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. Download our Support Groups for Patients and Families pdf

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

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Support Group
3rd Monday of every month
3:00 p.m.- 4 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, (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
(203) 284-2875

Family & Caregiver Support Group  of Acquired Brain Injury Patients
1st four Tuesdays of every month
Hooker 2 Solarium
Open to the Community
Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, (203) 679-3506

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 at Gaylord Hospital
Information: (203) 284-2875

Substance Abuse Groups

AA Meetings
8:00 p.m.
Cafeteria Conference Room
Open to the Community
Information: (203) 741-3366

10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Chauncey Lecture Hall
Open to the Community
Information: (203) 741-3366

ALANON Meetings
7:30 p.m.
Chauncey Board Room
Open to the Community
Information: (203) 741-3366

Chemical Use Education (CUE)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Jackson Pavilion, Room 233
Inpatients and Outpatients Welcome
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
Information: (203) 679-3506

Interfaith Programs

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

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


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