Programs, Classes and Events

The Doctor Is In
One hour discussions. Lifelong benefits.

Riverside Medical Group's lecture series is serving up valuable health information in Newport News and in Williamsburg. The lectures are free.
The coffee is free. And the results can be highly valuable for your health. Don't miss this thought-provoking series.

Dr. John P. McGee will talk on:
What You Should Know about
Hip Surgery.

When: Wednesday, April 8
6:30 p.m.
Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg
Main Conference
1500 Commonwealth Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Dietcise is an 8-week program that combines effective fat-burning exercise in a non-intimidating group setting with nutrition education emphasizing balance, variety and moderation. Certified Aerobic Instructors teach the exercise program and Registered Dietitians teach the nutrition classes.

March 17 - May 5, 2015
May 19 - July 7, 2015
July 21 - September 8, 2015
September 22 - November 10, 2015
October 14 - December 9, 2015*
(*Special Holiday Wed. Class Series)
Where: Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center-Peninsula

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Come and spend some productive time with people who understand firsthand what you're experiencing. And it's a good opportunity to learn more about advancements in MS treatment and to exchange information and coping strategies in a comfortable and confidential setting.

Parkinson's Support Group
The Peninsula Parkinson's Support Group offers strategies on how to deal with challenges, enhance your health and wellness and maintain your quality of life to the highest degree possible. You have the opportunity to see how your experience, while unique to your particular situation, is part of a larger world of similar circumstances and people. Simply put, you realize that you are not alone.

Stroke Support Group

When: Second Thursday of each month, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Amputee Support Group

When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Brain Injury Support Group

  • More information: call 757-722-9881

When: Last Wednesday of each month, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: The Denbigh House (Brain Injury Clubhouse), 12725 McManus Boulevard, Suite 2E, Newport News, VA 23602

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group

  • More information: call 757-928-8000

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Diabetes Ask The Educator Support Group

April 16, 2015 - Stress reduction
May 21, 2015 - Exercise
June 18, 2015 -  Meal planning

When: Third Thursday of every month, 3 - 4 p.m.
Where: Location: YMCA, 11487 General Puller Highway, Hartfield, VA

Hospice Volunteer Training
Riverside Hospice offers an 8-hour training course to teach you the skills you need to become a volunteer for our hospice services. This one-day course is held on a Saturday and includes a complimentary lunch. There is no fee for the course.

When: Please call for schedule.
Where: Riverside Human Resources Support Center, First Floor Conference Room, Warwick Medical and Professional Center, 12420 Warwick Boulevard, Building 6, Newport News, VA 23606.

Cancer-Related Support Groups
Riverside sponsors or hosts a number of support groups related to cancer. If you have questions please call 800-520-7006.



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