Patients & Caregivers
SOUTHSHORE SUPPORT GROUPS
BETTER LIVING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
A 4-week workshop at Touro which is designed to help women learn how to adjust to life following the end of cancer treatment. The goal is to help survivors shift their focus from illness to wellness by examining all aspects of their health. To reserve your spot and for more information call (504) 897-8678.
LIVING A BETTER LIFE BEYOND CANCER
A monthly support group at Touro which is open to all cancer patients. To reserve your spot and for more information call (504) 897-8678.
OCHSNER-HEALING YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Open to all cancer survivors, men and women. 2 classes every Thursday ~ 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm plus Saturday ~ 11:00 am. Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center, 5th floor sitting area, 1514 Jefferson Hwy. To register and for questions, call (504) 842-3708.
WEST JEFFERSON REHAB CONNECTION
Lymphedema Support Group
Persons with lymphedema, friends, and family are welcome. It is open to the public so anyone interested in learning about lymphedema may attend. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, July, Oct) from 4-5 pm at 4519 Westbank Expressway in Marrero. Interested parties can call (504) 349-6259 to RSVP for a meeting, to speak with a certified lymphedema therapist, or to find out the meeting topic and/or guest speaker.
NORTHSHORE SUPPPORT GROUPS
CANCER CONNECTION SUPPORT GROUP
Meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler St., Covington. For individuals, family members and friends challenged by cancer diagnosis. Focus is on sharing experiences and quality of life after a cancer diagnosis. For more info, please call Jane Freudenberger, MSW, LCSW, at 985-276-6832 or email .
NEW! SURVIVE DAT! YOUNG WOMEN’S SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 South Tyler., Covington. For more information, please call Jane Freudenberger, MSW, LCSW, at 985-276-6832 or email .
SURVIVORS THROUGH FAITH
Meetings are held the last Thursday of the month at 4 pm. Provides support, education and resources to breast cancer survivors. Call 985-542-9246 or email for meeting location and more info.
SUPPORT GROUPS TO MEET YOUR NEEDS
Can’t get to a meeting? Treatment and travel can hinder participation in meetings or you may need more support than a once a month meeting. Cancer Care, a non-profit organization, offers numerous telephone or online support groups. All groups are free of charge and are led by an oncology social worker. Contact Cancer Care at 800-813-4673 for more information.