Support Group Information

Enloe Medical Center provides a variety of support programs to promote health and wellness. Some of these groups were formed through partnerships with community organizations. 

For more information, please call the numbers listed below or the Enloe Marketing & Communications office at (530) 332-6745.

Facility location details are at the bottom of the page.

ALS Support

This monthly drop-in group is open to anyone touched by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Attend for conversation, sharing, support, suggestions and tips. Refreshments are provided. This group meets the last Thursday of every month at Enloe HomeCare & Hospice from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information about local groups, as well as patient and family services, visit the ALS Association or Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association websites, or call the ALS Association at (916) 979-9265. 

Amputee Support Group 

This group provides an informative, supportive environment to facilitate emotional and physical recovery and help attendees work toward thriving in the community after an amputation. It meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of January, April, July and October at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center in the Small Conference Room. Family and friends are welcome. 

For more information, contact Shelly at (530) 343-0005 or shellyinchico@gmail.com, or the Enloe Rehabilitation Center at (530) 332-6138.

Bariatric Buddies

Providing information and support for those considering, or who have had, bariatric surgery, this group is open to friends, family and support persons. It meets the last Tuesday of the month (except in December) from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center.

The next gathering takes place June 25, when the group will discuss how to keep your diet on track when traveling. For more information, call (530) 332-5122.

Bereavement Support

Enloe Hospice provides a free series of six weekly bereavement support group meetings three times each year.

For more information about this support group, which is open to the community, to receive a packet of bereavement resources or to apply for a support group, contact Enloe HomeCare & Hospice at (530) 332-6060. Or get details of bereavement resources and support groups offered throughout the North State.

Better Breathers Support Group

The name of this group has changed. Please see listing for Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group Chapter of Better Breathers.

Cancer Support Services

  • Brighter Days Skin Care Program: This group is for those undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or those who have completed therapy and need helpful tips on skin rejuvenation. Meet with a licensed dermatologist in a small gathering of your peers to explore the principles of hair, skin and nail care. A dental hygienist will educate you on the importance of good oral health during treatment as well. Receive free trade-size samples, resources and support. There will be a new schedule for 2019: Fridays, Jan. 25, March 29, May 10, July 26, Sept. 27, Nov. 22. To register or get more information, call (530) 332-3856
  • Cancer Discussion Group: For patients and their caregivers at any stage of the cancer journey, this group features guest speakers and discussion topics related to managing the challenges associated with cancer and improving overall wellness. There will be no meeting in Dec. It usually meets the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center. For more information, call (530) 332-3856.
  • Head and Neck Cancer Support Group: For head and neck cancer patients at all phases of survivorship and their caregivers. This group, facilitated by a health care professional, features guest speakers and discussion topics related to managing the challenges associated with head and neck cancers and improving overall wellness. It usually meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Cancer Center LibraryThe next meeting is Aug. 7. The group will not meet in July. For more information, call (530) 332-3856
  • Look Good...Feel Better: This group provides free instruction on coping with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. A licensed beauty professional offers makeup, skin care tips, and suggestions for using wigs and headwear. It includes a complimentary makeup kit. Pre-registration is required. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for more information or to register.
  • VIVA! This group offers support for kids living with cancer in the family. For more information, call (530) 332-3856.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Meant for those with depression and bipolar mood disorders, and their family and friends, this group meets Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at the First Christian Church (295 E. Washington Ave., Chico).

For more information, call Ken at (530) 566-4380. (This is not an Enloe support group.)

Diabetes Support Group

Geared toward people with type 2 diabetes, this group offers education and the opportunity to connect with others living with this chronic condition. Family and friends are also welcome.

This group usually meets on the second Thursday of every month at the Enloe Conference Center, in the Planetree Room, from 6-7:30 p.m. However, it will not meet in June, July or August. 

Head Injury Support Group

Providing support for anyone who has experienced a head injury, this group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center.

For more information, contact Julie from the Brain Injury Coalition at (530) 518-0256.

♥ Healthy Hearts

Offering a support group, educational forums and trained volunteers (who themselves have heart disease) who visit patients, this group is open to heart disease patients and their families.

The Enloe Heart Program facilitates meetings on the second Monday of most months from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (The group does not meet in June, July or August.) The group usually meets at the Enloe Conference Center

For more information, call Ken at (530) 343-2000.

Huntington's Disease Support Group

The Huntington's Disease Society of America's Northern California Chapter Chico Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of every other month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Enloe Regional Cancer Center Library. Its last meeting was May 21.

For more information, contact Lori at (530) 896-0257 or lorirollin@gmail.com. (Write "HDSA" in the subject line of your email.)

Insulin Pump Support Group

The insulin pump support group is for people using, or interested in using, insulin pump therapy.

Facilitated by Enloe’s Diabetes Education Services, this group is led by Enloe's Certified Nurse Educators on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November. It meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center

For more information, please call (530) 332-6840.

MS Self-Help Group Meetings

Meets on the first Monday of most months from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Enloe Rehabilitation Center, Small Conference Room. The group will not meet in January, June, July, August or September.

For information, contact Amy Clark at (530) 863-7818 or atemple@comcast.net, or Tracy Claflin at (530) 343-3623 or tracy7c@yahoo.com. If you are not a member of the National MS Society, Northern California Chapter, you can call 1-800-344-4867 and become a member for access to the latest research information and educational materials.

MS Newly Diagnosed 

Are you newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)? A diagnosis of MS can create many unexpected emotions that leave you with a strong need to understand the changes you may be facing.

To learn more about available MS resources or ask questions, make an appointment with Amy Clark, community development manager for the National MS Society. You can reach her at (530) 863-7818 and amy.clark@nmss.org.

Ostomy Association Support Group - Chico Chapter

This group is dedicated to outreach, education, and social and emotional support for people with ostomies, their family and friends.

The group usually meets on the second Sunday of every month, except July and August, from 2-4 p.m., at the Enloe Conference Center.

For more information, call (530) 332-4696. 

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

This group offers education and the opportunity to connect with others affected by Parkinson's disease. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at Sycamore Glen Active Senior Community, 1199 Diablo Ave. in Chico, from 1:30-3 p.m.

For more information, call Bill at (530) 342-7272. (This is not an Enloe support group.)

Second Wind Pulmonary Support Group | Chapter of Better Breathers

Offering support and education for people with lung conditions, this group meets on the fourth Wednesday of most months from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Enloe Outpatient Center, 888 Lakeside Village Commons, Building C, Classroom A, Chico. The group will not meet in July or August.

For more information, call Marti at (530) 533-5369 or Pat at (530) 538-9196.

Stroke Support Group

This group offers social and educational opportunities for stroke survivors and their caregivers, friends, and family. Led by a stroke nurse,  this group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 3-4 p.m. at the Enloe Conference Center in the Planetree Room.

For more information or to RSVP, call the Enloe Stroke Program at (530) 332-7258.

Locations

Facility addresses are listed below. For more information, refer to our Locations page.

 
 

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