Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Support Groups
Support Groups meeting on a regular basis at Mason General Hospital are:
MGH Foundation Auxiliary
Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 12 p.m. in the Ellinor Room. Contact Connie at (360) 426-4070
MGH&FC Cancer Support Group
Open to anyone affected by cancer, including caregivers. Meets every 3rd Monday of the month, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Pershing Room. Contact Karry at (360) 432-7706
MGH&FC Shelton Diabetes Support Group
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (except July & August) from 1 -2 p.m. in the Pershing Room. Contact Sue at (360) 427-7332.
Meets every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. Call (360) 754-4433 for more information.
Meets every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Mason General Hospital, and every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at St. David's Church, 324 W Cedar Street, Shelton. Call Lori at (360) 970-8249 for more information.
Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support Group for Men and Significant Others
Meets the last Monday of the month from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Mason General Hospital, and the 2nd Tuesday of the month at Olympic Bakery, Spencer Lake, Shelton from 10 - 11:30 a.m (except on holiday weekends). Contact Bill at (360) 426-2486 for further information.
Additional Local Area Support Groups
AARP Driver Safety
Classes meet at different times and locations in Mason County. Visit www.aarpdriversafety.org for current classes.
Meetings are held throughout the Mason County area. For a current list of locations and times call Patient Resources at (360) 427-9544, or call (360) 352-7344, or visit www.area72aa.org
Alzheimer’s Support Group (Shelton)
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at Alpine Way Continuing Care Community, 900 W. Alpine Way, Shelton. Contact Kathy at (360) 426-2600.
Bereavement Support Group (Providence Sound Home Care)
Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3 p.m. at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center. Contact Barb at (360) 493-4667
Cancer Support Group
Meets the 2nd Sunday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 1212 Connection St, Shelton. Contact Faith Lutheran Church at (360) 426-8611.
MGH&FC Allyn Diabetes Support Group
Meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 1-2 p.m. in the Port of Allyn Building's downstairs meeting room. Contact Sue at (360) 427-7332.
Domestic Violence Support Group
Contact Turning Pointe for a prescreening appointment at (360) 432-1212 or (877) 923-1212
Grief and Loss
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Alpine Way Continuing Care Community, 900 W. Alpine Way, Shelton from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Contact Kathy at (360) 426-2600.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
All mothers and children from birth to age 5 are welcome (child care provided). Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at First Baptist Church, 428 W Cota St., Shelton from 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. - May only. Call (360) 426-8461 for further information.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Call (360) 493-6021 or the 24-hour hotline at (360) 566-0403
Parenting and Babysitting Classes
Call the American Red Cross at (360) 352-8575 or visit www.rainier.redcross.org
Parkinson's Support Group
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Alpine Way Continuing Care Community, 900 W. Alpine Way, Shelton from 12:30-3 p.m. Call Kathy at (360) 426-2600.
Reach to Recovery
Call The American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345 for a referral.
Shelton Neuropathy Support Group
Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Shelton Library. Call Mary Ann at (360) 480-9480.
Teen Sexual Assault Survivor Support Group
Call Margaret at (360) 426-6925 to sign up, or the Shelton High School Counselor’s Office at (360) 426-4471 (free and confidential).
Meets every Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Harstine Island Community Hall, 3371 E. Harstine Island Road N, Shelton. Call Marlene at (360) 427-3873.
Meets twice on Tuesdays at the Pavilion Senior Center. Weigh-in at 11:45 a.m. for meeting at 12:15 p.m. Call Pat at (360) 229-9439.
The Patient Resources Department at Mason General Hospital has information on many more support and self-help groups in the Mason and Thurston County areas. Call (360) 427-9544 with inquiries.
The Crisis Clinic also has a comprehensive listing of services available. Call (360) 586-2800.