Support Groups at Aiken Regional Medical Centers


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
Location: 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.


AA Meeting — Open Discussion

This AA Meeting is designed for open discussion.

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


Aiken Cares Alzheimer's Support Group

This support group is intended for family members and caregivers working with individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

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


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.


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: Cathy Cole, who available to answer any questions at 803-341-2530
Dates: Third Wednesday of each month
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: First Baptist Church Parlor
Registration: Not required


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


Trauma Brain Injury and Disability Support Group

CSRA Dream Catchers 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
Dates: First Monday of each month
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: Walton Options for Independent Living, 325 Georgia Ave.
Registration: Not required. Call 803-279-9611 or visit CSRA Dream Catchers for more information.


Stroke Support Group

All individuals who have experienced a stroke and caregivers are invited to attend.

Dates: First Tuesday of every month
Facilitator: Lisa Kucela
Location: Aiken Active Seniors Building; 690 Medical Park Drive, Aiken, SC
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Registration: Required - Please call Lisa at 803-226-0130