WVU Medicine Support Groups

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group Schedule

Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: WVU Health Sciences Center
More information: 304-293-1728
Free parking is available on site.

Diabetes Education Center Free Support Group

Day: Typically every second Thursday of the month
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Peace Hall, 3334 University Avenue, Star City
More information: 304-598-4391

Stroke Support Group

Day: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Location: Conference Rooms 3A/3B, located on the fourth floor of Ruby Memorial Hospital
More information: Contact Angela J. Schaffer RN, BSN, at 304-598-6395 or at schaffera@wvumedicine.org

WVU Cancer Institute Support Groups

Lung Cancer

Day: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: Noon to 1 pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor
More information: Contact Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563 or policicchiop@wvumedicine.org

This group is hosted by the WVU Cancer Institute, in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance, and offers support for lung cancer patients and caregivers.

Survivors Club

Day: Second Wednesday of each month
Time: 6-7:30 pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor
More information: Contact Jessica Markley Ford at 304-598-4978, Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563, or Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564

Patients with any cancer diagnosis and their caregivers are welcome in this social and supportive group. (A caregiver is any unpaid individual outside the clinic setting who helps cancer survivors cope with their disease.) Dinner is provided.

Look Good, Feel Better

Day: First Monday, every other month
Time: 5-6:30 pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor
More information: Contact Patricia Policicchio at 304-598-4563 or Jessica Markley at 304-598-4978

Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, this group is for women who will go through or have gone through some form of treatment. The class is led by locally trained cosmetologists who are volunteers through the ACS. Each participant receives a make-up/skin care kit valued at $200. The intent is to help women manage treatment-related side effects and learn how to care for their skin. The class is offered monthly in Monongalia County; MBRCC alternates months with Mon General. The session through MBRCC meets from 5-7 PM on the first Monday every other month in the Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor. The 2017 meetings will occur in February, April, June, August, October, and December. Registration is required.

Caregivers Support Group

Day: First and third Mondays of the month
Time: 3-4 pm
Location: Rosenbaum Family House
More information: Contact Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564 or Mary Anne Yanosik at 304-598-4549

While geared toward caregivers who are staying in Morgantown in order to be with a patient who’s receiving extended treatment, all caregivers are welcome.

Post-Transplant Group

Day: Third Friday of each month
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center atrium, located on the first floor
More information: Contact Kim Belcher at 304-598-4526 or Jennifer Craddock at 304-598-4564

This group is open to anyone who has been treated with a stem cell, bone marrow, or cord transplant. Light refreshments are served.