Support Groups

Sharing experiences, challenges, talking about fears and celebrating triumphs; all are a vital part of the healing process.  Riverside encourages patients and their friends and families to seek the support of those in similar circumstances who can provide a helpful hand, a listening ear or a contagious laugh.  We facilitate monthly support group meetings where educational materials are provided, and often, one of our physicians will share new health information. Research shows that support groups can reduce anxiety and its negative effects on overall patient health.

If you want to join one of our support groups or you want to start a support group of your own, please contact Riverside Nurse at (757) 595-6363 (Peninsula) or (800) 675-6368 (toll free). 

Peninsula 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.

Meetings:

More information

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Neurosciences Conference Room,Riverside Medical Office Bldg.12200 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA

Contact Us: (757) 595-6363

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.

Meetings:

More information When: Fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Neurosciences Conference Room, Riverside Medical Office Bldg.12200 Warwick Blvd. Newport News, VA

Contact Us: (757) 595-6363

Virginia Peninsula Stroke Club
This support group is designed to offer encouragement, networking, fellowship and educational resources to those whose lives have been affected by a stroke. Stroke survivors, family members, caregivers and other interested parties are welcome to attend. 

Meeting(s):

When:
Where:


Contact Us:
1st Wednesday of each month, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
245 Chesapeake Avenue
Newport News, Virginia 23607
(757) 928-8327 or 928-8000

Brain Injury Support Group
For individuals who have suffered a brain injury, this support group emphasizes the social, emotional and psychological aspects of the brain injury recovery process.

Meeting(s):

When:
Where:


Contact Us:
Every Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30PM
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
245 Chesapeake Avenue
Newport News, Virginia 23607
(757) 928-8327 or 928-8000

Cognitive Communication Group
Stroke and brain injury survivors are aided in this support group setting by continuing education and recommended community services that may be beneficial during the recovery process.

Meeting(s):

When:
Where:


Contact Us:
Last Wednesday of each, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute
245 Chesapeake Avenue
Newport News, Virginia 23607
(757) 928-8050

 


 

Bookmark and Share   E-Mail Page   Printer Friendly Version