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Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

Please join us for upcoming Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) local support group meetings if you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts. The meetings are free of charge. Pre- and posttreatment acoustic neuroma patients, family members, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to attend.

The support group meets twice a year at at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute. For more information, contact the Acoustic Neuroma Association at 877-200-8211 or Email: localgroups@ANAUSA.org. For more information about the Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA), please visit www.ANAUSA.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

This support group is for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers, and/or loved ones. Meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Huger Mercy Living Center. Lunch is provided. For more information, please call (602) 406-5600.

Brain Aneurysm Support Group

If you or someone you love has been affected by an aneurysm, join us as we come together to support one another. We encourage patients, families and friends to join us as we listen to others who have shared in our pain. President of The Joe Niekro Foundation, Natalie Niekro, who lost her father to a brain aneurysm, begins each meeting by sharing her story and discussing what she is doing today to bring awareness to the importance of aneurysm research, treatment, and education. 

Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month in the El Dorado Conference Room (6th Floor Neuroscience Tower) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Attendees can park in the 3rd Avenue Garage. For more information, call Natalie at (602) 318-1013  or E-mail: nniekro@joeniekrofoundation.org.

Brain Tumor Support Group

This support group, for individuals, family members and friends, meets from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Joseph's in Conference Room 4 and 5 in the hospital’s main lobby behind the cafeteria. For more information, call (623) 205-6446.

Caregivers Support Group

This support group provides information, resources and assistance for those who care for others with illnesses or disabilities. This group meets the second Monday of each month at St. Joseph's Barrow Neurological Institute in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Building, 114 West Thomas Road. Please call (602) 406-6688 for more information.

Grief Support Group

St. Joseph's hosts a grief support group every other Thursday in the Mercy Conference Room. The group is led by a chaplain. Please call (602) 406-3275 for times and dates.

Stroke Support Group

Support group for stroke survivors and their families provides information, resources and support. Meets the first Tuesday of each month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. For more information, please call (602) 406-6688.

Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer

SPOHNC chapters hold monthly meetings that offer information, support and encouragement to newly diagnosed patients, survivors, family members and friends in a friendly and non-threatening forum.  Survivors discuss their situations, experiences, coping strategies and hopes.  There are also educational presentations.  This group meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Comprehensive Cancer Center, 500 West Thomas Road, Suite 650 in Phoenix.  For more information, please call (602) 406-ONC1 (406-6621).

Support Group for Women with Multiple Sclerosis

This support group is an educational and social program in which group members lend their support, share ideas and learn from each other. Held the last Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room 2 at St. Joseph's. Please call (480) 829-6563 for more information.

Syringo and Chiari Support Group

This support group offers care, friendship, education and support by touching the lives of everyone affected by syringomyelia/chiari malformation, neuropathic pain, and related disorders. This group meets the third Saturday of January, April, July, and October in Conference Room A at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 350 West Thomas Road, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. For more information, please call (602) 504-0883.

Young Adult Brain Injury Survivor Support Group

People with traumatic brain injury suffer a variety of challenges depending on the degree and extent of their injury. Dealing with TBI is challenging for both the patient and the family, but sharing your experiences with people who have had similar experiences can help. TBI support groups provide the opportunity to make friends and learn more about TBI. Caregivers of survivors are also welcome to attend. The group separates into two sessions, survivors and caregivers to address the needs of each. Meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM in conference rooms 1 and 2 at St. Joseph's.

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