Support Groups

We offer a number of support groups where patients or family members can talk, share, learn and help each other.

  • Diabetes Support Group

    A free community diabetes education program facilitated by the Diabetes Learning Center staff. The topics include a broad range of interest areas to the diagnosed diabetic individual and support person/care partner interested in learning more about management of this chronic disease. Programs feature medical professional guest speakers and interactive education experiences.

    Diabetes support groups are presentations and interactive discussions on a wide range of diabetes self-care topics by diabetes educators or invited guest speakers.

    Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

    Meets the third Wednesday of the month, 5- 6 p.m. at the Healthplex. Call 509-942-2620 to make reservations and get location information.

    Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

    Meets quarterly. Call 509-942-2660 for more information.

  • Ostomy Support Groups

    A volunteer-based health care organization, dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions (colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies).

    Our support group is affiliated with the United Ostomy Association of America, a national support organization. We meet quarterly at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which generously supports our mission.

    Upcoming meetings

    This support group meets meets every other month on the odd months. Please visit our events listing for upcoming dates, times and location.

    Post Ostomy Support Team (POST)

    Our support group has a team of trained ostomy visitors. Our team members are available to call on fellow ostomates upon their request for either pre- or post-operative visits.

    Many have found that a visit from a trained ostomy visitor has helped start them back on the road to everyday living. By means of the visitation program, new ostomates realize that they are not unique in their situation and learn to cope with their new lifestyle with minor adjustments. All information you provide to your visitor is held in strict confidentiality.

    Our support team works together with the clinical staff at Kadlec Regional Medical Center to provide optimal care.

    Wayne Pelly is the visitation chairperson and can be reached at 509-943-3223.

  • Neurological Disorders Support Groups

    Kadlec Neurological Resource Center also offers support groups for those living with neurological disorders and their caregivers. Find a support group for a variety of conditions like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and dementia, chronic pain and stroke.

    Find a support group