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Support Groups and Seminars

Please note that dates, times and locations listed below are subject to change. Always be sure to check the Calendar of Events or follow T.J. Regional Health on Facebook to find the most up-to-date schedules for each of the following events.

Bereavement Support Group

The loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming emotional experience. It can alter one’s life and leave them with many questions.

T.J. Samson Community Hospital offers a bereavement support group as an opportunity for community members to learn to cope with feelings of grief, loss and sadness. There is no charge to attend but registration is required. Please call to confirm dates and times.

Contact 270.651.4430 for more information.

Bariatric Seminar Meeting

Patients who have been thinking about bariatric surgery are encouraged to attend our information seminars to learn more about our program so you can move forward with confidence.

During our seminars, you hear directly from our surgeon and care team about everything it takes to achieve weight loss surgery success.

We talk about lifestyle changes, how the procedures work and how you may feel after surgery.

Meetings are usually held the 1st Monday of each month starting at 6 p.m. Please call to confirm meeting dates and times. For more information, please contact 270.659.5945.

Bariatric Support Group

As a bariatric surgery patient, we invite you to join this support group. We will share ideas, recipes, successes, and learn how we can help each other through our challenges.

The meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m.

For more information please call 270.659.5945.

A Stroke Ahead Support Group

A Stroke Ahead is a supportive environment for both survivors and caregivers of stroke or head injury. The group serves as a resource to help them feel supported as they regain their life. A Stroke Ahead will also focus on educating members on the latest research and treatment available, as well as community resources.

The meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month starting at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact the T.J. Rehab Department at 270.659.5660.

Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group for expectant, nursing/pumping and experienced moms. Ask questions and share experiences with other nursing moms!

Please call 270.218.0675 with questions or for more information about meeting times and location.

Breastfeeding Class

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both mother and baby. While breastfeeding is natural, it is also a learned skill. Our certified lactation consultants prepare you for breastfeeding with confidence. Some of the topics we cover in class include:

  • Preparation for breastfeeding
  • Evidence-based benefits of breastfeeding
  • Techniques and strategies including positioning and latching
  • Managing common concerns of the first few weeks at home

Call 270.651.4295 to register.

Childbirth Classes

T.J. Samson Community Hospital encourages all new parents to attend our Childbirth Classes. These educational sessions provide lots of great information to help you prepare for childbirth and caring for your newborn. Topics include what to expect during labor and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care, and much more.

The classes are taught by our compassionate, highly-trained Registered Nurses who are committed to helping you have a happy and healthy pregnancy and delivery. In addition to the important education material that is covered, our Childbirth Classes also provide you with an opportunity to ask questions and connect with other new parents.

We now offer three different convenient course options to make it easier for all new parents to attend. As always, these classes include a hospital tour and are provided free of charge for parents who are delivering their babies at T.J. Samson. The traditional Childbirth Class is a four-week course that meets for two hours each week at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital 4th floor classroom. We also offer a convenient one-day Childbirth Class, where all of the material will be covered in a Saturday session. Our Intro to Parenting course, a one-time course, covers information on bathing, swaddling, burping, car seat safety, infant CPR, etc.

Contact Megan Richey, RN, Director of Women & Newborn Care, at 270.659.5919 to register.

Health Fairs

T.J. Regional Health hosts two health fairs a year. One in Glasgow at the T.J. Health Pavilion and one in Columbia at T.J. Health Columbia.

Besides a wealth of health information, health fairs provide a free lab testing (basic lipid and lab panel), PSA: Prostate Specific Antigen, as well as free flu shots. You may also have your height, weight, blood pressure and BMI checked.

ABI, Carotid and Aorta screenings are available for purchase.

Pre-registration is required.

Community Health Screenings

  • Lipid Panel + Blood Sugar: $20
  • Bone Density: $5
  • Blood Sugar ONLY: $1

Bone Density Screenings are available by appointment only. Please call 270.651.1814 to schedule this in advance.

Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn educational events on a wide variety of health topics feature T.J. providers as well as other community members.

Lunch and Learn events are held monthly from 12 – 1 p.m. at Lera B. Mitchell Clubhouse, at the Pavilion Community Center or at R+ Med Spa. Locations and times are subject to change.

Depending on the topic and content, one CEU may be available for nursing professionals who attend.

Please check our events page, or follow T.J. Regional Health on Facebook or email to learn about future Lunch & Learn events.