Support Groups

The support groups listed below are affiliated with 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 ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 736-1120

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 ~ Room 233
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 ~ 2 Colonial Court, 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: 
HealthLink Littauer 736-1120

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, 4th Monday, 10 a.m.
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Auditorium
Contact:  Kathie Rohrs 773-5425

NEW…Look Good Feel Better

For women dealing with hair loss and skin changes due to chemotherapy and radiation.  Learn specific techniques to help make the most of your appearance.  Program is free ~ registration is required.

Meets:  Quarterly, Mondays, 6 p.m. on  March 7 ~ June 13 ~ September 12 ~ December 12
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Classroom 2
Contact:  American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345

NEW…Parkinson’s

Support, advocacy and education for anyone with Parkinson’s or other neurological conditions and their caregivers.  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 3rd Thursday, 2 p.m.
Location:  Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church ~ 22 N. Main Street, Mayfield
Contact:  Rev. Bonnie Orth 661-6566

Smokefree

Guidance and assistance for anyone with the desire to quit smoking, or those who want to remain smokefree!  Meetings are free and no enrollment is necessary.

Meets:  Monthly, 4th Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
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.  $32 annual membership fee.

Meets:  Weekly, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. (Weigh-ins begin 5 p.m.)
Location:  Nathan Littauer Hospital ~ Classroom 2
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 (January-October), 4th Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Location:  HealthLink Littauer ~ 2 Colonial Court, Johnstown
Contact:  HealthLink Littauer 736-1120