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Support Groups

RMC support groups are offered at no cost. All groups are facilitated by a member of the RMC Staff.

Please call 235-5146 to confirm meeting times and locations.

Alzheimer’s –For families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Meets every Tuesday at 5:00 PM on the 3rd floor of the Physician Center, Suite 301. Facilitator is Kathleen Miller, a certified Dementia Trainer. You may reach her at 256-235-5578.

Touch – (Today Our Understanding of Cancer is Hope) – A support group for cancer patients and their families. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 12:00 noon in the Board Room, Suite 403, Physician Center 4th floor. Lunch is provided. TOUCH is a cooperative effort by the American Cancer Society, Interfaith Ministries and RMC. For more information, contact Chaplain Wilson at 256-235-5146 or Alison Enochs at 205-930-8884.

Grief – For anyone who has experienced a loss through the death of a loved one. Meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Cancer Resource Center. Suite 406, Physician Center. Chaplain Wilson – 256-235-5146.

Bariatric Support Group
Bariatric Support Group meets in the office of R. Bryan Freeman, M.D. (suite 102 of the Physicians Building) every third Tuesday of the month from 6pm to 8pm. 901 Leighton Avenue, Suite 102, Anniston. Louise Aldridge – 256-237-3947.

Man to Man– American Cancer Society’s support group for men. Meets the 2rd Tuesday each month at 12:00 noon in the Board Room, Suite 403, Physician Center 4th floor. Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Chaplain Wilson at 256-235-5146 or Alison Enochs at 205-930-8884.


Mental Illness– For patients with bi-polar, depression, and other disorders, and those interested in providing support. Meets every Tuesday at 1:30 PM in the Galley, 1st Floor,  Tyler Center.

 

ALS – Call 235-5146 for information.

 

Stroke –For stroke patients in treatment or recovery and their caregivers. Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Chaplain Office, Suite 406, Physician Center, 4th Floor.

 

 

Steel Magnolias – Supporting Individuals Undergoing Cancer Treatment


Care Packages
A package of: Steel Magnolias' inspirational and educational material, a Tuesday Bear Hugger comfort package, and a gift from the Quintard Mall Avon Beauty Center is given to breast cancer patients, the day of surgery at Regional Medical Center. Some care packages are mailed to newly diagnosed patients.

Steel Magnolias Are Praying For You
The Steel Magnolias Chaplain is then called. She immediately mails a prayer card, and places your name on the Steel Magnolias' prayer list that will be shared with members at Steel Magnolias Group meetings. Steel Magnolias pray for everyone on the prayer list.

Snacks and Water Coolers
Snacks and water coolers are maintained in the Cancer Resource Center, suite 406, in Anniston Oncology, Suite 602 of the Physicians Center, and in 4th floor Regional Medical Center Chemo Treatment Room.

Steel Magnolias Group MeetingsSteel Magnolias meet once a month. The 4th Tuesday of each month, 5:00 pm in the 4th floor RMC board room in the Physicians Center, 901 Leighton Avenue, Anniston, AL.

Steel Magnolias Dining Vouchers
Dining Vouchers are provided for two family members of any patient, in surgery for cancer, in North East Alabama Regional Medical Center, hospital cafeteria

Steel Magnolias Pinks Boutique The Steel Magnolias' Pinks Closet. Is located in the Physician's Center, 4th Floor nest to the Cancer Resource Center. It is stocked with Mastectomy Bras, Breast Prosthesis Wigs caps and scarves. These items are free. Please call Marti Warren @ (256) 239 – 0655.

Steel Magnolias Newsletter
A monthly newsletter, edited by Lenora Johnson is an inspirational publication, a source of information about upcoming events, news about meetings and Steel Magnolias' activities, a joke page and news about testing and treatments.

Steel Magnolias Web-Site
www.SteelMagnoliasInc.org is a great source of information and inspiration.

Steel Magnolias ' Physicians Center Office
The Steel Magnolias Office is located in suite 407 of the Physicians Center. Currently, our office is staffed (part time) by Steel Magnolias volunteers: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday afternoon by Office Manager Marti Rogers. 1:00 pm-4:00 pm on Tuesday by Keither Zeimet. 12:00 pm-4:00 pm on Thursday and Friday by  Margaret Taylor. Phone (256) 231-8827

Men of Steel
Support Group for husbands and boyfriends of breast cancer survivors and for men who themselves are breast cancer survivors. Meeting each 4th Tuesday, 5:00 p.m., in the Boardroom, Suite 403 of the Physicians Center, 901 Leighton Avenue, Anniston. Call Jimmy Taylor @ (256) 463-7620

Breast Cancer Awareness Program Girls, grades 7-12 awareness program, taught by volunteer Registered Nurses. Please contact Margaret Taylor at 256-231-8827.

Speakers Bureau Speakers are available for clubs and churches. To schedule a speaker Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Designated contributions can be made for any of these services. All contributions are used to provide services for local cancer patients, to encourage survivors or to teach early detection.

Contributions of old costume jewelry can be carried to the Chaplain's office, Suite 406, of the Physicians Center. Please mark contributions for Steel Magnolias. Call Marti Warren @ (256) 239-0855

All contributions are appreciated and tax exempt.

Neonatal  Bereavement – For parents whose newborn children have died. Meets for special gatherings four times each year.Call 235-5132 Ext. 2 for information.

Ostomy – An education and support group for all ostomy patients, family, and friends. Meets quarterly. Call 235-5146 for date and location.

Working Widows– Call 235-5146 for date and location.

Prostate - For men with prostate concerns, including prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 12:00 noon in the Boardroom, Suite 403, Physician Center, 4th floor) Lunch is provided. For more information, contact Chaplain Jim Wilson at 256-235-5146.

Fibromyalgia - Meets 3rd Thursday of each month 6:00 - 8:00 PM in the Tyler Center. Chaplain Wilson 256-235-5146.