FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 17, 2016
CONTACT: JULIE KUKLA, (989) 894-3827
Support Groups offered by McLaren Bay Region
The Bay Area Cancer Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month (July 7) from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3140 West Campus Drive, Bay City. This group provides an open discussion for patients, families, and friends who are dealing with cancer. A registered social worker facilitates this group. Participants can learn about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as learn new coping skills. For more information, please call (989) 894 3180.
Precious Reflections, a pregnancy and infant loss support group, will meet on Tuesday, July 5 (first Tuesday of each month) from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 820 South Lincoln, Bay City. The support group is open to parents and their support persons who have experienced a pregnancy loss through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, SIDS, or the death of a newborn. This support group is offered free of charge. For more information, call (989) 894 3015.
Caring for Others meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 E. Midland Road in Bay City. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. This support group is designed for individuals who have the responsibility of taking care of others, whether it is a family member or friend, and is offered free of charge. For more information, please contact Karen Pabalis at (989) 667 6636.
The Amputee Support Group will meet on Tuesday, August 2 from 12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road in Bay City. This group was formed to provide support and information for individuals with an amputation. There is no charge for the program and family members are welcome. For more information, call (989) 667 6736.
The Bay Area Stroke Support Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 9 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Center for Rehabilitation, McLaren Bay Region West Campus, 3190 East Midland Road, Bay City. This support group was formed to provide support and information for individuals who have had a stroke. There is no charge for the program and family members are encouraged to attend. For more information, please call (989) 667 6736.
About McLaren Health Care:
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 260,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 21,000 employees and more than 25,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 300 facilities serving a 54-county market and 75 percent of Michigan’s population. Learn more at www.mclaren.org.