Upcoming Events

Holyoke Medical Center offers a variety of informational health programs to the community. All programs are free and require pre-registration, unless otherwise noted.

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Upcoming Events

Click on the links below to learn more about our upcoming events:

Ongoing                                                                              Living with Chronic Heart Disease  
Ongoing Prepared Childbirth Class
Ongoing Breastfeeding Class
Ongoing Quit Smoking Workshop
October 6, 2015 SHINE Program
October 19, 2015 “Look Good, Feel Better”


Support Groups

  Alcoholic Anonymous
  Al-Anon: Blueprint For Progress
  Breast Cancer Support Group (Spanish-Speaking) 
  Business Debtors Anonymous
  Cancer Support Group
  Depression & Bipolar Support Group
  Gamblers Anonymous
  MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group
  Narcotics Anonymous
  Narcotics Anonymous 
  Overeaters Anonymous 
  Stroke Support Group




Living with Chronic Heart Disease

heartThis is an educational program for people living with chronic heart disease. The four week series will consist of understanding heart diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and others; nutrition for your heart; medications for your heart; and physical activity and your heart. A question and answer period will occur the first Thursday of every month with an HMC Cardiovascular Specialist. The series will be repeated monthly.

Start Dates: Ongoing, call for details 
Place: HMC Cardiovascular Specialists (HMC 1st Floor)

Registration is required: please call 413-534-2870
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Prepared Childbirth Class

Classes will include discussions on: relaxation and breathing techniques; the birth process; how the baby develops; nutrition; environmental hazards in pregnancy; staying comfortable during pregnancy; newborn care; basics of breastfeeding and postpartum adjustment.

For more information or to register, call (413) 534- 2700.
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Breastfeeding Class

The Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center offers a monthly breastfeeding class from 7 to 9pm in the Parent Education Room. Upcoming dates can be obtained by calling the Center. Pre-registration is necessary as seating is limited. Mothers’ partners are encouraged to attend, as both partners have a role in the breastfeeding adjustment. Topics will include whether to implement a schedule, and how to deal with various issues that might arise.

For more information or to register, call (413) 534- 2700.
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Quit Smoking Workshop

Seneca Egan, RN, BS, BSN, Tobacco Cessation Specialist
Our READY, SET, QUIT! Smoking Cessation Workshop is made up of six classes designed to give you the information and support you need to get through one of the most important changes of your life. Attendees will be able to remain in the program for support after the six-week course is completed. Each week the workshop will cover topics such as: Setting and sticking to a quit date; Learning more about your triggers and how to avoid them; How to keep motivated & remain smoke free; Developing coping skills to manage the mental and physical feelings associated with quitting

Date: Every Monday
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Cost: $30

To register and for location information, please call Seneca Egan at (413) 534-2734.
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SHINE Program

SHINE is a free service for people who have questions regarding their Medicare and/or Medigap insurance. Appointments may be made to meet on an individual basis with a fully trained SHINE counselor.

Date: October 6, 2015
Time:Noon, 1pm or 2pm
Place:Holyoke Medical Center

Space is limited. Please call to register (413) 534-2789.
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“Look Good, Feel Better”

In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, Holyoke Medical Center will present a beauty lesson, with a cosmetologist, free make-up kit and a great time, during a very special program designed to help cancer patients. “Look Good, Feel Better” is an American Cancer Society program for women who are in treatment for cancer and may be experiencing hair loss and skin changes. Find out more about wig care, styling and tips on how to utilize scarves and turbans at the program. The group will be small and intimate – limited to eight women in treatment.

Date: Monday   October 19, 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Place:Fran Como Conference Room

To register, please call Jolene Lambert at (413) 534-2501.
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Support Groups

Alcoholic Anonymous - 
Days/Times: Friday - 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Sunday - 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
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Al-Anon - 
Beginners meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Days/Times: Tuesday - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: www.alanon.org
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Al-Anon Blueprint For Progress
4th step workshop meeting using Al-Anon's Blueprint For Progress Workbook
Al-Anon members and newcomers welcome.
Days/Times: Wednesday - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: TracyL 413.575.8446
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Breast Cancer Support Group (Spanish-Speaking) -  
Spanish-speaking breast cancer support group open to all breast cancer patients and their caregivers.
Days/Times: Third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. (transportation available if needed)
Contact: For information and location, contact Breast Cancer Patient Navigator, Jolene Lambert at (413) 534-2501
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Business Debtors Anonymous -  
For business owners who have problems with debt. Others are welcome, but asked just to listen.
Days/Times: Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: www.debtorsanonymous.org
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Cancer Support Group -
Open to all cancer patients and their families and care givers.
Days/Times: Second Tuesday of each month from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Fran Como Conference Room
Contact: Jolene Lambert at (413) 534-2501
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Depression & Bipolar Support Group -
An open ended support group for anyone experiencing depression / bipolar symptoms.
Days/Times: Monday - 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: (413) 626-7627 or dbsaofwm@hotmail.com
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Gamblers Anonymous -
Closed meeting for problem gamblers. Gam-anon Meeting also available in a separate room.
Last Saturday of the month is a speaker meeting
Days/Times: Saturday - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: Mass. Hotline Number: 855.2CALLGA (855.222.5542) or www.gamblersanonymous.org 
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MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group -  
For women with baby blues, postpartum stress, anxiety and depression to discuss managing the stress and adjustment to motherhood. This group is bilingual.
Days/Times: every Wednesday from 1:00 - 2:45 p.m.
Location: Midwifery Care of Holyoke, 230 Maple St., Holyoke
Contact: Lisa Pack at The Birthing Center at Holyoke Medical Center at (413) 534-2700
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Narcotics Anonymous -
Miracles Can Happen
Days/Times: Tuesday - 7:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: www.na.org
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Narcotics Anonymous -  
Days/Times: Monday - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: HMC Outpatient Behavioral Health
Contact: www.na.org
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Overeaters Anonymous -
Days/Times: Sunday - 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Fran Como Conference Room
Contact: www.oawmass.org
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Stroke Support Group -
Open to all stroke patients and their families and care givers. A speech-language pathologist will conduct a focused language/memory/therapeutic activity for part of each session; however, the primary goal is socialization and an opportunity for patients and families to share experiences and ideas.
Days/Times: Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: South 4 Conference Room
Contact: Speech and Hearing (413) 534-2508
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