Support groups provide safe places for people living with disability or illness and their family members to meet, share information and develop friendships. Hospital for Special Care conducts a number of support groups, listed below. Participation in most groups is free of charge. For more information, call the contact person listed.

Support Group Meeting Day and Time For More Information Contact
Acquired Brain Injury
This Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) support group is a great opportunity to meet, learn from, and share support with others whose lives have been affected by brain injury. Survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers are all welcome.
Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm Dr. Dennis Johnston, 860.827.1958, ext. 3351
Alpha One Antitrypsin   Elyse Carroll ecarroll@hfsc.org / Faithe Petty 860.537.2668
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) First Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 pm Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW, bscalabrini@hfsc.org, 860.612.6316
Balance/Dizziness 3rd Saturday of every other month, 12:00 pm (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sept., Nov) Silvia Adames, sadames@hfsc.org, 860.827.1958 X 4258
Care For You: a caregiver support group
All caregivers of adults are welcome to attend, to share your stories and learn from others.
Second Thursday of every other month (Began in October 2016), 4:30 pm Kristin Mooney, LCSW, kmooney@hfsc.org, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091
Harmaniacs; Harmonicas for Health
Please call to RSVP to reserve a spot and an instrument.
  Stephanie Jae Alderman, CRT, salderman@hfsc.org, 860.832.6228
Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
Sessions are for caregivers and individuals living with IBM
Last Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3:00 pm Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW, bscalabrini@hfsc.org, 860.612.6316
Pulmonary Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Elyse Carroll, ecarroll@hfsc.org, 860.827.4735
Pulmonary Fibrosis   Laura Roix, laur718@gmail.com, 860.268.0144 / Stephanie Jae Alderman, CRT, salderman@hfsc.org, 860.832.6228
Stroke Second Tuesday of every other month (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sept., Nov) 3:00-4:30 pm Kristin Mooney, LCSW, kmooney@hfsc.org, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091