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Support Groups

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.)

Every Wednesday
7-8:30 p.m.
Polyclinic Campus, 6 Landis Building, 2501 North Third Street, Harrisburg

Anxiety: Coping With Anxiety And Panic (CAP)

Second Tuesday/month
7-8:30 p.m.
West Shore Campus, Fredricksen Outpatient Center

Bariatric Surgery Support Group

The Weight Loss Center Support Group meets at:
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital
Conference Room 2
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg 

Click here to learn more

Rehab Caregiver Support Group

This support group is open to the families of our current inpatients at the Helen Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital, located on the Community Campus. Please contact Barb Isenberg, Social Worker at 717-920-4189, with details regarding when this group meets.

Depression

First and third Tuesday/month
7-9 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut St., Camp Hill


Diabetes Support Group

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month
7-8:30 p.m.
in Conference Room 1, Rehab Building, CGOH
Contact: Mary Ellen Richards, 657-7301
 
 

Diabetes Class

Recognized by the American Diabetes Association as a quality education program. This class is a four-class series for people with diabetes. Learn as a group about food, activity, medication, complication prevention, management and how to cope with the chronic disease.
Giant Super Food Store Camp Hill, Community Center
3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill

Heartstrings

"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.

This support group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month (third Tuesday in December) at the PinnacleHealth Community Campus in the 2nd floor conference rooms.

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

Hispanic Diabetes Support Group

This support group for anyone with diabetes along with his or her family and friends. No registration is required. 
PinnacleHealth Polyclinic Campus - Simpson Board Rm
2501 N Third St, Harrisburg

Infertility

Infertility Support Group
Join us each month for a general peer-led infertility support group designed to support and educate women and couples struggling with infertility. A topic within infertility will be presented at each meeting to help facilitate discussion.

the 1st Sunday of each month from 6 – 7:30 p.m. 
 
PinnacleHealth Community Campus
4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA 17109
Second floor
Conference Room 3
(717) 231-8900

Insulin Pump Support Group

Insulin Pump Support Group is open to anyone using an insulin pump, along with his or her family and friends.
This group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.
GIANT Super Food Store Camp Hill, Community Center
3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill

Introduction to Diabetes Class

This class is available free of charge. The content includes basic diabetes information and self-blood glucose monitoring. Pre-registration by phone is required.
PinnacleHealth Community Campus - Conference Rm 1
4300 Londonderry Rd, Harrisburg

New Mom Network I

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

An informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their 10–16 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

An informal time of sharing and support for new mothers and their 15–24 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.

PinnacleHealth Weight Loss Center Support Group

We invite pre- and post-surgical patients, as well as their family and friends, to attend our monthly support group. These gatherings offer an opportunity for individuals to come together to talk, share experiences, and provide emotional support to one another.
 
In addition, our support group presents a variety of speakers on topics designed to provide useful information, lifestyle tips and support as you work toward your weight loss goals.
 
The PinnacleHealth Weight Loss Center Support Group is free and no registration is needed. It meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the PinnacleHealth Community Campus, 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Click on Classes & Events and select Support Groups to see the latest schedule.

Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss Support Group

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.

The support group meets on the second Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital, PinnacleHealth Community Campus, second floor, 4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg.

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

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.

Stroke

Second Wednesday/month
10-11:30 a.m.
Conference Room 1, Second Floor
Community Campus
For more information, call (717) 657-7186
 

PinnacleHealth Young Cancer Survivor Group

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. The group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. in the MSP Community Resource Room. Please contact Cecily Lamb at (717) 657-7132 with any questions.

Breast & Gynecological Cancers Support Group

This informal group is open to anyone who is a breast or gynecological cancer survivor - from those newly diagnosed to those who have survived many years. Our main purpose is to give support, comfort and inspiration to one another. Light refreshments will be served.
 

Location:
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room
1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
 
When:
3rd Tuesday of every month
6-7:15 p.m.
 
Please call (717) 724-6790 for more information

Survivorship & Support Group

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.
 

Location:
PinnacleHealth Cancer Center
Medical Sciences Pavilion, Community Education Room
1st Floor
4300 Londonderry Road, Harrisburg PA 17109
 
When:
1st Monday of every month
6-7:15 p.m.
 
Please call (717) 724-6790 for more information

Strength in Numbers Cancer Support Group – Perry County

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. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Bloomfield Firehouse, 23 W. High Street, New Bloomfield, PA.  For more information, contact the PinnacleHealth OneLine:  (717) 231-8900.

Support for Persons with Oral Head and Neck Cancer

Community Resource Room 1st Floor
PinnacleHealth Medical Sciences Pavilion (MSP)
 
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 group will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the MSP Community Resource Room at 6 p.m. The contact person for this support group is Debra K Witwer, RN, BSW and can be reached at  (717) 724-6772.

Transplant Support Group

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and take place the first wednesday of each month.
PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Campus
Brady Building, Susquehanna Riverview Rooms (first floor)
205 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA

Working Moms

Informally discuss the challenges of returning to the workplace, along with some tips on how to adjust. For moms who work outside the home and their babies. Facilitated by working moms. No registration necessary. visit Classes & Events for the latest schedule or call (717) 231-8900