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  • August 06, 2014
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Cancer Support Groups - Redding Area

Bereaved Parents
Day: 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Mercy Medical Center Boardroom
Call: 245-4070 Marilyn Traugott

Breast Cancer Support Group
Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Place: Mercy Regional Cancer Center Lobby
Call: 241-0391 Wanda Lamb 222-1059 or 225-7448

Cancer Support Group for Caregivers
Day: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Place: Mercy Regional Cancer Center
Call: 229-3691 Georgia

Care Givers Class Training
Day: The first three Tuesdays of each month
Time: 6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Place: American Cancer Society 3290 Bechelli Lane
Call: 222-1058 option 3

  • 1st class: Appetite/ nutrition, special problems
  • 2nd class: Symptom and pain management, special equipment
  • 3rd class: Anxiety and depression, how to talk to your doctor, and Navigating the insurance/ Medicare/Medi-Cal systems

Living better with Cancer
This cancer support group helps patients and/or their families cope with the illness. Guest speakers often help with the education.
Day: Every Wednesday a.m.
Time: 10:30-12:00 a.m.
Place: Mercy Regional Cancer Center Resource Center
Call: 225-7448

Oncology Support Group
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Place: Doctors’ Dinning Room 1100 Butte St., Redding Medical Center
Call: 244-5451 Redding Medical Center or 222-1058 option 3

Bereavement Support Group
Person grieving any death loss. Drop-ins welcome.
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
Place: Mercy Home Health and Hospice, conference room (downtown mall) 1544 Market St.
Call: 245-4070

Look Good Feel Better
This American Cancer Society program teaches people undergoing cancer treatments the skills to improve appearance and self-image.
Day: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Place: Floyd Morgan Family Cancer Resource Center at Mercy Medical Center Redding
Call The American Cancer Society National Call Center Line at (800) 227-2345 to pre-register.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Day: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Mercy Regional Cancer Center Lobby
Call 222-1058 option 3 or 244-3011 Cal Oberst

Reach to Recovery
A group for women who have had a mastectomy and would like support, information, and visitation from people who care. We have on-going breast cancer support group. Call for meeting times and place. (They may change).
Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: noon –2 p.m.
Place: Mercy Social service Conference room
Call: 222-1058 option 3

(Recreational Opportunities for Cancer Kids) Support Group Sponsor monthly recreational activities for Cancer Kids and their families.
Call: 222-1058 option 3

Alexia Rose Grief Recovery Program
For young people and their families grieving the death of a loved one. A six series held twice a year.
Call: 245-4070 Mercy Hospice

Loss & Grief Classes
A four-week series held each spring and fall for persons grieving the death of a loved one, no matter how long since the loss.
Call: 247-4070 Mercy Hospice

New Horizons Widowhood Outreach Program
Occasional informational programs, social activities and field trips.
Date: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (luncheon)
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Shasta Senior Nutrition Center, 2227 College View Drive
Call: 241-1626 McDonald’s Chapel Helen McPherson

Suicide Survivors
5-week sessions periodically as needed. Monthly group meeting for follow-up.
Call: 225-5252 HELP line

Infant Death Support Group
For persons grieving the death of a baby up to the age of 1 year (SIDS, stillbirth, miscarriage). Individual support available.
Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: call for location
Call: 244-1825 Lifesavers, Bernadean Terrell or Pandora Roberts


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