Amputee Support Group
Amputees and their families can gain valuable information and support through this monthly group.

  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
    Fourth Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
    245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
    757-928-8327 or 757-928-8335 or email Lauren Gaskins, Lauren.Gaskins@rivhs.com

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.

Brain Injury Support Groups
Two groups meet within the Newport News area.

  • The Denbigh House (Brain Injury Clubhouse)
    Last Wednesday of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    12725 McManus Blvd., Suite 2E, Newport News, VA 23602
    757-722-9881
  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
    Second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.
    245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
    757-928-8000

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

Diabetes Ask the Educator 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. 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)
    757-534-5918
  • 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)
    757-989-8830
  • 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)
    757-414-8351

Dietcise
This eight-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.

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.

Hospice Volunteer Training
Riverside Hospice offers an eight-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.

  • Newport News:
    Please call for schedule.
    Riverside Human Resources Support Center, first floor conference room
    Warwick Medical & Professional Center Building 6
    12420 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606
    757-594-2745 or email Kimberley.Parker@rivhs.com

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.

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.

Stroke Support Group
These groups are geared to stroke patients and their families.

  • Riverside Rehabilitation Institute:
    Every other Thursday of each month, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
    757-534-9710, Katy Ramsey
  • Riverside PACE Newport News:
    Every other Tuesday, 5-6 p.m.
    439 Oriana Road, Suite C, Newport News, VA 23608
    757-534-6227 or email O'Brien Gossage, Obrien.Gossage@rivhs.com

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