SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

GEORGIA PROGRAMS

The Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory University Hospital
The Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory University Hospital will meet the first Thursday of every month. 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:
Emory Saint Joseph Hospital-Atlanta
5665 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30343

Ground Floor, Education Center
Classroom 3
(located just past the cafeteria and past the first set of classrooms)

When:
First Thursday of the month
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Facilitators:
Farnaz Arabshahi, FNP- C
Geri Shaffer

RSVP:
farnaz.arabshahi@emoryhealthcare.org
or Farnaz @ 404-668- 9511

A light lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend. Parking is free.

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The Brain Cancer Support Group at Northside Forsyth Hospital
The Brain Cancer Support 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 4th Tuesday 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.

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The Brain Tumor Support & Education Group at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support
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 locationLoran 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.

 

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Cancer SupportCommunity (CSC)
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. The Cancer Support Community is within easy walking distance of the Medical Center MARTA Station.

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

Contact:
ph: 404-843-1880

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FLORIDA PROGRAMS:

The Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Support Group at Florida State College
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.