Mercy offers support groups for a variety of life situations. View the calendar for dates or to register for a class. For more information about any Mercy program, contact Mercy On Call at 319-358-2767 or 800-358-2767 or .
Wheelchair information: If you need a wheelchair, please go to the Information Desk and call Patient Escort Services at extension 2200. Due to the high demand for wheelchairs, Patient Escort Services will be happy to assist anyone needing transportation to a meeting room.
Breastfeeding and More
Weekly group for breastfeeding families. Expecting parents are also welcome. No fee. Group meets Thursdays, noon to 2 p.m., McAuley room, Mercy Medical Plaza. Call Mercy On Call for a listing of specific dates. Please note that the group will not meet on Thursday, December 26, 2013.
Breath of Fresh Air
This support group is for people living with chronic lung disease. It meets on the first Monday of each month, except during January, February, and September.
January and February 2014 are winter recess times and no meetings will be held until Monday, March 3, 2 to 3 p.m., Fanning Room,
Cardiac Support Group
This group provides monthly education and support meetings; a heart-healthy luncheon is also available for $5 (payable at door). All meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 11:30 in the McAuley room, Mercy Medical Plaza. A presentation follows at 12 noon. Reservations are requested no later than the Friday prior to each meeting. Call Mercy On Call, 358-2767 or 1-800-358-2767.
Monday, December 16, Julie Burzacott, RN Case Manager, will address "Assisted Living or Nursing Home: Making the Decision."
Continuing After Breast Cancer Support Group
This group welcomes women who are living with breast cancer; it offers a monthly meeting featuring educational presentations. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Fanning room, Mercy Medical Plaza.
December 12, A Christmas Cup of Tea and Conversation.
January 9, Annual Fireside Chat, come to discuss a book, music, item or person that has helped you in your journey.
Diabetes Support Group
This group provides support for those with Type 2 diabetes. No registration is necessary. Meeting times rotate between afternoon and evening times on the first Thursday of the month (no meeting in July). The group meets in the Scanlon room, Mercy Medical Plaza.
Thursday, December 5, 1 to 2 p.m.
HOPE Cancer Support Group
This group provides friendship, support, and education for people living with newly diagnosed or chronic cancer, their families and friends, and interested professionals. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m., in the first floor conference room.
Monday, December 9, 6 p.m (note earlier meeting time), The group will have its annual Christmas dinner.
Monday, January 13, 2014, No meeting. A winter recess to stay home and do something good for you!
This group provides information, support, and friendship for stroke survivors and their families and friends. It meets twice each month at Mercy from 1:30 to 3 p.m., in the first floor conference room.
Tuesday, December 17, A Christmas Cup of Tea and Conversation.
Tuesday, January 7, Group discussion on 2014 goals for the group. Beginning in 2014 the group will meet in Cafe A which is near the entrance of the Mercy Hospital Cafeteria.
Tuesday, January 21, Post-stroke checklist for survivors and caregivers.
These support groups also meet at Mercy
- Alliance for the Mentally Ill
- Arthritis Self-Help Class
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group
- Parkinson's Support Group
For more information, contact Mercy On Call, 358-2767 or 1-800-358-2767.