Support Groups

Support for you and your family that comes from the heart.

Support Groups

Recovery and adjusting to life changes after cardiac surgery can take time. It helps to have support following your surgery to discuss your concerns, changes and feelings with others who can help and share your experience. Our support groups help you with these and lifestyle changes such as stopping smoking, managing diabetes, and more.

Please search our Events Calendar for dates, times and locations.


New! Mended Hearts
Mended Hearts is a national organization focused on providing support for patients and families affected by heart disease. Harrison Medical Center is looking to form its own chapter in Kitsap County.

To learn more visit, or email Theresa Reed, Harrison cardiovascular care coordinator, at

Better Breathers Support Group
For those with chronic respiratory disease. This group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 1 to 3 pm.

Diabetes Type 1 Support Group
This support group meets the fourth Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November.

Diabetes Type 2 Support Group
This support group meets the first Wednesday of March, June, September and December.

Smoking Cessation Support Group
Tobacco users have 100% success rate when they attend group meetings. These support groups are for anyone wanting to quit, help someone else quit or prevent relapse. If you are thinking about it, trying to quit, quit but struggling, or relapsed, this group will help you reach your goal. Family and friends are welcome too. For more information or to RSVP, call: 360-744-6787.

Stroke Support Group
This group meets the third Wednesday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) and is open to those who have sustained a stroke, their caregivers and family, and the public. For topics and information, contact: 360-744-3485.