Family & Friends/Caregivers Support Groups
Support for Patients & Families
Adult Family Members & Friends of Cancer Patients (Roseville)
Family and friends of cancer patients experience emotional turmoil, as well. This support group is facilitated by the oncology social worker, a cancer survivor. The group provides a safe, confidential atmosphere to share concerns regarding your adjustment to a loved one's cancer and learn new coping skills and self care. The group meets at Sutter Roseville Medical Center on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for attending the support group. For more information, call (916) 781-1634.
Family/Patient Support Groups (Sacramento)
Sutter offers two support groups: one exclusively for patients and another for the patient's family members and caregivers. The groups provide a safe atmosphere for patients and families to learn positive ways to cope with the personal consequences of cancer on the patient and those who are close. The atmosphere of each group emphasizes informality, openness, confidentiality, respect and humor. The ongoing groups are open for new members to join at any time and are facilitated by healthcare professionals who specialize in counseling cancer patients/caregivers.
During group sessions, participants:
- Exchange information, provide support, discover and express feelings
- Appreciate the effect cancer has on families and learn how to ease everyone's path
- Examine life patterns and sometimes risk changing those that are unhelpful