Support Groups

Lafayette General Health offers a variety of support groups to aid you on your road to recovery. We have a team of experienced staff members ready to guide you back to health. In living by our mission statement "To Restore, Maintain and Improve Health," these groups focus on supporting patients and their families beyond treatment. To register for a class, click on the date that you would like to attend or call the number listed in the description.


Acadiana Stroke Support Group

After a stroke, it may seem that no one understands what you're going through. You may feel isolated and adrift. The Acadiana Stroke Support Group is here to help. We are a new support system for survivors and families, to provide that 'life raft' of hope and understanding on the road to recovery. For more information, call 289-7740.

The group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Second Floor Classroom, Suite 2500 at Lafayette General Southwest Medical Office Building, 4212 W. Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70506. Pre-registration is not required to attend.

May 10; June 14; July 12; August 9; September 13; October 11; November 8
 

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Lafayette General Medical Center’s comprehensive weight loss surgery program offers support groups twice a month. An array of topics are discussed on a monthly basis which included but are not limited to diet, exercise, behavior changes and emotional needs following weight loss surgery. Our support groups are closed meetings, only available to patients who have had surgery or those patients who are scheduled to have surgery. For more information, call 337-289-8484. If you are interested in our weight loss seminars, please register here. 

Meetings are held in the Bariatric Office Conference Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Lafayette General Surgical Hospital at 1000 West Pinhook Rd., Suite 311.

Tuesdays at 6 p.m.
May 10; June 7; July 12; August 9; September 13; October 4; November 8

Wednesdays at 12 p.m.
 

Footprints of Hope Bereavement Group

Lafayette General collaborates with Maddie's Footprints to offer a free support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. It is available to families, no matter where they are in their grief, and no matter how long it has been since their loss. You may choose to talk or listen; no one will be required to share. This group will facilitate discussion and provide resource information. For more information, contact Maddie's Footprints at 337-534-4209.

Meetings are held the second Sunday of every month from 4-6 p.m. at Healing House; Hope for Grieving Children. (707 Lee Ave, Lafayette)


Parents of Multiples Support Group

Support group for parents of multiples of all ages, including those pregnant with multiples.  This group will focus on the unique joys and challenges that come with a multiple pregnancy and raising twins, triplets, and more!

The class will be held at LGMC in the 2nd floor Pavilion Classroom beginning at 6 pm. It is free of charge but pre-registration is required. We will contact you if the class is full; otherwise, consider the email following completion of your registration as confirmation.

April 25July 25November 14


Acadiana Ostomy Association Support Group

New ostomates and others are welcome to attend meetings of the Acadiana Ostomy support group, and receive information and support to enhance the quality of life for persons living with an intestinal or urinary diversion. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at Owen Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. except for the months of August & December. For more information, please call (337) 289-7587.


Kidney Smart

Lafayette General hopes to help Acadiana residents in all phases of kidney disease through Kidney Smart, a national program offered free of charge. The program offers classes on causes, prevention and treatments of kidney disease. Patients will learn from expert educators how kidneys function and ways to manage their medication, diet and health.

Free classes are scheduled on the first Thursday of every month from 3-4:30 p.m. in the LGMC Radiation Oncology Department conference room located at 155 Hospital Dr., Suite 102, directly behind the Lafayette General Medical Center. Registration for this class is required. To register or for more information, please call (337) 289-7528.


Cardiac Health Education Class 

Interested in learning more information about improving your heart health and reducing the risk of heart disease in the future?  Join us for an educational class conducted by our exercise physiologists and nurses from the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department.  The class focuses on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to): 
  • Exercise for heart health: exercise safety considerations, proper warm-up and cool-down, aerobic/cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and flexibility training.  
  • Nutrition for heart health and weight management 
  • Blood pressure management 
  • Smoking cessation  
  • Medications - what they do, why they were prescribed to you? 
  • Recovery from cardiac surgeries/procedures 
  • Stress management 
Free classes are scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the sixth floor, cardiac rehab exercise room at LGMC. Registration is required, click on the links below to select the date you wish to register for.  

August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5