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Support Groups

As of 3/16/20 and UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE SUPPORT GROUPS ARE CANCELED, with the EXCEPTION of the Acquired Brain Injury Support group which will be held virtually (see details below). 

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
This group is temporarily doing weekly virtual meetings via ZOOM until May 5, 2020. Dates and time are below.

March 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
March 31, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
April 7, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
April 14, 2020  at 4:30 p.m.
April 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
April 28, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
May 5, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
Invited participants should reference their email from Ms. Scolnic/or group facilitator for the Zoom password. 
Brain Injury Problem Checklist
Open to all family and caregivers of current inpatients or recent Gaylord patients with an ABI.
Dorene Scolnic, LCSW, CCTSW,
(203) 679-3506

Amputee Success Group
1st Thursday of every month
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Luscomb Inpatient Gym
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
Helen Young, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT
Lou Levine, BS, RRT-NPS, RPFT
(203) 741-3351

Cardiac Support Group
Every other month on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at alternating sites. Meetings are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
Co-hosted with Meriden Center
Open to the community
Roberta Desell, LPN, (203) 238-2645

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
4th Wednesday of the month
5:00 p.m.
Luscomb gym
For more information, (203) 284-2875

As of 3/16/20 and UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE All SUBSTANCE ABUSE GROUPS are CANCELED.

Substance Abuse Groups

AA Meetings
Monday
8:00 p.m.
Cafeteria Conference Room
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
Sunday, 7:00 p.m.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
Chauncey Lecture Hall
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

SAA Meeting
Thursday, 7 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chauncey Lecture Hall
Open to the Community
(203) 741-3366

SA 12-Step Meeting
Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Open to the Community
Cafeteria Conference Room
(203) 741-3366

As of 3/24/20 the SUNDAY SERVICE is temporarily canceled. Our chaplains are continuing to visit inpatients on their units.

Chaplaincy Services 

Chaplain Visitation
All Patients & Family Members
Tuesday through Thursday
Chaplain Vincent J. Gierer
(203) 741-3345

Chaplain Services PDF

Prayer Service 
Every Sunday 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Jackson Ground Floor Atrium
Open to the Community
Chaplain Vincent J. Gierer,
(203) 741-3345

Eucharististic Ministry 
Catholic Patients & Family Members
Wednesday, 3:00 p.m.
Call: Chaplain Vincent J. Gierer,
(203) 741-3345

 

Information

Call: (203) 284-2800