Free Support Groups at Manatee Memorial

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.

Bariatric Support Group

FREE Bariatric Support Group for patients in both pre and post-op surgery stages. Monthly topics may include exercise therapy, body contouring, healthy eating, testimonials and much more!

RSVP here

Breast Cancer Support Group

The breast cancer support group is for patients who are newly diagnosed, are currently in treatment, or have completed treatment. Families and caregivers are welcome.

Please call Michelle Lynch, Breast Care Navigator, at 941-708-8330 for more information.

Healthy Hearts Support Group

Every month the Healthy Hearts Support Group will feature a different speaker discussing heart healthy topics every 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Register here

HOPE Stroke Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

Each month a different topic and speaker will be featured. This support group is in partnership with Florida Home Health, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Register here 

Parkinson’s Education Forum

Manatee Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, is proud to host a monthly educational forum for those with Parkinson's and their care partners. This free program is offered at no charge and provides the opportunity to learn about topics related to Parkinson’s.

Please call Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's, at 941-926-6413, ext. 200 to make a reservation or if you have questions.

Smoking Cessation Program — Tools to Quit

Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you quit through Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center. The program covers all forms of tobacco.

Please call 866-534-7909 for more information.