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Sparrow Patient Support Groups & Services

Social Worker
The Herbert-Herman Cancer Center has an Oncology Social Worker that is available to assist with the psychological,
social and practical issues that affect patients, families and caregivers facing a cancer diagnosis. The challenges and
treatment of a cancer diagnosis can be distressing. Our Social Worker provides guidance, psychosocial support, and
short-term counseling for patients and families during or after treatment. Our social worker can also be of assistance
when confronting the practical matters that arise during treatment, such as transportation, home care, and finances.
Our Oncology Social Worker who is familiar with the resources available to our patients can help connect you to these
valuable services, including local support groups. It is our goal to help you receive the care that best meets your
unique needs. Please ask your physicians or nurses to connect you with our Social Worker any time you have
concerns or resource needs.


Breast Cancer Support Group (WINS)
For those who have had breast cancer, or anyone who has known someone with breast cancer. Meets the 2nd Monday
of each month from 7-9pm at the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1st floor conference rooms A & B. Contact Sharon
Cosgrove at (517) 364-5471 for more information.


Prostate Cancer Support Group of Mid-Michigan
Support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer, their family, and friends. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month
from 7-9 pm at the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1st floor conference rooms A & B. Contact Deb Batterbee at
(517) 364-9421 for more information.


Monthly Cancer Support Group
A support group for men and women affected by ALL KINDS of cancer and their caregivers. Meets 2nd Tuesday
of the month from 10 am to 12 pm at the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, 1st floor Conference Room B. Call
(517) 364-9426 for more information.


Pastoral Services
During your visit to the Cancer Center, you may need help to access the spiritual and personal resources necessary to
maintain your sense of well-being, faith, and hope. Sparrow chaplains support cancer patients and families of any or
no religion. We provide emotional and spiritual support, assist with access to religious needs or rituals, and collaborate
with the treatment team to meet your needs. You may reach our office at 364-2707 Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM,
or have the operator page us (dial 0 from a Sparrow phone).


Healthy Steps
A supportive, therapeutic exercise group for women with breast cancer and/or breast cancer survivors. Meets every
Monday from 5:30- 6:30 PM in the Sparrow Professional Building and Tuesdays from 9:15am – 10-15am at the
St. Johns Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Call (517) 364-9426 for more information.


Look Good Feel Better
A trained beauty professional will lead the small group through practical hands-on experience. Women will learn about
make-up techniques, skincare, nail care and options related to hair loss. Each participant receives a free kit of
cosmetics worth over $250 for use during and after the workshop. Program is offered at the Herbert-Herman Cancer
Center,1st floor Conference Room B on the last Monday of the month 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Call American Cancer Society
to register 1-800-395-LOOK (5665) as space is limited.


Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club (MAC)
Offers discounts for Sparrow Cancer patients. All cancer patients receive a One Week complimentary guest pass to the
MAC, New Members will have the enrollment fee waived, and Current Members will receive a complimentary Jump Start
of their choice: Personal Trainer visit, Registered Dietician visit or a Wellness Trainer visit. Please call the MAC
membership office at 517.364.8888 for more information.


Another Look Hair Institute & Front Room Underfashions Boutique
This boutique which is located on the first floor of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center near the elevators, provides
post-mastectomy camisoles, mastectomy bras and prostheses, bra fittings, hair growth stimulation treatments, thinning
hair solutions, wigs and hair lengthening extension among other products to assist patients in looking and feeling their
best during the cancer treatment journey.

For More Information, Please Call 517.364.9426