Bariatric Support Group
This is a free support group if you have had bariatric surgery or want to gain insight from those who have had the experience. The group will discuss common problems, concerns and joys while learning skills to adjust to your weight loss. Throughout the year, presentations are made on various subjects of interest to members. This group also may be used to fulfill one of the pre-operative requirements for bariatric surgery.
Held every month on the fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium
12500 Willowbrook Rd
Cumberland, MD 21502
Caring Family & Friends
Feeling lost, powerless, frustrated and alone? Is someone you care about struggling with addiction?
The Caring Family & Friends support group is for adults with family and friends who are dealing with addiction. It is a place where individuals can find comfort and support from others who truly understand. Facilitated by Eileen Peterman, LGPC
Please join us!
No fee charged. No insurance needed.
For more information, please contact Eileen Peterman at 240-964-8599.
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Western Maryland Health System
Auditorium Room 5
12500 Willowbrook Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
Childbirth Prenatal Education Schedule
Every pregnancy is unique. No two women, pregnancies, labor, or babies are exactly the same. WMHS offers a variety of classes for the expectant mother and her family. These classes help you and your family understand the physical and emotional changes common during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
The classes include: Newborn Care Class, Infant and Child CPR, Breastfeeding Class, Sibling Class, Traditional and Basic Childbirth Classes. Please click on the links below for the dates, times, locations and details of Childbirth Classes available at WMHS.
- Newborn Care
- Childbirth Reunion
- Basic Childbirth Classes
Held in the Auditorium at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (2nd floor).
To register, please call the WMHS Perinatal Unit at 240-964-6400.
Circle of Friends Bereavement Support Group
Circle of Friends Bereavement Support Group is open if you are grieving the death of a loved one and would like to meet with others who have similar shared experiences. The group meets monthly from 6-7 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Circle of Friends meets at the WMHS Home Hospice Services office on Industrial Blvd. in the former Ames/Hills Department Store. The facilitator for the group is Patti Thomas, LCSW.
Meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WMHS Home Hospice Services office on Industrial Blvd. in the former Ames Department Store.
For more information, please contact Hospice at 240-964-9000.
Diabetes Support Groups – Adult and Young Adult
Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with it for years, a support group can be helpful. You can share your experience and learn tips for managing your diabetes. Facilitators for the group include certified diabetes educators Lori Johnson, RN, BSN, CDE; and Jennifer Perrin, RD, LDN, CDE.
For more information about both the adult and young adult groups, please call 240-964-8787.
Meets the first Tuesday of Each Month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Center for Clinical Resources at WMHS Medical Arts Center, Suite 300
For more information call Lori Johnson, BSN, RN, CDE, at 240-964-8789.
Meets the Fourth Thursday of Every other Month from 4:30 to 5:30
Western Maryland Health System Auditorium
For more information, call Jennifer Perrin, RDN, LDN, CDE, at 240-964-8676.
Infertility Support Group
Our Infertility Support group is for individuals who are experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss. Individuals will be led by the group facilitator Jade Bean, who is a licensed social worker in WMHS Behavioral Health Services. This group is free and open to both couples and individuals–no insurance needed.
Meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Western Maryland Regional Medical Center Auditorium, Room #5.
Look Good-Feel Better
Helps Female Cancer Patients Cope with Side Effects of Cancer Treatment.
Classes are held quarterly
Call 240-964-8020 for dates
WMHS Stroke Support Group
Friends and family members are welcome, too.
Meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Auditorium 6, 2nd Floor at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
For more information, contact the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse at 240-964-1081.