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Support groups are a place to meet others facing similar issues to give and receive emotional and practical support and exchange information.

Anorexia Nervosa And Associated Disorders (A.N.A.D.)

Location:
PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus
Landis Building, 6th fl Conf Rm 1
2501 North Third Street
Harrisburg PA  17110
When: The 1st & 3rd Wednesday
7-8:30 p.m.

An eating disorder support group that welcomes individuals who have been identified with an eating disorder or who feel they may be suffering from an eating disorder.

For more information, call Carol Williams at (717) 712-9535.

Anxiety: Coping With Anxiety And Panic (CAP)

Location:
PinnacleHealth West Shore Campus
Fredricksen Outpatient Center, Conf Rm G08
2015 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg PA  17050
When:
Second Tuesday monthly
7-8:30 p.m.

No registration needed.
Please call PHoneLine at (717) 231-8900 for more information.

Bariatric Surgery Pre-Operative Class
 

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 2
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
Class dates vary.  Please see link below.

Bariatric surgery is a big step in your weight loss journey. Our dedicated staff would like to support you as you prepare for your surgery and the changes to follow. We invite you to attend our Bariatric Surgery Pre-Operative Classes to learn more about how to make your surgical experience as successful as possible.
 
Please visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900.

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Cancer Survivorship & Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center 
Medical Sciences Pavilion 
Community Education Rm 1st fl
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
1st Monday of every month
6-7:15 p.m.

Survivorship begins at the time of a cancer diagnosis and continues throughout life. This informal group is open to anyone who is a cancer survivor and their caregiver. The main purpose is to exchange ideas, information and encouragement with each other. Guest speakers may be included. Light refreshments will be served
Please call (717) 724-6790 for more information.

 

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance

Location:
Trinity Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut St, 2nd fl Rms 227/229
Camp Hill PA  17011
When:
1st & 3rd Tuesday monthly
7-9 p.m.

No registration needed.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To Improve the Lives of People Living with Mood Disorders.

Why attend a DBSA support group?
· Find the caring support, and acceptance of other members in the group
· Benefit from the experience of those of us who've been there
· Motivation to follow a treatment plan
· Help discover your strengths
· Learn about other resources that may be available to you locally and nationally

No registration needed.

Diabetes Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 1
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
2nd Thursday monthly
7-8:30 p.m.

This support group is for anyone with diabetes along with his or her family and friends.
No registration is required.
Please call Mary Ellen Richards at (717) 657-7301 for more information.

Heart Failure Center Education Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
Bloom Building 2nd fl
4310 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg PA  17109

Please call the Heart Failure Center at (717) 920-4201 to reserve a spot for the group session.
Visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule .
Space is limited.

Heartstrings

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 3
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
4th Tuesday monthly (3rd December)
7-8:30 p.m.

"Heartstrings" is a perinatal bereavement support group for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss or newborn death. You are welcome to join us, no matter where you are in your grief or how long it has been since your loss. You may choose to talk, or just listen. Some meetings include brief presentations, as well as time for sharing. Two registered nurses, who are also perinatal bereavement counselors, will facilitate the meetings.

There is no charge and no registration is required.
Call PHoneLine (717) 231-8900 for more information.

Hispanic Diabetes Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus
2501 North Third Street, Simpson Board Room
Harrisburg PA  17110
When:
3rd Thursday monthly, March-November
10-12:00 p.m.

This support group is for anyone with diabetes along with his or her family and friends. No registration is required. 

Insulin Pump Support Group

Location 1:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 1
Harrisburg PA  17109When:
1st Wednesday – 3-5:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday – 6-8:00 p.m.

Location 2:
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill PA  17011
When:
1st Wednesday – 2-4:00 p.m.
4th Monday – 8:30-10:30 a.m., no class May & December

This class is free of charge and for anyone with diabetes. Class covers what diabetes is, risk factors, treatments, self-blood glucose monitoring, complications and answer questions regarding medications.
Pre-registration by phone is required. For more information and to register, please call (717) 221-6250.

Introduction to Diabetes Class

Location 1:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 1
Harrisburg PA  17109When:
1st Wednesday – 3:00-5:00 p.m.
3rd Wednesday – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location 2:
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill PA  17011
When:
1st Wednesday – 2:00-4:00 p.m.
4th Monday – 8:30-10:30 a.m., no class May & December

This class is free of charge and for anyone with diabetes. Class covers what diabetes is, risk factors, treatments, self-blood glucose monitoring, complications and answer questions regarding medications.

Pre-registration by phone is required. For more information and to register, please call (717) 221-6250.

 

Joint Pre-Operative Class

Locations and Time vary. Please see link below.

This class is offered each week for your convenience and will be approximately 2 hours in length.

Please bring:
· a family member who will be able to care for you when you go home
· your guidebook

The Nurse Care Coordinator will be discussing how to prepare yourself and your home, the role of your care giver, pain management, and how to prevent complications.  We will also answer any questions you may have, and try to help relieve any fears or anxieties you have about the surgery.  A Physical or Occupational therapist will also be present to discuss exercises and body mechanics for after your surgery.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Please call Kristin Roberts, Nurse Care Coordinator at (717) 657-7196.

Click on Classes & Events and select Support Groups to see the latest schedule.

New Mom Network I
 

Location 1:
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown PA  17110
When:
Every Monday – 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location 2:
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill PA  17011
When:
Every Tuesday – 1-2:30 p.m.

An informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their 0–9 month-olds. This group is facilitated by an experienced nurse in maternal /child health, infant massage and lactation. Join other new moms and parents for one of these groups. No older children please. Walk ins welcome.
Please visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900.

New Mom Network II

Location 1:
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown PA  17110
When:
Every Monday – 1-2:30 p.m.

Location 2:
Community Center at Camp Hill GIANT
3301 Trindle Road
Camp Hill PA  17011
When:
Every Tuesday – 1-2:30 p.m.

An informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their 10–17 month-olds. This group is facilitated by an experienced nurse in maternal /child health, infant massage and lactation. Join other new moms and parents for one of these groups. No older children please. Walk ins welcome.
Please visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900.

New Mom Network III

Location:
Community Center at Linglestown GIANT
2300 Linglestown Road
Linglestown PA  17110
When:
Every Monday – 10-11:30 a.m.

An informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their 18–24 month-olds. This group is facilitated by an experienced nurse in maternal /child health, infant massage and lactation. Join other new moms and parents for one of these groups. No older children please. Walk ins welcome.
Please visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900.

Persons with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer

Location:
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center 
Medical Sciences Pavilion 
Community Education Rm 2, 1st fl
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
2nd Wednesday monthly
6:00 p.m.

PinnacleHealth is pleased to join SPOHNC as a local chapter, one of only 100 in the country. SPOHNC concentrates on providing current information for oral and head and neck cancer patients who are trying to gain a better understanding of their illness and their lives. Our support group helps to increase awareness of the many ongoing issues related to head and neck cancer and to address the broad medical, emotional and humanistic needs of patients empowering each to take an active role in his or her recovery.
 
The contact person for this support group is Debra K Witwer, RN, BSW and can be reached at (717) 724-6772.

 

Powerful Hearts Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth West Shore Campus
Fredricksen Outpatient Center, Conf Rm G08
2015 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg PA  17050
When:
Monthly- class dates vary.  Please see below

We are honored that you trusted us for your heart surgery. In order to help you along the road to recovery, patients who have had cardiac or vascular surgery with Doctor Mumtaz, Loran, Jaik or Martella, are welcome to join our support group. Each session will feature dynamic presentations by physicians, nurses, registered dietitians, exercise experts and more as well as light refreshments. The support group is a free service.

No registration necessary. Walk-ins are welcome
Please visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900.

Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 3
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
2nd Thursday monthly
7-8:30 p.m.

PinnacleHealth Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss support group offers a safe environment of encouragement and caring for pregnant women, their partners and family. Pregnancy after a loss creates a wide range of feelings that some have described as an emotional rollercoaster. If you are considering becoming pregnant, are expecting, or have recently given birth, please join us to share thoughts, concerns, experiences and hope.

In addition to time for sharing, some meetings may include brief presentations. Two registered nurses, who are perinatal bereavement counselors, facilitate the meetings.

There is no fee to attend and pre-registration is not-required.

We hope that you join us on your journey as you heal from your loss and welcome your new baby. If you would like more information, please call:
Marianne Allen - (717) 782-5906
Carole Brtalik - (717) 231-8916

REACCH Women's Group of Harrisburg

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 1
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
2nd Thursday monthly
7-8:30 p.m.
 
This group meets on the 1st Monday of every month (if it falls on a holiday, it's the 2nd Monday). It is open to any woman living with HIV. Dinner is provided. We currently do not have childcare. For more information please call Cori at (717) 782-4602 or (717) 782-2750.
 

Spine Pre-Operative Class

Locations and Time vary. Please see link below.

This class is offered each week for your convenience and will be approximately 2 hours in length.

Please bring:
· a family member who will be able to care for you when you go home
· your guidebook

The Nurse Care Coordinator will be discussing how to prepare yourself and your home, the role of your care giver, pain management, and how to prevent complications.  We will also answer any questions you may have, and try to help relieve any fears or anxieties you have about the surgery.  A Physical or Occupational therapist will also be present to discuss exercises and body mechanics for after your surgery.

Registration is required and seating is limited. Please call Kristin Roberts, Nurse Care Coordinator at (717) 657-7196.

Click on Classes & Events and select Support Groups to see the latest schedule.


Strength in Numbers Cancer Support Group-Perry County

Location:
New Bloomfield Firehouse
 23 W High Street
New Bloomfield PA  17068
When:2nd Tuesday monthly
7-8:00 p.m.

Mingle with others who have gone through or are going through treatment for cancer.
· Relax, share stories, and meet new friends
· Enjoy snacks, coffee, and tea
· Men and women of all ages and all types of journeys with cancer are welcome-including caregivers and loved ones
Contact us by calling the PinnacleHealth OneLine at (717) 231-8900 with any questions.
 

Stroke

Location:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 2
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
2nd Wednesday monthly
10-11:30 a.m.

People, who have had a stroke, as well as their family and friends, face many challenges. The process of coping with these challenges begins in the hospital and continues at home on a day-to-day basis.  The PinnacleHealth stroke support group strives to provide you with information and support.  Our goal is to provide a social outlet for you, your family and friends.   Sharing experiences with others can help you and your family cope with the challenges of life after a stroke.  Membership to our stroke support group is free.  Meetings are open to anyone who has had a stroke, their family members and friends.  

For more information, call (717) 657-7186.

Transplant Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Campus
Brady Building, Riverview & Susquehanna Conf Rm
205 South Front Street
Harrisburg PA  17104
When:
1st Wednesday monthly
7:00 p.m.

Top 5 Reasons to come to the Support Group Meetings:
· The refreshments!
· The comraderie with fellow renal patients
· The knowledge you will gain from our very informative speaker
· The questions that you ask and the answers you've been searching for
· The SHARING...of information, knowledge and the SUPPORT from knowing that you are not alone!

For information, please call PinnacleHealth Transplant Services at (717) 231-8700 or toll free (877) 778-6110.

Weight Loss Center Support Group

Location 1:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus 
4300 Londonderry Road, 2nd fl Conf Rm 3
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
Locations and Time vary. Please see link below.

Location 2:
PinnacleHealth West Shore Campus
Fredricksen Outpatient Center, Conf Rm G08
2015 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg PA  17050
When:
Locations and Time vary. Please see link below.

A solid support system is important when you are trying to lose weight. It can be a difficult experience if you try to make it on your own. At PinnacleHealth, support is the key component to a successful experience with weight loss surgery. We've developed a very active support group where patients can express feelings, thoughts and concerns with people who understand. Our support group includes individuals at all phases of the weight loss process. Many prospective patients find hearing these individuals talk about the joys and challenges they experience beneficial.
 
This is a free service and we encourage friends and families to attend this monthly support group, which meets at the PinnacleHealth Community Campus on the second Monday of each month.
 
Looking for more information? Please call The Weight Loss Center at (717) 909-0290.
 
Click on Classes & Events and select Support Groups to see the latest schedule.

Young Cancer Support Group

Location:
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center 
Medical Sciences Pavilion 
Community Education Rm 1st fl
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg PA  17109
When:
3rd Wednesday monthly
7-9:00 p.m.

The Young Cancer Support Group is reserved for young women who were 45 years old or younger when they were first diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer. Women will have an opportunity for sharing personal stories. Events may include guest speakers, open discussions and other activities.

Please contact Cecily Lamb at (717) 988-1445 with any questions.