Support Groups Empowering Brain Tumor Patients Through Support Group Programs Brain tumor support group meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about current therapies, and to receive information about various aspects of a brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted our ability to conduct F2F meetings. Many, if not all, support group meetings have been moved to a virtual platform. METRO-ATLANTA AREA PROGRAMS: Emory st. joseph's brain tumor support group The Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brain Tumor Support Group at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital is currently meeting virtually on a bi-weekly basis. Hosted by the SBTF, we aim to provide an opportunity for information sharing and support for brain tumor patients, as well as their family, their friends, and their caregivers. Where: Via Virtual Online Platform (Zoom) For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org When: Every other Thursday starting 1.13.2022 Every Other Thursday12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (ET) Facilitators: Click the plus sign to view the list Farnaz Arabshahi, FNP- CGeri Shaffer RSVP: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Farnaz @ (404) 668-9511 Click Here for Directions Northside Hospital - Forsyth Brain Tumor Support Group Group meetings are open to brain tumor patients and caregivers who are dealing with a brain tumor diagnosis. Where: Meetings occur virtually When: 4th Tuesday of every month 11:30a-12:45p The 4th Tuesday of each month11:30 am – 12:45 pm RSVP: 770-667-4117 3 days prior to event Please RSVP three days prior to the event. Call (770) 667-4117 and specify your name and number of attendees. Facilitators: Laura Karfeld & Kyeda King Laura Karfeld, LCSWKyeda King, LCSW This event is sponsored by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. There is no cost to attend. SBTF Aphasia Support group Aphasia is caused by damage tot he language-dominant side of the brain, usually the left side, and may be brought on by stroke, head injury or a brain tumor. Our support group brings together brain tumor patients who are struggling with aphasia. Where: Meetings occur virtually Due to pandemic safety concern, the support group is meeting virtually using the Zoom platform. When: Bi-weekly Wed. at 1:30pm ET The support group meets bi-weekly via Zoom at 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET on Wednesdays. Please inquire for the next date at email@example.com RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact us at email@example.com for the Zoom invite and details. The Piedmont Brain Tumor Center – Atlanta Piedmont’s Brain Tumor Center currently offers TWO monthly brain tumor support group meetings; both are conducted virtually via the Zoom Platform. The Young Adult Survivor support group meeting provides the young adult brain tumor patient an opportunity to meet other Young adult brain tumor survivors, discuss or share experiences, and ask questions about treatment plans or effects of treatment on your physical & emotional health. This group meeting occurs the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00p-8:30p ET.Transitioning your child from pediatric to adult brain tumor care, provides parents of the young adult survivors to shares experiences with others parents and to talk through some of the challenges they face. This meeting occurs 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6p-7p ET. Where: Via Virtual online platform (Zoom) Meetings are being held virtually until further notice When: 2nd TUESDAY of each Month The 2nd Tuesday of each month. 6p-7p for Parents transitioning their child from pediatric care to adult brain tumor care 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm for Young Adult Brain Tumor Survivors Facilitator: Brittany Lawton To RSVP and receive further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org National brain tumor society (NBTS) The Brain Tumor Support Conversations are an online support group run by the brain tumor community for the brain tumor community. This group is attended and run by patients and care partners who have had firsthand experience with the challenges and effects of a brain tumor diagnosis.This support group is a safe space where patients and loved ones can talk about the feelings and emotions that accompany any aspect of the brain tumor experience. Where: Virtual conversations These online support group conversations are held on the third Sunday of each month at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. You can sign up to join the conversations here. After you sign up with your email, you will receive a confirmation email and it will allow us to stay in touch with you. When: 3rd Sunday of month 7pm ET These online support group conversations are held on the third Sunday of each month at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT RSVP: Online registration, click + for link You can sign up to join the conversations here. After you sign up with your email, you will receive a confirmation email. Cancer Support Community- Atlanta (CSC) Atlanta provides a variety of support services for cancer patients and their families. All programs are led by licensed therapists and professionals with years of experience in offering encouragement and hope. Affiliated with Northside Hospital, CSC-Atlanta offers classes to all people affected by cancer, regardless of where their treatment is being managed. Weekly support group meetings as well as classes like “Grief & Loss” are held monthly and require an RSVP. The Cancer Support Community is within easy walking distance of the Medical Center MARTA Station. Where: Virtual Classes offered currently Contact: Check out their monthly calendar Visit the Wellness Community’s website calendar to view programs being offered: Florida Programs: The Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Support Group at Florida State CollegeConvenes in Jacksonville’s Deerwood Center. This group meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Meetings are open to patients, family members, and caregivers of all ages and all tumor types. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage you to contact the organizers listed below to identify any schedule changes. Where: Florida State College Florida State CollegeJacksonville’s Deerwood Center9911 Old Baymeadows RoadJacksonville, FL When: 3rd Sat of month 3rd Saturday of each month10:00am – 12:00pm To confirm meeting time and location, as well as to RSVP, please contact by telephone at (904) 395-5220 oor call the Brain Tumor Network at (844) 286-6110 Online Programs: National Brain Tumor Society Online Brain Tumor Support ConversationsThe Brain Tumor Support Conversations are an online support group run by the brain tumor community for the brain tumor community. This group is attended and run by patients and care partners who have had firsthand experience with the challenges and effects of a brain tumor diagnosis.Sign up online.myCancerConnectionIs a cancer support community that offers free, one-on-one support. Support is open to patients, caregivers, and survivors regardless of where they receive treatment. Trained survivor and caregiver volunteers are available to share their cancer experience with you. Call (800) 345-6324.