Support Groups, Programs & Resources
Breast Cancer and Beyond
Breast Cancer and Beyond Support Program for women coping with a breast cancer diagnosis. These informal gatherings are held for women to share information and discuss experiences that have been part of their breast cancer journey.
Gathering takes place on Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm at the LRGH Women's Imaging Center. (Events may be cancelled for inclement wheather. Please call to verify is weather is inclement)
Please call 527-2940 for more information or to learn future event program dates.
Diabetes Self-Management Education
Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon or evening and are covered by most insurances. Call 527-2850 for more information
Medical Nutrition Therapy
We offer individual counseling with a registered dietitian to learn about diabetes-specific nutrition therapy and meal planning. Call 527-2850 for more information.
Insulin Pump Program
Call 527-2850 for more information.
Pre & Post Transplant Support Group
Meet at Concord Hospital, conference room 5C. We welcome both pre and post transplant individuals and caretakers to join us. For more information, email: email@example.com or call 224-7121. Learn more at UNOS.org.
Parents & Caregivers
Breastfeeding Support Group
Breastfeeding mothers share experiences and a Lactation Consultant is available to answer questions. This is a free program held every Wednesday morning and afternoon at Lakes Region General Hospital. Call 524-3211, ext. 3707 for more information.
Car Seat Safety Checks
Available free-of-charge to make sure your baby’s car seat is correctly installed. For an appointment in the Lakes Region, please call 527-2948 or the Three Rivers region, 934-2060, ext. 8369.
Parenting Education Resources*
Parenting education opportunities offered by local nonprofit organizations.
Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire 524-1741
Merrimack County Cooperative Extension 225-5505
Nutrition & Weight Management
The Weight Institute of New Hampshire and LRGHealthcare provide a broad range of programs and services to support you.
Medical Nutrition Therapy — Individual counseling with a registered dietitian to learn about disease-specific nutrition therapy, weight loss and healthy eating.
Support Programs — Our optional monthly support groups will allow you to meet with others who are going through the same process. Listen and share challenges and successes.
Weekly 'Weight In' — Find the support you need with weekly 'Weight-In' nutrition sessions. This unique program offers different nutrition topics each week to optimize your weight loss. To begin this program, participants must meet with a registered dietitian for a one-time consultation to design your individualized meal plan.
A Weigh Out: Ending Mindless Eating — Do you already know what foods to eat, but find that it is still not enough to achieve your weight loss goals? This four week series covers emotional, as well as mindful eating, accepting who you are and stress management.
Better Choices, Better Health —
Teen Weight Loss Support Group: The teen weight loss support group is specifically designed for teens who need to lose weight, and would like to share tips and challenges in a peer setting.
Six week, self-management program designed to help manage chronic health conditions.
Managing Your Weight with Hypnosis —
Community sessions offered through the LRGHealthcare network.
Holistic Health —
The LRGHealthcare Holistic Health Center offers a wide variety of weight loss treatment options, working with your primary care provider.
Take the first step towards better health today. Contact the Weight Institute of New Hampshire at (603) 527-2946 or WINH@lrgh.org to begin your weight loss journey.
Pool & Fitness Exercise Programs — We offer a variety of pool and fitness classes available through our Rehabilitation Services at the beautiful Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. Call 524-2852 for more information.
Wellness Center Exercise Programs-Provides medically supervised exercise programs for people with chronic illnesses, and those whose doctor's feel could benefit from a supervised program. For more info call the Community Wellness Center in Laconia at 527-9355 or the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center in Center Harbor at 253-1839.
Offers information and resources that help seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. Call 1-866-634-9412 or 528-6945 or 934-4151 for more information.
Pool & Fitness
We offer a variety of pool and fitness classes available through our Rehabilitation Services at the beautiful Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. Call 524-2852 for more information.
Wellness Centers Exercise Program
Provides medically supervised exercise programs for people with chronic illnesses, and those whose doctors feel could benefit from a supervised program. For more info call the Community Wellness Center in Laconia at 527-9355 or the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center in Center Harbor at 253-1839.
Individual Smoking Cessation Counseling
We offer one-on-one smoking cessation counseling with a respiratory therapist. Cost: $125 for five sessions. Call 524-3211, ext. 3541 for more information or to make an appointment.
Holistic Health Center
The LRGHealthcare Holistic Health Center offers a wide variety of smoking cessation treatments in cooperation with your primary care provider. Call 524-9261 for more information.
The New Hampshire Smokers’ Helpline*
Free telephone-based cessation counseling and interactive website. Call 1-800-TRY-TO-STOP (1-800-879-8678) or www.trytostop.org.
* LRGHealthcare offers a wide variety of community education classes and programs. Click here to see the full list.