Support Groups

A Pre-Op Orthopedic Rehab Class is offered to patients needing Joint Replacement, BEFORE the Surgery.  Offered by Rehabilitation Services at MPMC, this class covers the surgical procedure and before/after therapy, equipment and exercise needs. It is open to anyone having shoulder, knee or hip replacement surgery, even if you are having it at another hospital. It is taught by licensed physical & occupational therapists and meets by appointment only.  For more info or to schedule a class, please call (252) 436-1235.

Kerr Lake Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Center for Rehab Conference Room.  Those with a TBI and their family members are invited to come.  Call Nina (929) 810-7507 or Pat (252) 438-5511 with questions or for more information.

LAC (Loss of a Child) Support Group has been established by the Abria’s Chase Foundation, Inc. for parents who have lost children.  The group will meet on the second Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00pm at Maria Parham Health.  The LAC Support Group treats grief as a process, provides a listening ear, and shares words of encouragement; people who have suffered such loss should embrace each other in the knowledge that they are not alone.  This service is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in participating should contact Ayana at (252) 767-6696. 

The Maria Parham Stroke Support Group follows the National Stroke Association Discovery Circles program. By using Discovery Circles, Stroke Survivors work toward individualized goal setting, self-help, and self-discovery.  The group experience helps members explore the mind/body connection and the important role psychosocial factors play in stroke rehabilitation/recovery.  Stroke survivors, families, friends and caregivers are invited.  The group meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Center for Rehab Conference Room. For more info, call (252) 436-1582 or (252) 436-1600.  This group does not meet in June, July, or August of each year. 

The Women's Cancer Support Group is open to women with a cancer diagnosis.  Each session offers a supportive, educational approach to assist participants with coping and survivorship.  Caregivers are welcome. The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at Maria Parham Health.  For more information, please call at (252) 436-1605.

Breastfeeding Classes are offered free of charge at Maria Parham thanks to a grant from Smart Start. These classes allow for mother and dad/support person to learn the basics of breastfeeding and prepare them to be able to overcome challenges faced while breastfeeding. Please call (252) 436-1414 for dates and locations of classes.