Support Groups

Cedars-Sinai offers a variety of support groups, including stroke support groups and cancer support groups.

American Parkinson Disease Support Group

This group offers support and information in a group setting for people with Parkinson's disease and their family members. Call 310-423-7933 or click here for more information.

Aphasia Community Group

Aphasia Community Group Meeting for over a decade, and with many long-time members, this group is for individuals who struggle to communicate as a result of a stroke, head injury or brain tumor. Group sessions offer weekly interaction and conversation in a supportive environment with other individuals who have had a stroke, head injury or brain tumor. Call 310-423-3136 for more information.

Brain Aneurysm Educational Support Group

The Brain Aneurysm Educational Support Groups meet quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month.  We invite you to join us for informative presentations given by our  neurosurgeons and other healthcare professionals.  Meet and help support others that are experiencing similar challenges related to their medical condition.

2014 - January 8, March 12, May 14, July 9, September 10, November 12
6-7:30 p.m.

127 South San Vicente Blvd, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Pavilion Education Center, Conf. Room 2

For more information, contact:
Georgia Rochester
Phone: 310-423-6587
Email: georgia.rochester@cshs.org
More info available on their flyer

Brain Tumor Educational Support Group

The Brain Tumor Educational Support Groups meet quarterly on the second Wednesday of the month. We invite you to join us for informative presentations given by our  neurosurgeons and other healthcare professionals.  Meet and help support others that are experiencing similar challenges related to their medical condition.

2014 - February 12, April 9, June 11, August 13, October 8, December 10
6-7:30 p.m.

127 South San Vicente Blvd, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Pavilion Education Center, Conf. Room 2

For more information, contact:
Georgia Rochester
Phone: 310-423-6587
Email: georgia.rochester@cshs.org
More info available on their flyer

Cancer Support Groups

Groups designed to address the emotional and cultural needs of cancer patients and survivors

Kidney Cancer Support Group
Second Monday/Month
For more information, contact the Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute - Supportive Care Services by phone at 310- 423-0638

Neuroendocrine Tumor Support Group
Fourth Thursday/Month
For more information, contact the Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute - Supportive Care Services by phone at 310- 423-0638

Sarcoma Support Group
Third Wednesday/Month
For more information, contact the Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute - Supportive Care Services by phone at 310-423-0638

Cardiac Support Group

The cardiac support group provides information and support for patients diagnosed with heart disease.

Diabetes Support Group

Usually meets the first Wednesday of the month 6-7:30 p.m.
Opportunities for patients and families to get together to discuss issues and topics pertaining to diabetes in informal drop-in support and education sessions with our Diabetes Educators.

For more information, location, and date of meeting, contact:
Mary Jane Vos, RN, BSN, CDE
Phone: 310-423-5098
or
Joyce Spalding, RN, MSN, CDE
Phone: 310-423-0592

Please call to confirm date, time and location.

Transplant Support Group

Heart Transplant Support Group
Monthly support group for pre and post Heart Transplant patients, families and caregivers.
Fourth Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
North Tower, 6th Floor (6NW), Rm 6159
For more information, please contact:
Ellen Anifantis, LCSW 310,-423-6378,
Lucy Kim, LCSW, 310-423-3353,
Sara Morrison, LCSW, 310-423-8703

Mechanical Circulatory Device Support Group
Monthly support group for pre and post MCS/VAD patients, families and caregivers.
Second Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
North Tower, 6th Floor (6NW), Rm 6159
For more information, please contact:
Ellen Anifantis, LCSW, 310,-423-6378,
Lucy Kim, LCSW, 310-423-3353,
Sara Morrison, LCSW, 310-423-8703

Weekly Multi-Organ Transplant Support Group
Weekly support group for pre and post Liver, Heart, Kidney, or Lung Transplant patients, families and caregivers.
Every Tuesday, 1–2:30 p.m.
North Tower, 6th Floor (6NW), Rm 6159
For more information, please contact:
Carlie Galloway, MSW, 310-423-6850

Mild Cognitive Disorder Support Group

The Mild Cognitive Disorder Community Group is a community support group for individuals with mild cognitive challenges as the result of stroke, head injury, or neurological related illness. Interested persons may attend upon the recommendation of their health care provider. Please call 310-423-9722 for more information.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group

This support group serves current and former Cedars-Sinai Pulmonary Rehabilitation patients. For more information, call 310-423-9566.

Stroke Support Groups

"Yes I Can" Stroke Support Group
Second Tuesday of the month, from 2-3:30 p.m.
For more information & meeting location, contact: Linda Schaefer, CTRS/RTC
Phone: 310-423-6358
Be sure to always call to confirm attendance and location.

"One Stroke Ahead" Stroke Support Group (Ages 18 to 55)
Second Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8 p.m.
For more information and meeting location, contact: Linda Schaefer, CTRS/RTC
Phone: 310-423-6358
Be sure to always call to confirm attendance and location.

Twelve-Step Programs Support Groups

Click here for a complete and up to date list of Help and Addiction programs at Cedars-Sinai.