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 Better Breathers Club (Pulmonary Rehabilitation)

Second Wednesday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm

SMHC Physicians, 9 Healthcare Drive, Biddeford

Open to all interested in learning more about pulmonary disease and improving their quality of life. Small group sessions allow participants to share experiences, provide education and learn in a comfortable and caring setting. For more information, please call Chris Dunn at 283-7773.

 Breast Cancer Survivors

Second Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 6:30pm; SMHC Webber Building, 2nd floor conference room
For more information, please contact Helene Langley at (207) 283-7805.

 Diabetes Support Group - The Beat Goes On

First Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm; SMHC Sanford - Conference Room, 25 June Street
The topic for May is 'A1C Champ - Understanding Insulin.' For more information, please call (207) 490-7828.

Healthy Hearts

First Wednesday of each month, 1:00 to 2:00pm;
Glass Conference Room, 9 Healthcare Drive, Biddeford

Free. Topics for discussion will include:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Diet & Exercise
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Pacemaker Therapy
  • Stress Management

No registration required - For more information, please call 282-3666.

 Info HelpLine

Need assistance? Do you ever wonder what other support is out there? We can help you find the answer. Call 283-7234.

Need a Physician? Visit smhc.org/medical-staff or call 283-7323.

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New - begins 10/13/2014: Second Monday of each month (Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 9), 10:30 to 11:30am. SMHC Saco Walk-In Clinic - Second Floor Conference Room

We welcome those affected by lung cancer and their family/friends. Support, information and networking will be provided by skilled facilitators. For pre-registration, please call Kathy at 283-7324.

 Mature Women's Support Group

SMHC Biddeford Classrooms, every other Tuesday; 4:00-5:15pm

Discusses issues pertaining to life as we grow older. For more information, please call 240-8638.

 Mom's Circle Support Group

SMHC Biddeford Classrooms, 2nd Floor; Call for dates & times

SMHC’s Birthing Suite hosts a weekly Mom's Circle, facilitated by Katherine O'Connor RN, IBCLC. This group allows mothers to meet for support, play dates, friendship and Fun! The group provides mothers with the opportunity to share ideas, vent frustration and compare notes. In this group mothers share their experiences to help other new moms and discuss the normal, and not-so-normal, emotions during their postpartum journey.

Mom's Circle is free and babies are always welcome. For more information, contact Katherine O’Connor, RN, IBCLC at 283-7335.

 Ostomy Support Group

First Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm in Biddeford, Hospital Classroom D, 2nd floor

For patients with ostomies, their family members, and caregivers. For more information, please call 283-7980.

 Parkinson's Disease

Second Sunday of each month, 2:00 to 4:00pm at SMHC Biddeford

A place to share information and support for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, caregivers and those in related health fields. For more information, call (207) 967-8971.

 Southern Maine Chronic Pain Support Group

First and third Thursdays of each month at The Pines, Ocean Park, ME

For more information, please visit painsupportgroup.org and thepinescommunity.org

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Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 to 7:00pm
Location: Biddeford Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive

Information will be presented about nutrition, resources, and other topics to help with the lifestyle and emotional adjustments you may face. Talk with others who have faced similar challenges. For more information, call 284-2630.

 Young Widow and Widowers

Second and Fourth Fridays of each month, 6:30 to 8:00pm at the Cancer Care Center, 27 Industrial Avenue, Sanford

The Center for Grieving Children, in collaboration with the Cancer Care Center of York County, offers a free peer support group for individuals age 60 and younger who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. Trained facilitators will lead the group. FMI, please contact Janice Zurlo, York county coordinator for the Center for Grieving Children, at (207) 775-5216, ext. 108.

Where and how to sign up..

Most of our programs take place at SMHC Biddeford (One Medical Center Drive), SMHC Sanford (25 June Street) or at one of SMHC's Diagnostic and Therapy Centers in Saco (13 Industrial Park Road), Kennebunk (4 Shape Drive) and Biddeford (9 Healthcare Drive). Locations are noted as either SMHC Biddeford, SMHC Sanford, Saco, or Kennebunk. Other venues are clearly specified. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge.

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