community’s library on the second floor.

  • Wednesday, January 15, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs
  • Wednesday, February 19, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs
  • Wednesday, March 19, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs
  • Wednesday, April 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs
  • Wednesday, May 21, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs
  • Wednesday, June 18, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., The Bluffs

Contact Carol Olsen at (906) 483-1160 with any questions about the caregiver support group.

 

Women’s Cancer Support Group 

Hosted in conjunction with Aspirus Keweenaw, this group is for women living with cancer, newly diagnosed, in treatment or a long-term survivor. The support group will provide a place to laugh a little, and share or learn about resources and tips. It meets on the final Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., alternating between Aspirus Keweenaw on the second floor, and Portage Health in the conference center.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw, 2nd floor
  • Wednesday, February 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Portage Health Conference Center
  • Wednesday, March 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw, 2nd floor
  • Wednesday, April 30, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Portage Health Conference Center
  • Wednesday, May 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Aspirus Keweenaw, 2nd floor
  • Wednesday, June 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Portage Health Conference Center

Contact Angie Van Tassel at (906) 482-8221 or Anita Quinn at (906) 482-9675 with any questions about the women’s cancer support group.

This schedule can be accessed at any time by going to portagehealth.org/supportgroups.

HANCOCK 

500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000

HOUGHTON 

921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 

LAKE LINDEN 

945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030

ONTONAGON 

751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120

UNIVERSITY CENTER 

600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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