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Support Groups

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You are not alone! Whatever your crisis may be, there are groups to help you through your difficult times. Below are groups where you can feel safe and not alone. Reach out and get yourself connected.

Cancer

American Cancer Society: For class dates, times and locations and to register to receive your free makeup kit, please call 1.800.227.2345.

Caregiver Coffee Break – Each month you can join us in a relaxing environment to learn about resources available to you in the community and discover ways to cope and renew.

Empowerment Series for Women with Cancer – This class is open to all women who have been diagnosed with cancer regardless of where they are being treated.  The series of programs provide the tools and encouragement needed to live life to the fullest.

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month October through May. To register or find out more, call 859.260.4357.

Diabetes

The “Life with Diabetes” program at Baptist Health Lexington is recognized by the American Diabetes Association as meeting or exceeding national standards.

Classes are taught by certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dietitians, certified personal trainers and motivational and stress counselors. The class setting provides excellent support for people who need to learn diabetes self-management skills. After completion of classes or sessions, a follow-up plan is developed to keep in touch with the person. Both day and evening classes and sessions are available at our convenient location: Lexington Green Mall  161 Lexington Green Circle.  For more information about outpatient diabetes education at Baptist Health Lexington, please call 859.260.5122.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

“Learn to Fly” MS Support Group – This support group is open to anyone diagnosed with MS as well as family members and caregivers.  Meetings are every third Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room E of Baptist Health Lexington’s Education Center, located in the lower level of the hospital’s 1720 Building. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dana Galloway at 859.260.3330 or dana.galloway1@bhsi.com

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Support Group Contact Elaine at 859-277-1040 or info@parkinsonslexington.com

Alzheimer’s Disease

Matters of the Mind Dementia Support Group at Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm 2700 Man O War Blvd, Lexington, KY 4th Mon – 6pm

Liberty Ridge 701 Liberty Ridge Ln, Lexington, KY 1st & 3rd Wed – 11:30am

First Alliance Church 2201 Old Higbee Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 1st Sun – 9am, 3rd Wed – 6:30pm

Beaumont Library 3080 Fieldstone Way, Lexington, KY Last Thu – 12pm Boxed lunch can be provided, RSVP for lunch

Grief

Milward Funeral Home THIRD TUESDAY EVERY MONTH at 6:15 pm March – October. Milward Man O’ War – 1509 Trent Boulevard

Mental Illness

NAMI Introduction Walk-ins Welcome! Dates: Every Tuesday Location: Eastern State Hospital – NAMI Lexington Classroom 1350 Bull Lea Rd. Lexington, KY 40511. Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Support Groups (Family Members) Walk-ins Welcome! Dates: 1st and 3rd Sundays (Only) Location: 869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504. Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Family Support Group (Family Members) Walk-ins Welcome! Contact Tracy at 859-536-8278 for more information. Dates: First Monday of the Month. Location: Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY 40511. Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Family Support Group (Family Members) Walk-ins Welcome! Contact Tracy at 859-536-8278 for more information. Dates:  Second Tuesday of Every Month. Time:  6:30 p.m. -7:30p.m. Where: Centenary United Methodist Church Room 33- 2800 Tates Creek Road Lexington, KY

Anxiety Workshop Walk-ins Welcome! Dates:  Every Saturday. Location:  869 Sparta Court, Lexington, KY 40504. Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.