Support Groups

In an effort to help prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus in our communities and after careful consideration, effective immediately, all NHRN support group meetings, and all other community meetings (including pool groups) will be suspended until further notice.

A member of NRHN staff will contact all group members when we believe it is appropriate to resume support groups and community programs.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this decision, and appreciate your understanding as this COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.

We care about your health, even after you leave us.

To support your recovery progress, we offer a variety of community and wellness support groups. Support and Wellness Groups provide you with the opportunity to share ideas, stories and triumphs with a like-minded community.  We offer the following support groups for past patients and members of the public:
Support Groups

Parkinson’s Support Groups

Salem, NH

LSVT Support Group: This 60 minute session meets once a month for NRHN graduates of the LSVT BIG or LOUD programs in order to help clients continue to practice what they have learned and strengthen their commitment to improving their lives. Trained LSVT therapists lead this group and review both movement and voice exercises specific to the LSVT program. In addition, this group provides support to members through education on new topics in the fight against Parkinson’s disease as well as a sharing of challenges and triumphs in the member’s personal lives.

Portsmouth, NH

Support Group: This 60 minute session is open to the public and offers a traditional emotional support group during which participants share challenges and triumphs in their personal lives.

Graduate Bootcamp: This group meets once a month for NRHN graduates of the LSVT BIG or LOUD programs in order to help clients continue to practice what they have learned and strengthen their commitment to improving their lives. This 90 minute session focuses on upper and lower body multidirectional movements needed for sitting and standing. Additionally, there is also a voice exercise component.

Community Parkinson’s Wellness Program

Our Parkinson’s Wellness Program helps you continue living an independent life!

Exercise may benefit people living with Parkinson’s disease. It can improve walking, balance, strength and quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Based on these findings, we began offering a group exercise program created by Boston University Medical Center that tracks how exercise can help people with Parkinson’s reduce falls and improve overall confidence and mental well-being. Trained physical and occupational therapists evaluate clients before the start of our program and again in the seventh week. These results are sent to Boston University Medical Center to be added to ongoing research.

Stroke and Brain Injury Support Groups

This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Call 603-501-5572 for more information. The focus of this group is education and peer support for stroke and brain injury survivors and families.

Amputee Support Groups

This group meets every 3rd Monday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  You may contact the Therapeutic Recreation Department 603-893-2900 @ ext. 3240 for more information or Hannah Wolf at 603-546-4340.

Caregivers Support Groups

This group is open to any caregiver who is looking for a opportunity to connect with others responsible for the care of a family member or friend.

If you have any questions, please contact the facilitator, Sarah Grant at 603-225-8400.

Ostomy Support Group

We welcome you to attend our free Ostomy Support Group! As an affiliated support group of the United Ostomy Associate of America (UOAA), our Ostomy Support Group seeks to provide a supportive, confidential place for ostomates, caregivers, family, and friends to give and receive support facing life prior to and after colostomy, urostomy, or ileostomy surgery, as well as other continent diversions. We hope to promote wellness by providing peer support and socialization through helping members identify and solve problems with guidance from ostomates, ostomy clinicians, and locate local resources.

  • The group meets every month, on the 2nd Wednesday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.
  • Meetings are currently being held remotely via video.
  • Facilitators are:
    • Tyla Pratt- Wildman, MSN, RN, WCC, OMS, CIC
    • Shawnna Prendergast, BSN, RN, CWON, WCC, OMS, CRRN
  • To request further information about the next group meeting, please contact: or call (603) 681-3226