Support Groups

Supporting Patients and Families

Winchester Hospital offers a variety of free support groups to help our patients and families. Learn more about our support groups for people considering weight loss surgery, parents who have lost a baby, people with diabetes, caregivers, and people with cancer.

Virtual Weight Loss Support Group

Losing weight and keeping it off is difficult to accomplish alone. Join experts from the Winchester Hospital Weight Management Program for a virtual support group to learn strategies for successful weight loss and maintenance. 

Topics include medications for weight loss after surgery, weight loss surgery, meal preparation and more. Click here for the full 2020 schedule and topics.

Sessions are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m. and are presented live on Google Meet. For more information and to join a session, download the flyer, call 781-396-6221, option 4 or email winchesterbariatricstelehealth@lahey.org.

Learn more about our Weight Management Program.

If you do not have a weight loss doctor, we can help you find a doctor who specializes in medical weight loss or surgical weight loss.

HOPE Group

This group offers support for bereaved individuals and families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Winchester Hospital Outpatient Center at Unicorn Park, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, in the ground floor conference room in Woburn. For more information, please call 781-756-4700.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. For more information, please call 781-756-4710

Insulin Pumpers Group

This support group is for people who wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about insulin pump therapy. The group meets the second Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the first floor conference room at Winchester Hospital's Outpatient Center at Unicorn Park, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Suite 401 in Woburn. Get directions.

Caregivers Support Group

The responsibility of caring for a family member who is aging or has an illness or disability can limit free time, interfere with sleep and even take a toll on a caregiver’s physical and emotional health. Although more than 50 million people in the U.S. provide daily living assistance to loved ones, caregivers often feel alone, helpless, unprepared or unable to provide the care their loved ones need.

The Caregivers Support Group offers information, new ideas and emotional support that caregivers require for themselves as well as their loved ones. The group enables participants to:

  • Share and explore solutions to problems
  • Listen and talk in a confidential setting
  • Meet others in a similar role
  • Learn ways to balance obligations and reduce stress
  • Find out about community resources
  • Help others while helping themselves

The Caregivers Support Group meets monthly at 800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5000, in Woburn from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The group is free, but participants are asked to register by calling Winchester Home Care at 781-756-2488.

Cancer Support Groups

Winchester Hospital offers support groups for people with cancer, as well as support groups specifically for women with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer. Learn more about these groups.

Nursing Mothers Support Group

NEW - Virtual Nursing Mothers’ Support Group

The weekly Nursing Mothers’ Support Group will be held online through Google Hangouts Meet.  This virtual drop-in, free group is offered every Wednesday from 2-3 pm. For login information, click on an upcoming Wednesday on the Events Calendar page of the Winchester Hospital website and look for Nursing Mothers’ Support Group - Virtual Meeting.  

https://www.winchesterhospital.org/about-us/events-calendar

This virtual Group is temporary during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notice: The In-Person Nursing Mother's Support Group is postponed until further notice.  Please see above for Virtual Group information.

The Nursing Mothers Support Group is a free forum for newly breastfeeding moms to come with general questions for breastfeeding support. It’s a good way for the moms to connect with other moms in the same situation. The group is facilitated by a lactation nurse and meets each Wednesday from 2:00-3:30 pm in the first floor conference room at 200 Unicorn Park Drive in Woburn. Questions can be directed to (781) 756-4700. Please note -- Inclement Weather Policy:  Winchester Hospital's Center for Healthy Living classes and programs at 200 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn will be canceled if the Woburn Public School system announces a closure.  You may also call the main line at 781-756-4700 for more information.

State-of-the-Art Cancer Care

Our Center for Cancer Care at 620 Washington Street in Winchester offers a full range of coordinated cancer treatment services, together in one location, with an onsite nurse navigator to offer help and guidance.

Breast Care Center

Winchester Hospital's Breast Care Center is fully accredited as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, offering digital mammography, breast biopsies and on-site surgeons, radiologists and oncologists.

Home Care Services

At every stage of life and for every medical need, Winchester Home Care can help, with home care services for people facing challenges of later life stages, with new babies, with disabilities, fighting illnesses, and more.