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Support Groups

Bariatric Surgery Patient Support
Saturdays • 9 to 11 a.m.
2018 Dates: February 3, May 5, August 4, November 3

Grinnell Regional Medical Center
Tomasek Conference Room
210 Fourth Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112

Bariatric support group is open to any patients who have had weight-loss surgery; as well as support people and Surgical Associates patients who are considering surgery. For more information, call 641-236-2069. 

Breastfeeding Support Group
GRMC offers a support group for women to encourage and support breastfeeding their babies. It is free and open to nursing mothers. 

1st Tuesday of the month, 4:30 p.m. Infant weight checks are done following the class and are
open to anyone, or may be scheduled. For more information, call 641-236-2324.

Cancer Support
Every Tuesday • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 
Room 204, GRMC

This group provides an informational time of sharing and support for anyone with a cancer diagnosis. For more information, call 641-236-2568 or email

Caregivers Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m.

The group will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1025 5th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, 50112

Grinnell Regional Hospice is offering a Caregiver Support Group for anyone caring for an older adult loved one.  The group provides caregivers with the opportunity to gain support, strength and encouragement from each other. 

Diabetes Living Support Group
January 9, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, and November 13 • 7 to 8 p.m.
Tomasek Conference Center, GRMC

This diabetes support group meets bi-monthly, and is facilitated by a registered dietitian. Speakers and topics vary. For more information, call 641-236-2488.

Grief Support Group
2nd Wednesday of the month • 10 to 11 a.m.
Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Grinnell

The Grief Support Group is for adults who have 
experienced the loss of a loved one or friend. The group supports participants through the emotions, reactions, and experiences that follow the death of someone close. For more information, call 641-236-2418 or email

Meet and Eat Bereavement Support
First Sunday of the month • 5:30 p.m.
Tomasek Conference Center, GRMC
Cost of meal: $6

This is not your typical bereavement support group. Meet & Eat is a monthly dinner gathering for those who have lost a loved one. It is a time to remember that even though you may have lost a loved one, you can still be social and enjoy a meal out with others who share similar experiences. For more information, call 641-236-2418 or email

Perinatal Loss Support Group

April 26, July 26, October 25 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
East Tomasek Room, GRMC

For more information, call the Kintzinger Women’s Health Center at 641-236-2324 or email