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Directory For Better Health

Welcome to the Health/Wellness
Support Group Meeting/Services Directory

Sharing with others in a caring support group can help you and your loved ones find peace, comfort, and strength in dealing with illness and disease, especially in the case of a new diagnosis.  Support groups can provide knowledge and understanding in an environment of mutual respect for privacy by listening and sharing with those who might be facing a similar situation.  However, it’s important to always contact your doctor for medical advice.  If you have questions about the following listings, please contact George Mirich (803-1409 or george.mirich@aol.com).

Local Support Group Meetings:

Adult Loss of Hearing Sierra Vista Support Group Meets in the Wellness Depot (SV Mall) on the 1st Monday of the month, 11:00–noon Call 459-8210 for details

Alzheimer Association Caregivers Support Group Sierra Vista Public Library, 2800 E. Tacoma Street Meets 4th Thursday of each month, 10:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Call  800-272-3900

Any Cancer – American Cancer Society, Cochise Oncology conference room 5151E.Highway 90 Sierra Vista, AZ Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. Light lunch served. Call Connie Pitzel at 378-7114

Autism Society of Southern Arizona Call 520-770-1541 www.as-az.org

Bereavement Support Casa de La Paz, 185 S. Moorman Avenue Moorman Services Building (behind Sierra Vista Toyota) Call 417-3654

Lupus Support  (now organizing) Call Tara Octaviano at 520-255-0471 to get involved

NAMI (National Association Mental Illness) Call Phyllis Goetztter at 459-3228

Better Breathers Club Wellness Depot, Sierra Vista Mall Call 459-8210 Diane Winter, Coordinator

Sierra Vista Low Vision Support Group Oscar Yrun Center Tacoma Street Meets every Tuesday at 10:00 -11:15 a.m. Call Bill Hall at 458-6441   Sierra Vista

Parkinson’s Support Group Call Carol Chamberlain at 378-6217

SEAZ Ostomy Support Group Wellness Depot (SV Mall) Call Bill Shelton at 520-227-2524

UsTOO  Prostate Cancer Support Group The Wellness Depot (SV Mall) Last Friday of every month, 9:00 a.m. Call 520-803-6773; email: ustoosvaz@gmail.com National:  www.ustoo.org  (Support, Education and Advocacy) Facebook: ustoosvaz

Widows Support Group on Fort Huachuca Call Thea Chapman at 533-3807

Support Services: Volunteer Interfaith Care Givers (Vicap)

Transportation –  All volunteer non-profit organization since 1994 provides services for the elderly, disabled, home-bound. Available locally and to Tucson  Call Pat or Cindy at 459-8146   Stephens Ministry,

Individual Bereavement and spiritual support. Call Judy Marvin at 378-3161

Useful links/websites to explore:






NHI National Health Institute

NCI National Cancer Institute

Lupus Foundation

Asthma &Allergy Foundation

Arthritis Foundation

Special Meetings and Events:

Blood Pressure Screening Wellness Depot, SV Mall Call Diane Winter at 459-8210

Congestive Heart Failure Class Wellness Depot, SV Mall First Thursday of each month, 2:00 p.m. Call 459-8210

Note: Visit the Wellness Depot in the Sierra Vista Mall, next to Sears, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., to check out the health information resources available, printed literature about up-coming events, support group meeting information, guest speakers, special programs such as Parish Nurse Services  (a health ministry open to all local churches).  To request a free Calendar of Events from Diane Winter, Director (diane.winter@svrhc.org), call 459-821 or stop by to pick one up. The Wellness Depot remains a non-profit organization.

This Directory will be reviewed and updated periodically. We welcome all additions, corrections, new groups, and contact information.

Please call 803-1409 or email george.mirich@aol.com.