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CMH hosts variety of support groups and classes

Hospital news | Monday, January 23, 2023

Contact: Sarah Bello

CMH will host a variety of support groups and classes throughout 2023.

CMH program offerings will include:

  • Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Grief Support Group
  • Tobacco Support Group to Stay Quit
  • Weekend Birth Class
  • WomenHeart Heart Disease Support Group

Diabetes Prevention Program: CMH’s Diabetes Prevention Program starts Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, and runs weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CMH Columbia Center Coho Room, 2021 Marine Dr., in Astoria. This program is CDC-recognized and based on research. It is focused on healthy eating and physical activity. Registration is required.

Grief Support Group: The grief support group is for anyone experiencing the loss of someone. This group is a safe place to explore the challenges you face as you journey on your unique path of grief. The group meets every third Thursday monthly, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Lower Columbia Hospice office, 2120 Exchange St., Ste. 203 in Astoria.

Tobacco Support Group to Stay Quit: If you’ve quit tobacco (smoking/vaping/nicotine) and are looking for encouragement to stay quit, join the support group at CMH. Meetings will be held the first Thursday (noon to 1 p.m.) and last Thursday (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) monthly in the Coho Conference Room, 2021 Marine Dr., in Astoria. The group will run from March 2 through August 31.

Weekend Birth Class: This nurse-led class covers labor and pain management, nutrition, infant care, breastfeeding, and self-care after baby is born. This is a one-day course on certain Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the CMH Columbia Center Coho Room, 2021 Marine Dr., in Astoria. Registration is required. Upcoming class dates include March 4, April 15 and June 3. More classes will be scheduled for the second half of 2023.

WomenHeart Heart Disease Support Group: WomenHeart is a support group for women to help them learn about heart disease, including how to prevent or how to manage and live more fully once diagnosed. The group meets several times a year on most third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The link is accessible at

To register for the above events or learn more about them, visit