Wilmington Health recognizes the importance of support groups in the management of disease. In addition, support groups assist in helping one cope with the everyday stress of chronic illnesses. A list of support groups in our area include:
ALS Support Group
Contact Sharon Roberts at 910.815.5615.
Begin the Conversation
A public education initiative to encourage people to identify and communicate their healthcare choices. Call 877.473.4103, or visit www.begintheconversation.org/.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Contact Debbie Wren at 910.795.8323, or visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/carolinas/.
General Cancer Support Group
The Healing Partnership Lunchtime Group is for anyone undergoing chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or hormone therapy for cancer. Enjoy a free brown bag lunch on the second and fourth Mondays from noon-1 p.m. at 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 211.
- June 10, 24
- July 8, 22
- August 12, 26
Contact Catherine Butler for more information at 910.833.8370, or visit www.thpartnership.com.
Diabetes Insulin Support Group
Contact Sally Freas at 910.763.6332 or Frankie Maxey at 910.815.5940.
Easter Seals Stroke Support Group
Contact Leslie Todd at 910.815.5658.
Epilepsy Assoc of NC Support Group
Contact Carol Krumpler at 910.350.3501 or 910.256.9266.
Huntington's Disease Society of America
This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 2-3 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington. For more information, contact Lisa Boudreau at 910.386.6386.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter
Contact the Resource Center at 800.207.6908, or visit www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org.
Lupus Support Group
This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. Contact Tammy at 910.685.6555, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
This group meets the second Thursday of each month. Contact Brian Little at 910.231.0359 or Deanna DeSchenes at 910.508.8805 for more information.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group meets the first Thursday each month at 6 p.m. at NHRMC. Contact George Gardner at 910.792.9953.
Thyroid Cancer Support Group
Contact Virginia Coker at 910.270.5137, or visit www.thyca.org/sg/nc_wilmington.htm.