Patient & Visitor Info

Spaulding Support Groups

Support groups are available on a weekly or monthly basis in the following areas:

  • Amputee  
  • Brain Injury Groups  
  • Compassionate Care  
  • Cognitive  
  • Discharge Planning  
  • Lyme Disease  
  • Pain Groups  
  • Pastoral Support  
  • Pediatric Family Time  
  • Pet Therapy Groups  
  • Sexuality Disability  
  • Spinal Cord Injury Groups  
  • Stroke Groups

For times and locations, please call the Patient Family Resource Center at 617-952-5159.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Open to: General Public

Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria
When: Every Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30am
Phone: Kate Thempsen, at 774-238-9591

Monthly Amputee Support Group

Purpose: All amputees, their family and friends are invited to attend. We meet to socialize and discuss common areas of interest, including accessibility and resources, as well as to provide support and share coping strategies with each other.

Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Lantern Room 5 (5th Floor)
When:  Usually meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 1-2:30 pm
Phone: Sally Johnson, LICSW at 617-952-6254

Aphasia Community Group

Purpose:  This group is for  For individuals with Aphasia, their families and members of the health care community.

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod, 2nd Fl. Dining Room
When:  Meet on the first Wednesday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. No meetings in July and August.
Phone:   For information, call Jan Sullivan at 508-833–4268

Monthly BABIS (Boston Acquired Brain Injury) Support Group

Purpose: This group is for brain injury survivors, family and friends. It is a large support group, averaging 60 or more people each month.  There is no registration or fee to attend. We also have a facilitated family/caregiver (brain injury-related) support group which meets at the same time.

Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston A and B
When: Usually meets on the first Saturday of the month, from 10 am to Noon. If a first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, the BABIS Support Group will meet on the second Saturday. There is no meeting in July.
Outings: We have two outings a year (May and August), which take the place of that month's meetings.
Contact: Sally Johnson, LICSW at 617-952-6254 or
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Early Onset Alzheimer's Support Group

Purpose: This group is for persons with Early Onset Alzheimer’s their families, and caregivers

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st Floor Conference Room
4th Monday of each month, from 5 – 6:30pm
Phone: Sonia Brewer, at 508-364-4512

Fibroymyalgia Support Group

Purpose: This group is for persons with Fibromyalgia

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st Floor Conference Room
When: 4th Thursday of each month, from 5:00 – 6:30pm

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Purpose: This group is for supporting the general public

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria
When: Every Sunday, from 9:30 – 11:00am
Phone: Karen at 508-564 - 4414

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Purpose: This group is for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and their families

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria
When: 3rd Sunday of each month, from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Phone: Paula Murphy, at 508-648 - 7940

Lyme Disease

In addition to behavioral health counseling, the Dean Center offers several types of group support to assist patients in coping with the emotional challenges and stress of chronic illness. Guided by a mental health counselor with expertise in tick-related illness, the Dean Center offers the following at no charge:

For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Lower Cape Lyme Disease Support Group

Purpose: For anyone with an interest in Lyme disease.

Where: Spaulding Orleans Outpatient Center, Conference Room, 65 Old Colony Way, Orleans
When: 2nd Tuesday, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Facilitator: Lisa Freeman, RNC, BSN, FCN
Accessibility: Wheelchair/handicap accessible. Smoke free.
Contact: For more information, please contact

Parents/Caregivers Support Group

Purpose: For parents and caregivers caring for those with Autism Spectrum as well as Development disabilities. 

When: 3rd Friday of each Month, 10:00am – 11:30am in the
Where: SCC 1st floor conference room. 
Contact: Facilitated by the Kennedy-Donovan Center, Yarmouth, MA. Juliane Dillon KDC, 508-385-6019x125.

Parkinson's Support Group of Plymouth

Purpose: This group is for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, and caregivers

Where: Spaulding Outpatient Center Plymouth
When: Last Wednesday of each month, 2:00 – 3:00pm
David Banks and John Allen, PhD, at 508-833 - 4043

Weekly Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Purpose: Weekly support groups for anyone affected by SCI (Spinal Cord Injury), to help and inspire the newly injured through role models and peer mentors, and to support individuals and family members as they begin their post-injury journeys. This group is run by run by Pamela Daly of the Greater Boston Chapter of Spinal Cord Injuries.

Where: 6th Floor Lantern Room, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston
When: Every Thursday, from 4-5 pm

Monthly Stroke Support Group

Purpose: The Spaulding Stroke Group is a community-based support group that provides socialization and education for stroke survivors. This group is registered with the National Stroke Association, as well as the American Heart Association.

Where: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston Conference Room 1A (1st Floor)
When: Second Wednesday of the Month, from 3-4 pm
Phone: Karen Halfon: 617-952-6560

Stroke Survivors' Support Group

Purpose: This group acts as a Forum for education, discussion and support for stroke survivors. The group is facilitated by fellow stroke survivors James Graham and Leanne Vasconcellos.

Where: Spaulding Cape Cod
When: This group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Phone:  508-833-4043

Stroke Peer Visitation Program

Purpose: The Stroke Peer Visitation Program expands the range of services SCC offers for stroke survivors and their families. The program is offered in conjunction with National Stroke Association and is intended for people who are not able to attend hospital or community-based support groups. Specially trained volunteers provide support and education through home visits. These visits may also be made to stroke survivors in assisted living facilities and nursing homes

Phone: For information about volunteering or arranging a visit, call  Spaulding Cape Cod at 508-833-4043.

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