Fairfield Memorial Hospital resumed our Monthly Support Groups in July as we realize that people in our communities need support now more than ever to deal with their chronic conditions in addition to the pandemic that is globally effecting everyone. Social distancing requirements will still be in effect and attendees will be required to go through our screening stations and wear a mask at all times. 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: 

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group will not meet in September in observance of Labor Day. The next meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 3 from 11 a.m. until noon, located in the Harlan Yates Board Room located in the FMH Medical Arts Complex. The MS Support Group meets the first Saturday of each month. For more information about this support group, contact Carol Anne Greenwood, RN, BSN, at 618-847-8253. 

3D Mammography Mobile Event in Carmi on Sept. 5: The Fairfield Memorial Hospital 3-D Mobile Mammography will be at the FMH Horizon Healthcare Medical Clinic in Carmi on Saturday, Sept. 5, with appointments beginning at 8 a.m. No physician order needed for anyone over the age of 40. It must have been at least one year since your last Mammogram. Patients are asked to bring their insurance card, photo ID and doctor’s contact information. This event is for annual screening Mammograms only. Individuals can call the FMH Diagnostic Imaging Department at 618-847-8249 to secure an appointment with one of FMH’s skilled technologists. Walk-Ins are also welcome until 11 a.m. After 11 a.m., patients will be seen by appointment only. The FMH Horizon Healthcare Carmi Medical Clinic is located at 1103 W. Main Street in Carmi. 

Cancer Support Group:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital hosts a Cancer Support Group meeting once a month on the second Thursday of the each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Medical Arts Complex Education Room, with the next meeting being held, Thursday, Sept.10. These meetings are open to anyone affected by cancer. For more information about this Support Group please contact 618-847-8243. 

Better Breathers Club:

Better Breathers Club will not be meeting this month. Call 618-847-8349 for more information.

Coffee Club: 

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions will hold the next Coffee Club from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. The Coffee Club will meet in the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Cafe and is open to anyone interested in attending. This is a great opportunity to get together with other people in the community in a social atmosphere. You do not have to be a participant in the Senior Life Solutions program to attend. Free blood pressure checks and refreshments will also be offered at the Coffee Club. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information about this Club or to learn more about Senior Life Solutions, call 618-847-8298. 

Diabetes Support Group:

Join FMH on Thursday, Sept. 17 for the Diabetes Support Group Meeting hosted by Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Certified Diabetes Educator, Stephen Welty, RN, CDE. This month’s topic will be “Taking Care of Your Feet.” These meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. in the FMH Medical Arts Complex Education Room. For more information about our free Diabetes Management Program, call 618-842-4617. 

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Meeting:

Fairfield Memorial Hospital’s Dementia Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Horizon Healthcare Medical Arts Complex Education Rooms. These meetings are held every 4th Thursday of the month. To learn more information about this support group, contact Mariah Minor, RN BSN, Skilled Care Unit Nurse Leader, at 618-847-8328.