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Support Groups

Ostomy Support and Education

We are here to answer your questions, give suggestions or just listen. Please don't hesitate to contact us via this website or call Priscilla Huesits at 269•979•2102 or Jenny Rogers at 269•720•6814.

Recommended Reading: Life Goes On, an inspiring article about Priscilla Huesits, a cancer survivor.


One Day at a Time (Breast Cancer)

The Cancer Care Center Breast Cancer Support Group meets on the last Thursday of the month 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Cancer Center. For further information, contact Diane Olian at 269•274•5084.


Oaklawn Hospital Partners in Cancer Recovery Support Group

The group is designed to offer information, support, and self-care for the "partner" as well as the patient. It meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Ricketson Building meeting room. The meetings will alternate "Strictly Support" with informational speakers. Please feel welcome to attend if you are supporting a patient in cancer recovery, with (or without) the patient. Download the 2016 flyer which includes meeting dates.

For further information contact Julie Hammon, RN, MS, OCN, at 269•789•3962.


Women and Cancer Support Group

The Women and Cancer Support Group, formerly known as the Oaklawn Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group, is a support group for women affected by any cancer. This free support group offers women cancer survivors an opportunity to share knowledge and ask questions. One group meets in Marshall, another in Albion.

Marshall Support Group

The Marshall group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Ricketson Building, 103 E. Mansion, in Marshall. Download the Marshall 2016 flyer which includes meeting dates.

Albion Support Group

The Albion group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the conference room of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Church St, in Albion. Download the Albion 2016 flyer which includes meeting dates.

For Further Information

Contact Julie Hammon, RN, MS, OCN, at 269•789•3962.


Nicotine Anonymous

This group meets every Wednesday at 7 pm in Room 4 of the Alano Club of Battle Creek, 1125 W Territorial Rd. For further information call 269•660•3288.