Support Groups

Support groups are free and provide education and emotional support by meeting others who share similar experiences.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

Individuals with head and neck cancer or a history of head and neck cancer have an opportunity to meet people with similar challenges through this support group, which is led by a Morris Hospital speech pathologist and oncology nurse who can offer assistance with navigating through the illness and the rehabilitation process. Please see our Events & Classes calendar for specific dates and topics.

WHEN: Meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 2-3 p.m.
WHERE: Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. US Route 6, Morris
PHONE: 815-364-8915

“I Can Cope” Cancer Support Group

“I Can Cope” is a general support group for individuals facing any type of cancer. Topics of discussion vary at each meeting. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Please see our Events & Classes calendar for specific dates and topics.

WHEN: Meets odd numbered months, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE: Radiation Therapy Center of Morris Hospital, 1600 W. US Route 6, Morris
PHONE: 815-364-8915

Breathers’ Support Group

Individuals diagnosed with chronic lung disease including COPD, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pulmonary fibrosis are encouraged to attend our Breathers’ Support Group. Lead by respiratory therapists, the meetings include general discussions about ways to manage chronic lung disease, gain emotional support, and share experiences with others. A 20 minute educational topic is presented at each meeting. Please see our Events & Classes calendar for specific dates and times.

WHEN: Meets 3rd Friday of the month, 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Morris Hospital – Family Birthing Suites Classroom, 150 W. High St., Morris
PHONE: 815-705-7837

Stroke and Aphasia Support Group

Individuals who have experienced the loss of physical function or communication due to a stroke or other neurological event may benefit from our Stroke and Aphasia Support Group. Discussion focuses on strategies for managing chronic pain or disabilities resulting from a stroke. Loved ones are encouraged to attend. Please see our Events & Classes calendar for specific dates and times.

WHEN: Meets quarterly, 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris
PHONE: 815-705-7411

Heart Failure Support Group

Anyone who has been diagnosed with heart failure and their family members are invited to join us for a monthly, general discussion that focuses on ways to manage heart failure. The group also provides an opportunity to gain emotional support and share experiences with other heart failure patients. For specific dates and topics, please see our Events & Classes calendar.

WHEN: First Thursday of the month, 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Morris Hospital, 150 W. High St., Morris
PHONE: 815-705-7832