UTMB Home UTMB Health SUPPORT PAGES Support Groups Why UTMB? About UTMB Health Awards and Honors Choice and Satisfaction Clinical Trials and Research Studies News Quality and Safety Patient Stories Health Resource Center Support Groups Expand all Collapse all Support Groups (later to be events) “Time-Out” Sessions for Caregivers and Families “Time-Out” is a weekly educational/support session for caregivers and family members of UTMB hospital patients as well as those in the community, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of the caregiving role. These sessions are not tied to a specific diagnosis - all caregivers and family members are welcome! The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for caregivers to have “time out” to: relieve stress take time for themselves network with other caregivers build on care giving skills decrease burnout affirm that they are not alone in the role of caregiving. “Time-Out” sessions are facilitated by UTMB staff and students as well as professionals from the community. Session topics focus on caregiving and the caregiver and fall under the categories of relaxation, self-care, hospital discharge planning and health related topics. “Time-Out” sessions When: Every Wednesday, 2 to 3 p.m. Where: Jennie Sealy Hospital Room 2.506A 712 Texas Avenue Galveston, TX 77555 To find out about the week’s topic go to: https://www.utmb.edu/calendar/ For more information or questions: contact Savannah Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-266-7542 Visit the David L. Callender, MD & Tonya R. Callender, FNP Health Resource Center Breast Cancer Support Group UTMB supports “Reconstruction of a Survivor” Breast Cancer Support Group sessions. These support groups are for women diagnosed with breast cancer. We help women at any stage of diagnosis and treatment understand that breast cancer affects them both emotionally and spiritually, not just physically. Our mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. A light meal and refreshments are offered. Meetings are now hosted the third Tuesday of each month in League City from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at: UTMB Health League City Campus Clinics 2240 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.110 League City, TX 77573 The facilitator is Cheron J. Hillmon, LMSW and co-facilitator is Rebecca L. Castro, LCSW. To RSVP or for more information please contact Cheron; email@example.com or 832-505-1917. To more information visit www.roasurvivor.org. Visit ROAR Facebook Page! Other area Breast Cancer Support Groups: Women’s Cancer Support Group, Galveston A support group for women’s with all types of cancer. The group meets Thursdays from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Meetings are held at Mosquito Café at 628 14th Street, Galveston, TX 77550. The meeting is held upstairs. All women who have been diagnosed with cancer--from recently to the distant past--are welcome. Whether you have been diagnosed last week, last month, or in years past, we would love to have you join us for conversation and support. For more information, call (409) 744-1011 or (409) 789-2287. Breast Milk Bistro FREE Breastfeeding support classes to help UTMB moms and babies to get breastfeeding off to a great start. No pre-registration required! For general breastfeeding questions, call the Warm Line: (833) 486-9429 Leave a message and a Lactation Consultant will return your call. Meetings are held Mondays and Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. UTMB Health Pediatric Primary and Specialty Care, Bay Colony 2785 Gulf freeway South, Suite 2.200 League City, TX 77573 Cancer Crushers Support Group Founded by Robert Webster originally to help other patients who have colorectal, GI and similar cancers, the "Cancer Crushers" support group now offers help for men and women with all types of cancers (and their spouses and/or caregivers). If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with colorectal, liver, pancreas, stomach, appendix or other types of cancer and would like more information about this support group, please call the UTMB Cancer Center at (832) 505-1910 or contact one of the organizers: Bonnie K. Webster Beth Phillips Cell phone: (409) 771-2678 Read Robert Webster's story. Meetings are hosted the second Tuesday of each month in Galveston: 5:30 p.m. UTMB Health Galveston Campus Rebecca Sealy Building, Room 1.132 (corner of Market and 8th Street) 404 8th St. Galveston, TX 77555 Parking after 5 p.m. is available in open lot RHT on the corner of Post Office and 8th streets. Use the access door on Post Office to enter the Rebecca Sealy Building. Diabetes Support Group The UTMB Stark Diabetes Clinic hosts a diabetes support group that addresses a wide range of topics. The group meets from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in Suite 9 of the UTMB Multispecialty Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South, in League City. To reserve a place or get more information, please call 832-505-2300. 2017 Topics*: April 10: The Bionic Pancreas is Here May 8: Diabetic Foot Care June 12: The Ups and Downs of Dealing with Diabetes Every Day July 10: New Technology – What Can Your Glucometer do for You? August 14: Diabetes & Disasters – What to Do If the Weather Gets Ugly? September 11: Eating Made Simple – Let Someone Else Cook! October 9: Here Come the Holidays – Let’s Do It Right! November 13: Get Up and Get Moving to Keep That Blood Sugar Under Control December 11: Holiday Party – And let’s talk about 2018! *subject to change Visit Stark Diabetes Center website. Stroke Support Group Please join us for the UTMB Stroke Support Group each month in the UTMB Primary Care Pavilion (PCP) in Galveston. Bring family or friends for light refreshment and an opportunity to interact with other stroke survivors and experts in the field. The Support Group offers a variety of topics both for discussion and participation for stroke survivors and their caretakers. Some of the topics and activities have included: Coping skills Nutrition Open dialogue with a care provider Panel discussion with Allied Health Professionals Thanksgiving Social Community Outing to Moody Gardens Representative from Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, as well as a representative from Nursing are just a few that may be present to support group members. We look forward to meeting you and can hopefully shed some light on a complex and often life changing event. Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month from 3:30-5:00, every-other month, at UTMB’s Primary Care Pavilion located at 400 Harborside Drive, PT/OT Conference Room Entrance B Suite 123, Galveston, Texas. UTMB Stroke Support Group is funded by our “Tried and True” recipe book fundraiser and a private donor. Meeting dates, times and topics are subject to changes, please refer to the schedule or print the flyer. Visit the Rehabilitation website for more information. Visit Stroke website for more details Download the Stroke Support Group Flyer Texas Transplant Center Support Group The Texas Transplant Center Support Group meets meets regularly each month. The group meets at the Multispecialty Center at Victory Lakes Town Center, 2660 Gulf Freeway South in League City. The group is open to all pre- and post-transplant patients and their caregivers. The meetings are structured around participant needs and interests. A transplant social worker facilitates each group meeting. A transplant coordinator and/or transplant dietitian attend each meeting as well. Sessions include topics such as what to expect from transplant, relaxation exercises, and improving coping skills. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Latiolais at eclatiol@UTMB.EDU.