Support Services

Support groups

If you or someone you know is affected by diabetes, polio or scoliosis, or you have a special needs child, Westerly Hospital offers compassionate guidance and camaraderie through our support groups.  All groups are free and open to everyone.

Post Polio Syndrome Support

This group meets on the third Saturday of the month, 10 am - noon, in Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. Facilitated by a community member who is also a polio survivor, the group provides resources, information and support for those who have been stricken with polio and are now experiencing symptoms associated with post-poliomyelitis. For information, visit the group’s website.

Scoliosis Support

The group consists of members who have scoliosis and various other spine problems, and offers support and information. This group is facilitated by a community member who has undergone scoliosis spine surgery. For more information call Patty at 401-348-8085.

The "Sensational" Child: Support for Families with Special Needs Children

This program is run by a member of the community and meets the second Thursday of the month from 6 pm - 8 pm in Westerly Hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center. This program is run by a member of the community and provides support to families of children with special needs.  For information on this group, call Maria at 401-348-8901.