Support Groups

"Aiken Cares" Alzheimer's Support Group

Intended for family members and caregivers working with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Facilitator: Liz Neal
Dates: Second Tuesday of each month
: 11 a.m. – noon
: Cumberland Village Library, second floor
: Not required

AA Meeting—Open Discussion

Designed for open discussion.

Dates: Every Sunday and Wednesday
7:15 p.m.
Aurora Pavillion
Not required

Bariatric Support Group

This is a support group for individuals that have had bariatric surgery or thinking about having the weight-loss surgery.

Facilitator: Gail Collins, Bariatric Nurse Navigator
Dates: November 16, December 21
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Outpatient area by bariatric services first floor
Required — Call Gail Collins at 803-641-5751.

Bereavement Grief Support for Adults

This is a group that meets in a supportive atmosphere with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. You may bring a lunch, or you are welcome to purchase one in the hospital cafeteria. This program is sponsored by Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Facilitator: Chaplain Cathy Cole
Dates: First Wednesday of each month
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Aiken Regional Medical Centers, fourth floor classroom
Required — Call Cathy Cole at 803-641-5389.

Cancer Support Group

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or have an immediate family member who has, this group is for you! We address the emotional, educational and spiritual concerns of coping with cancer.

Facilitator: Chaplain Cathy Cole, available to answer any questions at 803-641-5389 or Jamie Turner, Director, SRCF, 803-649-5433.
Dates: Third Wednesday of each month
3 – 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church Parlor
Not required

CSRA Dream Catchers

Trauma Brain Injury and Disability Support Group
The group's mission is to support and encourage people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. We provide peer and expert support/advocacy in an atmosphere constructive to those seeking assistance, information, education and prevention of head and spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.

Facilitator: Les Paul Morgan
First Monday of each month
6 – 7 p.m.
Walton Options for Independent Living, 325 Georgia Ave.
Not required. Call 803-279-9611 or visit

Diabetes Support Group

Join others with diabetes to discuss your experiences and to learn how diabetes can be managed.

Dates: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: O'Dell Weeks Center, Whiskey Road
Registration: Required — Call 803-293-0023.

Look Good — Feel Better

Look Good — Feel Better is a free, national, public service program designed to help female cancer patients learn how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. We teach techniques to help restore self-esteem through the use of makeup, wigs, scarves and other accessories. The class is open to women actively undergoing cancer treatment or those who are about to start treatment. Each participant will receive a complimentary box of makeup and a wig of her choice! The Look Good — Feel Better program was developed in partnership with the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the National Cosmetology Association.

Dates: Third Monday of each month
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Cancer Care Institute of Carolina (111 Miracle Drive) at Aiken Regional
Registration: Required — Call 803-641-6044.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is a volunteer organization comprised of people with heart disease, spouses and family members of people with heart disease, medical professionals and other interested individuals.

Dates: Second Friday of each month
USC-Aiken Business Conference Center
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Registration:Not required. Please call 803-648-2381 for more information.

Pink Ribbonettes

Pink Ribbonettes is the American Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Self-Help Group for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as for their caregivers. Speakers often attend and discuss topics of interest to breast cancer patients and survivors. Come join us to meet new friends and hear stories of inspiration and hope.

Facilitators: Joan Jarcik, Carol Lyla
Dates: Check back for future dates
Location: Millbrook Baptist Church
Time: 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Required — Please call Joan at 803-641-0011 or Carol at 803-648-7365 or visit

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