These Solano County support groups for caregivers provide a vital link to others who share ideas, solutions and encouragement.
2nd Wednesday of each month / 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.NorthBay Adult Day Center, 1020 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville CA 95687(707) 624-7970
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month / 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.Redwood Caregivers Resource Center(707) 399-0105Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive, Fairfield CA
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month/ 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Florence Senior Center, 333 Amador, Vallejo CAQuestions: Call Redwood Resource Center, (800) 834-1636
Electric Hearts Support GroupFor patients and their families learning to live with implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. Class meets quarterly. Cost: Free. Call (707) 646-5074Mended Hearts
For more than 50 years, Mended Hearts has offered the support to heart patients, their families and caregivers. Mended Hearts chapters offer support groups, health information workshops and an accredited visiting program. Members will learn more about heart disease and share support and encouragement with others who are living with heart disease.
The group meets once a month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and will include a speaker followed by discussion time facilitated by a social worker. For further details, please call (707) 646-5072.
For information about support groups and other community resources call (707) 646-4045.
An free educational series for cancer patients and their families.Call (707) 425-5006 ext. 3 or 1-800-227-2345
Look good, Feel Better A program to help women currently undergoing cancer treatment cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment.
(707) 425-5006 ext. 3 or 1-800-227-2345
Every Thurs. 1-2 p.m.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Dover and Cement Hill Rd.
Open to anyone living with cancer
2nd Sat., 1-5 p.m. in Feb., April., June, Sept., Oct., & Dec.
Call (209) 334-0524 for Fairfield location and more info.
1st Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Family members invited
1070 N Texas St. Suite E, Fairfield
Prostate Cancer Support Group
2nd Wed., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Open to the public. VA clinic Seminar Room.
Call (707) 425-6575 for information on this group and possibly other TAFB support groups.
Cancer Support Group
1st and 3rd Wed. 4-5:30 p.m.
Sutter Solano Cancer Center Conf. Room, 100 Hospital Dr., Vallejo,
Call (707) 554-5326 for information
1st Thurs., 5-6:30 p.m.,
Kaiser Vallejo Medical Center
Office Building, Medicine 8 Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Hallway H,
Sister Network of Solano County Breast Cancer Support Group
2nd Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm (does not meet in April , Aug. and Dec)
2525 Flosden Road (clubhouse) American Canyon, CA
Call (707) 642-6066 for information
www.sistersnetworksolanocounty.com United Ostomy Assoc. Meeting
3rd Wed., 7-9 p.m.
Kaiser Vallejo, Med. Office
Building Conf. Rooms A&B, behind Pharmacy 1,
Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group
4th Tues., 3-4:30 p.m.
Kaiser Vallejo Med. Office Building, Conf. Room B, behind Pharmacy 1
The American Assoc. for Chronic Pain Support Group
1st and 3rd Thurs., 5:30-7:15 p.m., Imana Fellowship, 3276 Sonoma Blvd.,
The Overflowing Cup Breast Cancer Support Group
4th Thurs,. 6-8:30 p.m.
Starbucks at 199 Lincoln Rd. West
Cancer Support Community is a valuable resource for numerous educational programs and offers a variety of support groups for children, teens, and adults. Located at 3276 McNutt Ave., Walnut Creek, about 30 minutes away from Fairfield. Call (925) 933-0107 for more information.
SAND offers support and education to parents expriencing grief over the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Meetings are the second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm at 1860 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 100, Fairfield. Call (707) 646-5433 for more information.
Grief Support Helps Cope With Loss
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss, and Hospice is available to help families and friends heal through the grieving process. The bereavement program offers many services:
Individual counseling with bereavement professional or specially trained volunteers
Free support groups are offered for children, teens and adults. Anyone in our community grieving the death of someone important in their life can participate in these groups. Group facilitators help participants find ways they can cope with their grief. These programs of bereavement support and counseling are offered at no charge and provide a place to share with others who have also suffered the loss of a loved one. The groups are offered as a community service. No prior association with NorthBay Hospice is required, and there is no fee.
Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The group is ongoing with occasional breaks. Participants are welcome to join the group at any time during the sessions.
Call (707) 646-3595 to confirm session dates. Adult group meets at Center for Primary Care, at 2458 Hilborn Road in Fairfield.
Meetings start with a brief educational introduction, allowing time for participants to share experiences. Those attending are in all stages of grief, and gain understanding and support from each other as well as from counselors.
Counselors help children and teens find appropriate ways to express their feelings through art, music, writing and group discussion.
Groups are held in a series of 8 sessions. Pre-enrollment and parent orientation required. Teen and Young Adult group is recommended for ages 15 to 20.Middle School support group is recommended for ages 11 to 14Children’s group is recommended for ages 5 to 10.
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