Classes, Events & Support at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital  

Support Groups

Support groups  

At Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, we believe that sharing your experiences can be helpful to you and other patients and community memembers like you.

Diabetes Support groups
The Fairbanks Diabetes Center hosts several support groups in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association. For more information call the American Diabetes Association at (907) 457-1557.

  • Diabetes Support Group events:  please see our events page
  • Adult Diabetes Support Group
    • Meets the third Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. 
    • For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 457-1557 or 458-5406.
  • Type 1 Family Support Group
    • Problem solving for life with type 1 diabetes
    • Meets the third weekend of each month, varying day, time and place. 
    • Please call 458-6403 for more information. 

Grief and Healing Support Group for Women
Take time to focus on yourself and be supported by other women!

We offer a safe, confidential and caring place where women (ages 18 and above) with a loss related to the death of a loved one, can come together to share ideas, information and experiences, find mutual support, and open hearts.

A trained counselor from the PhD Clinical Psychology Department of UAF will facilitate a supportive environment to help the group explore feelings, find strength and hope with each other, and empower one another to heal and thrive in the community.

  • Venue:  All support group meetings are held at FMH Hospice Services. 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks, AK. 
  • Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Date:  Every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month starting October 2014.
  • For more information please call Hospice at: (907) 458-3090.

** The group is an open group and is on a drop-in basis. However, please arrive 10 minutes early to fill out paperwork if it is your first time to attend the group.

Grief Recovery Support Group (Beginning January 2015)

This support group provides a safe place to share your grief experience with others who can hear your words. 

  • 8 week support group sessions on Tuesdays.
  • Sessions begin: 
    • January 6, 2015
    • April 7, 2015
    • July 7, 2015 
    • October 6, 2015 
  • 7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. 
  • The weekly groups are limited to 10 participants. 
  • Call (907) 458-3090 to reserve your space.
  • Hospice Administrative Building, 2001 Gillam Way  

Breast Cancer Support Group
Open to cancer survivors and interested individuals.

  • The informal meetings are held the 4th Thursday of
    of month.
  • A blend of good conversation, lots of support and a variety of speakers from the community.

Non-emergency support about newborns 

  • We maintain a ‘Warm Line’ staffed by experienced health care professionals, which serves as a source of guidance and information regarding non-emergency questions about your newborn. Call (907) 458-5210 and leave a voice message complete with your name, phone number and questions or concerns. A staff member will return your call at their earliest opportunity.

 "The Well" Caregiver Support Group

Time to "renew, restore and rejuvenate" yourself as a caregiver.

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
  • 12-1 p.m.
  • For more information call (907) 458-6985
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center
1650 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-8181
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