All of our support groups, listed below by topic, are free and open to the public.

 

Cancer

Lung Cancer Support Group

Day: Fourth Tuesday of each month
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center conference room, located on the ground floor
More information: Contact Rachel Harper at 304-285-1731 or rachel.harper@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.

Post-Transplant Group

Day: Third Friday of each month
Time: 10:30 am – noon
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center second floor conference room
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.

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: Call 304-598-4500 and ask to speak with a social worker.

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.) 

Caregiving

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.

Diabetes

Diabetes Education Center Support Group

Day: Typically second Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: WVU Medicine University Town Centre, conference room 1A, 1B, or 4 – call for specific location
More information: 304-598-4391

#T1 Mountaineers

For times, locations, and details, contact Emily Smaniotto, RN, BSN, at 304-598-4391, ext. 5, or smaniottoe@wvumedicine.org.

This is a support group for people 18 years and older dealing with the challenges of managing type 1 diabetes.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

Day: Fourth Thursday of each month starting in March. The November meeting will be on the fifth Thursday due to Thanksgiving.
Time: 2 pm
Location: Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Morgantown
More information: Contact Josh at 304-285-1049 or josh.mcgough@healthsouth.com.

Offered by the WVU Medicine Movement Disorders Center and Encompass Health, this support group provides peer support for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. This open discussion will keep you up-to-date on the latest research, treatment methods, and general advice about living with Parkinson’s disease.

Stroke

Stroke Support Group

Day: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 5:30 – 7 pm
Location: J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital conference rooms 3A/3B, located on the fourth floor
More information: Contact Angela J. Schaffer RN, BSN, at 304-293-1795 or  schaffera@wvumedicine.org.

Tobacco Cessation

Breathe Well, Live Well

Day: Third Thursday of every month
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Location: Physician Office Center Conference Room, located on the fourth floor
More information: Click here to learn more

Weight Loss

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group

Time: 6 – 7 pm
Location: WVU Health Sciences Center
More information: 304-293-1728
View the schedule.