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Support Groups

In accordance with social distancing measures and with the goal of reducing the community spread of COVID-19, all public and community meetings at SMHC will be suspended until further notice.

  • All public use of conference and community space is suspended indefinitely. This includes cancelling all events open to the public and/or community groups and meetings at any of our facilities.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience but our priority is to keep our patients, staff, and visitors safe.

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Alzheimer’s Support Group

Open to anyone that has a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia. The group helps participants understand the process of the disease and allows for sharing and questions. Those attending the daytime support group are able to bring their loved one with them who will attend the Pavilion’s Activity group during the support group. The group is supported by the Alzheimer Association of Maine.

Third Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am to noon
Location: Pavilion Conference Room, 35 July Street, Sanford
Free - For More information, please call 490-7600

Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Webber Building, 2nd floor Conference Room 
Free - For more information, please call 283-7805

Cancer Peer Support Group

Fourth Thursday of every month: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, Classroom 1
Pre-Registration not required. FMI: Peggy Belanger, RN, BSN, OCN 207-294-5839 -

Cancer Survivor Support Group - Sanford

First and third Friday of each month: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Location: Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Avenue
For more information please contact facilitator Jessica Welch, LMSWcc at 207-459-1666 or

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Mature Women’s Support Group

This group discusses issues pertaining to life as we grow older. This is a 50+ age group.
Every other Tuesday, 4:00 to 5:15 pm
Location: SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford
Free - For more information call 240-8638

Mother's Circle - New Mom Support Group

We welcome moms in the third trimester of pregnancy through the first year after birth of your baby to join us in a supportive, non-judgmental environment to share in the good, the challenges and the in-betweens of being a new mom. Newborns and siblings up to one year old are welcome.
Second & Fourth Tuesday of each month 10:00 to 11:00am.
Location: 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford -  Webber Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room.
For more information, please click here.

Parkinson's Disease Support Group

A place to share information and support for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, caregivers and those in related health fields.
Second Thursday of each month, 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Huntington Common, Ross Road, Kennebunk
Free - For more information, call Selena Carey 767-9773

Southern Maine Chronic Pain Support Group

First Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, at The Pines, Ocean Park, ME
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Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Loss Management

Third Wednesday of each month, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Location: Biddeford Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive
Free - Information will be presented about nutrition, resources, and other topics to help with the lifestyle and emotional adjustments you may face. Talk with others who have faced similar challenges.
For more information, call 284-2630

What Now? Finding Your Way When Cancer Treatment Ends

Second Tuesday of each month, beginning February 2020
Location: Biddeford Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Classroom 1
Free - A new monthly class for people who are finishing up, or have recently completed, cancer treatment. This class is provided in collaboration with the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network.
Discussion topics include:

  • Dealing with anxiety and stress
  • Establishing and maintaining healthy habits
  • Communicating with your primary care provider
  • Finding resources for dealing with post-treatment challenges

Registration is required, please call 294-5839, or contact Peg Belanger: -

Young Widow & Widowers Support Group

Hosted by Center for Grieving Children
Second and fourth Friday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Avenue, Sanford
Free - Registration is required, please call 775-5216

Need a Physician?  Call 866-436-6168, toll free.