Support Groups

The Diabetes Support Group
The Diabetes Support Group is an "Ask-the-Educator" group for persons with diabetes, those caring for those with diabetes and friends and family of those dealing with the disease. This group provides support, planning and education tools, blood sugar monitoring and goal setting for everyday life with diabetes. Please join us for open discussion and support. We are open to all so feel free to come and bring a friend. 
The Diabetes Support Group meets:
- the fourth Thursday of each month from 2pm - 3pm at the Riverside Physical Therapy Walter Reed office at 7578 Hospital Drive, Building B, Suite 106 adjacent to the hospital. For more information call Lauren Giddings at (804) 693-8867
- the fourth Thursday of each month from 3pm - 4pm at the YMCA in Hartfield - 11487 General Puller Highway. For more information call Beverly Norris at (804) 693-8825
 look good feel better
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite, and strength. But it does not have to take away her self-confidence. Look Good Feel Better ® is a FREE program that teaches beauty techniques to women in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups, usually about 6 to 10 women, through practical, hands-on experience. Women learn about makeup, skin care, nail care, and ways to deal with hair loss such as with wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each woman gets a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop. Patients must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment, or have recently finished their treatment to participate. Classes fill up quickly! Please register early! 
Gloucester - Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
To register: 800.520-7006
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm -Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9
Newport News - Riverside Cancer Care Center
To register: 800.520.7006
Mondays 10:00am–12:00pm—Jan 12, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1, Aug 3, Sep 14, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
The Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support group is an open-ended group for people living with cancer. This group provides education, support, and practical help for cancer patients, caregivers and friends and family of those affected by the disease. The objective of this group is to assist in coping with the everyday aspects of living with cancer by offering a time for sharing, support and information.
The Cancer Support Group meets:
- the third Thursday of every month at 630pm at the Riverside Cancer Center - 7544 Medical Drive in Gloucester (behind the hospital). For more information call Pat Emerson at (757) 534-5555 ext 300 or Jackie Ward at (757) 596-4457


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