Community Programs

Community Classes and Support Groups

For more information about these community groups or other programs that CSJH offers, contact Holly Ostby, community development/volunteer coordinator, at 540-458-3595 or

Bariatric Support Group

(Gastric bypass support for pre- and post-op patients)

  • Contact Sid Chocklett at 540-463-3553

C.A.N. Share

  • Third Tuesday of each month
  • Contact Jo Josephson at 540-463-5354

Cardiac Support Group

  • Open to anyone with heart disease and/or family members of a loved one with heart disease
  • Contact Mary Helen Nicely at 540-458-3221

Compassionate Friends

  • Self-help and group support for bereaved parents
  • Third Sunday of each month, 5 p.m. at Lauderdale ARP Church
  • Contact Elleanor Dorsey at 540-464-3169

Childbirth Classes

  • Contact Sandy Fitzgerald at CSJH by calling 540-458-3553

Diabetic Support Group

  • The third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at CSJH on ground floor in the conference rooms
  • For more information, contact Sandy Fitzgerald at 458-3553

Essential Tremor Support Group

  • First Friday of each month, 10 a.m. at Kendal
  • Contact Mary Barker at 540-463-7269

Grief to Growth Support Group

  • Bereavement support for individuals who have lost a loved one
  • Contact Hospice at 540-463-1848

Look Good. . . Feel Better Program

  • Cancer support group
  • Contact Jo Josephson at 540-463-5354

Macular Degeneration Support Group

  • Contact Kathleen Ball at 463-3804

Red Cross Blood Drives

  • Contact the CSJH Lab at 540-458-3311 for dates and to make appointment

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People

  • Third Saturday of each month (except in the summer) at the Rockbridge Regional Library
  • Contact Bob Dempsey at 540-464-9330

Stroke Club

  • Second Saturday of each month, 1 p.m. at Nick’s Italian Kitchen
  • Contact Karen Campbell at 540-291-4615

Valley Program for Aging Services

  • Information and programs for seniors
  • Contact 540-463-2243 or 800-868-8727

Weight Watchers

  • Mondays at noon and 5:30 p.m. at the Faith Assembly of God Church
  • Contact Mary Dugan at 540-463-4099