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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.

Our Support Groups


Bariatric Exercise Program

Our specialized exercise classes for bariatric surgery patients will take you from beginner’s level all the way to becoming an exercise pro.


Bariatric Surgery Support Group

Already had weight-loss surgery? Stay “on-track” with our support groups and workshops. All welcome.


Bariatric Surgery Post-Op Support Group

Targeted to clients who are two or more years post-op. Support group addresses issues such as motivation, challenging negative and self-sabotaging behaviors, body image, depression, addiction transfer issues, etc.


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.


Breastfeeding Support Group

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


Cancer Support Groups

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


Caregivers Support Group

The Caregivers Support Group is here to provide assistance through information, empowerment, and peer support.


Community Support Groups & Programs

Griffin Hospital promotes caring connections between patients and their support systems by partnering with free support groups and programs in the community to strengthen physical, emotional and spiritual healing and growth.


Diabetes Education & Support Group

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


Heart Disease Support Group

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


HUGS (Help Unlimited Griffin Support)

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.


Live Well

Live Well workshops are free programs for individuals living with chronic conditions to help them develop confidence in their abilities to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.


Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Prostate Support Group is here to provide support through information, empowerment, and peer support.


Sleep Apnea Support Group

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


Smoking Cessation

That’s it! Learn to quit.


Wellness Programs & Classes

Griffin Health Services offers a wide variety of wellness programs and health education classes to help you and your family achieve a healthy lifestyle.