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Support Groups

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Sometimes a little sharing, assistance or education can go a long way toward making you feel better. To that end, we offer a variety of support groups, services and programs throughout the community. Because we care where you live.

An overview of the support groups available through DKH is below. For specific meeting dates and topics, please view our Upcoming Support Group Meetings page, or browse our month-by-month calendar of events.


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Al-Anon: Saturdays; 7:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Saturdays and Sundays; 10:00 a.m.; Day Kimball Hospital.

Adult Bereavement Support Group: Meets periodically throughout the year. For info call (860) 928-0422 x2042.

AWAKE: Meets quarterly in March, June, September and December, on the Second Thursdays of the Month; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital RHF #1 or Private Dining Room. For people with Sleep Apnea and their families. For info call (860) 963-6340.

Better Breathing Club: Last Wednesdays; 1:30 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital RHF #3. For info call (860) 928-6541 or (860) 774-3366 x2292.

Breast Cancer Support Group: Third Tuesdays; 7:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital’s Private Dining Room. For more info call (860) 779-0252.

Cancer Care Wellness Support Group  Held the second Monday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street Putnam. For more information call (860) 963-6425. Check for upcoming meeting dates and details >

Caregiver Support Group (Presented by Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Connecticut): Held the last Tuesday of each month (except December is third Tuesday), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Day Kimball Hospital. Registration is required. For more information and to register call (860) 576-2064. Check for upcoming meeting dates and details >

Good Grief Group: This is a support group for children and teens, ages 5 - 16, who have experienced a loss through death (children must be joined by an adult). The group offers a safe, supportive place to let children know that they are not alone in their grief and to teach them how to deal with their grief in healing ways. A Fall Series and a Spring Series of meetings are held at Christ Church in Pomfret, Rt 169.  Registration is required. To register or for more information, call (860) 928-0422 x2042. Check for upcoming meeting dates and details >

Look Good Feel Better (R): For women who are currently undergoing treatment for a cancer diagnosis (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or other forms of treatment). Registration is required. Meets monthly at Day Kimball Hospital Hematology/Oncology 2nd Floor; Visit the Look Good Feel Better website for meeting dates. For more info call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345. 

Mother and Me Breastfeeding Support Group: Every other Monday; 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.; Day Kimball Hospital RHF Room #2. For info call (860) 928-6541 x2247.

Narcotics Anonymous: Sundays; 7:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital.

National Alliance for Mental Illness Family Support and Education: First and Third Mondays; 6:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital RHF #1. For info call (860) 961-0318.

Operation Kimball Kids: Second Wednesday or Thursday each month; 3:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital, first floor, ACU Reception. For children who have an upcoming surgery, along with their families. For info and to register call (860) 963-6370.

Overeaters Anonymous: Every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Day Kimball Hospital, Fields Conference Room 1. For more information, please call (508) 949-0819 or (860) 796-0114.

Share Our Memories Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: Third Mondays; 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital RHF rooms. For information call Wendy 860-564-4633 or (860) 928-6541 x2247.

Stroke Support Group: Second Tuesdays; 1:00 p.m.; Day Kimball Hospital. For info call (860) 963-6322.

T.A.L.L. (Transition and Loving Life): Second Sundays; 2:00-4:00 p.m.; Meetings not held in July or August. Day Kimball Hospital RHF room #2. For info call Renee Benoit at (860) 928-7669.

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Services & Programs

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Amputee Clinic: Fourth Tuesdays; 10:00 a.m.; Day Kimball Rehab Center, Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam. Dr. Joseph O’Keefe meets with amputees to ensure proper care and fit of prosthetics. For info call (860) 963-6322.

Asthma Clinic: Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Day Kimball Medical Group pulmonary medicine office, 346 Pomfret St., Putnam. Free evaluation, testing, management and education of asthma for people at least 15 years old without regular access to healthcare, uninsured or under insured. For info call (860) 928-4344.

Blood Pressure Screening Clinics: Various senior groups, congregate housing sites & community centers. For info call (860) 928-6541 or (860) 774-3366 x2015.

Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Classes: Wednesdays; 10:30 a.m.; Day Kimball Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam. Free educational programs for people with heart diseases. For info call (860) 963-6315.

Family Training Seminar: Free classes for individuals caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease & other related dementias. Held periodically throughout the year. For information call Day Kimball HomeCare at (860) 928-0422.

Flu & Pneumonia Immunization Clinics: Workplace, school & community. For adults 18 years & older. For info and schedules call (860) 928-6541 or (860) 774-3366 x2015.

Healthy Start/Husky Program: A healthcare program for pregnant women & children up to 19 years of age. Services include insurance for prenatal care for pregnant women & complete medical coverage for children. Parents or guardians may qualify for free medical assistance if financial restrictions are met. Case management services are also available. For info call (860) 928-6541 X2595.

Mammograms and Pap Tests: Call (860) 456-6896 regarding eligibility for the CT Breast and Cervical Cancer Grant. If ineligible for this grant, contact a financial counselor at Day Kimball Hospital regarding eligibility for a free mammogram certificate through the Day Kimball Hospital Deary Memorial Cancer Fund at (860) 928-6541 x3316 or x2219.

Nurturing Families Network: Info and support for new parents during pregnancy and after the birth of baby. For info call (860) 928-6541 or (860) 774-3366 x2077.

Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster(TM):
Learn mind-body techniques to feel calmer before surgery, use less pain medication and heal faster. Developed by Peggy Huddleston. For info call Robin Thompson at (860) 928-6541 x2095.

Prepared Childbirth Classes: Developed by a team of nurses in consultation with area obstetricians and pediatricians. Choose from the 5-week series with 2-hour evening classes, or an 8-hour Saturday class. For info call (860) 928-6541 ext. 2247.

Relay For Life of Eastern Connecticut (Plainfield): Held each June at the Plainfield Town Hall. Visit the American Cancer Society website for event information.

Relay For Life of Northeastern Connecticut: Held each May at the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Visit the American Cancer Society website for event information.

Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program: A supplemental food and nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breast-feeding mothers with infants and children under 5. Income eligible program. Click for more info >

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