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Bereavement Support Group - Florida Hospital HospiceCare

After the loss of your loved one, you may feel alone in your grief. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and invite you to be a part of our Bereavement Support Group. This six-week program is hosted by Florida Hospital HospiceCare and is offered at various times and locations to meet your needs. Free individual counseling is also provided as needed.

For registration and more information, call (386) 671-4762

Bible Study – The Conversation

The Conversation is a gathering of friends and guests who meet Saturday mornings at 9:30 am to share our learning and encouragement in this interactive Bible study group. We follow the Bible as our guide and encourage each other as we grow in our faith in Christ. Our desire is to be an active part of Christ's healing ministry. We invite you to come join us at our weekly gathering and prayer service. We meet every Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am

Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 231-3044. 

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center 
Medical Office Building, Classroom A
305 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Cancer - Living with Cancer

Whether you’re a patient, survivor or caregiver, this is your opportunity to talk about the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer in a group of people who can inspire, relate to and support you along your journey. This group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 4 to 5 pm.

Registration is not required. For more information, call (386) 231-4000. 

Comprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Chapel
224 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Cancer - Look Good, Feel Better

Women undergoing cancer treatments can still feel comfortable with the way they look. During this session, our trained cosmetologists teach female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets on the first Monday of every other month from 6 to 8 pm.

Registration is required. For registration and more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345).

Comprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Cancer Library & Resource Center
224 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Cancer - Breast Cancer Support Group

When the diagnosis of breast cancer is given, you may be in need of information, resources and support to meet the challenges you face.  Join breast cancer patients and survivors for support and encouragement throughout your journey with cancer. Speakers will be scheduled for every other month. This group meets on the second Monday of every month from 4 to 6 pm.

Registration is not required. For more information, please call (386) 231-4000.

Comprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Conference Room
224 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117 

Cancer - Lung Cancer Support Group

If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer, you might have physical needs and emotional concerns distinct from other cancer patients. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is here to provide a safe and open environment to share your experiences and struggles. We will connect you with local and national resources to aid during your time of need. Our lung cancer support group is the only one of its kind in Volusia and Flagler counties. This group meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5 pm

Registration is not required. For more information, please call (386) 231-4000.

Comprehensive Cancer Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Chapel
224 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117 

Cardiopulmonary - Young at Heart/Better Breathers

This cardiopulmonary support group for respiratory and cardiac patients meets on the first Thursday each month (except June, July and August) at 10 am.

To register, call (386) 231-3690.

Join us in the Center for Health & Wellness, Suite 100, of the Medical Office Building at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, located at 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach.

Childbirth - Prepared Childbirth Classes 

Prepared Childbirth Classes are offered as a four-week series. Classes include topics on labor and delivery, medications, breathing/relaxation, induction and Cesarean section. Registration required. The cost is $50 per couple. Scholarships are available.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Childbirth - Sunday Birth Shop

When the four-week series doesn’t work for your schedule, this is a one day quick course that teaches expectant moms about labor/delivery, medications, epidural, breathing/relaxation, Cesarean section and induction. Registration required.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Childcare - Newborn Care Class

Our Newborn Care class provides information for the first weeks of your baby’s life to help you get off to a great start with your new bundle of joy! The cost is $10 per couple. Scholarships are available.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Childcare - Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding is one of the most precious gifts a mother and baby can give to each other. The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes breastfeeding as the best method of feeding and nurturing infants. At our Breastfeeding Class, our certified lactation counselors will assist soon-to-be moms and provide helpful information to make your breastfeeding experience as smooth as possible. The cost is $10 per couple. Scholarships are available.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Childcare - Infant CPR

This demonstration class teaches family and friends what they need to know in the event of a life-threatening emergency — for example, if your baby is choking or isn’t moving or breathing because of a fall or a near drowning. The cost is $10 per couple. Scholarships are available.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Childcare - Big Brother/Big Sister

This free class provides a simple introduction of the BirthCare Center to the Big Brother or Big Sister. What do babies do best and how can you help mom with the new baby? These questions are answered with the help of the Bernstein Bears and New Baby Sister books, as well as a short tour of our 5-star labor and delivery suites.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Medical Office Building, Classroom B
305 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Daytona Beach

Diabetes - Diabetes Support Group

The Diabetes Support Group is open to the public for those who have diabetes and their caregivers. Led by one of our diabetes educators, topics include nutrition, medications, new monitoring devices, research updates and the emotional aspects of diabetes. The group is free to attend. RSVP is not required.

The Diabetes Support Group is held every month (except July and August) at two locations:

  • Daytona Beach: Join us on the second Thursday of the month (except July and August) from 10 to 11 am in the Center for Health & Wellness, Suite 100, of the Medical Office Building at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, located at 305 Memorial Medical Parkway, Daytona Beach. 
  • Palm Coast: Join us on the first Thursday of the month (except July and August) from 9 to 10 am in Classroom A at Florida Hospital Flagler, located at 60 Memorial Medical Parkway, Palm Coast.

Motherhood - Mommy to Mommy Support Group

This free class offers mom and baby an opportunity to meet new friends. Moms will learn more about their babies and how to be the best moms they can be. Led by one of our parent educators, class curriculum is designed to support, sustain and enlighten new moms. Join us every other Wednesday from 11 am to 12:30 pm.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Café Annex
305 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Motherhood - Breastfeeding Support Group

Lactation specialists from our BirthCare Center are here to provide a warm and comforting environment where mothers can come together to discuss issues they may be having, ask questions, share stories, and most importantly, to encourage each other along the breastfeeding journey. Our staff will help weigh your baby during class to reassure mom that your baby is gaining the right amount of weight. Join a wonderful group of mothers every other Friday, and let us help you meet your breastfeeding goals.

RSVP is required. To register or view a list of upcoming classes, visit www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com or call (386) 231-3152.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Café Annex
305 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Smoking Cessation – Quit Smoking Now!

Join Florida Hospital for a free, 6-week program designed to meet the needs of smokers who want to quit. Participants are encouraged to get support by attending as many programs as they want, and can attend over and over until they are confident about being smoke-free. Participants are provided a book and other helpful tools along the way to make the process easier. The program, which was designed by an ex-smoker and is led by a trained facilitator, will guide participants through the many issues related to quitting smoking, including coping with anger, sleep problems and cravings, managing stress, how physical activity and healthy food choices make quitting smoking easier, how to prevent relapse and what to do when friends and family smoke around you.

Registration is required. To register and hear our list of upcoming meeting dates, call 1-877-784-8486. 

Stroke Support Group

Join Florida Hospital for a support group designed to help stroke patients as they adjust to changes in their daily lives. Led by one of our speech pathologists, this group meets on the third Thursday of every month at 3 pm.

For more information regarding the Stroke Support Group, call (386) 676-4222 ext. 5095.

Florida Hospital Oceanside
1st Floor Cafe
264 S. Atlantic Ave.
Ormond Beach, FL 32174 

Stuttering Support Group

If you stutter, you’re not alone. The National Stuttering Association wants to help you on your quest to communicate more easily and effectively. This support group is intended for adults who stutter and provides a safe and supportive environment for peer discussion. Under the guidance of one of our speech-language pathologists, attendants will learn new coping strategies and methods for improving overall quality of life. Meetings are intended to benefit individuals who stutter and for anyone with an interest in learning more about stuttering.

This group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8 pm. For information, e-mail esherman@westutter.org.

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Café Annex
301 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

Community Groups Hosted Onsite at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center                  

AARP Florida

Offering various informational groups and training sessions. For schedules and information, call (866) 595-7678.

Alcoholics Anonymous

For information, call (386) 756-2930 or (386) 843-3586.

Codependent Anonymous

For information, call (386) 233-5829. 

Debtor’s Anonymous

For information, call (386) 295-8070.  

Nicotine Anonymous

For information or registration, call (407) 252-6077. 

Overeaters Anonymous

For information, call (386) 566-2833.  

Toastmasters

Offering leadership and public speaking training. For information, call (612) 209-6201.

Tops

Weight-loss support group providing educational materials and discussion opportunities. For information, call (386) 852-0962.