Support Groups and Resources on Chronic Diseases and Conditions

Connect with others who share common life experiences as you. Our support groups and programs offer an opportunity to share your story in a safe setting, learn about resources, and participate in educational programming. There is no charge for the group, but registration may be required for some of the meetings. New members and caregivers are always welcome. The meetings are independently managed unless otherwise noted. To register for a support group, visit our events page.

Diabetes Care

Suburban Hospital’s outpatient diabetes education programs provide the foundation and support you need to thrive and live a healthy life. From support group meetings, one-on-one consultations, and/or self-management classes, we have the program that is right for you.

Cancer Care

Cancer Support Groups: Breast, Prostate, Head & Neck

Meeting dates and times varies. On a monthly basis, Suburban Hospital offers meetings to support patients living with breast, prostate and head and neck cancer. 

Heart Care

Lung Care

Quitting smoking is hard. Suburban Hospital has teamed up with the American Lung Association and the Montgomery County Cancer Crusade to bring the best quitting resources to our community. Are you ready to commit to quit smoking? We are here to support you through the quitting process. 

Facebook Live Event: Clearing the Air on Smoking & Vaping

Watch as Suburban Hospital and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, in partnership with Stone Ridge School and the American Lung Association, gathered medical and public health experts to discuss the dangers of smoking and vaping and share prevention and cessation resources.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Family Caregiver Support Group

Meets the Second Tuesday of every month | 6:45 p.m. − 8:15 p.m.

S is a rare disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. This group is for family caregivers of people with MS — spouses, partners, siblings, adult children, parents. Call 202-296-5363 or email [email protected] for details.

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group

Meets the Third Saturday of every month | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Also known simply as MG, myasthenia gravis is a rare neuromuscular disorder.  Connect with other individuals living with MG and/or caregivers of MG patients.  Call Bill DeLarenzo at 301-384-1229 for details.

Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group

Sjögren's ("SHOW-grins") is a chronic autoimmune disease in which white blood cells attack the moisture-producing glands. The support group provides Sjögren's Syndrome patients and family members with an opportunity to learn more about the disease, symptom management and emotional support.

You may also email Bonnie Schneider at [email protected] and include Sjogren's in the subject line of the email for more information.

Stroke Support Group for Survivors and Caregivers

Meets the 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. Please visit or call the MCSA hotline at 301-681-6272 for details.

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