At Torrance Memorial, we know there is much more to healing than the diagnoses
and treatments that heal our bodies. To help you on the road to wellness,
the medical center offers a wide variety of support groups that nurture
the mind and spirit. Whether you need information, guidance or simply
companionship, you are invited to take advantage of these helpful groups.
Women's Cancer Support
This gathering of women offers an opportunity to share stories, gather
information and be surrounded by others who have embarked on a similar
journey of healing. Facilitated by Kathy Calderon Lacey, NP, MFT. Meets
first Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Health Conference
Center. For more information call 310-517-4665.
Cancer Survivors in Transition
Learning to discover a new sense of self after cancer treatment. Facilitated
by Kathy Calderon Lacey, NP, MFT. Every Monday at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. in
the Health Conference Center. For more information call, 310-517-4665.
"Take Heart" Support Group
A peer support group for individuals with heart disease and their significant
others. "Take Heart" is facilitated by a person who has experienced
a cardiac event. This service is offered free. Monthly meetings are held
on the first Wednesday of every month, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information
Caregiver Support Group
Information and nurturing support for people providing care for another.
The drop-in group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30—8:00 p.m. in
the West Tower, 5
th floor, Room H. For more information call, 310-517-4711.
Diabetes Support Group
Ongoing information, discussion and support related to life with diabetes.
For more information email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 310-891-6707.
Grief and Bereavement
Bereavement Support Group
Available Monday evenings from 6:00 pm. to 7:30 pm. and Thursday afternoons
from 3:00 pm. to 4:30 pm. in the Health Conference Center. Come when you
can, come when you must, but know that we'll be there for you. For
more information call, 310-784-3751.
COPD Support Group (Lungs for Life)
An exciting support group that will provide information and education to
graduates of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and the community, living
with chronic lung conditions. Families and caregivers are also welcome
to attend. The support group meets every 9 weeks at 10:00am to 12:00pm.
For more information call, 310-784-4885.
Stroke Support Group
Provides stroke patients and family caregivers education and support; meets
monthly on the 1
st Wednesday, 10:00 am. For more information call, 310-325-9110, ext 1008.
Other Conditions and Support
Amputee Support Group
Quarterly discussion group to assist in the physical and psychological
impact of amputation. 2
nd Saturday of month/quarterly 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. For more information
Depression Support Group
An ongoing support group for people dealing with depression or bipolar
disorder. Meets the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00 am to 12:00
noon. For more information call, 310-517-4711.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
Monthly meetings are held the 2
nd Saturday of the month. Group is co-sponsored with the Arthritis Foundation.
For more information call, 310-324-6810.
Lymphedema Discussion Group
Offered by Torrance Memorial and offers information and education to anyone
i interested in learning about lymphedema. Held the last Tuesday of every
month (except August and December), 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm. For more information
Weekly group for practicing meditation, a skill to quiet the mind and help
relieve stress. For more information call, 310-517-4701.
Ostomy Support Group
Provides education and emotional support for ostomates; Facilitated by
two enterostomal therapists. The group meets the 4
th Thursday of every month from 7:30-8:30pm in the West Tower (excpet November
when they move to the 3
rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving. The group does not meet in December.) For
more information call, AnneMarie Knudsen, 310-548-8558 or email
Parkinson's Disease Support Group
This support group features open discussion as well as education via guest
speakers for those with Parkinson's Disease. Family members and friends
are welcome to attend. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, 2:00 - 4:00
pm. Location: West Tower, 2nd floor, Room A. For more information contact
Tonya Dapson at 424-757-8370.
Groups meet on Thursdays at 7:00 pm; Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Contact
Jean Carfagno for more information, 310-784-4879.
Group meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm, Contact Jean Carfagno for more information,
A weekly, drop-in support group for people who are quitting smoking based
on the 12-step format. For more information, call 310-676-5118.
For More Information
For additional information about our support groups, call 310-517-4711.