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

 

Cancer

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 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 to 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.) Dinner is provided.

 

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 every second Thursday of the 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

Contact Emily Smaniotto for times and locations
More information: Contact Emily Smaniotto, RN, BSN, at 304-598-4391 x 5 or at smaniottoe@wvumedicine.org

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 5th Thursday due to Thanksgiving
Time: 2 pm
Location: HealthSouth MountainView Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
More information: Contact Josh at 304-285-1049 or josh.mcgough@healthsouth.com .

Offered by the WVU Medicine Movement Disorders Center and HealthSouth, 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: Conference Rooms 3A/3B, located on the fourth floor of Ruby Memorial Hospital
More information: Contact Angela J. Schaffer RN, BSN, at 304-293-1795 or at schaffera@wvumedicine.org
 

Tobacco Cessation

Breathe Well, Live Well (offered by WVU Dept. of Family Medicine)

Time: Tuesdays, 6 – 7pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center – Conference Room G801  (Ground floor conference room next to the living room)
Free and nearby parking onsite is available.
More information: 304-293-2370

Tobacco Cessation Support Group (offered by WVU Cancer Institute)

Day: Tuesdays
Time: Noon – 1 pm
Location: Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center (Participants are asked to check in at the front desk, where they will be escorted to the meeting room.)
More information: Contact WVU Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention and Control at 304-293-2370.

This group is hosted by WVU Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control and led by Tobacco Cessation Specialists. No matter where you are in the quitting process, join us for support and education on tactics and resources to successfully quit.
 

Weight Loss

Bariatric Weight Loss Support Group

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