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Better Breather's Club - A Support Group for People with Chronic Lung Disease
Living with Chronic Lung Disease? We Can Help!

In partnership with the American Lung Association, Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth’s Better Breather’s Club offers the opportunity to learn new ways to better cope with Chronic Lung Disease while getting the support of others who share in your struggles. Get the tools you need to live a better quality of life.

The Better Breathers Club Support Group will not be holding any meetings during the summer. See you in the fall.

Stroke Club
You are not alone

For the past several years, the Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth Stroke Club has provided education and support to victims of stroke, their families and friends.  Recognizing that fear of the unknown can be very scary and overwhelming; the Stroke Club holds monthly support groups where participants share stories and offer guidance and understanding for each other. 

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot.  Within minutes, the nerve cells in that area of the brain become damaged or die.  As a result, the part of the body controlled by the damaged portion of the brain cannot function properly.

Stroke Affects Body, Mind & Feelings
Disabilities resulting from a stroke may be mild to severe. Some effects may be temporary, while others are permanent. A stroke can affect vision, speech, behavior, thought processes, and the ability to move parts of the body.  Sometimes it can cause a coma or death.  Some of the effects of stroke are:

  • Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body
  • Problems with balance or coordination
  • Pain, numbness or odd sensations
  • Problems with memory, thinking, attention or learning
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Problems with bowel or bladder control
  • Getting tired very quickly
  • Sudden bursts of emotion, such as laughing, crying or anger
  • Depression

Support Group for Stroke Survivors, Friends & Family
Monthly support groups are held on the first Thursday of every month from Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Route 3A in Manomet/Plymouth.  Stroke survivors, family and friends are welcome.  The support group provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to discuss their concerns and gain insight from others who have had similar experiences.  Guest speakers are featured periodically.

For more information, contact Edward Gallagher at 508-224-2050 or 508-889-6803.
Infant Loss Support Group
For those who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death
Meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month
Facilitated by a clinical social worker

For further information, call: 508-830-2412

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth, in the Sgarzi Conference Room. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers the opportunity for those living with or facing the challenges of mental illness this free, peer-based support group that allows participants to share their experiences and learn from each other in a safe environment. For more information regarding these meetings, please email Laurel Morse,

Ostomy Support Group
This group meets every other month on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Beth Israel Deaconess - Plymouth. Meetings are open to patients with ostomies and their family members. For further information regarding these meetings, please contact Donna Golden at 508-746-2000 ext. 8350.

Women and Couples Experiencing Fertility Issues
Support groups for:

  • Women and couples struggling with primary or secondary fertility issues
  • Couples currently receiving fertility treatments
  • Pregnant women who have received fertility treatment

Meetings are from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month Facilitated by a clinical social worker.

For further information, call: 508-830-2412

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275 Sandwich Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2000

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