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Support groups are an opportunity to connect with people in your community who are facing similar challenges as they cope with a health issue or life event.

Amputation

Moving Forward: Amputee Support Group of Western New York features various guest speakers and special resources for amputees and their families.

The group was founded by Kevin Degnan, who, after having his leg amputated, underwent rehabilitation at Kenmore Mercy Hospital's AthletiCare. After months of training, Kevin was able to reach his goal of finishing a 5K race.

The support group meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, located at 2950 Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore. Exceptions to the schedule or meeting location are noted in the calendar above.

You need not be a Catholic Health patient to attend. All are welcome.

More Information

  • Call (716) 447-6037

Better Breathers Club (Lung Disease)

Better Breathers ClubBetter Breathers Club is a free support group for people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, lung cancer or other lung diseases.

We will help you to manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

You will learn about resources and activities in your community that can help you manage your day-to-day life. You will also get out of the house and become more active.

The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at the Community Room at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus, 2605 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, NY.

More Information / Register

  • For more information or to register, please call (716) 706-2112.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

The MS Wellness Exercise Program offers structured exercise in a supportive environment to help MS patients to manage their medical conditions.

MarionFor Marion, who has attended the group for 13 years, these exercise sessions have helped her to live without a wheelchair and provided an opportunity to socialize with people who are "like family." Click here to learn how the support group has changed Marion's life.

The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Partners In Rehab West Seneca. Anyone with MS can join. Participants must have the approval of their physicians to attend.

Cost is $3 per session.

More Information

  • For more information or to register, please call (716) 558-5150.

Osteoporosis

Sharing knowledge, feelings, and experiences with other people in similar situations will help you face the challenges of osteoporosis with a positive attitude.

Our osteoporosis support groups meet twice each month and feature a different speaker at each meeting. All are welcome to attend. Registration is not required.

Second Tuesday of the Month

Elderwood Village
580 Orchard Park Rd.
West Seneca, NY
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

This group is led by Debbie Hender-Holzerland, RN.

Third Wednesday of the Month

Beechwood Continuing Care
2235 Millersport Hwy
Getzville, NY
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This group is led by BettyAnn Duguay, RN, and Carolyn Leibring, RN.

Pregnancy Loss

Monthly support groups are offered to assist families while they mourn the loss of their baby. These groups can help grieving parents learn how to best remember their babies and understand the natural emotional reactions to loss.

By attending a support group, you will receive additional support from others who have experienced the loss of a baby, learn ways to cope and heal, and deal with the normal grieving emotions that are present after a perinatal loss and then fears during subsequent pregnancy.

Click here for more information about our support groups.

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group meets on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a .m. to 11 a.m. in the OLV Senior Neighborhood Community Room at 55 Melroy Avenue in Lackawanna.

Attendance is free and open to all, including those recently diagnosed stoke patients, long-term stroke survivors, family members and loved ones.

Each meeting includes a guest speaker discussing various topics of interest to stroke survivors and their caregivers, along with information on available resources for stroke patients and their families. Following the presentation, a moderator will open the program for questions and group discussion.

Register to Attend

For more information, or to register to attend, please call Catholic Health’s HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112 or click here to register online

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Buffalo, NY 14214

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