Support Groups

Saratoga Hospital Based Support Groups

Saratoga Hospital Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group

  • When: Held the first Monday of the month
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Gideon Putnam Hotel – Garden Room – 24 Gideon Putnam Road, Saratoga Springs
  • Call 518-693-4699 or visit here for more details

Caregiver Support Group 

In our monthly caregiver support group, facilitated by Pierre Zimmerman, M.S., of One Roof Holistic Health Center, we will:

  • Address issues of self-care and how to practice it in the midst of caring for someone else
  • Identify sources of stress, and learn skills to cope and take action to reduce that stress
  • Explore ways to feel healthier, including practical solutions for constructive communication
  • Discover how to clarify your needs and meet them without feeling guilt, anger, or resentment
  • When: First Thursday of the month
  • Where: Saratoga Hospital C-1 Conference Room
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
  • Pre-registration is requested. Please call 413-992-7012.

Surviving to Thriving after Cancer Treatment

  • The transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor often is a challenging journey. During treatment, energy, activity and a medical team surround you, often with added emotional and other critical support from friends & family. In the weeks and months after treatment ends, patients can feel alone, confused and uncertain. With less frequent hands on care, patients must take on far greater responsibility for managing all aspects of their “new normal” – their life and lifestyle as a cancer SURVIVOR. Did you just finish treatment and are wondering what the new normal is? Where you are in your cancer journey, join us to learn some helpful tools to put hope back in your life. 
  • Sponsored by the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center and the American Cancer Society
  • When: Held the second Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Call 518-886-5648 for more information

Breast Cancer Support Group

  • To Life!, in partnership with the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital offers a monthly support group for women affected by breast cancer, as well as interested family members/caregivers. Join us and become connected with other women – share your story, listen to others, form new and lasting friendships. Group meetings will include enjoyable activities, onsite and offsite, as well as guest speakers
  • When: Held the third Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center of Saratoga Hospital
  • For more information, please call Jennifer Baldwin, MSW at 518-886-5648

Young Survivor’s Support Group

  • Meet other local women affected by breast cancer in their 40’s or younger
  • When: Held the last Monday of the month
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: C-1 Conference Room (off the main entrance to the hospital)
  • For more information, click here or email ysc.saratoga.ny@gmail.com

Cancer Support Group

  • Sponsored by the Mollie Wilmot Radiation Oncology Center, Pierre Zimmerman, M.S. of One Roof Holistic Health Center leads this support group. The group provides a “safe container to explore common physical, financial, emotional, cognitive, developmental, familial and spiritual issues.”
  • When: Held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: Saratoga Hospital, C-1 Conference Room
  • Please register by calling 413-992-7012

“Practical mindfulness for everyday living” Monthly Group Meeting

  • In our monthly group gatherings, we will be discussing the benefits of a “mindful” approach to daily routines.  Being stuck in traffic, trying to calm a screaming child when you are at your wits’ end, having a loved one challenged by illness or you yourself struggling with a diagnosis are all moments that we need to find some “grounding”. In short, the “bumps in the road” (large and small) that we all face on a daily basis, are all opportunities to dig deeper into ourselves to find a way to remain balanced amidst chaos.  You will be led through some guided visualizations and meditations, as well as provide some very practical tools to get “to the bottom” of what triggers us and why, and gently help us uncover our own wisdom as we work with, and flow with, all that life brings
  • When: Held the fourth Wednesday of the month
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Saratoga Hospital, C-1 Conference Room

Massage Therapy

  • Complimentary massages are being offered to oncology patients with doctor approval
  • When: Held on the second and fourth Thursday evening of every month
  • Time: By appointment only
  • Please call Jennifer Baldwin, MSW at 518-886-5648 for more information and scheduling

 

 

 
 
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