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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.
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
Tucson Area Pump Club
Details: Ideal for People with Diabetes (PWD) who use an insulin pump, but EVERYONE is welcome—Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, and any other diabetes type along with family members of PWD! Topics vary monthly as requested
by participants. Where: St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 N. Wilmot Rd., Cardiac Rehab Classroom When: First Tuesday of the Month, 6:30 p.m.
For more information call 520-349-8425, 520-419-7068 or 520-312-6571.
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
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
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
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
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! Where: Childbirth Education Classroom When: Every Tuesday from 2:00pm-3:30pm Contact: (520) 873-1609 for dates and times
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: Contact for details Contact: (520)-873-3986
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 When: Contact for details Contact: Call (520) 873-6858 for dates and times