UPMC Altoona offers support groups, clinics

UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in August. 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. Aug. 26, rotunda, 889-2141.

Bariatric information sessions, by Allegheny Regional Surgical Associates, 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 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. Aug. 6, rotunda, 889-7500.

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

Breastfeeding support group, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Bedford Room, 889-2557.

Caregivers Corner support group, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 7, Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Duncansville, 889-3123.

Depression and bipolar self-help group, 7 p.m. Aug. 6 , Dining Room A; and Aug. 13, 20 and 27, Bedford Room, 889-2141.

Parkinson’s support group, Aug. 25, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Altoona. Physical therapist Paul Tryninewski, director of UPMC Altoona’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, will present a talk on exercises from a PT perspective. For more information, including time, call 889-2141.

Support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, conference room in the Access Center, Building C, Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave. For more information, call 889-2141.

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. The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department offers convenient 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. Aug. 7, conference room, 935-3738.

Grief support group, 6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 20, conference room, 889-2132.

La Leche League, 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 11, conference room, 934-0466.

Stroke support group, noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 12, conference room, 889-2356.

Veterans Brain Injury Peer Support Group, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27. Call 515-4624 for location.

Wheelchair clinics, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Physician referral and appointment are required. Call 889-4463.