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.

Support groups:

Diabetes Support groups

Breast Cancer Support Group

Non-emergency support about newborns

Grief and Healing Support Group for Women

Grief Recovery Support Group

The "Well" Caregiver Support Group

Men's Support Group - Men's Bereavement Breakfast

Suicide Survivor Support Groups


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. 


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.

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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.


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.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Hospice Administrative Building, 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks. 
  • 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
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: 
    • 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. 
  • Location: Hospice Administrative Building, 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks. 
  • Call (907) 458-3095 to reserve your space.  


 The "Well" Caregiver Support Group
Time to "renew, restore and rejuvenate" yourself as a caregiver.

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Hospice Administrative Building, 2001 Gillam Way, Fairbanks. 
  • For more information call (907) 458-6985

Men's Support Group - Men's Bereavement Breakfast 
This is a “men’s only” opportunity to share a meal and conversation with others who are grieving the death of a loved one.
 

  • Second Tuesday of each month.
  • 7:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m. 
  • Location:  Denny’s on Airport Way
  • Open to all and no sign-up required. 
  • For more information please call Hospice at: (907) 458-3090.

Suicide Survivor Support Groups
Faribanks Memorial Hospital Hospice, in collaboration with the suicide prevention effort in Fairbanks host two different monthly meetings for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.  

  • Second and Last Wednesday of each month
  • 6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Hospice Administrative Building, 2001 Gillam Way
  • For more information please call Hospice at: (907) 458-3090.

                     

 

 

 

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital & Denali Center
1650 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 452-8181
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