Programs, Classes and Events

The Doctor Is In
The Doctor is In
, Riverside's popular lecture series is held in Newport News, Williamsburg and on the Eastern Shore. These free lectures include informative discussions on a wide range of health topics for people of all ages.

This 8-week program combines effective fat-burning exercise in a non-intimidating group setting with nutrition education emphasizing balance, variety and moderation. Certified Aerobic Instructors teach the exercise program and Registered Dietitians teach the nutrition classes.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Come and spend some productive time with people who understand firsthand what you're experiencing. And it's a good opportunity to learn more about advancements in MS treatment and to exchange information and coping strategies in a comfortable and confidential setting.

Better Breathers Club
Riverside Sleep and Pulmonary Center has partnered with the American Lung Association to provide monthly Better Breathers Club meetings for the community. Better Breathers Clubs meet regularly to provide support, education and socialization to people with COPD or another chronic lung disease, their family members and their caregivers. A facilitator coordinates and oversees the meetings, brings in featured speakers and collects information and feedback from the participants.

Parkinson's Support Group
The Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group offers strategies on how to deal with challenges, enhance your health and wellness and maintain your quality of life to the highest degree possible. You have the opportunity to see how your experience, while unique to your particular situation, is part of a larger world of similar circumstances and people. Simply put, you realize that you are not alone.

Diabetes Community Groups
Our community groups are designed to put you in touch with other people, who like you, are working to manage their diabetes. Each group has a skilled support group leader.

Diabetes Ask the Educator
The focus is on living a full and healthy life with diabetes. The group offers support, advice and the latest health information. Call beforehand to confirm meeting time and location.

Peninsula: Third Thursday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
12200 Warwick Blvd., Suite 590A, Newport News, VA 23601
(located on Riverside Regional Medical Center campus)

Middle Peninsula: Fourth Thursday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
7578 Hospital Drive, Building B, Suite 106, Gloucester, VA 23061
(located adjacent to Riverside Walter Reed Hospital)

Tappahannock: Third Thursday of every month, 3 - 4 p.m.
YMCA, 11487 General Puller Highway, Hartfield, VA 23071

Eastern Shore: Second Monday of each month, 10-11 a.m.
9507 Hospital Avenue, Nassawadox, VA 23413

(located at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital)

Stroke Support Group

  • More information: Call Katy Ramsey at 757-534-9710.


When: Every other Thursday of each month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

When: Every other Tuesday, 5 - 6 p.m.
Where: Riverside PACE, 439 Oriana Road, Suite C, Newport News, VA 23608

Amputee Support Group

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Brain Injury Support Group

  • More information: call 757-722-9881

When: Last Wednesday of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: The Denbigh House (Brain Injury Clubhouse), 12725 McManus Boulevard, Suite 2E, Newport News, VA 23602

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

  • More information: call 757-928-8000

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Hospice Volunteer Training
Riverside Hospice offers an 8-hour training course to teach you the skills you need to become a volunteer for our hospice services. This one-day course is held on a Saturday and includes a complimentary lunch. There is no fee for the course.

When: Please call for schedule.
Where: Riverside Human Resources Support Center, First Floor Conference Room, Warwick Medical and Professional Center, 12420 Warwick Boulevard, Building 6, Newport News, VA 23606.

Cancer-Related Support Groups
Riverside sponsors or hosts a number of support groups related to cancer. If you have questions please call 1-800-520-7006.



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