UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in September. 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. Sept. 30, sixth floor, Outpatient Center, 889-2141.
Bariatric information sessions, by Allegheny Regional Surgical Associates, 5 to 6 p.m. Sept.17, 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. Sept. 3, rotunda, 889-7500.
Breastfeeding class, for expectant parents, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 3, Allegheny Room, 889-2557.
Breastfeeding support group, 10 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, Bedford Room, 889-2557.
Caregivers Corner support group, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Hoss's Steak &?Sea House, Duncansville, 889-3123.
Depression and bipolar self-help group, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Bedford Room, 889-2141.
Ostomy support group, 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 21, rotunda, 943-3782.
Parkinson's support group, Sept. 29, Hoss's Strak &?Sea House, Altoona. For meeting time, call 889-2141.
Support group for those who have lost a loved one through suicide, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, conference room in the Access Center, Building C, Blair Medical Center, 501 Howard Ave., 889-2141. This 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. 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. 4, conference room, 935-3738 (Becky).
Grief support group, 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 17, conference room, 889-2132.
La Leche League, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, conference room, 934-0466.
Leukemia and lymphoma support group, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8, conference room, 800-726-2873.
Sleep apnea support group, 6 p.m. Sept. 23, Sleep Center waiting room, 889-4466.
Stroke support group, noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 9, conference room, 889-2356.
Veterans brain injury peer support group, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, conference room, 515-4624.
Wheelchair clinics, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. Physician referral and appointment required by calling 889-4463.