SUPPORT GROUPS

Mental Health and Aging Support Groups

Community Support Groups ..… at your service

The South Shore area, and its neighboring communities, are rich with a variety of support groups to assist those in need. From wellness challenges to life challenges, find an organization that fits your needs.

 Al-Anon/Alateen Family: Support for families

  • 10:30am Mondays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd.
  • 10:00am Fridays, United Methodist Church, 1210 W. Del Webb Blvd.
  • 1-888-425-2666 or visit al-anon.org for a location near you
  • www.al-anon.alateen.org/for-alateen

 

Alcoholics Anonymous: Support for those suffering from alcoholism

  • 7:00am Sundays, South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium, 1901 Haverford Plaza, Ste. 106, SCC
  • 7:30pm, Sundays, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, SCC
  • 3:30 pm, Tuesdays, Closed Women’s Meeting at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Blvd., SCC
  • 10:00am, Fridays, United Methodist Church, 1201 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC   813-933-9123; www.aatampa-area.org/meetings.html

 

Andy’s Kitchen

Everyone welcomed, no questions asked

  • Free weekly hot lunch offered by Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 
  • 11:30am Every Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL    813-634-1252
  • Volunteers welcomed!

 

Alzheimer’s Support

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Information and support
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm second Wednesday of every month
  • Cypress Creek Assisted Living Residence 970 Cypress Village Blvd., Ruskin, FL 33570
  • Call to RSVP  813-633-7777

 

Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Support Group

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Support for caregivers
  • Facilitated by Geriatric Care Manager with Aging Care Advocates
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • Loved ones cared for in our secure memory care during meeting • RSVP to 813-677-1400 three days prior
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL   813-634-3347

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

  • Sponsored by Samaritan Services, Alzheimer’s Auxiliary
  • Support for caregivers/family
  • 2:00pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, 701 Valley Forge Boulevard SCC, FL  813-634-9283

 

American Cancer Society

  • Information and support
  • 1:00pm on the 2nd Friday of each month
  • United Community Church 1501 La Jolla Ave., SCC   800-227-2345

 

Better Breathers Support Group

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Education and Support provided by Sun Towers Director of Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • 10:00am-11:00am, on the 1st Thursday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL   813-634-3347

 

Blood Pressure Screening

Free, no registration needed

  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Outpatient Rehab & Diagnostic Center, 4051 Upper Creek Dr, Ste. 103, SCC, FL
  • 7:30am-5:00pm every day at the SCC Emergency Squad, 720 Ray Watson Drive, SCC, FL

 

Calvary Cares Woman’s Group, Life Support

  • Care and support for women
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm, every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
  • Calvary Lutheran Church 5309 N. U.S. Hwy. 41, Apollo Beach, FL    813-645-1305

 

Chronic Pain & Neuropathy Support Group: Education and Resources

 All welcomed and free of charge

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • 1:30pm– 2:30pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL  813-634-3347

 

Diabetes Education & Support

All welcome and free of charge

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm on the 2nd of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL 813-634-3347

 

Education Forums

All welcomed and free of charge

  • SCC Chamber of Commerce back room on left of building
  • Topics requested from the community 3rd Tuesday from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Co-sponsored by NAMI and the SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
  • If you would like to join our advisory group that coordinates the Programming or if you want to request a topic or presenter please call South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging 813-419-4902

 

Grief Support Group

  • Exploring grieving process
  • Reading and studying the book Beyond the Broken Heart to help you navigate emotions, experiences, and questions associated with grief
  • Meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from September 7th to December 7th,
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL

 

Heart Failure Support Group

  • 10:30am, 2nd Wednesday of every month.
  • South Bay Hospital Medical Auditorium, 1901 Haverford Plaza, Ste. 106 (behind South Bay Hospital)

 

Hearing Loss Support Group: Information • Education • Advocacy

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • 9:30am on the 1st Wednesday of each month (September to May)
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd., SCC, FL
  • Contact 813-633-1968 for schedule and information

 

Kiwanis of South Shore/SCC

  • Terrific Kids Program • Key Clubs • Circle K • Builders Club • Scholarships
  • Volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time
  • All money raised goes back to the community.
  • 11:30am-1:00pm every Wednesday (except the 5th Wed. of the month)
  • Plaza Club, Freedom Fairways Golf Course & Tennis Club, 3932 Upper Creek Dr, SCC, FL

 

La Leche League of Tampa

 

Life Challenges Support Group

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Tuesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr. SCC, FL

 

Lifepath Hospice at Sun City

 

Low Vision Support Group

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Group share and support
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL 33573  813-633-3347

 

“Male Call for Prostate Health” Support Groups

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Education, Resources
  • 2:00pm. on the 2nd Monday at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 W. Del Webb Blvd.

 

Mary Petro Fund

  • Food  and Medicine
  • 10:00am-2:00pm every Tuesdays and Thursday
  • South Shore United Church of Christ, 1501 LaJolla Ave., SCC, FL 813-634-8306
  • Financial assistance: Must fill out application and meet guidelines. Must present income verification and identification of full time SCC or KP residency.

 

Man to Man Life Support Group

  • This group offers men an opportunity to share their life concerns
  • Receive support and an opportunity learn new coping skills and how to make better choices in life
  • Relieve yourself of past burdens and to take action towards a brighter tomorrow
  • We welcome men of SCC and nearby communities to come and try our group.
  • Sponsored by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging.
  • 10:00am-12:00pm every Wednesday
  • SCC Men’s Club conference room, Cherry Hills Drive, SCC

 

FREE Memory Screenings

  • Locations throughout South Shore community.
  • Facilitated by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging in partnership with USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute
  • Call for appointment call 813-419-4902

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Hillsborough (NAMI)

All welcomed and free of charge

  • Education seminars from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • 3rd Tuesday from September to May 
  • SCC Chamber of Commerce 1651 Sun City Plaza, SCC, FL
  • Free Support groups for families and friends who live with a brain disease in SCC, Brandon and Tampa
  • Advisory group for South Shore; evidenced based courses for families/friends and those who have a brain disease
  • Advocacy, resource and referral line: 813-273-8104; 813-634-6747  www.namihillsborough.org

 

Over Eaters Anonymous

  • Monday 10:00am • Friday 4:00pm
  • SCC Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza, SCC, FL 813-633-3932; 516-578-5285
  • www.oa.org/newcomers/is-oa-for-you12-step program
  • No scales, dues or fees
  • Enter through the door on left

 

PPD Moms (Post Partum Depression)

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

  • 1:30pm-3:30pm, 3rd Monday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC, FL   813-634-3347
  • Sponsored by the Men’s Club of SCC
  • Education, Resources and Support in partnership with the National Parkinson’s Supported by the South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and Aging

 

Post-Polio Syndrome Support

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group

  • Learn what you can do to reduce pain
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm on the 2nd Friday of the every month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC 813-634-3347

 

South Shore Coalition for Mental Health & Aging

 

Stroke Support Group

  • 1:00pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month
  • East/West Social Rooms, Kings Point Clubhouse 1904 Clubhouse Dr, Sun City Center, FL 813-634-0386

 

South Shore Diversity Group

 

Widows Wellness Group

  • For women who have lost their spouse
  • 9:00am to 11:00am on the 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC 813-634-3347

 

Widowers Wellness Group

  • For men who have lost their spouse
  •  8:30am on Mondays
  • Sun Towers Retirement Community, 101 Trinity Lakes Dr., SCC
  • 813-625-5665, Jim Clark; 813-634-3347