Cancer support groups provide patients and families a chance to meet with others who are experiencing similar life challenges and often share their concerns, fears and hopes. These groups are led by licensed social workers, registered nurses and other professionals.
Emory Johns Creek Hospital offers three cancer support groups to the community:
Johns Creek Women’s Cancer Support Group
Johns Creek Women’s Cancer Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s education center, on the lower level. These classes allow participants to meet face-to-face with fellow cancer patients and survivors. The sessions offer helpful coping skills and strategies to help patients through their experience. Attendees will also hear presentations by health, nutrition, fitness and legal experts. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorectal Cancer Support Group
The Colorectal Cancer Support Group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the dining room at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, on the lower level. This group is designed to provide emotional support for patients going through treatment for colorectal cancer or those newly diagnosed and their caregivers. For more information, call Joy McCall, LCSW, OSW-C at 404-938-0918 or email her at email@example.com.
CLIMB – Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery
CLIMB is a 6-week children’s support group. The group is designed for children ages 6 – 11 years-old who have a parent or grandparent with a cancer diagnosis. Each week the group focuses on a different feeling and completes an art project to help children talk about those feelings. Registration is required for this group. CLIMB is a national program through the Children’s Treehouse Foundation. For more information, call Joy McCall, LCSW, OSW-C at 404-938-0918 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.