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Support Groups

Bariatric Support Group

7-8 p.m., first Thursday of every month (except holidays.)

FirstHealth’s Bariatric Program recognizes the changing needs of weight-loss patients. To ensure quality care, we offer free monthly support group meetings facilitated by our professional staff. Support group meetings assist patients in addressing the many variables they may experience in their weight-loss journey. Sessions have been shown to directly increase the chances of short- and long-term patient success.  

Call (910) 715-6283 for more information.
Location: Shadowlawn Room at Clara McLean House - 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst
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Better Breathers - Montgomery County

12:30 p.m., second Monday of each month September through May

This group provides support for individuals with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by teaching them and their families, ways to live with lung disease. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch, dessert and drinks will be provided.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required at (910) 571-5277.

Location: Community Health Building - 443 Wood Street, Troy
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Better Breathers - Moore County

Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. Note:  There is no meeting the months of June, July and August.

For more information call (910) 715-5266.

Location: Conference Room, Outpatient Center - 238 Page Road, Pinehurst
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Breastfeeding Mothers

Meets at 1:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. 

For more information call (910) 715-2068.

Location: Conference Room, Women & Children's Unit, Moore Regional Hospital - 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst
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Cancer Support Group

Meets at 2 p.m. every Tuesday.

For more information call (910) 715-5266.

Location: Cancer Center Resource Room, Moore Regional Hospital - 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst
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Cancer Survivors Support Group
Meets at 11 a.m., second Tuesday of the month.

Please register before attending by calling (910) 715-2298.

Location: Cancer Center Resource Room, Moore Regional Hospital - 155 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst
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Child Loss

5-6 p.m., First Tuesday of each month.

An educational, therapeutic and social support group for parents that have suffered the loss of a child. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration required one day prior to group.

For more information or to pre-register call (910) 715-6000 or toll-free (866) 861-7485.

Location: FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care - 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst
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Coping & Adjusting to Suicide Loss

5-6 p.m., meets every other Tuesday.

An open group focusing on issues faced by those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Snacks and drinks provided. Registration required one day prior to meeting.

For more information or to pre-register call (910) 715-6000 or toll-free (866) 861-7485.

Location: FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care - 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst
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Fibromyalgia Support Group

Meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. *

For more information, call (910) 715-5266. * There is no meeting in December.
Location: Conference Room, Outpatient Center - 238 Page Road, Pinehurst
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FirstQuit - Hoke County

Ready to quit tobacco? We can help.

Appointments are held at the FirstHealth Family Care Center-Raeford. For more information or to register call Melissa Kuhn at (910) 715-6274.
Location: FirstHealth Raeford Center - 313 Teal Drive, Raeford
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FirstQuit - Montgomery County
Ready to quit tobacco? We can help.

Appointments are held at the FirstHealth Community Health Services Building. For more information or to register call Cindy Laton at (910) 715-6275.

Location: Community Health Building - 443 Wood Street, Troy
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FirstQuit - Moore County
Ready to quit tobacco? We can help.

 Quit Class is held every Thursday of the month from 3-5 p.m.

Support group is held every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information or to register call (888) 534-5333 or (910) 715-1925.

Location: Community Health Services Building - 5 Aviemore Drive, Pinehurst
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FirstQuit - Richmond County
Ready to quit tobacco? We can help.

Quit Class is held the first Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the fourth Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Support Group is held every Thursday from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information call Amy Hamilton-Forester at (910) 417-3735.
Location: Conference Dining Room, Richmond Memorial Hospital - 925 South Long Drive, Rockingham
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Healing Connections

 11 a.m.-noon, second Wednesday of each month.

An ongoing maintenance support group open to all adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Snacks and drinks provided.  

For more information call (910) 715-6000 or toll-free (866) 861-7485.
Location: FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care - 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst
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Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)
Meets quarterly on Thursdays at 5 p.m. May 16, Aug. 15 & Nov. 21. For more information call (910) 715-5266.
Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital - Corner of Hwy 211 & Page Road, Pinehurst
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NAMI-MC Support Group

NAMI-MC (National Alliance on Mental Illness - Moore County) holds support meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public.

For more information call (910) 295-1053.

Location: Training Room, Pinehurst Police Department - 420 Magnolia Road, Pinehurst
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Parkinson's Support Group

This is a Parkinson's Support Group for patients and caregivers. For more information, call 910-715-4230

Location: Clara McLean House - 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst
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Post-Deployment Group

Somestimes it can seem like you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. Help is available – and you are not alone. This process is much easier with the guidance and support of an experienced therapist or doctor.

FirstHealth Behavioral Health Outpatient Services offers a weekly group for those with post-deployment symptoms every Monday at 11 a.m.

For more information or a confidential appointment, call (910) 715-1535 or (910) 715-3370.

Location: Behavioral Services, FirstHealth Speciality Centers - 35 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst
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Sandhills Ostomy Association

Meets at 3 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. Note: No meetings June through September.

For more information call (910) 715-5266

Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital - Corner of Hwy 211 & Page Road, Pinehurst
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Sandhills Young Adult Cancer Support

For cancer patients and survivors between the ages of 18 and 50. Meets at 7 p.m., the fourth Monday of each month. For more information call (910) 715-4230.

Location: Clara McLean House - 20 FirstVillage Drive, Pinehurst
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Stroke Club

Meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Note: no meeting in January, July or August.

For more information call (910) 715-5266.

Location: Conference Center, Moore Regional Hospital - Corner of Hwy 211 & Page Road, Pinehurst
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Susan Sharpe Cancer Support Group

Open to anyone dealing with cancer.

Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Location: Conference Dining Room, Richmond Memorial Hospital - 925 South Long Drive, Rockingham
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The Four T's, (Tears, Talk, Touch, Time)

11 a.m.-noon or 5-6 p.m., second Tuesday of each month. An educational, therapeutic and social support group for new grievers. Attendees should be within 13 months of their loss.

Snacks and drinks provided. Registration required one day prior to meeting.

For more information or to pre-register call (910) 715-6000 or toll-free (866) 861-7485. 
Location: FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care - 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst
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