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 - Beginning the First Thursday of Each Month       Living with Chronic Heart Disease  
October 20, 2014 Look Good, Feel Better

 

Support Groups

Alcoholic Anonymous
Al-Anon
  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 outpatients 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 HMC Cardiovascular Specialists Dr. Sheth or Dr. Sharma.  The series will be repeated monthly.

Start Dates: April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Place: HMC Cardiovascular Specialists (HMC 1st Floor)

Registration is required: please call 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 (value of $250) 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 8 women in treatment.

Date: Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Place: Fran Como Conference Room

To Register: please call Jolene Lambert (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 5:00 p.m. 
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 for 2013: 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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