Support Groups

Empowering Brain Tumor Patients Through Support Groups Programs

These meetings provide an opportunity to share experiences, to learn about current therapies, and to receive information about various aspects of brain tumor diagnosis and treatment. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on in-person events and gatherings. Many, if not all, of the F2F support group meetings are postponed or have been moved to a virtual event.

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Georgia Programs

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 now 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 info@sbtf.org

When: Every other Thursday starting 1.14.2021

Every Other Thursday
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm (ET)

Facilitators: Click the plus sign to view the list

Farnaz Arabshahi, FNP- C
Geri Shaffer

RSVP: farnaz.arabshahi@emoryhealthcare.org

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 month
11:30 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, LCSW
Kyeda King, LCSW

This event is sponsored by Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. There is no cost to attend. 

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: 

Piedmont’s Brain Tumor Center currently offers TWO monthly 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 & 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 brittany.lawton@piedmont.org

RSVP: brittany.lawton@piedmont.org

brittany.lawton@piedmont.org

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Florida Programs:

The Northeast Florida Brain Tumor Support Group at Florida State College
Convenes 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 College
Jacksonville’s Deerwood Center
9911 Old Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL

When: 3rd Sat of month

3rd Saturday of each month
10:00am – 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 Conversations

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.

Sign up online.

myCancerConnection

Is 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.