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Support Groups & Programs


As part of its Planetree philosophy of care, Griffin Hospital is committed to patient empowerment and education, and hosts or sponsors several support groups.  Please see our calendar for current support group & program schedule.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

Bereavement Support Groups

Bereavement support group meetings provide grief education and support and are open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Busy Mom Online Support Group

Can't make it to our social & support group meetings in person? Join us online!

Cancer Support

Support for cancer andtheir family and caregivers who are struggling with care management, survivorship, and related issues.

Circle of Friends

No one has to face breast cancer alone. The Circle of Friends breast cancer support group is here to provide support through information, empowerment and peer support.

Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Education & Support Group can help you manage the challenges of living with diabetes through education and peer support.

Emotional Abuse Support Group

HEAL (Healing Emotionally Abused Lives) is a Connecticut-based organization providing validation, emotional safety and resources to those who have experienced trauma and abuse of any kind, particularly emotional abuse and violation.

Fibromyalgia Support Group

The fibromyalgia support group provides the opportunity to share information, offer encouragement and learn coping techniques for anyone living with fibromyalgia.

Heart Disease Support Groups

The Valley Heart Club is a heart disease support group that educates through it's monthly meetings.


HUGS (Help Unlimited Griffin Support) is a cancer and chronic disease management support group open to patients, and/or family and friends who are struggling with care management, survivorship, and related issues.

Mom to Mom Club

Mom to Mom is a facilitated support and social group for new and expectant mothers and their infants up to one year.

MS Support Group

A facilitated support group for those with MS.

Nursing Moms Club

Our Nursing Moms Support Group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant and is open to any woman who is breastfeeding her child.

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson's Support Group is open to individuals with Parkinson's Disease and caregivers. The monthly group features presentations on varying educational topics.

Poker Monday

A unique support group experience for men with cancer.

Sleep Apnea Support Group

The sleep apnea support group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at Griffin Hospital.

Voices of Hope

This support group helps those coping with a cancer diagnosis and the impact of cancer treatment.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups

Our bariatric surgery support groups provide the knowledge and teach you the skills needed for success on your weight loss journey in a judgment-free group environment.


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