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Support Groups

Cancer Center Support Groups

Description: This group is for cancer survivors. The purpose of this group is to give meaning, support, hope and encouragement to those who have survived cancer and for those who are living with a cancer diagnosis.

Date & Time: Meetings are held on the First Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 pm

Location: JFK Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Institute | 4685 South Congress Ave. | 1st Floor | Lake Worth, FL 33462

For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Sharon Ryalls at (561) 548-1641 or sharon.ryalls@hcahealthcare.com.

Description: This group provides an uplifting forum where breast cancer patients may share their experiences, feelings, hopes and concerns in a safe place, among mutual support.

Date & Time: Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of every month from 4:30-5:30 pm

Location: JFK Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Institute | 4685 South Congress Avenue | 1st Floor | Lake Worth, FL 33462

For more information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Sharon Ryalls at (561) 548-1641 or sharon.ryalls@hcahealthcare.com.

Description: Look Good, Feel Better is a free, non-medical, product-neutral program offered in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the National Cosmetology Association and the Cosmetic Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation, a charitable organization supported by the cosmetic industry.

Date & Time: Meetings are held on the Third Monday of every other month from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Location: JFK Medical Center Breast Institute | 4685 South Congress Avenue | Suite 200 | Lake Worth, FL 33461

For more information or to RSVP, call (800) 227-2345.

Stroke and Cardiac Support Groups

Description: Mended Hearts is a support group that has a long-standing relationship with JFK Medical Center and is dedicated to the support of all cardiac patients, as well as their caregivers and families.

Date &Time: Meetings are held on the First Sunday of every month from 1-2 pm

For information or to RSVP, contact Janet Petrie at (561) 433-8006 or (561) 704-5565.

Description: This club is offered to patients with pacemakers and implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICD), as well as their family members.

Date & Time: Meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of every other month from 3:00-5:00 pm

Location: JFK Medical Center | 5301 South Congress Avenue | Kennedy Conference Room 1 | Lake Worth, FL 33462

For more information or to RSVP, contact Victoria Kresser, RN, at (561) 548-7458.

Description: This group provides education to its members, with monthly speakers sharing knowledge of local resources in the recovery of a stroke, and by providing socialization for both the caregiver and the stroke victor.

Date &Time: Meetings are held on the Fourth Sunday of every month from 1:00-3:00 pm

Location: JFK Medical Center | 5301 South Congress Avenue | Kennedy Conference Room 1 | Lake Worth, FL 33462

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sharlene Stoklosa, RN at (561) 548-1212.

Bariatric Support Groups

Description: Bariatric Support Groups are offered for those considering bariatric surgery, as well as post-op patients in various stages of their weight-loss journey.

Date &Time: Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Bariatric Wellness and Surgical Institute | 465 South Congress Avenue | Suite 102 | Lake Worth, FL 33462

For more information or to RSVP, call (561) 548-BARI (2274).