Community Support Groups Offered At St. Catherine Hospital(4)
(GARDEN CITY, KAS.) St. Catherine Hospital will offer two community support groups the second week of each month, My Hope and Breast Friends.
Hospice chaplains, Lynn White and Gerry Dupuis will co-facilitate My Hope, a support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Dupuis is a graduate of the Center for Loss and Life Transition with a certification in Death and Grief Studies and is certified in Thanatology through the Association of Death Education and Counselling. White has 22 years in Pastoral Ministry and over 10 years of experience in Hospice Chaplaincy and Bereavement Support. These sessions are opportunities to share your story and learn from others. They are not therapy or replacement for individual and professional counseling for deep grief.
My Hope Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at High Plains Public Radio, 210 N. 7th St., Garden City from 12 noon to 1 pm. Feel free to bring your lunch. Please call 620-272-2519 for more information.
The Breast Friends Cancer Support Group connects breast cancer patients with a network of resources as well as others in the community going through the same experience. The Breast Friends Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6-7 pm at the Legacy House, 309 E. Walnut. The English speaking group is led by St. Catherine Hospital Breast Center Navigator and Breast Cancer Survivor, Heather Wright-Renick, RN, and the Spanish speaking group is led by United Methodist Mexican American Ministries Community Health Worker for Cancer Health Disparities, Irma Robbins.
Participants may be at any stage in their breast cancer experience from newly diagnosed to survivorship. Educational materials, local resources, speakers and various activities ensure each participant gain the support, knowledge and perspective that are crucial for survivors.
For more information on Breast Friends, please call 620-272-2360.
St. Catherine Hospital Centura Health
Community Relations Coordinator