At Wooster Community Hospital, we have found that support groups provide an important source of emotional and psychological benefits for current patients, former patients, and their friends and families.
Alzheimer’s Association Support Group
For more information contact Linsay Brandenstein at (234) 414-0036 or (800) 272-3900.
Diabetes Support Group
A support group for people with diabetes to learn, share ideas, and help solve problems. Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6 pm – 7 pm at WCH.
Contact the Diabetes Clinic and Nutrition Services Department at (330) 263-8196.
Healing Hearts (Pregnancy Loss Support Group)
A support group for parents who have lost a newborn or experienced a miscarriage. Group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at the Wayne County Library from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm.
Contact Becky Yoder, RN, at (330) 202-5548 or Krista Asher, LISW-S, MSW, at (330) 202-5191.
Ostomy Resource Information
For individuals who wish to engage in a discussion regarding any surgically created opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes.
Contact Susan VanSickle, RN, at (330) 263-8631.
Parkinson’s Support Group
A support group for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers to provide understanding, comfort, sharing, and information.
Contact Phyllis Jodosh at (330) 410-6364.
Connect with individuals and families of those who have experienced a stroke or stroke-related injury. The goal is to help navigate the changes that come from having a stroke in a caring, respectful atmosphere. The monthly group sessions provide ongoing stroke education and support during recovery. We are Stronger Together. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at Wooster Community Hospital from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the South Auditorium. Contact the group’s social worker, Kaitlyn G. at (330) 287-5969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whit's End Community Place Support Group (Cancer Support Group)
For the time being, due to Covid-19, Whit's End Community Place has canceled all in-person group meetings. This has been done as a safety precaution for our cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.
Even though we will not be meeting in person Whit's End remains committed to providing support for our community. We are offering FREE Teletherapy sessions with our licensed social workers. Please call (330) 287-2787 to schedule a session with our program coordinator, Kat Little.