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Support Groups & Educational Programs

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center offers a variety of support groups and educational programs. The programs listed on this page are held at the Medical Center and are provided at no charge. For more information about the Medical Center’s community education programs, call 410-550-1360 (unless otherwise noted).

Support Groups

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

Offers free educational sessions, support, advice and other resources for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disorders.

Day: Second Thursday of the month
Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Location: Mason F. Lord Building, East Tower, First Floor

Call 410-550-8093 for more information.

Breast Cancer Survivor Program

For women in inactive or post treatment. The program offers guest speakers on important topics for breast cancer survivors, as well as time to share experience, compassion and support. Survivors are welcome to bring a support person, family member or friend.

Day: Fourth Thursday of the month
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Medicine Education Center (next to the Harrison Library on the main level of the Francis Scott Key Pavilion)

Call 410-550-6690 for more information or to register.

Burn Support Group

Provides emotional support to burn survivors, families and caregivers, covering topics such as scarring, anger management, returning to work and how to respond to intrusive questions or staring.

Day: Every Tuesday
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Francis Scott Key Pavilion, Third Floor (just before burn ICU)

Call 410-550-0754 for more information.

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Lap Duodenal Switch and Lap Sleeve Gastrectomy Support Group

For those who have had or are considering gastric bypass surgery.

Day: Second Thursday of every month or third Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Call 410-550-0409 for more information.

Heart Failure Education / Support Group

Offers a monthly forum to discuss self-management skills, medications, nutrition and common social concerns.

Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 5:30 p.m.

Call 410-550-7228 for more information.

Inch by Inch: Stroke Support Group

Provides education and support to stroke survivors, and their families and caregivers.

Day: Third Thursday of every month
Time: Varies

Call 410-550-7793 for more information.

A Joint Effort: Joint Replacement Education

This session introduces you to the health care team who will answer your questions about hip or knee replacement surgery. You will learn about anesthesia, strength-building diets, exercise programs, pain management and much more. Our goal is to help you prepare for a smooth surgery and hospital stay.

Call 410-550-1103 for more information.

Laparoscopic Banding Support Group

For those who have had or are considering a lap banding surgery.

Day: First Thursday of every month
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.

Call 410-550-0409 for more information.

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