Support Groups

Jupiter Medical Center offers a variety of support groups for those looking to share similar experiences and self-educate.

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia to develop a support system, exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns as well as learn about community resources.

  • Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ǀ 2nd Thursday monthly
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 1-800-272-3900

Bariatric

Patients of the Jupiter Medical Center's Institute for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery can attend a monthly support group hosted by members of the bariatric team. This group offers guest speakers, psychological and nutritional support.

  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ǀ 3rd Wednesday monthly
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 561-263-5695

Cancer

Living with Cancer Support Group

Living with cancer is one of the most stressful experiences in someone’s life. The Living with Cancer Support Group provides a safe place for patients to share their feelings and challenges while learning from others in a similar situation. Participation is free and registration is not required.

  • Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ǀ every other Tuesday
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 561-263-3659

Living With Breast Cancer Support Group

You don’t have to face breast cancer alone. Having the support of others is an important part of breast cancer survivorship. The Living with Breast Cancer Support Group provides a warm and caring atmosphere for women with breast cancer. Within this group women share knowledge, experiences and emotional support with each other.

  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | 1st Thursday of the month
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Foshay Cancer Center Lobby, 1st Floor
  • Contact: 561-263-3659

Bereavement Support Group

For anyone who has lost a loved one or is experiencing grief.

  • Time: 11 - 12 p.m. | 1st & 3rd Monday of the month
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center’s Chapel (off the south lobby)
  • Contact: 561-263-4457. Registration is encouraged.

Pastoral Care

Available upon request. Meet with a member of the pastoral care team for emotional and spiritual support.

  • Contact: 561-263-4457

Diabetes

Adult Support Group

If you are living with a diagnosis of diabetes, you are not alone. It’s important to have support from family, friends and from other people with diabetes. A support group can provide a place to discuss issues that others with diabetes may be experiencing too, find resources and talk to healthcare professionals who are specially trained and certified in diabetes education.

  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.ǀ 2nd Monday quarterly (February, May, August & September)
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 561-263-5067

Digestive Health

Crohn's & Colitis Support Group

If you or a loved one suffers from Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis, please join us! Our support group is designed to provide a forum for discussing the challenges faced by those living with IBD as well as their friends and family members.

  • Time: 6 - 7 pm ǀ 2nd Monday monthly
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, Innovation Room, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 561-218-2929, option 1, extension 8, or email jdiaz@ccfa.org.

Heart

Jupiter Heart Club

Jupiter Heart Club is a support group to help people understand their heart disease. Join us for dinner and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to heart health.

  • Time: 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6 p.m. presentation ǀ 2nd Wednesday monthly
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter

Lung/Breathing

Better Breathers Club

Jupiter Medical Center’s Better Breathers Club is a monthly support group for patients with COPD and their caregivers. Founded by the American Lung Association and hosted by Jupiter Medical Center we provide an opportunity for patients with lung disease, and their caregivers, to connect with others who are also going through life with COPD. Facilitated by concerned healthcare providers in a supportive environment, our goal is to provide education and resources to help meet the challenges that chronic lung disease brings to daily life and improve quality of life.

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (lunch provided) ǀ 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter Medical Center
  • Contact: 561-263-2043

Caregivers Support Group

If you are caring for someone with a cancer diagnosis it is important to take care of yourself as well. The Caregivers Support Group provides a place for caregivers to share feelings and connect with resources and support. Participation is free. Please RSVP to 561-263-3659.

  • 2019 Meeting Date - The first Thursday, monthly 2-3 p.m.
  • Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Please RSVP to 561-263-3659.

Living with Lung Cancer Support Group

You don’t have to face lung cancer alone. Cancer support groups can provide tremendous support when you are living with lung cancer. They offer an opportunity to share with others who have “been there” and experienced the array of emotions that come with a diagnosis of cancer. You can learn from others and share knowledge and emotional support. Participation is free and registration is not required.
  • 2019 Meeting Dates - Tuesday - Monthly • 2- 3 p.m.
  • Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • For more information, please contact Jennifer Schosheim, MSW, LCSW, Oncology Social Worker at 561-263-3659 or Jennifer.Schosheim@jupitermed.com.

New Moms

Lactation and Postpartum Support Group

You don’t have to face lactation or postpartum issues alone. Having the support of others is important. Our support group provides a warm and caring atmosphere where women can share knowledge, experiences and give emotional support to each other.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon ǀ 1st Monday monthly*
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, De George Pavilion, OB Floor, Family Lounge
  • 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter Medical Center Participation is free, for more information call, 561-263-2676. Registration is encouraged, visit jupitermed.com/events or call 561-263-2628.

Ostomy

This support group can enhance the quality of life for people who are living with an ostomy and those who are facing ostomy surgery. The group allows you to share your feelings and ask questions with people in a similar situation. It also lets you share your successes with others who may benefit from your experience.

  • Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ǀ 2nd Sunday of every month
  • Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, 1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter
  • Contact: 561-818-9160

Sleep Disorders

A.W.A.K.E. Support Groups

A.W.A.K.E. (Alert Well and Keeping Energetic) Support Group is an ongoing support group for patients with sleep apnea.

  • Time: 7 - 8 p.m. ǀ 1st Tuesday monthly September through May.
  • Contact: 561-744-4478

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation Classes

A complimentary, proven-effective, six-week smoking cessation class is available to support your efforts to stop smoking. The course includes group support, relapse preventions, free nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patches and lozenges are available for those who are eligible).

  • Place: Call 561-263-4437 for information, dates and location.
  • Contact: 877-819-2357. Registration for the next six-week session is requested.