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. Sessions are every Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

For more information and meeting location, contact Hugh Cooper at 310-423-6280.


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.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

127 South San Vicente Blvd, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Pavilion Education Center, Conf. Room 2
(See Security Guard on Plaza Level for directions)

For more information, contact:
Joseph Recinos
Phone: 310-423-0821
Email: joseph.recinos@cshs.org


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.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

127 South San Vicente Blvd, Plaza Level, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Pavilion Education Center, Conf. Room 2
{See Security Guard on Plaza Level for directions}

For more information, contact:
Joseph Recinos
Phone: 310-423-0821
Email: joseph.recinos@cshs.org


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
Second Tuesday/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 from 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 from 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 from 1–2:30 p.m.
North Tower, 6th Floor (6NW), Rm 6159
For more information, please contact:
Carlie Galloway, MSW, 310-423-6850


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 every month from 2-3 p.m.
For more information and meeting location, please contact: Hugh Cooper
Phone number: 310-423-6280
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.