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Support Groups

Gaylord sponsors many support groups that provide ongoing education and camaraderie for people with various disabilities or health concerns. Some groups, however, are more pertinent to our inpatients and their families. These groups are indicated in the listing. If you are interested in attending a group meeting, please call the contact person to confirm meeting time and location.

Many support groups intended for Gaylord Hospital inpatients are not included in this list. Contact your Gaylord Care Manager for additional support.

Acquired Brain Injury Patients Family & Caregiver Support Group
1st four Tuesdays of the month
Hooker 2 Solarium
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open to all family and caregivers of current inpatients or recent Gaylord patients with an ABI.
Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, CCTSW,
(203) 679-3506

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Support Group
3rd Monday of every month
3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Jackson Pavilion, Room 233
Open to the Community
Dr. Joanne Hutt (203) 741-3412

Amputee Success Group
1st Thursday of every month
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Jackson Pavilion, Room 233
Open to the Community
Amputee Support (203) 741-3424



Better Breathers
1st Thursday of every month
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cullen Board Room in Chauncey Conference Center
Open to the Community
Tracie Switajewski, RRT, (203) 741-3351

Community Stroke Support Group
1st Thursday of every month
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Jackson Ground Floor Atrium
Patients, families, peers
For more information, (203) 284-2875

National Spinal Cord Injury Association
- CT Chapter Board Meeting

2nd Wednesday of the month
6:00 p.m -7:00 p.m.
Brooker Lecture Hall
Bill Mancini, (203) 284-2910



Spinal Cord Injury Support Group
2nd Monday of the month
5:00 p.m.
Luscomb gym
For more information, (203) 284-2875

Substance Abuse Groups

AA Meetings
Monday
8:00 p.m.
Chauncey Lecture Hall
Open to the Community
For more information,
(203) 741-3366

Saturday
10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chauncey Lecture Hall
Open to the Community
For more information,
(203) 741-3366

ALANON Meetings
Monday
7:30 p.m.
Chauncey Board Room
Open to the Community
For more information,
(203) 741-3366

Chemical Use Education (CUE)
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Pavilion, Room 233
Inpatients and Outpatients
Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, CCTSW, (203) 679-3506

SA - 12 Step Meetings
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Cafeteria Conference Room
Open to the Community
For more information,
(203) 741-3366

Interfaith Programs

Interfaith Worship
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Roncari Chapel
Open to the Community
Chaplain Leonard Williams,
(203) 741-3345

Communion/Eucharist
Roman Catholic
Mondays
9:00 a.m. Call to receive communion
Protestant, by arrangement
Chaplain Leonard Williams,
(203) 741-3345

Information

Call: (203) 284-2800