UPMC Altoona offers support groups/clinics

UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in September.

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. Sept. 29, Allegheny Room, 889-2141.

Bariatric information sessions, by UPMC Altoona Surgical Associates, 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16, rotunda. Preregistration is required by calling 889-7500.

Bariatric support group, by UPMC Altoona Surgical Associates, offers education, speakers and support for people who will have or have had bariatric surgery, 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2, rotunda, 889-7500.

Breastfeeding class, for expectant parents, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 2. For room information, call 889-2557.

Breastfeeding support group, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Bedford Room, 889-2557.

Caregivers Corner support group, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 3, Hoss’s Steak &?Sea House, Duncansville, 889-3123.

Depression and bipolar self-help group, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, 9, 23 and 30, Bedford Room, 889-2141. On Sept. 16, the group will meet in the rotunda.

Ostomy support group, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, rotunda, 943-3782.

Parkinson’s support group, 11 a.m. Sept. 28, Hoss’s Steak &?Sea House, Valley View Boulevard and Seventh Street, Altoona, 889-2141.

Support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 16, conference room in the Access Center, Building C, Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave. (across from UPMC Altoona). Following the loss of a loved one from suicide, individuals can find themselves searching for answers and feeling indescribably alone in their grief. This suicide survivor support group offers a place of understanding. Call 814-889-2141.

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 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. Sept. 3, conference room, 935-3738 (Becky).

Grief support group, 6 p.m. Sept. 2 and 16, conference room, 889-2132.

Hearing loss support group, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 14, conference room, 201-5033 or 949-1905 (Leslie).

La Leche League, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 14, conference room, 934-0466.

Sleep apnea support group, 6 p.m. Sept. 22, conference room, 889-4466.

Stroke support group, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 8, conference room, 889-2356.

Wheelchair clinics, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Physician referral and appointment required by calling 889-4463.