Temple Health offers a variety of support groups to help you through your personal journey by connecting you with other people who are experiencing a similar condition. In addition to providing an environment that promotes emotional support and encouragement, our groups allow you and your family to share your experiences, your struggles and your triumphs in order to better cope with the new challenges you may be facing.
Alpha-1 Support Group
Since alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an uncommon condition, patients may benefit from connecting with others who have the same diagnosis. This group is dedicated to providing support, education and information to people affected by AATD.
Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Meetings encompass pre- and post-surgery issues, as well as encouraging long-term weight loss maintenance.
Burn Survivor Support Group
This monthly support group is attended by burn survivors at all stages of recovery — from current patients who are still in the burn unit to those undergoing outpatient rehabilitation or who have fully recovered.
COPD Support Group
Hosted quarterly by specialists in the Temple Lung Center for COPD patients, friends and family.
Heart Failure Support Group
Hosted by the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute for patients with heart failure share their experiences with others and learn more about their disease.
Lupus Support Group
People with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with chronic illness. Hosted by the Lupus Foundation of America Tri-State chapter.
Peer Support Group for Women with Heart Disease
This monthly group provides credible heart health information and social support for women at risk of or suffering from heart disease.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group
Get support and advice at the Temple Lung Center’s quarterly meeting for pulmonary fibrosis patients.
Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group
At each meeting, you'll hear from guest speakers and meet others living with pulmonary hypertension. This support group meets several times throughout the year.
Sarcoidosis Support Group
Held quarterly, this meeting connects you with others living with the disease, as well as with sarcoidosis specialists.
Smoking Cessation Support Group
This weekly meeting will encourage you to quit smoking and commit to a smoke-free life.