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Call to verify meeting times and places before attending a support group for the first time.

Info Line (for all service information): 211.

ADD Support Group, Greater Danbury Chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders): first Wednesday, 7 pm, Central Christian Church, West and Harmony Street, Danbury; Lori Arconti, coordinator, 790-8654.

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group: Fourth Tuesday, 7:15–9 pm, Carolton Convalescent Hospital, Windsor Room, 400 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield, contact Bill Miller at 203-335-1726 or the Connecticut ALS chapter at 203-226-6619.

Amputee Support Group: For amputees, families and friends, first Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Main Street Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main Street, Danbury; 774-0349 or 730-5969.

Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can, cancer support services for men, women, children, families, caregivers, 103 Newtown Road, Suite 1B, Danbury, 790-6568; website www.annsplace.org.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, Second and Fourth Thursday, 7:30 pm, The Homesteads at Newtown, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown; 426-8118.

Alzheimer’s (and related disorders) Support Group: Fourth Thursday, 7:30 pm, Almost Family Adult Day Care, 52 Federal Road, Danbury, 744-2273 or 426-4547.

Alzheimer’s Support Group: First Thursday, 4:30–6 pm, Mediplex of Danbury, 107 Osborne Street, Danbury; call to confirm, Evy Bresciaat 792-8102.

Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss Support Group: Last Thusday, 3 pm, Village at Brookfield Commons, 246 Federal Road, contact Kate McMahon 775-8689.

Bariatric Support Group: For persons considering gastric bypass surgery or those who have undergone it, third Wednesday, 6–8 pm, Danbury Hospital’s John C. Creasy Center for Health Education auditorium; coordinator Kathy Gannon, 797-7131

Bereavement Support Groups for adults, teens, and children who have lost loved ones or friends: Many different kinds of groups, all sponsored by Regional Hospice, 405 Main Street, Danbury, call Kendall Palladino at 797-1685 for meeting locations, dates, and times.

Bereavement Support Groups based in Newtown, held by Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut, led by Jennifer Casey, MSW, held at the C.H. Booth Library on second and fourth Wednesdays, 5–6:30 pm, registration required, call Kendall Palladino at Hospice, 797-1685.

Bereavement Support Group: For adults, first and third Mondays, 6–7:30 pm, Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, 800 Main Street, East Entrance, Southbury; 262-6500.

Better Breathing Club: For persons with chronic respiratory problems, last Friday, 1:30 pm, Bridgeport Hospital’s Du Pont Board Room; call Respiratory Therapy, 203-384-4747 or 203-384-3979.

Between Us: For Lymphoma and Leukemia Survivors, second and fourth Tuesday, Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can, 103 Newtown Road, Suite 1B, Danbury, 790-6568.

Brain Injury Association of Connecticut, Inc, Support Groups: For those injured and their family members; for schedule of meetings throughout the state, call 800-278-8242.

Cancer Support Groups: Many groups for men, women, and children including men and women surviving cancer, post-treatment survivors group, caregivers support group, cancer-related edema, Kids Can (educational play/therapy for children), prostate cancer, parents and spouses of prostate cancer survivors, gynelogical cancer survivors, newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors, post-treatment breast cancer survivors, and those with chronic or recurring cancers; call for days and times., Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can Cancer Support Services, 103 Newtown Road, Suite 1B, Danbury, 790-6568.

Cancer: Support Group for cancer patients and their families, Mondays (except holidays), 5:30 pm, Bridgeport Hospital Tower 7 Conference Room, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport, 203-384-3168 or 203-384-3436.

Cancer Support Group for patients and their families and friends, second and fourth Tuesdays, St Vincent’s Medical Center, Level 3 education and training conference room, 6–7:30 pm, 203-576-6158.

Children of Divorce Group: First and third Mondays, 6–7:15 pm, Newtown Youth Services offices, 10 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, 270-4335.

Compassionate Friends: Grief support group for families who have experienced the death of a child; fourth Wednesday, 7 pm, Danbury United Methodist Church, Clapboard Ridge Road (Route 39); 797-8996.

Danbury Diabetic Association: Third Monday, 7:30 pm, Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care, 33 Lincoln Avenue, Danbury, 438-7339.

Depression and Bipolar Support Group: Tuesdays, 7:30–9 pm, Senior Center, 80 Main Street, Danbury; call Mental Health Association of Connecticut at 800-842-1501, ext 15, to confirm before attending.

Diabetes Club of Danbury: A support group for diabetics, their families, and friends, conducts a monthly guest speakers program at Danbury Hospital on the third Monday, 7:30–9 pm, in March, April, May, June, September, and October in the cafeteria, third floor South Building; 797-7247.

Diabetes Support Groups, for Adults: First Wednesday, 7:30 pm, September through June. For youths and their parents: First Wednesday, 6:30 pm at New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm Street, New Milford, 350-7264, 350-7241.

Diabetes Support Group, Sweet Survivors: Sponsored by Bridgeport Hospital, second Tuesday, 7 pm, Medical Arts Center, 15 Corporate Drive, Trumbull; 203-384-3773. Young People’s Group for children and their parents, call 203-384-3000, ext 2829.

Divorce, Separation Support Group: Tuesdays, Women’s Center, 2 West Street, Danbury, 731-5200.

Divorce Support Group for Men and Women: St Rose School in the Monsignor Conroy Room, Church Hill Road in Newtown; for those who are contemplating divorce, are in the process, or were divorced within the last two years; call 270-1930.

Eating Disorders Support Group: Mental Health Association of Connecticut, 800-842-1501, ext 15.

Epilepsy Support Group (and other seizure disorders): First Wednesday, 5 pm, Ability Beyond Disability, 135 Old State Road, Brookfield, 775-4700, ext 0266.

Girls Group for Mind, Body, Spirit: For teens, group learning for stress management, empowerment, creative expression through songwriting, art, and writing, OptiSelf Center, scholarships available, Sandy Hook, 426-7042.

Grief Loss Support Group, adult: For loss of loved one, friend, relative, or pet, first Thursday, 8 pm, Optiself Center, Sandy Hook, 426-7042.

Healing Hearts, support group for those who have experienced pregnancy or newborn loss: 7 pm, second Wednesday; first floor administration confrence room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, 203-384-3211 or 203-384-3374.

Heart Beats Support Group: For former cardiac patients or anyone interested in heart disease, second Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Bridgeport Hospital Cafeteria, second floor, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport; 203-384-3757.

Hepatitis C Support Group: Fourth Tuesday, 6 pm, Danbury Hospital, Classroom 3 below Creasy Auditorium, free and confidential, 743-2647 or email HepCGroup@aol.com.

HIV/AIDS Support: For people infected, Tuesdays, 7 pm, 72½ West Street, Danbury, 778-2437.

Lesbians Support Group: Women’s Center, 256 Main Street, Danbury, 731-5200.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Support Group: For patients with blood-related cancers also including myeloma and Hodgkin’s disease, first Tuesday, St Vincent’s Medical Center, 2500 Main Street, Bridgeport, for adult patients, family, friends; call Eileen Bohan, MSW, at 203-259-6957.

Lyme Disease; Greater Danbury Lyme Disease Support Group: Third Saturday, 2–4 pm, First Congregational Church, 46 Main Street, Bethel, contact Pat Bartlett, 983-3681.

Lyme Disease Support Group for Kids and Teens: Sponsored by Wilton Task Force on Lyme Disease & Other Tick Borne Illnesses, Inc, first Tuesday, 4:30 pm, parents attend Support Group for Adults, second Wednesday, 7:30 pm, both at Comstock Community Center, School Road off Route 7, Wilton, contact 203-762-2437 or Kos1@earthlink.net.

Mild Brain Injury Support Group: Fourth Wednesday except July and August, 6:30–8 pm, Ability Beyond Disability, 135 Old State Road, Brookfield, 775-4700, ext 267.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Second Wednesday, 7 pm, for MS patients and their caregivers, Main Street Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main Street, Danbury (good parking in rear); contact Iris Gilligan 730-5966.

Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group: fourth Wednesday, 7 pm, for people with MS, Village at Brookfield Commons, 246A Federal Road, Brookfield, 800-FIGHTMS.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Parent Support Group: Thursdays, 7:30 pm, Danbury Hilton, 18 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury; contact MDA Coordinator Elissa Edson at 777-1273.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group: Third Sunday, 2–4 pm, St Vincent’s Hospital, Main Street, Bridgeport; contact Marianne Schustek at marbill9@aol.com or phone 203-929-7627.

NAMI of Danbury for the mentally ill, for families of mentally ill relatives, second and fourth Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Almost Family Center, 52 Federal Road, Danbury, 426-0051, 775-9179.

New Heights: Program run by Catholic Charities providing adults with mental illnesses and others prevocational training and work and social opportunities, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 5:30 pm, 235 White Street, Danbury, 794-0819.

New Mothers Support Group, “Mother/Baby Talk,” for mothers and their babies, meets weekly at 235 Main Street in Danbury. Mothers of babies up to 5 months meet Tuesdays, 12:30–2:30 pm; mothers of babies 6 to 12 months meet Mondays, 12:30–2:30 pm; Kathleen Moonan, lactation program coordinator at the Danbury Hospital Family Birth Center, free to all new mothers, 797-6877.

New Voices Club: For Laryngectomees, first Sunday, 2 pm, Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can, 103 Newtown Road, Suite 1B, Danbury, 790-6568 or 744-3586.

Nutmeg Celiac Support Group: First Friday, Danbury Hospital’s Center for Behavioral Health on Lake Avenue and Old Mill Road, Danbury, 203-438-6108.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Support Group: Tuesdays, 2 pm, New Heights, 66 West Street, Danbury; call Mental Health Association of Connecticut, 800-842-1501, ext 15, to confirm before attending.

Overeaters Anonymous: Twelve-step recovery, meets in Newtown Congregational Church House, 41-A Main Street, Tuesdays, 12:15–1:30 pm; last Tuesday of each month is a Step One meeting. Drop-ins welcome.

Parent Connection: Concerned parents and other informed citizens of Newtown addressing the problems of substance use and abuse in this community. Monthly meetings, call Newtown Youth Services office, 270-4335.

Parent’s Hope Support Group: Support for parents of substance-abusing youth, Mondays 7:30–9:30 pm, Newtown Youth Services offices, 10 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, 270-4335.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Second Monday, at 11 am, Bethel Senior Center (cafeteria/meeting room), 1 School Street (Municipal Building), contact the center at 792-3048.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: Third Monday, 1–3 pm, Southbury Town Hall Senior Center, 501 Main Street South; Margaret Clark coordinator, 426-5534.

Perinatal Grief Support Group: “We Care,” St Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, third Wednesday, 7–8:15 pm, contact Sister Joann Apicelli, pastoral care department, 203-576-5110.

PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): First Wednesday, 7:45 pm, Triangle Community Center, 25 Van Zant Street, Room 7-C, Norwalk, 203-544-8724, 203-322-5380.

Polio Outreach of Connecticut: For polio survivors or family members who would like information on meetings, contact Don Heilbron at 203-847-4413, or Barbara Bowen, 203-262-1732.

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Sponsored by Bridgeport Hospital, meets at Laurel Gardens in Trumbull 6 pm on third Tuesdays; education and support for men with prostate cancer and their families; 203-384-4441.

Recovering Burns, Inc: Support group for any former burn patient from Connecticut and surrounding states; second Thursday, 7:30 pm, Burn Center Lounge, Bridgeport Hospital; call 203-384-3240.

Recovery, Inc: Support Group for Nervous Patients (in existence since 1937), every Tuesday, 1 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Route 6, Brewster (call for specific directions), 744-1048.

Schizophrenia Support Group, Schizophrenics Anonymous: A six-step recovery program, Thursdays, 6 pm, New Heights, 66 West Street, Danbury, call Mental Health Association of Connecticut, 800-842-1501, ext 15, to confirm before attending.

SibShops: Support for siblings of children with disabilities, second Monday, 5–7 pm, Newtown Youth Services offices, 10 Glen Road in Sandy Hook, 270-4335.

Snoring & Sleep Disorders Support Group: For individuals and their families and friends, Tuesdays, 7 pm, Waterbury Hospital, 203-573-6257.

Stroke Support Group: For stroke survivors, family members, and friends, second Thursday, 2–3 pm, at the Main Street Physical Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main Street, Danbury; Iris Gillingan 730-5966.

Stroke Support Group: Third Wednesday, 7 pm, Ability Beyond Disability, 135 Old State Road, Brookfield, 775-4700.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group: Self-help support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide, recent or past; fourth Tuesday, 7 pm, Seymour Congregational Church (not affiliated with any denomination), 264-5613.

Tourette Syndrome Support Group: First Friday, 7:30 pm in Danbury, 256-8299.

Traumatic Brain Injury (CAN): First Tuesday, 4:30 pm, Main Street Physical Rehabilitation Center, 235 Main Street, Danbury; Lynn Yessian, 797-7597.  

Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group: Bridgeport Hospital, call David Bradford at 203-255-7433.

Trinity: Metaphysical, spiritual, and holistic classes, workshops, events for personal growth. 426-9448, www.trinityproduction.org; trinity@trinityproduction.org.

United Ostomy Chapter of Greater Bridgeport: For area residents and families who have had any type of ostomy operation, third Sunday, 2 pm, Medical Arts Center, 15 Corporate Drive, Trumbull; 203-384-3310.

Well Spouse Support Group: Second and fourth Tuesday, 10–11:30 am, Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, 262-0600.

Women in Abusive Relationship Support Group: Call for time of weekly daytime group, Women’s Center, Danbury, 731-5200.

Organizations that would like to be considered for listing their support group meetings in Health Monitor may do so by writing to Health Monitor Editor, c/o Bee Publishing, 5 Church Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470; or at our email address, editor@thebee.com. Include name, meeting time, location, and telephone number.

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