Support Groups


PALS – For Kids Whose Parent/Grandparent Has Cancer:  this group helps the whole family learn facts about cancer and treatments, talk about feelings, and meet others in a similar situation. It meets at the same time as Hearts of Hope on the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8pm in the Hospital Classroom on the lower level of Catawba Valley Medical Center. For more information or to register your child, please email Liz Daniels or call 828.326.3397. A light meal is provided.

Hearts of Hope Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of the month from at 6:30 to 8pm in the Hospital Classroom on the lower level of Catawba Valley Medical Center. This group is for adult cancer survivors of all ages and stages. Call 828.732.6054 or email Cancer Support Group for more information.


The Pregnancy Loss Group of Catawba Valley meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at the Catawba Valley Behavioral Health building on 1st Avenue NW in uptown Hickory. For more information call 828.695.5900 or email

Bariatric Surgery Support Group A support group/education session for Gastric Bypass, Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy patients from 6:30pm to 8:00pm the first Monday of each month. No pre-registration required. Call 828.326.2082 or email Libby Shaver for more information.

Adults with Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every other month from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the CVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Lobby. For more information, please contact the CVMC Center for Diabetes Control at 828.326.3442 or email Robin Tallent.

Young Persons with Diabetes Support Group meets the first Thursday of every other month from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Lobby. For more information, please contact the CVMC Center for Diabetes Control at 828.326.3442 or email Robin Tallent.

Stroke Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the CVMC Outpatient Rehabilitation lobby. Open to stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. For more information, please call 828.326.3046 or email Heather Bissell. Pre-registration is requested.

The Better Breathers Club meets every other month on the first Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Wellness Center meeting room beside the Outpatient Rehabilitation Building on the CVMC campus. It is designed to educate patients, their family members and those in the community who struggle with COPD. For more information, please email Lisa Powell, or call 828.326.2567.

Heart Failure Support Group: Turning Failure Into Success – meets every three months on the first Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Health First Center located at 3509 Graystone Place, Conover, North Carolina, 28613. Come and learn how to successfully manage lifestyle changes to promote better living with heart failure! Program is free! All of those living with heart failure, their family members and caregivers are welcome to attend! For more information, please email Amber Hice or call 828.326.3997.