Support Connection, Inc., a not-for profit organization that provides free, confidential support services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, offers a wide range of free support groups women with breast and ovarian cancer.
Groups focus on topics pertaining to living with cancer through all stages of diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment. They are offered in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, and by toll-free teleconference. For a complete calendar of groups at all locations, visit www.supportconnection.org .
Advance registration is required for all groups; call 914-962-6402 or 800-532-4290.
The following support groups are scheduled in Putnam and Dutchess in January:
At East Fishkill Community Library: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 10:15 a.m.
At Putnam Hospital Center: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.
At Vassar Brothers in Poughkeepsie: Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group: Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
Via teleconference: For those unable to attend groups in-person, there are monthly telephone support groups via toll-free teleconference, enabling women to participate regardless of their location and from the comfort of their homes. Call a few days ahead to learn how to participate. The Advanced Stage or Metastatic Breast Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. The Ovarian Cancer Telephone Group will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.