Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice offers many support groups that are free and open to the public.
Most support groups meet in our Community Conference Room (side entrance) unless otherwise noted.
- Other community support groups can be found in our Community Resource Guide
Journey of Grief: Bereavement Support Groups
Free and open to the public, this group meets on the First Monday of each month, 6pm in our Community Conference Room (side entrance).
We aim to assist people, without charge, in learning to live with this “new normal” by:
- Providing a safe space in which to explore grief in whatever ways that works best for the person.
- Reducing the isolation of bereaved people by facilitating connections with other bereaved people.
- Normalizing the grief experience.
- Nurturing the resiliency of people to identify their own inner resources and coping strategies.
We strive to assure our bereaved compassion, mutual support, understanding, diversity, integrity and allow our families to feel safe and supported in a nurturing environment.
You may also want to consider joining our private facebook group by searching “Journey of Grief” that is administrated by our Hospice Social Worker. Posts can only be seen by approved members but is open to the public. Request to join the group here.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Breastfeeding Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m in our Community Conference Room (side entrance).
The goal of this free support group is to help mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother. Children and family support are also welcome to attend.
Advice from other moms should never replace the advice from medical experts. If you have questions or concerns about your health or your baby’s well-being you should always contact your physician or a lactation consultant.
Diabetes Support Group
This group meets on the 4th Monday of each month, at 2:00 p.m. in our Community Conference Room (side entrance). It also meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. at the Pike County Memorial Hospital Cafeteria. Join us, bring a friend or family member, everyone is welcome to attend! We offer free educational support, and we have speakers who are experts on diabetes. Locations and dates are subject to change, contact us and learn how you can stay up to date!