Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation (SBTF)
Support Group Information -


Throughout the year, the SBTF supports or hosts, Brain Tumor Support Group meetings for patients, caregivers, friends,and families. These meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about current therapies, and to receive information about various aspects of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. Led by a Support Group Facilitator, the group setting allows individuals to share their experiences on the brain tumor journey, to ask questions and to discuss progress. Topics will vary and a brochure, if available, will be posted in advance. Brain Tumor Support Group meetings provide an environment in which to discuss progress, treatments, and concerns with others who are going through the brain tumor experience.

 

The SBTF support group meetings hosted by the SBTF are intended to provide a forum for general support. The information provided during the meetings is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care or medical attention by a qualified practitioner.

 

In addition to the Brain Tumor Support Group meetings hosted by the SBTF, this site also lists other BTSG meetings conducted in the Southeast.

 

Information pertaining to Bereavement Support Group meetings is also listed below. The Bereavement Support Group is sponsored and hosted by The Cancer Support Community Center-Atlanta. This Bereavement Support Group is offered for those who have lost a loved one or friend due to any type of cancer or brain tumor.

The SBTF provides a listing of various brain tumor support group meetings in the Southeast, it does not provide recommendations or endorsements of specific physicians, medical institutions, products, procedures, or tests.

Brain Tumor Support Group Guidelines: At these assemblies participants might discuss and learn coping skills. As well, they might state personal opinions, and are asked to show consideration for other's nationality, religion, ethnic background, etc.

Any group member may discuss their diagnosis and current or previous treatment plans only if the patient or their family members feel comfortable doing so to attempt to help others who are possibly facing similar treatments. Caregivers and family members are encouraged to discuss concerns, coping skills and problems they have encountered, but this is strictly voluntary.  Brain Tumor Support Groups are open to patients, their families, caregivers, and friends.


GEORGIA PROGRAMS:

The Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory University Hospital will meet at Emory Winship Cancer Institute on Thursday, October 2. The details of the meeting can be found below. The Emory Brain Tumor Support Group is hosted by the SBTF.  It aims to provide an opportunity for information sharing and support for brain tumor patients, as well as their family, their friends, and their caregivers.

 

Where:        Winship Cancer Institute

                   1365 Clifton Road, NE

                   Atlanta, GA 30308

 

When:          THURSDAY, October 2, 2014

                    12:30pm - 2:00pm

 

Title:            TBD

                    TBD

 

Facilitators: Ellen McKenzie, RN, OCN

                    Farnaz Arabshahi, FNP-C

                    Molly Riccardi, FNP-C

 

RSVP:         ellen.mckenzie@emoryhealthcare.org

                    or Farnaz @ 404-668-9511

 

This event is supported by Emory's Neuroscience Department and a light lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend. Parking is free.


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The Brain CancerSupport Group at Northside Forsyth Hospital meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:30am - 12:45pm. Group meetings are open to brain tumor patients and caregivers who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis. Details are:

 

Where:        Northside Forsyth Hospital

                   1200 Northside Forsyth Drive

                   EDUCATION CENTER, Rm F

                   Cumming, GA 30041

 

When:        The 4thTuesday of each month

                  11:30 am - 12:45 pm

 

RSVP:        Please RSVP three days prior to event

                   Call 770-667-4117 and specify your name

                   and number of attendees

 

Facilitators: Laura Karfeld, LCSW

                   Kyeda King, LCSW

                   Laura Stevens, RN, MSNEd

 

This event is sponsored by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

 


 

The Brain Tumor Support & Education Group at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support meets monthly in Athens, Georgia on the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  There is no cost to attend, details are as follows:

 

Where:       Griffin-DuBose Healing Lodge on Talmadge Avenue

                       or at the adjacent location

                   Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support

                   1199 Prince Avenue

                   Athens, GA   30606

 

When:         First Tuesday of each month

 

RSVP:        706-475-4900

 

Info:            LoranSmithCenter@athenshealth.org

 

Athens Regional Medical Center is committed to improving quality of life and offers cancer support groups to help people at any stage of their cancer journey. All support group meetings  are held at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support or at the Griffin-Dubose Healing Lodge. 

 

 

Cancer SupportCommunity (CSC) - Atlanta, provides a variety of support services for cancer patients and their families. All programs are led by licensed therapists and professionals with years of experience in offering encouragement and hope. Affiliated with Northside Hospital, CSC-Atlanta offers classes to all people affected by cancer, regardless of where their treatment is being managed. Weekly support Group meetings, as well as classes like "Grief & Loss" are held monthly and require an RSVP. To view the calendar of classes and events offered by CSC-Atlanta, visit the CSC-Atlanta website. For more informationcall 404-843-1880.

The Cancer SupportCommunity (CSC) - Atlanta
Peachtree Dunwoody Pavilion
5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Bldg. C, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342

See below for map & directions. The Cancer Support Community is within easy walking distance of the Medical Center MARTA Station. To visit the Wellness Community's website, click here

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FLORIDA PROGRAMS:

The Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Support Group at Florida State College convenes in Jacksonville's Deerwood Center. This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 11:30am. Meetings are open to patients, family members, and caregivers of all ages and all tumor types.

 

Where:       Florida State College

                  Jacksonville's Deerwood Center

                  9911 Old Baymeadows Road

                  Jacksonville, FL

 

When:        3rd Saturday of each month

                  10:00am - 11:30am

 

To confirm meeting time and location, as well as to RSVP, please contact kverble@sontagfoundation.org or by telephone at 904-273-8755.


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