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Support Groups

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.

Widowed Persons Service

We know that losing your life partner is an experience that can leave you overwhelmed and your loved ones unsure of how to help. Thankfully, the Widowed Person's Service, a volunteer network of widowed men and women of all ages who have worked their way through their own grief, want to help the newly widowed learn to deal with their emotions and adjustments. Their goals are to help you cope with your shock and grief, adjust to your changed status and identity, and set and pursue new goals for your life. They offer group support, shared meals and social activities when you're ready to reach out to others. The Widowed Persons Service meets at 7 p.m. every Friday. To learn more, call 757-545-4911 or 757-487-0789.