Support Groups

Our Cancer Support Groups

The cancer experience can weigh heavily on the emotions and psychology of patients and their families. The support services of our Cancer Program include support groups for patients, family members, and caregivers. Our support groups include:

Adult Art Therapy
New Impressions, an open art studio for adult outpatient oncology patients, meets Thursday mornings from 1 to 3 p.m. Sessions are held at Riverview Medical Center, and there is no fee to participants for this grant funded program. For more information or to register, please contact Mary Gambarony at 732-530-2382.

Bereavement Support Group
A six-week adult bereavement support group held every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., beginning March 7 and ending April 11, 2012. Held in the Riverview Medical Center Conference Room. For more information or to register, please contact Rev. Terry Suruda, Director of Bereavement Services, 732-450-2720.

Breast Cancer Support Group
This group is for newly diagnosed, those under treatment, and breast cancer survivors. The group is held on first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the 4th floor diagnostics area at Riverview Medical Center. For more information or to register, please contact Rose Guiga at 732-859-8857.

Children's Art Therapy
This is a seven-week group for children 4 1/2 -13 years. Children are grouped by age range. Two types of groups: bereavement and living with a chronically ill family member. No fee to families, donation and grant funded program. Held at Riverview Medical Center. For more information or to register, contact Jane Weinheimer, LCSW, at 732-530-2382.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
This group is for men who have experienced prostate cancer. Meets monthly on the second Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Cancer Center Conference Room at Riverview Medical Center. For more information or to register, please contact Joan Toole at 732-530-2468.

Click here to view the full listing of support groups offered by Meridian Cancer Care

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  • Riverview Medical Center, 1 Riverview Plaza, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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