Support Services

Center for Healthy Living

​Support Services

Parkview offers numerous support groups to help meet the needs of our patients and families. Please check with the department, facility or center for updated class information.

Women's and Children's Support Services

Parkview Mom’s Breastfeeding Support Group (Allen County)
Parkview Center for Healthy Living
Every Thursday
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Call (260) 672-6500 for more information.

A Baby’s Closet Breastfeeding Group
A Baby’s Closet First Christian Church
4800 Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, Ind.
Mondays, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Breastfeeding Support Group (Noble County)
Certified lactation staff will give new and experienced moms support and encouragement and answer their questions.

Parkview Noble Hospital, Noble Room 1
401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville
Third Monday of each month

Breastfeeding Drop-In Center (Whitley County)

Certified lactation staff is available to answer your questions or provide support while breastfeeding. You can also have your baby’s weight checked.

Parkview Whitley Hospital, classroom C, terrace level
Mondays
10:30 a.m. – noon

Breastfeeding Support Group (Huntington County)

Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding for you and baby. Partners are welcome.

Parkview Huntington Hospital, board room
June 16, August 25, October 13, December 8.

6 – 8 p.m.

Wellness Support Services

Freedom from Smoking (Allen County)

Parkview offers Freedom from Smoking®, a program developed by the American Lung Association® to help you quit smoking. During this seven-week class, you’ll:

  • Set goals and perform relaxation techniques

  • Receive a free workbook and CD

  • Set a “stop smoking” date during the fourth class

  • Learn tips for quitting smoking

  • Learn about medicinal and non-medicinal options to reduce cravings

Call Natalie McLaughlin at (260) 705-4244 for class dates and times.

Tobacco Cessation Classes (Noble County)

These classes are offered throughout the year at the Parkview Noble Health and Wellness Center to help people stop smoking. The classes meet eight times over a seven-week period and offer several benefits, such as:

  • Decreasing your risk of developing cancer or emphysema

  • Decreasing your risk of developing heart disease

  • Lowering your blood pressure

  • Developing fewer respiratory infections

  • Saving money

The cost is $50, scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. Call (260) 347-8161 or toll free (888) 737-9311, ext. 78161 to reserve your spot.

Parkview Noble Health and Wellness Center, 402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville (across from the Emergency Department parking lot)
Class sessions begin July 9 and October 1
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Whitley Better Breathers (Whitley County)

This group offers ideas and support for people facing chronic and serious breathing issues. We feature/invite different speakers at each meeting. They will review an area related to exercise, diet, home care and many other topics. Meetings are held quarterly.

For more information, call (260) 248-9459 or (800) 325-1338, ext. 89459.

Parkview Whitley Hospital Nicotine Independence Program (Whitley County)

This intensive one-on-one counseling program can help you break the addiction to nicotine. During your first visit, a respiratory therapist will review your health and smoking history. We will discuss your readiness to quit and work with you to develop a plan of care and action plan to break your addiction. Subsequent visits will provide you with the skills and assistance necessary to be successful with the least amount of withdrawal symptoms possible.

Call (260) 248-9515 for class dates and times.

Diabetes Support Group (Huntington County)

Parkview Huntington Hospital offers a free support group for individuals with diabetes to assist with management of the disease. A diabetes educator provides information on a variety of topics, including:

  • Healthy eating

  • Meal plans

  • Medications

  • Monitoring blood sugar

  • Risks of complications and more

Parkview Huntington Hospital classrooms, lower level
2001 Stults Road, Huntington
July 7, Sept. 1 and Nov. 3
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Call (800) 533-2252 for more information.

Diabetes Support Group (LaGrange County)

This free support group offers a forum for individuals with diabetes to share information on a wide range of topics related to living with diabetes. No advance reservations are necessary. A diabetes educator will facilitate discussions on:

  • Healthy eating

  • Activity

  • Medications

  • Monitoring

  • Healthy coping

  • Reducing risks of medical complications

To learn more, call (888) 737-9311, ext. 78301.

Diabetes Support Group (Whitley County)

This support group educates and motivates people who are diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes or those who support someone with diabetes. All meetings are facilitated by a registered nurse/diabetes educator. No registration is necessary.

Parkview Whitley Hospital, Classroom D, terrace level
1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City
First Tuesday of each month
6 – 7 p.m.

For more information, call (260) 248-9319.

Diabetes Support Group (Noble County)

This group meets monthly to help people with diabetes stay in control of their disease. A diabetes educator facilitates the group as members discuss topics such as menu planning, staying active, monitoring your blood sugars, medications and reducing complications. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call (888) 737-9311, ext. 78301 or (260) 347-8301.

Parkview Noble Health and Wellness Center
402 Sawyer Road, Kendallville
Last Monday of each month
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Whitley Weight Support Group (Whitley County)

This group is free of charge and is designed for anyone interested in weight management. All weigh-ins take place at Parkview Whitley Hospital with use of digital scales. For more information, call (260) 248-9354.

Parkview Whitley Hospital
Third Monday of each month

Managing Chronic Pain (Huntington County)

They meet every month from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. in the classrooms of the hospital. They typically meet the second Friday of each month, but not always.

Grief Support Services

When a Baby Dies: Dealing with the Loss of Your Baby

The grief and pain that comes from losing a baby at any stage is very personal, yet other parents are experiencing this pain too. If you have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or death after birth, this supportive group may help you in the healing process. Parkview Chaplaincy has an experienced facilitator who can help you as you go through the grieving process. Sharing with other parents and families can help you make sense of this unbearable loss and, hopefully, lead you toward peace and healing.

Parkview Regional Medical Center Chapel Conference Room
Entrance 1, second floor, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne
First Thursday of each month
7 – 8:30 p.m.

Call Parkview Chaplaincy Services at (260) 266-1470 for more information.

Understanding Your Grief

Understanding Your Grief is a 10-week program, providing guidance for patients and caregivers of family members who are experiencing a multitude of feelings from illness or loss of a loved one. Experts will guide group members in a discussion of emotional responses to illness and death and how to cope. For more information, or to register, call (800) 292-9894.

Cancer Support Services

Better Than Ever

Better Than Ever is a system of support and education created for women who have completed treatment for pelvic and gynecologic cancers and are experiencing difficulties or barriers to intimacy and sexuality. The group consists of three gatherings that are physician- directed and led by a nurse practitioner. Better Than Ever is designed to be informative and encouraging.

Call (260) 266-9163 to attend three one-hour sessions.

Conquering Breast Cancer

This group is sponsored by Parkview and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. Guest speakers cover a variety of health and lifestyle-related topics.

Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Entrance 4
11141–11143 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne
Third Tuesday of each month
6:30 – 8: 30 p.m.

Call (260) 266-9100 for more information.

Prostate Cancer Networking Group

This group is sponsored by Parkview Physicians Group – Urology, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Parkview Center for Healthy Living
11123 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Entrance 2C, Fort Wayne
First Thursday of each month
6:30 – 8 p.m.

For more information, call Cancer Services at (260) 484-9560.

Leukemia, Lymphoma & Myeloma Group

This group is sponsored by Parkview, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Entrance 4
11141–11143 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne
Second Wednesday of each month
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Look Good…Feel Better

Look Good…Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life for people undergoing treatment for cancer. The group, which is sponsored by the American Cancer Society, aims to improve people’s self-images and appearances through complimentary group, individual and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.

For more information, or to register, call the local office of the American Cancer Society at (260) 471-3911.

Lymphedema Support Group

This educational and supportive group is open to those who are experiencing primary or secondary lymphedema. While the support group is ongoing for wherever you’re at with your needs, it follows the guidelines of the National Lymphedema Network. If you have a need or concern that arises between meeting dates, feel free to call for a one-on-one session.

Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, Entrance 4
11141–11143 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne
July 10, September 11 and November 13
5:30 – 7 p.m.

For more information, call (260) 266-1231 or (260) 433-2531.

Behavioral Health Support Services

ADHD Support Group

Parkview Center for Healthy Living
11123 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Entrance 2C, Fort Wayne
First Thursday of each month
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Call (260) 672-6500 for more information.

Women’s AA

Parkview Center for Healthy Living
11123 Parkview Plaza Drive, Suite 200, Entrance 2C, Fort Wayne

Call (260) 672-6500 for class dates and times.

Cocaine Anon

Parkview Behavioral Health staff dining room
1720 Beacon St., Fort Wayne
Wednesdays - 7:30 p.m.
Sundays – 9 a.m.

Teen AA

Parkview Behavioral Health group room 5/6
1720 Beacon St., Fort Wayne
Thursdays
6 p.m.

Emotions Anon

Parkview Behavioral Health staff dining room
1720 Beacon St., Fort Wayne
Saturdays – 10 a.m.

Young People’s AA

Parkview Behavioral Health staff dining room
1720 Beacon St., Fort Wayne
Saturdays – 6 p.m.

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