Free Support Groups at Manatee Memorial

Free Support Groups at Manatee Memorial

PLEASE NOTE: All in-person support groups have been canceled for the remainder of 2020. Please call the phone numbers below for more information.

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.


Breast Cancer Support Group

PLEASE NOTE: The Breast Cancer Support Group will have Zoom meetings for the remainder of 2020. Want to join in? Call the number below.

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 941-708-8330 for more information.


Lung Cancer Support Group

The lung 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 Kelsie Corry, RN, BSN, TTS, Nurse Navigator, at 941-745-6930 for more information.


Diabetes Support Group

This monthly support group is designed to encourage and continue educating those with diabetes. If you're a patient, former patient, family member or friend, you can share your thoughts and learn from the experiences of others in this free support group at Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Each group is limited to 60 people.

The support group is facilitated by Manatee Memorial Dietitians.


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 dietitian 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.


HOPE Stroke Support Group for Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

PLEASE NOTE: The HOPE Stroke Support Group has gone virtual for the remainder of 2020. To register, call 941-745-7394.

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.

Please call 941-745-7394 to make a reservation or for questions.


Ostomy Support Group

For new and established ostomates and their loved ones, a forum for support and education on a variety of topics related to ostomy care. This support group is in partnership with Trilogy Home Health and Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Please call 941-745-6806 or 941-730-8585 to make a reservation or for questions.


MOMM's Place: Mommy Support 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.

Call 941-745-6925 for information.


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

PLEASE NOTE: The Smoking Cessation Program has gone virtual for the remainder of 2020. To register, call 1-866-534-7909.

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 1-866-534-7909 for more information.


Weight Loss Support Group (Monday)

This group provides support for those who have already had weight-loss surgery, answers questions and provides postoperative support. It's also for those interested in learning about surgical weight loss.

Please call 941-708-8055 for dates, to reserve a spot or for more information.


Weight Loss Support Group (Saturday)

This group provides support for those who have already had weight-loss surgery, answers questions and provides postoperative support. It's also for those interested in learning about surgical weight loss.

Please call 941-708-8055 for dates, to reserve a spot or for more information.