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Support Groups

Support Groups in the Cape Girardeau Region

Saint Francis Medical Center offers patients and their family members access to various support groups that meet in and around the region. These groups provide support for a range of conditions and diseases and allow individuals to share feelings and concerns with one another in a safe, non-threatening environment.

Neurological Conditions

Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases

Every Tuesday – 2 pm (subject to change)

Lutheran Family & Children’s Services
3178 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

To RSVP to attend, please call 573-708-6351 or email tammy.hargis@lfcs.org.

Cancer

RESTORE Breast Cancer Support Group

RESTORE programs are open to breast cancer survivors. Presentations are offered from noon – 1 pm on the dates below in the Saint Agatha conference room (Saint Francis Medical Center, Entrance 1 – map). A nurse is available as a resource to the group, and a light lunch will be provided. Call 573-331-5209 for more information.

Dates:

No meeting dates scheduled at this time

Program topics have included:

  • Stress Management
  • Mastectomy Products
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Fitness
  • Cancer Prevention and early Detection
  • Radiation Therapy

Supportive Counseling Support Group

The Supportive Counseling Support Group is open to anyone whose life has been touched by cancer, not just cancer patients or survivors. No RSVP necessary. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month, from noon – 1 pm, at the Saint Francis Medical Center Cancer Institute, Saint Peregrine and Saint Basil the Great conference rooms (entrance 6, third floor – map). For more information, call 573-331-5858.

Other Support Groups

Better Breathers

800-586-4872


Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group

Saint Francis Hospice Services offers a free bereavement support group to anyone who has suffered a loss. The goal of this meeting is to provide support and education as you take the next steps in your life. Refreshments will be served. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month, from 6 pm – 7 pm in the Hospice Services Lobby (14 Doctors Park, Suite C, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703). For more information, call 573-331-3177 or email fburgard@sfmc.net.


For more information on support groups offered at Saint Francis, visit our online events calendar.

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