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Free Community Support Groups

Greenwich Hospital offers numerous support groups and education programs to help manage medical conditions, stress and more.

Addiction Recovery

Greenwich Hospital's Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) hosts meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-anon and LifeRing. Follow links for locations and times. Free.

Bariatric Pre- and Post-Surgery Support Group

First and third Monday of the month l 5 - 6 pm | Zoom meetings 
Support and information for those who have undergone or plan to have sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass or lap band surgery. Speakers address medical, nutritional and lifestyle topics to help maintain long-term weight-loss success. Contact [email protected] for login information; for additional information about bariatric services, call 203-863-3646. Free.

Bariatric Post-Surgery-Only Support Group 

Third Monday of the month l 6 - 7 pm | Zoom meetings
Ongoing education, motivation, support and answers to questions geared toward individuals who have had weight-loss surgery and are determined to reach their long-term goals. Contact [email protected] for login information. Free.

Better Breathers

Second Tuesday of the month l 11 am - noon 
For individuals with pulmonary conditions such as COPD, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and more. Sponsored by Greenwich Hospital and the American Lung Association. For information, call 203-863-4444. Free.

Chronic Pain Support

Zoom meetings
Facilitator: Joanne Mortimer, licensed mental health counselor
Participants learn and share skills to cope with persistent pain. Discover how to regain positive emotional energy, reduce discomfort and effectively use prescribed medications. Registration required. Call 203-863-2939. Free.

Chronic Physical Disabilities Support

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month l 1 - 2 pm | Zoom meetings
Facilitator: Alexandra Conway, PhD, psychologist
Join peers who have limited mobility due to chronic physical disabilities. Share resources, stories and perspectives. Preregistration required. To register, call 203-863-2939. Free.

Family Caregiver Support

First and third Thursday of each month | 1 - 2 pm | Zoom meetings 
The emotional struggle of caring for a loved one can affect physical and psychological health. This group focuses on self-care and stress management for primary caregivers of individuals with dementia, a chronic condition or terminal illness. A brief prescreening is required for registration. Please call 203-863-4375. Free.

Mental Health Family Support 

Third Wednesday of every month l 6:45 - 8:15 pm
Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital
For families and individuals affected by severe mental illness, this group is facilitated by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). For information, and to register, call 203-536-2392 or email [email protected]. Free.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Third Thursday of each month l 1 - 2 pm | Zoom meetings 
Individuals with MS and/or their family members and caregivers are welcome to join the discussion or sit back and learn from others. To register, or for general information, call 203-863-3794. Free.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Wednesdays I 1:30 - 2:30 pm | Zoom option available
Long Ridge Medical Center, Conference room, 260 Long Ridge Road, Stamford   
Individuals with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers are welcome. For information, call 203-863-3786. To register by phone, call 888-305-9253. Free.

Stroke, Heart and Vascular Support Group 

Second Wednesday of each month l 11 am - noon
Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital
To register, call 203-863-3699 or 203-863-3635. Free.