Support Groups

The support groups listed below meet at Nathan Littauer Hospital and HealthLink Littauer.  For more information, contact the group’s leader.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver

Support and education for family members who care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Thursday, 4 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ Johnstown
Contact:  Alzheimer’s Association 867-4999 ext. 209

Breastfeeding

Support for breastfeeding Moms and their babies in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere where they can learn what they need to know to ensure a positive experience, and be assisted by Lactation Specialists.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Bi-Monthly, 1st Wednesday 12:30 p.m. & 3rd Monday 6:30 p.m.
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ The Birthing Center
Contact:  The Birthing Center 773-5710

Better Breathers Club

Support and education for adults with chronic breathing conditions or lung diseases such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, or lung cancer.  Family members are also invited to attend. Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly (May-December), 2nd Thursday, 1 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ Johnstown
Contact:  Rhonda Snell 773-5630

Cancer

Support and education for anyone dealing with cancer.  Meet other patients, survivors and caregivers.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Location: 
Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Conference Room B
Contact: 
Sheila Lewis 725-1421

Diabetes

Teaches diabetics how to control and manage diabetes through an educational series of monthly meetings.  Family members are also invited to attend.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 3rd Monday, 10 a.m.
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Auditorium
Contact:  Kathie Rohrs 773-5425

Smokefree

For anyone with the desire to quit smoking or those who want to remain smokefree!  Get support, guidance and assistance from former smokers and smoking cessation specialists.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 2nd Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Conference Room B
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 736-1120

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Provides support and information for those who have a desire to lose weight or maintain weight loss.  $28 annual membership fee.

Meets:  Weekly, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. (Weigh-ins begin 5:30 p.m.)
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Auditorium
Contact:  Shirley Patnode 773-3079

Women With Heart Disease

Share your experiences, learn from others, and help plan future meetings/speakers/topics. Family members are also invited to attend.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 4th Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ Johnstown
Contact:  Maria Calhoun 762-0113