Porter Regional Hospital invites the public to its support groups in August

Porter Regional Hospital invites the public to its support groups in August

Valparaiso, IN – Porter Regional Hospital is offering the following support groups in August. All support groups are free. Class sizes are limited to ensure proper social distancing and masks are required. Pre-registration is required.  

Ostomy Support Group

This free monthly support group is open to anyone living with any type of Ostomy (Ileostomy, Urostomy, Colostomy, Koch Pouch, etc.) and their loved ones. Approximately 100,000 ostomy surgeries are performed annually in the United States. This support group offers ostomates monthly peer-to-peer emotional support, encouragement and education, and serves to encourage confidence, hope and promote ones independence and acceptance of living with an Ostomy.  People with ostomies live full & meaningful lives that include swimming, working, playing sports & having relationships.

Ostomy Group meets January – October 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. (4th THURSDAY of every month) at the Community Room (1st floor) at Porter Regional Hospital. October meeting is a celebration of National Ostomy Month.  For more information, call 219-983-8780 or Sarah Grcich 219-309-5939. Next meeting will be August 27, 2020.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic

For private, individual breastfeeding consultations or for more information please call 219-983-8543.

Diabetes Support Group

This is a free support group for adults living with diabetes. The support group provides a place for team support including sharing ideas and experiences related to diabetes self-management. Most meetings have guest speakers including dietitians, physicians, pharmacists, and others to help address concerns and hot topics. Support group meetings are held Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US HWY 6, Valparaiso. The next meeting is August 4. Call 219-263-7992 for more details.

Porter Health Care System includes Porter Regional Hospital, a referral center for Northwest Indiana. It also includes more than 20 outpatient sites located throughout the region. With more than 450 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, Porter Health Care System is committed to medical excellence and personalized, patient-centered care. Porter Regional Hospital is owned in part by physicians.