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 Young Women with Cancer Support Group A cancer diagnosis can be very shocking for young women. At a time in life most often reserved for family and career, issues of treatment, recovery and survivorship suddenly take top priority. This 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. For women 45 and younger. Time: 6 - 7 p.m. | Mondays, twice a month Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness 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 Look Good - Feel Better Jupiter Medical Center and the American Cancer Society offer skin care, makeup techniques and hair care for patients undergoing treatment. A beautiful cosmetic kit is provided along with expert tips from a salon professional. Time: 1 - 3 p.m. |1st Monday of the month Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Auxiliary Modular, Conference Room Contact: 800-227-2345. Registration at least 2 weeks prior to the session is requested. 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 email@example.com. 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 Pulmonary Hypertension & Pulmonary Fibrosis Our Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Fibrosis Group meets monthly to provide patients, caregivers and their family members with the resources necessary to more fully understand these conditions. Participating in a support group may improve your emotional well-being and offers you the opportunity to connect with others facing similar experiences. Facilitated by concerned healthcare providers in a supportive environment, our goal is to provide patients with the tools necessary to live with these conditions and improve their quality of life. Time: 1 - 2 p.m. ǀ 4th Tuesday monthly Place: Jupiter Medical Center, Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium1226 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter Contact: 561-263-2043 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.