UPMC offers support groups, clinics

UPMC Altoona will offer the following support group meetings and patient clinics in August as a public service to the community.

Support groups meeting at the hospital, 620 Howard Ave., use the Allegheny and Bedford rooms; the rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center; Dining Room A in the cafeteria in Tower 4; and the board room in Tower 5.

Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30, Allegheny Room, 889-2141.

Bariatric Information Sessions, by UPMC Altoona Surgical Associates, 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17, rotunda. Preregistration required, 889-7500.

Depression and Bipolar Self-Help Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Bedford Room, 889-2141.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 11 a.m. Aug. 29, 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. Aug. 17, conference room in the Access Center, Building C, Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave. (across from UPMC Altoona), 889-2141.

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

Breastfeeding Connections support group, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24, conference room, 889-2557.

Grief support group, 6 p.m. Aug. 17, conference room, 889-2132.