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Support Groups

Please note: Marshall Medical Center provides these links to area support groups as a courtesy to the community. Unless otherwise noted, these groups are independent of Marshall and not affiliated with Marshall Medical Center.

Marshall Medical Center support groups, classes and events can be found here.

Amputees Caring Together (ACT)

(530) 622-8273
Provides information and education to anyone who has lost a limb.

Bereavement Support Group

(530) 621-7820
Grief support groups for families who have experienced the death of a loved one during the last 18 months.

Mental Health Insights

(530) 642-0859

For information call or go to http://mhinsightsedu.com/ or email at trust@mhinsightsedu.com
This group provides education, support and seminars for individuals, family, friends and the community, with a focus on all mental illness.

Cancer Support Groups

Art Therapy/Movement Classes
Throughout each month, a variety of art therapy and movement classes are available for cancer patients, their friends and caregivers. For upcoming dates, please contact Marshall Cancer Resource Center at 672-7050.

Chemotherapy Orientation
Is chemotherapy in your treatment plan? A nurse navigator, social worker and infusion nurse will gather to educate patients on what to expect during chemotherapy, in hopes of easing the transition and eliminating any barriers to care. Reservations recommended. Family, friends and caregivers welcome.

I Can Cope
The American Cancer Society offers a free monthly telephone conference on different cancer related topics. To find out the schedule or register for these conferences, call 1-(800) 227-2345

Look Good, Feel Better

Designed for women going through chemotherapy, this single session helps women enhance their appearance with makeup, scarves, wigs, and turbans. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at (530) 672-7050 to register.

Loss Support Group
Share your thoughts and overcome the stress of loss from illness, divorce or death. For more info, call (916) 286-3691, ext. 15000# or penders@flc.losrios.edu.

Lymphedema Education Class
Did you have lymph nodes removed during surgery for treatment of your cancer? Have you received radiation treatments to your lymph nodes? If so, you may at risk for developing a treatable condition known as lymphedema. Please attend this free, one time education class to learn about the signs to look for and the steps to take to reduce your risk. Call (530) 672-7050 to reserve your spot. Family and friends welcome.

Ostomy Support Group
A monthly support group for people living with ostomies. Contact: Marshall Cancer Resource Center (530) 672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group is specifically designed to provide information and support to men with prostate cancer. Contact the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at (530) 672-7050 for more information. Family and friends welcome.

Reach To Recovery
Breast Cancer survivors make individual visits to new breast cancer patients immediately post surgery to provide information on reconstruction, prostheses, and support programs. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or the Marshall Cancer Resource Center at (530) 672-7050 for more information.

Seasoned Survivors General Cancer Support Group
Contact Mary Sullivan at (916) 939-2417 or email sullivan2458@sbcglobal.net for information and directions to the meeting place.

Family Care Giving Support Group

Caregivers Support Groups & Training
The program offers information, assistance, counseling, respite care and supplemental care for persons caring for an adult 60 years or older with a dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, and resources for grandparents raising a grandchild or other relative 18 years old or younger.

My Time
Support and workshops for caregivers of frail, elderly or disabled adults. Respite care available during the meetings. Visit www.edcgov.us for more information and additional resources or call (530) 621-6151.

Friendly Visitors of El Dorado County

Nonprofit volunteer home visitation program providing companionship, support and socialization for isolated, homebound seniors 55 and older. For more information, to sign up, or to volunteer call (530) 391-4520.

Senior Peer Counseling of El Dorado County

For residents 55 and over. Peer Counseling for the grieving, depressed or other issues related to aging. Call 530-621-6304.

Friends for Survival - for Survivors of Suicide Victims

Friends for Survival is dedicated to providing a variety of peer-support services that comfort those in grief, encourage healing and growth, foster the development of skills to cope with a loss from suicide and educate the entire community regarding its impact. For more information, contact call 916-392-0664. Learn more at https://friendsforsurvival.org/

Health Ministry Associate
Monthly speakers focus on faith/health topics that support faith congregations and parish nurses.
Contact (530) 677-6964, or reoshea@directcon.net.

Life Enhancement through Support (L.E.T.S)
A peer volunteer group through the El Dorado County Mental Health Department. Call (530) 621-6567 for information.

El Dorado Warm Line and Peer Support Services
Telephone and peer counseling, community service referrals for El Dorado County.
Call (530) 621-6567 Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. to set-up an appointment.

Support Program for Loss

When you experience loss of relationships, loss through divorce, loss of health, loss of family/loved ones, or other losses, stress occurs. A support program exists to ease this stress and loss process. For more information, call (916) 286-3691, #, 15000 or email: penders@losrios.edu

Multiple Sclerosis
Call (530) 295-3356 for information

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
Contact (916) 933-2465 or email parkanc@sbcglobal.net

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
Contact (530) 295-7620 or visit http://placervillemobilitysupportgroup.org/

Strength for the Journey: Surviving Sudden Loss
One of the greatest needs after sudden loss is to be able to talk with others who understand.
Our weekly share sessions are a meeting of bereaved family and friends. These times are facilitated by an experienced counselor. Anyone asking to attend these sessions must first call (530) 306-4699 for a telephone interview.

Stroke Education Support Group
The Stroke Support Group is going Virtual! In an effort to maintain the safety of our attendees, our group will meet virtually using the "Google Meet" platform on the first Thursday of each month, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Please call (530) 626-2793 for more information and instructions.

Our meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about dealing with the effects of a stroke, browse community resources and to share personal experiences in a positive, supportive environment.