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Support Groups


Your mind is a powerful healing tool. Learn the skills to develop a healthy mind and spirit, and perhaps even speed recovery, reduce pain, and help to prevent illness. It’s within your control. All support groups are open to the community unless otherwise indicated. 


Alzheimer’s and other Dementias Support Group for Caregivers

Are you caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder? Attend this special support group for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or related disorders and gain the support of others in the same situation. Learn skills to help you manage your caregiver tasks and find out how important it is to receive care for yourself, too. This group is cosponsored with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Location: Hayward-Sleepy Hollow
Dates/Time: Drop in; fourth Tuesday of the month, 6–7:30 p.m.
Fee: No fee
Information: Call the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900




CHADD: Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD

Parents of children and teens with ADD/ADHD meet monthly to talk and to hear from various speakers.  Adults with ADD/ADHD are welcome and may find it beneficial.  Open to the community.
Location: Fremont Medical Center
Dates/Time: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration: For more information, call (510) 386-7642


Grief Support

For information and resources, call our Hospice Bereavement coordinator at (510) 675-5792 



Hepatitis C Support Group

This grouls provides support and education for people living with the hepatitis C virus. Topics include treatment options, coping skills, medication management,  and nutritional/dietary concerns.  Open to the community
Location: San Leandro
Dates/Times: Drop-in; Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Fee: No fee
Registration: No Registration
For information: Call 510-454-4812  



Mended Hearts, Inc.

If you or a loved one has had heart surgery or is living with a heart condition, these meetings provide education and opportunities to support one another.
Location: Hayward-Sleepy Hollow
Dates/Times: Ongoing; second Saturday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Fee: No fee
Registration: For information, call 510-454-3090




Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), this group is a comfortable place to share how MS impacts your life, while providing you with support and education. Speakers present at this interactive, educational forum.
Location: Fremont
Dates/Time: Call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration:(510) 520-7276




NorCal Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Support Group

This group provides education and support to people affected with Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency.  Those with COPD are also welcome.  Open to the community 
Location: Hayward-Sleepy Hollow
Dates/Time: Call for dates and times 
Fee: No fee.
Registration: Call Bobbie Stafford atl (510) 258-2078, or Angie de Jounge at (510) 796-5996



Prostate cancer education lecture series

Attend lectures on various topics related to prostate cancer. Each lecture is followed by a question and answer session so you can ask the doctor specific questions related to prostate cnacner. Open to the community.

Location: Hayward-Sleepy Hollow
Dates/Time: Offered quarterly; call for dates and times
Fee: No fee
Registration:(510) 675-2115

Scerloderma Support Group

Meet others with scleroderma or systemic sclerosis in a supportive  environment.
Location: Fremont Medical Center
Dates/Time: Drop-in; Third Saturday of every month, 1 - 4p.m.
Fee: No fee.
Registration: For more information and to register, call 510-490-2217

Stroke Education and Support Group

Discover how to live well after a stroke. Learn about the medical aspects of stroke, rehabilitation, stress and depression management, medication, healthy eating, and keeping a positive attitude. Open Kaiser Permanente Members and opne to the community.
Location: Union City Medical Offices
Dates/Times: Drop-in; Third Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.–noon
Fee: No fee
Registration:(510) 784-4531
Listed dates are tentative, please call prior to confirm class dates.  


If you need more information or would like to register for a class please contact one of our Health Education Centers:

Fremont (510) 248-3455

San Leandro (510) 454-4531

Union City (510) 675-4531


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Last updated on 12/16/2014.

Southern Alameda County

Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro and Union City