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For more information contact  Susan Overton, RRT, facilitator (252-522-7389)   This support group is for people who have breathing issues.

Cancer Series “I Can Cope”

Free Support Group – Janet Scism, group facilitator (252-522-7600). Pre-registration required. Does NOT meet every month. Notices are sent for upcoming meetings.  Preregistration required.

Caregiver Support Group

Free support group meets the 1st Monday of each month at 2:00pm in the Neuse Room (enter the Wellness Center Entrance) at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Meetings are intended to offer support to those who are caring for loved ones who are ill and/or elderly. Topics for meetings will be designed to address the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of the caregiver. Please contact Faith Hardison, MSW, at 252-527-3786 at Continuum Home Care & Hospice of Kinston for more details.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

Support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday night of each month at 7:30 in the Neuse Room accessible through the Minges Wellness Center entrance.  Facilitators: Maria Lee, (252-523-6408) and Selma Lanway (252-747-8495).

Daytime Breastfeeding Support Group

Free Support Group – Kay Turner, RN, certified breastfeeding educator (252-522-7290). Held on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Ms. Turner sends notices. Group meets from 10 am – 11 am in the Neuse Room accessible through the Minges Wellness Center entrance. Refreshments served. No December meetings.

Diabetes Support Group

Free Support Group –Facilitator: Beulah Moore (252-523-1593)  Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:00pm - 3:00pm in the Neuse Room on the lower level. Notices are sent and beverages are served.

HIV/Aids Family & Friends Support Group

Free HIV & AIDS Support Group for family and friends. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the Neuse Room accessible through the Minges Wellness Center entrance. Facilitator: Esther Hines @ 252-286-3613.

La Leche League of Kinston

Free support group for breast feeding women –  Meets first Monday night of each month at 7:00 pm in the Neuse Room accessible through the Minges Wellness Center entrance. Babes in arms are welcomed. Facilitator – Victoria Brown International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (252-747-7785).

Lenoir County Grief & Loss Support Group

The Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial Hospital (enter through Wellness Center Entrance). This support group is for individuals who are suffering a loss of any kind. Contact Cierra Jorden, MSW 252-291-4400 ext 1308 for more information.Free Support group.

Lyme Disease Support Group

Stephanie Tyndall, Facilitator, tyndallsteph@wmconnect.com   Call for more information.

Men's Prostate Health

Free Support Group. Facilitators: Joe Jones (252-521-0208),(252-526-9661) , Linston Cox (252-523-5368) or Clyde Herald (252-523-1824). Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Neuse Room accessible through the Wellness Center entrance . Refreshments served.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 4 p.m. in the Oxford Room (located on the lower level) at Lenoir Memorial.  Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community based, self-supporting group that adheres to a common set of principles.  You may reach the facilitator at 252-268-5468 or 252-286-1016. You may also reach her by e-mail at w.nancy62@yahoo.com

Ostomy Support Group

Free Support Group. Facilitator, Claire Eloshway, call 522-7000 and have operator page Claire. Meets September – May on 1st Monday of each month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. in the 2nd floor classroom @ Lenoir Memorial Hospital. Notices will be sent.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Free support group – Facilitator: Judy Heath (252-523-6296) Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  in the Neuse Room accessible through the Minges Wellness Center.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

Nominal fee to join TOPS. Patricia Wyrick, Facilitator for Wednesday morning (252-523-5391), meetings are held 9am-10:30am in the Neuse Room, (enter through Wellness Center entrance) at Lenoir Memorial Hospital or Wayne Seymour facilitator for Monday night (252-569-1681), meetings are held 7pm-8pm in the Lenoir Memorial Hospital auditorium (located on the lower level).