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Support Resources at VMH

Support Groups Available

Here are a few support groups we have available here at VMH

Diabetes Support Group

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group  is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes.  The meetings are normally held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

Grief Support

The local Grief Support Group is an informal meeting and is open to anyone suffering from any type of loss whether it be death, divorce, illness or some other grief.
Please feel free to attend and bring a friend.  This grief support group meets the second Wednesday of each month at Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Caregivers Support

When a person is diagnosed with a chronic illness, a lot of focus and attention is put on how to keep that person as independent and as healthy as possible. When a person loses some of their abilities to care for themselves the burden of care is often assumed by the spouse, a child (or children), or sometimes friends and neighbors. While everyone who becomes a caregiver handles the added responsibility with different skill sets, attitudes, and understanding levels, there is no question that there is a very real strain associated with care giving.

Classes Available

Here is a list of classes that are available at VMH

Prepared Childbirth Classes

The Prepared Childbirth Education classes at Veterans Memorial Hospital are offered in three sessions that allow the expectant parents to choose which topics they wish to learn more on.  They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions.  Session 1 covers labor, delivery and the postpartum period following delivery; Session 2 includes relaxation, breathing and pain management; and Session 3 covers infant care.  Tours of the OB Department are available with each session as well.

Sign Up Here to Pre-Register for the Childbirth Class

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Series

Veterans Memorial Hospital, together with the Alzheimer’s Association® will be offering another day of presentations concerning Alzheimer’s and Dementia for both the general public and for caregivers of anyone with these conditions.

CPR Classes

Veterans Memorial Hospital offers courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for health care providers (those working in health related fields such as physicians, nurses, EMT’s, etc.) Check back for dates/times