Community support groups offered at St. Catherine Hospital(1)

(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) St. Catherine Hospital will offer three community support groups the second week of each month, My Hope, Discovering One's Interior Resources for Healing and Breast Friends.

Hospice chaplains Terry Major and Gerry Dupuis co-facilitate My Hope, a support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Both Major and Dupuis hold certifications in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss and Life Transition. My Hope Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month in Classroom 3 at St. Catherine Hospital, 401 E. Spruce, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

These sessions are opportunities to share your story and learn from others. They are not therapy or replacement for individual and professional counseling for deep grief. Please call 620-272-2519 for more information.

Discovering One's Interior Resources for Healing is a cancer support group held at Heartland Cancer Center, 410 E. Spruce, the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. This group meets to discuss the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of persons with cancer, their caregivers, family and friends. The group will offer support, education, empowerment, hope and comfort to those touched by cancer. For more information please call 620-272-2513.

The Breast Friends Cancer Support Group connects breast cancer patients with a network of resources as well as others in the community going through the same experience.

The Breast Friends Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 -7:00 pm at the Legacy House, 309 E. Walnut. The English speaking group is led by St. Catherine Hospital Breast Center Navigator and Breast Cancer Survivor, Heather Wright-Renick, RN, and the Spanish speaking group is led by United Methodist Mexican American Ministries Community Health Worker for Cancer Health Disparities, Irma Robbins.

Participants may be at any stage in their breast cancer experience from newly diagnosed to survivorship. Educational materials, local resources, speakers and various activities ensure each participant gain the support, knowledge and perspective that are crucial for survivors.

For more information on Breast Friends, please call 620-272-2360.

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