Support Groups

Breastfeeding Support Group
Provides breastfeeding support and assistance to new mothers who have been discharged from the hospital setting. Groups are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Newton-Wellesley Ambulatory Care Center - Newton, 159 Wells Avenue.
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Cancer Support Groups
For a complete listing , please visit or call the Vernon Cancer Center at 617-219-1230 for information.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
Medically-supervised healthy lifestyle and cardiac risk reduction program. Appropriate for individuals who have recently had a heart attack, angioplasty, heart surgery or have been diagnosed with angina. For more information, call 617-243-6378.

Childbirth Loss Support Groups
For families who have suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth. The groups, led by a licensed social worker, offer comfort and reassurance for both individuals and couples. Sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s HEAL Committee (Helping Educate After Loss). For more information, call 617-243-6221.

Diabetes Management Program
For patients and their families. Individual instruction and education in all aspects of day-to-day management of diabetes. For information, call 617-243-6144.

Heart Failure Prevention & Monitoring Program
Medically-supervised program for people with decreased heart function. Includes education, support, enhanced monitoring and physical reconditioning. For information, call 617-243-6378.

Skills Group for Parents
Do you struggle with child-family conflict? Is it hard for you and your child to see eye-to-eye? Would you like to improve your relationship with your child?

We are offering a weekly educational, practical group for parents to learn more consistent and effective parenting strategies/skills in order to:

  • Increase communication with children
  • Decrease child-family conflict
  • Improve parent-child relationships

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Tobacco Cessation Information Session
A quit smoking workshop providing support, information and resources as you begin taking those important steps toward a goal of tobacco-free living. Call the Wellness Center at 617-243-6221 for information or view class info.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Groups
• New Patient Instructional Group
• Community Support Groups
• 0-6 Month Post-Surgery Group
Call the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at 617-243-3724 for information or visit

Young Widow/Widower Support Group 55 and younger
A supportive atmosphere, grief education, and coping strategies to manage the loss of a spouse or partner. For ages 55 and younger. For information, call 617-243-6221.

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Classes - Yoga, CPR, and more

Newton-Wellesley offers a variety of wellness center and childbirth education classes throughout the year. Learn CPR, practice yoga, prepare a sibling for a new child in the family, and more.
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2015 Top Docs List

More than 30 Newton-Wellesley affiliated physicians made Boston magazine's annual list recognizing some of the area's best doctors.
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Hospital Ranked #11

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 11th in Massachusetts.
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