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Support Groups

Healthy Heart Lecture Series

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The Healthy Heart lecture series is a free monthly program featuring area physicians and Summa Barberton Hospital clinical staff. Topics focus on cardiac issues.

Lectures are held on the third Tuesday of each month in conference rooms D and E, on the ground floor of Summa Barberton Hospital during the months of February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Call (800) 237-8662 for more information or RSVP online.


Caring Hearts Support Group

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Caring Hearts is a free and informative support group for heart failure (HF) patients and their families. The meeting is held the second Tuesday of each month in the cardiac rehabilitation gym located on the ground floor of Summa Barberton Hospital during the months of March, April, May, September, October and November. Call (888) 720-5318 for details or RSVP online.


Congestive Heart Failure Support Group
The Congestive Heart Failure Support Group meets monthly at Summa Barberton Hospital and is free. Call (800) 237-8662 for more information or RSVP online

Mended Hearts Support Group

Mended Hearts is a national community-based support group for cardiac patients and families who have experienced one or more cardiac events. The Greater Akron Chapter #59 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the community room at the Summa Rehab Hospital, located at 29 N. Adams St., Akron, Ohio. Download a membership form or call (330) 334-1236 for more information. 

Laughter Therapy

Are you in need of stress relief? If so, come and laugh your stress away with laughter exercises. A Laughter Therapy group meets on the third Monday of each month in Founders Hall Quad AB of Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman. Each session will be led by Certified Laughter Leader affiliated with the World Laughter Tour. Call (800) 237-8662 for more information or RSVP online.