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.
Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases
Please note that the dates and locations below are subject to change; please call 573-334-5866 to confirm
Second Monday of each month – 6 pm
Lutheran Family & Children’s Services – 3178 Blattner Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Third Wednesday of each month – 10 am
Cape Girardeau Public Library – 711 Clark Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
- Second Monday of each month – 6 pm
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.
- March 4, 2019
- June 3, 2019
- December 2, 2019
Program topics have included:
- Stress Management
- Mastectomy Products
- Sleep Disorders
- Breast Reconstruction
- 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.
Weight Loss Solutions Support Group
The Weight Loss Solutions support group is held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the Saint Francis Medical Center Saint Agatha Room (Entrance 1 – hallway to the right of the entrance, 2nd room from the end of the hall – map). Call 573-331-3993 for more information. Subscribe to the Weight Loss Solutions newsletter to get updates on the support group and other WLS-related news.
Other Support Groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on support groups offered at Saint Francis, visit our online events calendar.