Thursday, October 12, 2023 (In-person)
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Kenmore Mercy Community Room
2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY
This post-COVID support group hosted by Kenmore Mercy Hospital will help virus survivors, loved ones, and care providers cope with a variety of issues and allow them to connect with others through their similar journeys.
These sessions are free and open to public. For more information or to register, call Kenmore Mercy Patient Care Services at (716) 447-6211. Participants should register for each month’s session separately.
The COVID support group is open to those who themselves have had the virus or have experienced it through a loved one or providing care, and wish to discuss their thoughts, fears, challenges, hopes and anything else related to the coronavirus. The goal is to help them find their new normal, address concerns, and provide resources.
The group, led by medical and social work professionals, was established in 2021 to help those impacted by COVID address concerns, access helpful resources, and connect with others to share their similar journeys. The October session will feature Nora Balon, NP, who will discuss possibilities and expectations regarding homeopathic remedies and other strategies for long COVID symptoms.
Sessions will cover common experiences in recovery from COVID-19 including:
- Issues with sleep, memory or concentration
- Physical challenges
- Depression and anxiety
- Concerns about health, future medical care or COVID re-infection
- Trauma related to illness or hospitalization
- Changes to family roles, relationships and friendships
The group will also focus on coping strategies and building resilience.
Registration is required to receive information for attending the meeting.
To learn more or register for the October 12 session, call 716-447-6211. A call-in virtual option is also available.