Support Groups

Hartford Healthcare Brain Tumor Survivor and Caregiver Support Group

All patients with a primary brain tumor, and their friends and families, are welcome. Participants need not be a patient at Hartford Hospital.  For registration and location information, please call Erin Mangan, R.N., Nurse Navigator for Brain Tumor Patients, at (860) 972-5808 or Cindy Wasserman (860) 972-2744, Brain Tumor Support Group Facilitator.  Meetings are generally held at Hartford Hospital in the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center on the first Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:30 P.M.  Upcoming 2017 dates:  July 6th, August 3rd, September 7th, October 5th, and December 7th.  More info

Yale New Haven Health: Brain Tumor Support Group

A monthly support group meeting for brain tumor patients and their families provides continuing emotional and educational support to those living with a diagnosis of brain tumor.  Patients have an opportunity to learn first-hand from others who have experienced similar surgeries and therapies.  It provides an informal setting to talk, listen, and learn more about what resources are available and to support one another.  Meetings are the third Monday of every month, 3:00-4:00 P.M. at Yale New Haven Hospital, 55 Park Street, Contact Information: Andrea Laudano (203) 785-2791 or  More information.

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital TBI/ABI Support Group

Brain Tumor Patients and Caregivers are welcome to attend the TBI/ABI Support Group led by Heather Turner, M.A., CCC-SLP.  The group meets in Conference Room 2 by the cafeteria from 4:30-6:00 P.M. on the 2nd floor of Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.  

For more information, please contact Heather Turner by phone at (860) 442-0711, ext. 2246 or by e-mail at

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