Free Support Groups at Manatee Memorial

If you're a patient, former patient, family member or friend, you can share your thoughts and learn from the experiences of others in free support groups at Manatee Memorial Hospital.


Healthy Hearts Support Group

This cardiac support group will offer education and encouragement to cardiac patients, their families and those looking for a healthier lifestyle.

Each month a Registered Dietician from 2nd Street Bistro will discuss healthy foods, meal planning and health and wellness tips. In addition, a guest speaker will discuss a variety of educational cardio-related topics. Free blood pressure checks and dinner will be provided.

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: Manatee Memorial Hospital's Tower Auditorium
2017 Support Group Dates:

  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21

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Diabetes Support Group

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. at:

Manatee Memorial Hospital
Tower Auditorium
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Dinner is provided. Space limited.

2017 Support Group Dates:

  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • August 1
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7

If you prefer to register by phone, please call 941-708-8100, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to make your reservation.

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HOPE Stroke Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 4 – 6 p.m. at:

The IMG Academy Golf Club
4350 El Conquistador Parkway
Bradenton, FL 34210

Each month a different topic and speaker will be featured. This support group is in partnership with Florida Home Health and Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dinner is provided. Please call 941-773-4628 to make a reservation or for questions.

2017 Support Group Dates:

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

MOMM's Place: Infant and Mom Group

Want to meet other new mothers? Need a shoulder to cry on? Interested in activities that involve you and your children? Then this group is for you. Most of our mothers join us weekly to share lunch, stories, and life's little experiences. It's a great time to get out of the house with the little ones.

Meets every Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at:

MOMM's Place
Suite 3F
Medical Office Building
250 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208  (next door to the hospital)

Bring a bag lunch. Call 941-745-6925 for information.


Weight Loss Support Group

This group provides support for those who have already had weight-loss surgery, answer questions and provide postoperative support. It's also for those interested in learning about surgical weight-loss using the sleeve. The group meets every month at:

Tower Auditorium
Manatee Memorial Hospital
206 Second Street East
Bradenton, FL 34208

Please call 941-896-9507 for reservations or for information.

2017 Support Group Dates:

  • January 14
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 4
  • December 9