Receiving emotional and moral support from others can help speed up recovery from medical and social conditions, and provide reassurance that there are others who are going through the same thing. Support groups often supplement – or even substitute – the care given by family or close friends. The results can be life-changing: most participants are able to cope better with their situation, and move ahead with their lives in a more positive manner. Fortunately, Lakewood Health System has several ongoing support groups for those who would like this type of care.
Alzheimer’s Support group
Lakewood Health System in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, will be offering a support group for caregivers of those with loved ones diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The group is designed to provide emotional, education and social support for those who care for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Participants will develop coping methods, and encouragement to help maintain their person, and their physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
Grief Support Group
The Grief Support group at Lakewood Health System provides a six-week series which will provide resources and mutual support to travel your grief journey. Discussion topics will include various aspects of the grieving process – the emotions of grief: (shock, denial, anger, depression, guilt, hope, renewal and acceptance), holiday grief, coping resources, multiple losses, healing, and reinvestment. Under the guidance of group facilitators, participants will share in supportive conversation and fellowship with others who share a common bond through their own experiences of grief. Two sessions (each six weeks in length) are offered at Lakewood Health System. For specific dates and times, please contact the Education Department at 218-894-8623.
Contact us if you have questions about our support groups!