UPMC offers support groups, clinics

UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in June as a public service to the community. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held.

Support groups meeting at the hospital, 620 Howard Ave., use the Allegheny and Bedford rooms and the rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center, and Dining Room A in the Cafeteria on Tower 4.

Alzheimer’s disease support group, 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 24, Allegheny Room, 889-2141.

Bariatric information sessions, by Allegheny Regional Surgical Associates, 5 to 6 p.m. June 18, rotunda, 889-7500.

Bariatric support group, by Allegheny Regional Surgical Associates, offers education, speakers and support for people who will have or have had bariatric surgery, 6 to 7 p.m. June 4, rotunda, 889-7500.

Breastfeeding class, for expectant parents, 6 to 8 p.m. June 4, Allegheny Room, 889-2557.

Breastfeeding support group, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 4, Bedford Room, 889-2557.

Caregivers Corner support group, 11:30 a.m. June 5, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Duncansville, 889-3123.

Depression and bipolar self-help group, 7 p.m. June 4, 11 and 25 in Dining Room A, 889-2141. There is no meeting on June 18.

Parkinson’s support group, June 30, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Altoona. For meeting time, call 889-2141.

Support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, 7 p.m. June 18, conference room in the Access Center, Building C, Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave., 889-2141 The group helps people who have experienced or are experiencing specific feelings they can share with others in the aftermath of a suicide death and are seeking emotional support to cope with specific grief issues.

The following support groups meet at Station Medical Center, 17th Street and Ninth Avenue. For the conference room, use the K4 entrance next to Fresenius Dialysis. For the Sleep Center, use the main entrance. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department offers parking and a patient drop-off area on the 17th Street side of the building.

Breast cancer support group, 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 5, conference room, 935-3738 (Becky).

Grief support group, 6 p.m. June 4 and 18, conference room, 889-2132.

La Leche League, 10 a.m. to noon June 9, conference room, 934-0466.

Leukemia and lymphoma support group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 9, conference room, 800-726-2873, ext. 2882.

Stroke support group, noon to 2 p.m. June 10, conference room, 889-2356.

Veterans brain injury peer support group, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. June 17, conference room, 515-4624.

Wheelchair clinics, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 10, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Physician referral and appointment are required by calling 889-4463.