Gatherings to Offer Support
Mercy Memorial Hospital System (MMHS) offers a variety of individual and group support. Below is a current list of our offerings:
Books from the Heart
Books from the Heart is a book club just for cancer survivors. This support group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the conference room at the Monroe Cancer Center, located at 800 Stewart Road in Monroe. Books are available for purchase at special discount prices at the Book Nook. Come ready to discuss the book of the month. For information or to join the club, call Cancer Connection at (734) 240-5400.
Healing Arts* “Watercolor Wednesdays”
This class meets every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the conference room at the Monroe Cancer Center, located at 800 Stewart Road in Monroe. Join Patrick Barley for this open painting session! Learn basic watercolor techniques, explore acrylics, support your artistic self and connect your creativity with being healthy and connecting with other cancer survivors. A $5 deposit will be refunded upon arrival to class. No art experience required. Class size is limited. Call (734) 240-5400 or visit our Healing Arts form to make a reservation.
*Healing Arts is a new program at Mercy Memorial Cancer Connection for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Classes will feature different forms of art such as watercolor, acrylics, clay, photography, music and scrapbooking. Healing Arts is a way to bring cancer survivors together using the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Call for schedule of other classes.
Men Dealing With Spousal Cancer – Monroe
The Home Care Shoppe, located at 474 N. Telegraph Rd in Monroe, offers this support at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month with facilitator: Randy Grodi, PhD. For more information, visit the Web site www.monroehcs.com or call (734) 241-7875.
Prostate Support Group - Brownstown
The Josephine Ford Cancer Center, located at 19675 Allen Road in Brownstown Twp, offers prostate support at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (313) 916-8491.
WE CAN: Women Living with Advanced or Metastatic Cancer
WE CAN is a support group for women who are living with recurrent, advanced stage (III or IV) or metastatic cancer. This support group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Monroe Cancer Center, located at 800 Stewart Road in Monroe. Hosted by an experienced oncology nurse and trained volunteer, it is open to women with any cancer diagnosis, in an informal setting for discussions, information gathering and support. Each woman is invited to share current feelings, struggles and successes, with other women in similar situations. For information or to make a reservation, call (734) 240-8866.
Women’s Cancer Support Group – Monroe
The Home Care Shoppe, located at 474 N. Telegraph Rd in Monroe, offers this support at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month with facilitator: Laurie Berry. For more information, visit the websitewww.monroehcs.com or call (734) 241-7875.
Woman To Woman Cancer Support – Dundee
The Dundee Senior Center, located at 284 Monroe Street in Dundee, offers cancer support for women at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month. For more information, visit the website www.dundeeseniorcitizens.com or call (734) 529-2401.
Better Breathers Club
As one of the most common lung diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes breathing difficult through shortness of breath (dyspnea) that gets worse with mild activity, trouble catching one’s breath, coughing, with or without mucus, fatigue and wheezing. Patients with COPD usually have many respiratory infections and suffer from either chronic bronchitis (a long-term cough with mucus) or emphysema, which gradually destroys the lungs.
Mercy Memorial Hospital System hosts the American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club, a free support group for family members and patients suffering with COPD. Better Breathers Club is held every fourth Tuesday of the month in the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Education Room, located at 901 N. Macomb St., Suite 110 in Monroe. This is a community service that is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. To join, call (734) 240-5301.
Hospice of Monroe
Ladies Only Grief Support
Hospice of Monroe, located in the Delisle Center at 1070 N. Monroe St., Suite B, offers grief support that deals specifically with issues women face after the loss of a loved one. This class meets on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. To enroll, please call (734) 240-8944.
Mending Hearts Support Group
Hospice of Monroe, located in the Delisle Center at 1070 N. Monroe St., Suite B, offers help to individuals suffering from grief after the loss of a loved one. This class meets on the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. To enroll, please call (734) 240-8944.
Mercy Memorial Nursing Center
Nursing Center Support Group
Held at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, this is a one-hour group discussion for family members of Mercy Memorial Nursing Center residents. Come and share your feelings about your experience, strength and hope. You are not alone. Find support with each other. Lead by experienced health care professional. For more information, call (734) 240-1820.
Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Substance Abuse Group Support
MMHS Outpatient Behavioral Health Services offers support of substance abuse every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Participants for this counseling session are required to meet for an individualized session before entering the group. To schedule an initial appointment, please call (734) 240-1760.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group
Classes are held the first Saturday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. in the Hiltz Room of Mercy Memorial Hospital, located at 718 N. Macomb St. To enroll, please call E. Sobota at (734) 243-8519.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Our community health needs assessment uses quantitative and qualitative methods to systematically collect and analyze data from Monroe County and the surrounding area to understand the health within the community we serve. The assessment includes information on health risk factors, quality of life, mortality, morbidity, perceived needs, community assets, forces of change, social determinants of health and health inequity as well as information on how well Mercy Memorial provides essential services.