Support Groups

Riverside provides support groups for patients and their families. It's important to have your patient call first to confirm time and place of any group.
 
Behavioral Health Support Groups
The Riverside Behavioral Health Center offers support groups. Call (757) 827-1001 or 1-800-759-1001 for details.
 
Bereavement Groups
These groups are open to anyone who is experiencing the death of a loved one.
Adult Bereavement Group—Peninsula
Second & Fourth Thursday

7:00 p.m.
Warwick Medical and Professional Buildings

12420 Warwick Blvd.

Building 6 Ste E

Newport News, VA 23606

Contact: Barbara Kaplan, (757) 594-2745


Adult Bereavement Group—Middle Peninsula

First Tuesday & Third Thursday

Riverside Walter Reed Hospital

Gloucester, Virginia

Contact: Denise Feltenberger, (804) 693-8819
 
Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Support Group—Peninsula
Not meeting at this time.


 
Breast Cancer Support Group—Peninsula
2nd Thursday of each month

7 p.m.
Conference Room

The Riverside Cancer Care Center

12100 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601 

Contact: Yvonne Pike to confirm time and place (757) 594-4229


 
Breast Cancer Co-Survivors Group

For spouses and loved ones. Meets at the same time and location as Breast Cancer Support Group in the Fireplace Room.



Cancer Support Group—Middle Peninsula

Fourth Thursday

Walter Reed Hospital

Gloucester, Virginia

Contact: Denise Feltenberger to confirm time and place (804) 693-8819


Diabetes
For details on diabetes support groups,visit the Riverside Website.  
Insulin Pump and Diabetes Support Group
The focus is on using a pump, but group is helpful to anyone who has diabetes. Free and open to the public.
Every other month on the 4th Tuesday  
7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA
Annex Conference Center Room E
Call (757) 534-5050 for more information and to confirm time and location.
 
Type 2 Diabetes Support Group
3rd Thursday of each month 
2 p.m. -3 p.m.
Riverside Endocrinology and Diabetes Services
11844 Rock Landing Dr.
Newport News, VA 23606
Call (757) 534-5050 for more information and to confirm time and place.
 
Type 1 Diabetes Support Group
Every other month on the 4th Tuesday 
7-8 p.m.
Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA
Annex Conference Center
Call (757) 534-5050 for more information and to confirm time and place.
 
Dialysis Support—Middle Peninsula
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital offers a Dialysis Support Group
The last Thursday of the month
4:00 p.m.
For more information call (804) 693-8897
 
Multiple Sclerosis
The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at the Peninsula Wellness and Fitness Center.
 1st Wednesday of every month
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
For more information contact Robyn M. Hirsch at (757) 490-9627
 
Family of Memory-Impaired or Convalescence Patients
Many Riverside resident facilities provide monthly support groups for family members, who have relatives in our convalescence or memory-impaired facilities. Have your patient check with the individual Riverside center.

 

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Riverside Regional 33 minutes
Doctors' Hospital 11 minutes
Walter Reed 30 minutes
Tappahannock 28 minutes
Shore Memorial 37 minutes
Updated: 8:50 PM on 10/25/14