Support Groups at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Support Groups at Lakewood Ranch

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center offers a wide range of support groups.

Kidney Disease Education

Date: The group meets the second Thursday of each month.
Location: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Heather Fitzgerald, RN DaVita Dialysis, 941-359-0676  

ALS Support Group

Date: The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
Location: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Patricia Stanco, ALS Association Chapter, 888-257-1717, Ext. 110 

Bereavement Support Group

Date: The group meets the fourth Thursday of each month.
Location: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Contact: Kim Peterson, Tidewell Hospice, 941-928-8845

Breast Cancer Networking Group

This is a discussion group about breast cancer treatment, side effects and emotions.

Date: The group meets the second Saturday of each month.
Location: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Bambi Furtado, JFCS, 941-336-2224, Ext. 167

Little Nippers — New Parent Support Group

Join us for a weekly informal gathering for parents and their newborns. Our facilitator and other moms are available to offer support and suggestions for each other. An optional light lunch, provided by Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, is available for a small fee. No need for a reservation, just come by!

Date: Wednesdays
Location: Women's Center Classroom
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fee: Support group is free

Postpartum Adjustment Support Group

This group is for women who find that the adjustment to becoming a new mother is a little more difficult than anticipated. Share, listen, cry and laugh with other new moms and a facilitator who is a Postpartum Adjustment Support Specialist. Babies and children up to age three are welcome.

Dates: Thursdays
Location: Women's Center Classroom
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Gluten-Free Support Group

The objective of this group is to help make our lives more enjoyable and safer on a gluten-free diet. We will be sharing information on gluten-free restaurants, knowledgeable doctors, food stores, food products, internet sites, books, travel and more.

Date: The group meets the second Wednesday of each month
Location: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Contact: Robert Suarez, 941-351-3086