Patient Support Groups

Learn About Our Hospital Support Groups

Carondelet Health Network’s commitment to the health of the Tucson community extends beyond providing quality health care services. As good neighbors, Carondelet offers meeting spaces to several local support groups and community organizations. You can learn more about the patient support groups we offer below.

Diabetes

Grupo de Apoyo de Niños

Details: En Español.
Where: Holy Cross Hospital, Board Room
When: Last Thursday of the Month, 5:30 p.m.
Contact: (520) 285-8068

Grief

Weekly Grief Support Groups

Details: Free; no reservation required.
Contact: Carondelet Hospice and Palliative Care Bereavement Services at (520) 205-7700 for more information

Tucson Morning Group

Where: Carondelet Hospice & Palliative Care, Conference Room, 1802 W. St. Mary's Road, Tucson
When: Tuesdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

Tucson Afternoon Group

Where: St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson
When: Thursdays, 4–5:30 p.m.

Green Valley Group

Where: Friends in Deed, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, Green Valley
When: Tuesdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

Life After Loss

Details: Six-week program. Registration is required. Please call for information, schedule and registration. Free.
Contact: Roberta Leif, LCSW at (520) 205-7700

Heart and Vascular

Cardiac Support Group

Details: For cardiac patients, their families and friends.
Where: St. Mary's Ed Hart Conference Room, second floor
When: First Thursday of the month, 6–7:30 p.m.
Contact: Marilyn Fuhrman at (520) 624-8935 (Pima Heart Associates) for more information

Pulmonary Support Group, "Fresh Airing"

Details: For people with chronic lung disease and family members
Where: St. Joseph's Carondelet B Room, first floor
When: First Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Donna Stout, CRTT, or Charlotte Werpy, R.N., at (520) 873-3910 for more information

Neurological

Aphasia Group

Details: To utilize group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties. Appropriate for individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, TBI or other neurologic etiology with resultant aphasia, dysarthria and apraxia of speech.
Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Neuro Conference room
When: Tuesdays of every month, 11 a.m.–noonMild Brain Injury Support Group

Details: Appropriate for individuals who have mild cognitive deficits secondary to brain injury.
Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Agave room
When: Second Thursday of the month, 3–4:30 p.m.
Contact: Debbie Johnsen at (520) 873-5299 for more information

Communication Support Group

Details: Appropriate for individuals with communication deficits due to stroke, TBI or other neurologic etiology with resultant aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders and/or pragmatic disturbances. The purpose is to utilize group process to improve communication skills, practice compensatory techniques and receive support from other individuals with communication difficulties.
Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Group room
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–noon
Contact: Debbie Johnsen at (520) 873-5299 for more information

Life After Stroke

Details: The goal of this group is to provide a forum for families, friends and survivors to learn about stroke and to provide support for each other.
Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital
Contact: Tom Slauson at (520) 218-5004 for meeting dates and times

Spousal Support Group

Details: Appropriate for spouses/significant others of individuals with communication difficulties due to stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Where: Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Break Room
When: Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–noon
Contact: Debbie Johnsen at (520) 873-5299 for more information

Rehabilitation

Amputee Support Group

Details: Monthly amputee support group for persons with amputations at varying ages, functional levels and experiences. We come together to share stories, advice and experiences in an encouraging environment. Facilitated by a physical therapist and occupational therapist who specialize in amputee care.
Where: St. Joseph’s Hospital, Outpatient Rehab Conference Room
When: First Wednesday of the month 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Contact: The Amputee Rehab Team at (520) 873-3881, for more information

Women’s Health

Breast Cancer Support Group

Details: To facilitate sharing and support among breast cancer survivors and provide educational opportunities related to breast cancer issues.
Where: Holy Family Center, 1802 W. St. Mary’s Rd.
When: First Wednesday of the month, 5:30–7 p.m.
Contact: Maria Tirado at (520) 872-6987 for more information

Breastfeeding Support Group

Details: A support group for new mothers and their infants. Visit with other moms, receive support from lactation specialists, share experiences and much more!
Contact: (520) 873-1609 for dates and times

Footprints

Details: A free support group for parents who have lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, newborn death or SIDS. Connect with people who’ve experienced the same kind of loss and receive the love and support you need — grandparents and/or siblings also are invited to attend.
Where: St. Joseph's Hospital, Medical Pavilion, Agave Room, 350 N. Wilmot, Tucson, AZ 8571
When: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, 7:30–9 p.m.
Contact: (520) 873-6590

Postpartum Support Group

Details: A support group for women who are pregnant or who have recently given birth and are suffering from postpartum depression.
Where: St. Joseph's Hospital-Women's Care Pavilion, Agave Room
Contact: Call (520) 873-6858 for dates and times

Tucson Area “Pump Club”

Where: St. Joseph's Diabetes Care Center
When: First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
Contact: (520) 873-3468