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Support Groups

MS Family Caregiver Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month | 6:45 p.m. − 8:15 p.m.
Join other family caregivers of people with MS — spouses, partners, siblings, adult children, parents — to share concerns, stories and resources. New members are always welcome. There is no charge for the group, but registration is required. Please call 202-296-5363 or email Kdougherty@MSandYOU.org.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group

Third Saturday of every month | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Call Bill DeLarenzo at 301-384-1229 for details.

Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group

Second Tuesday of every month | 6:30 p.m. − 8:30 p.m.
Sjögren's ("SHOW-grins") is a chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth, but it is a systemic disease and can spread throughout the entire body causing joint pain, major organ failure and lymphomas. The support group provides Sjögren's Syndrome patients and family members with an opportunity to learn more about the disease and how to manage its symptoms and provides emotional support. This is done by confidential patient-to-patient sharing discussions and/or by having an informative presentation by a health care professional or other expert.

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

First Tuesday of every month | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
A social-worker facilitated session presented by the Bethesda Chapter of the Montgomery County Stroke Association. All sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.mcstroke.org or call the MCSA hotline at 301-681-6272.

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Support Group

Third Tuesday of most months | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m
An opportunity for patients, survivors and their family members to share information and gain support during treatment and recovery. Preregistration is not required. Meets at the Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgical Center, Suite 1200. Preregistration is not required. Please call 301-896-6837 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Support Group

Third Monday of most months | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This ongoing, monthly support group is open to all prostate cancer patients, their families and friends, and provides an opportunity to gain new knowledge and share common concerns. Guest speakers alternate with informal discussions among participants. Drop-ins welcome. For information call Susan Jacobstein at 301-896-6837. To register, please visit Cancer Program Events.