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Support Groups

Because finding your strength and getting back to you can sometimes take a little help, we offer, host and can connect you with a wide range of support groups designed to motivate and inspire.

Based on injury or condition, these diverse groups help by connecting you with people who have had similar experiences. Each group is guided by caring staff members and volunteers there to listen, offer support and facilitate the program. Unless otherwise noted, these groups are free and open to the public.

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For additional information on Spaulding support groups, please call the Patient Family Resource Center.

(617) 952-5159

Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Saturday, 9:30 – 10:30 am

Alcoholics Anonymous is a support group for men and women who have had a drinking problem. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria
For more information, please contact: Stacy at (508) 737-7934.

Cape Cod Sober Sisters AA Support Group

Every Friday, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

A group committed to promoting the wellness, safety, and dignity of women seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria

For more information, please call: (508)681-9582.

Amputee Support Group

First Wednesday of every month, 1 – 2:30 pm

Amputees, families and friends are invited to attend. We meet to discuss common areas of interest, including accessibility and resources. We socialize, share coping strategies and support each other.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, Lantern Room 5 (5th Floor)
For more information, please contact: Sally Johnson, LICSW at (617) 952-6254 or sejohnson@partners.org.

Alzheimer's Early Stage and Caregiver Support Group

First Wednesday of the month, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

This group provides education and support for family members and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease.

Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st Floor Conference Room

For more information, please contact: Cathy Pastva at (508) 737-7934.

Early Onset Alzheimer's Support Group

Fourth Monday of every month, from 5 – 6:30 pm

Support and caring connections for people with Early Onset Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers.
Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st Floor Conference Room
For more information, please contact: Sonia Brewer, at (508) 364-4512.

Aphasia Community Group

First Wednesday of each month 10 – 11:30 am

Opportunities for individuals with Aphasia, their families and members of the healthcare community to support one another and share communication strategies.

No meetings in July and August.

Spaulding Cape Cod, 2nd Floor Dining Room

For more information, please contact: Jan Sullivan at (508) 833-4268.

BABIS (Boston Acquired Brain Injury) Support Group

First Saturday of the month, 10 am – 12:00 pm

For brain injury survivors, family and friends, this large support group averages 60+ people each month. We also have a facilitated family/caregiver (brain injury-related) support group which meets at the same time.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston A and B
For more information, please contact: Sally Johnson, LICSW, at (617) 952-6254, babisgroup@hotmail.com or visit babis.info
NOTE ON MEETING TIMES: If a first Saturday falls on a holiday weekend, we will meet on the second Saturday. There is no meeting in July. We also have two outings a year (May and August), which take the place of that month's meetings.

Adult Post-Concussion Support Group

First Wednesday of every month, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Meet people who share similar experiences, challenges, joys and hopes while we heal together from acquired brain injuries.

Spaulding Cape Cod

For more information, please contact:

Ann Pike-Paris or Lori Tomasetti at (508) 475-0030.

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Fourth Thursday of every month, from 5 – 6:30 pm

Our Fibromyalgia support group can help you deal with chronic back or neck pain, chronic pain syndrome, and general pain management or relief. Share your experiences and learn from others.

Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st Floor Conference Room

For more information, please contact: Gina Kennedy-Doherty at (774) 521-8185.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Every Sunday, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is based on the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. FA members are men and women of all ages. Some have been obese; others have been severely underweight, bulimic, or so obsessed with food or weight that normal life was difficult or impossible. Join us for help and inspiration.

Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria
For more information, please contact: Sandra at (978) 979-8197.

Lyme Disease

The Dean Center offers several types of group support to help you cope 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:

Lyme Disease Support Groups – Cape Cod

Second Tuesday of every month, 4:30 – 5:30 pm and the

Spaulding Orleans Outpatient Center, Conference Room, 65 Old Colony Way, Orleans

Last Monday of every month, 4 – 5:00 pm

Spaulding Cape Cod, 1st floor conference room

Share with people who understand Lyme disease and what you’re going through. Learn ways to deal with the pain and fatigue often associated with tick-related illness.

For more information, please contact: Lisa Freeman, RNC, BSN, FCN, at Lfree125@comcast.net.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Third Sunday of every month, 1 – 3:00 pm

Education and mutual support for people living with MS. Find guidance and hope for you and your family in a caring environment.
Spaulding Cape Cod Cafeteria

For more information, please contact: Paula Murphy at (508) 648-7940.

NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness) Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Supporting families and friends of people struggling with mental illness through understanding, awareness and advocacy.
Spaulding Cape Cod, First floor conference room

For more information, please contact: Carolann Gillard at (508) 361-9094.

MBIA (Mass. Brain Injury Assn.) Support Group

First Tuesday of the month, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Offers brain injury survivors, families and caregivers a fun, caring atmosphere where you can socialize, make new friends and find support and understanding. Events include picnics, Halloween costume ball, Spring Fling dinner/dance, game nights, educational lectures and much more.
Spaulding Orleans Outpatient Center

For more information, please contact: Jeff Garrison (MBIA) at (508) 274-4636.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (weekly)

Every Thursday, 4 – 5 pm

These weekly support groups are for anyone affected by SCI (Spinal Cord Injury). They are designed to help and inspire the newly injured by giving you the opportunity to interact with role models and peer mentors as you begin you post-injury journey.
6th Floor Lantern Room, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston,
For more information, please contact: Pamela Daly of the Greater Boston Chapter of Spinal Cord Injuries at sciboston@aol.com.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (monthly)

First Tuesday of every month, 6 – 7:30 pm

These meetings offer peer support for you and your family if you’re facing a spinal cord injury (SCI).
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod

For more information, please contact: Chris Ray at stocatree1@yahoo.com.

Stroke Support Group

Second Wednesday of every Month, from 3 – 4:00 pm

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.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston Conference Room 1A (1st Floor)
For more information, please contact: Karen Halfon at (617) 952-6560 or khalfon@partners.org.

Stroke Survivors' Support Group

Second Wednesday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
This group acts as a Forum for education, discussion and support for stroke survivors. It is facilitated by fellow stroke survivors James Graham and Leanne Vasconcellos. This group also offers the Stroke Peer Visitation Program, where experienced stroke peer volunteers visit, teach and support current Spaulding Cape Cod patients and families.

For more information, please contact: Jim Graham at (508) 833-4043 or jgrahamstroke@comcast.net.

Stroke Peer Visitation Program

In conjunction with National Stroke Association, the Stroke Peer Visitation Program expands the range of services we offer to stroke survivors and families. It is intended for people who are not able to attend hospital or community-based support groups. Specially trained volunteers visit stroke survivors in their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes to provide support and education.
For information about volunteering or arranging a visit, call Spaulding Cape Cod at (508) 833-4043.