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Evening Grief Support Group 2nd and 4th Monday, 7pm *
Multiple Sclerosis Meeting 1st Wednesday, 10am *
Afternoon Grief Support Group 2nd Wednesday, 1pm *
Bone Builders Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am *
Diabetes Self-Management Education
and Support Program
Every Thursday, 11am *
Congestive Heart Failure Support Group 2nd Friday, 2pm *
 * details below

Evening Grief Support Group
2nd and 4th Monday of every month
7pm, Hospital Chapel

The Evening Grief Support group meetings, "Good Grief Group," are held the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7pm in the Hospital Chapel, located on the 2nd floor. For more information, contact Deacon Bob McCormick at or call the Spiritual Care Office at (607) 324-8153.

Multiple Sclerosis Meeting
1st Wednesday of every month
10am, Friendly’s in Hornell

The Multiple Sclerosis meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 10am at Friendly’s in Hornell. For more information, contact Roberta Staub at (607) 661-6640 or Kevin Johnson at (607) 661-3397. Call the National MS Society at a (800) 344-4867 for additional information.

Afternoon Grief Support Group
2nd Wednesday of every month
1pm, McAuley Manor Chapel

The Afternoon Grief Support Group meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm in the McAuley Manor Chapel on the second floor. One of the Chaplains from the Spiritual Care department will facilitate the group. This free support group is also open to anyone who is struggling with feelings of loss or grief. For more information, contact Deacon Bob McCormick at the St. James Mercy Hospital Spiritual Care Office at (607) 324-8153.

Bone Builders
Every Monday and Wednesday
9:30am-10:30am, Desales Hall, 440 Monroe Ave., Hornell

Bone Builders is a strength training exercise and education program designed to improve bone health by reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis in both women and men. Volunteers are trained to lead participants in a variety of strength training exercises. Classes are held two mornings per week. For information call (607) 478-5175.

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program
Every Thursday
11am-noon, SJMH’s 3rd Floor Conference Room

The Diabetes Self-Management Education staff offers a free session every Thursday from 11am – noon in SJMH’s 3rd Floor Conference Room. These sessions provide attendees information related to the Diabetes Self-Management Program at St. James Mercy Hospital. This free program is offered through SJMH and is open to persons with diabetes, pre-diabetes as well as their family and friends. No referral, insurance, or reservations are required. Bonnie Button, RN, CDE will facilitate the meeting, and will have information available about diabetes, education services and referral process. For more details please call (607) 324-8787.

Congestive Heart Failure Support Group
2nd Friday of every month
2pm, Hospital Cardiac Rehab Department, 2nd Floor

The Congestive Heart Failure support group is aimed at cardiac patients and their spouses, families and friends to provide education and support for both the physical and emotional aspects of heart disease. The group will be staffed by facilitators from the Cardiac Rehab Program who are specially trained in cardiac care. Patients have been shown to benefit through participation in a support group. For more information contact Cheryl Farrand, RN at (607) 324-8118.


St. James Mercy Health
411 Canisteo Street
Hornell, NY 14843
(607) 324-8000

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