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Support Through Unexpected Challenges

Sometimes life can take an unexpected turn and leave you feeling lost, depressed and unsure of where to go next. But often, we don't understand how powerful it is to share our own experiences with others who are feeling the same way. That's why Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offers a wide variety of support for you, your family and your loved ones. Through the shared experiences of others, we hope you'll find comfort, fresh ways to cope and new routines that get you back to feeling OK even if life is a bit different. Whatever your situation, we're here for you.

Hospice Support Groups

While we serve the terminally ill and address the issues around that process, hospice care has always focused on the life itself and helping patients and their families as they work through the final stages of human life. We believe in living with hope and dying with dignity.

General Support Groups

We offer support groups for bereavement, breast cancer, general cancer patients and widowed persons. 

Pastoral Care

We know that your spiritual needs are an integral part of the healing process. That's why a team of interdenominational clergy is based within the hospital and on call for family counseling and consolation.

Bereavement Support Group

ComfortCare Home Health and Hospice, an affiliate of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, sponsors a bereavement support group for adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group is facilitated by the Hospice Chaplain and meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Cedar Manor Assisted Living, which is located at 1324 Cedar Road in Chesapeake. The group gives attendees the opportunity to share feelings of grief in a supportive and empathic setting with caring individuals who have experienced similar feelings. There is no cost to attend and the group is open to the public. Contact Chaplain Evelyn L. Lee at 757-323-4646 for more information and to register.

Breast Cancer Support Group

Learning you have cancer is one of the scariest experiences you can face. But for those with breast cancer, life can be especially overwhelming. Chesapeake Regional Healthcare's beast cancer support group is open to newly diagnosed women as well as survivors. If you have breast cancer, consider joining our group and seeing that you're not alone in the battle. We're here for you! Members of the group will embrace, comfort, encourage and honor your courageous journey while also sharing concerns, exchanging information and putting you in front of health care professionals who speak on topics of interest. The group meetings are facilitated by a breast cancer survivor and an oncology nurse, and meets the first Thursday of each month. To learn more, call 757-312-2232.

People Helping People

When people are first diagnosed with cancer, they often feel anxious, alone and angry. Their families and loved ones often have similar emotions. For cancer patients, their families and their loved ones, along with surivovrs of those who have died of cancer, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offers a support group at 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call 757-312-6460.