Comfort and Company

The road to recovery can be challenging for individuals and their loved ones. It often helps tremendously to connect to others going through similar experiences. Casa Colina offers a number of support groups for patients, outpatients, and their loved ones or caregivers. These groups not only offer emotional support, but important educational information as well.

All support groups are held on the Casa Colina campus in Pomona. Groups, times, and locations are subject to change. Please call the numbers listed below for more information or to confirm the schedule prior to attendance.

ALS Support Group

Hosted by Casa Colina and managed by the ALS Association, Golden West Chapter, Greater Los Angeles office
Contact: Jennifer Claxton, LVN, Care Manager
Meets 4th Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Tamkin Education Center, Room A
Phone: 818/865-8067
Cost: Free

Brain Injury/Caregiver Support Group

Provides a supportive meeting place for individuals with a brain injury (BI), including TBI, stroke, brain tumor, metabolic encephalopathies, anoxic brain injury, and seizures. Group provides peer support for injured individuals' successful community reintegration after being discharged from a structured program.

Offered at the same time is our Caregiver Support group, which offers support and socialization for those providing care for family or friends.

Meets 4th Wednesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (each group splits off)
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare Classroom
Phone: 909/596-7733, ext. 4400
Cost: Free

Fibromyalgia Support Group

Provides personal and educational support for adults diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Facilitated by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT, and Manager of the Fibromyalgia Program at Casa Colina Hospital. No children please.
Meets 3rd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5:15 p.m.
Adult Day Health Care Center
Phone: 909/596-7733, ext. 3502
Cost: Free

Fibromyalgia Support Group for Teens

Provides personal and educational support for teens aged 13 to 18 diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Facilitated by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT, and Manager of the Fibromyalgia Program at Casa Colina Hospital.
Meets 4th Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
Tamkin Education Center
Phone: 909/596-7733, ext. 3502
Cost: Free

Parent Support

Group meetings to discuss family issues associated with parenting special needs children.
Phone: 909/596-7733, Ext. 4217 for schedule
Cost: Free

Post Polio Support Group

The San Gabriel Pomona Valley Post Polio Support Group shares information and experiences associated with polio conditions.
Contact: Marci Ellison.
Meets 4th Saturday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tamkin Education Center, Room A
Phone: 626/484-3116
Cost: Free

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Support group for individuals with spinal cord injuries. Life with SCI, information, ideas, resources, and support.
Meets every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Hospital East Wing Day Room
Phone: 909/596-7733, ext. 4143 or 4136
Cost: Free