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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

LEWISTOWN, Pa.Geisinger Lewistown Hospital will be hosting the Caring Connection support group for anyone in the community affected by chronic or ongoing illnesses. The group will meet twice a month, conveniently scheduled in the morning and in the evening. Topics for discussion will vary from month to month. Entrance is free for all.

"Geisinger Lewistown Hospital wants to make available a safe, non-judgmental place for individuals and family members who are affected by chronic illnesses. Here they can receive caring support and in turn support others by sharing their own experiences and wisdom gained," said Suellen Lewis, chaplain, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. 

The first meeting will be on November 8, 2018, at 11.30 a.m. Three other kickoff meetings will be held on November 27 at 7.30 p.m., December 12 at 11.30 a.m. and December 18 at 7.30 p.m. After the kickoff meetings in the first two months, the regular schedule will be on every second Thursday of the month at 11.30 a.m. and every fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. All meetings will be held at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, 4th Floor, Classroom 4. 

Apart from the Caring Connections support group, Geisinger Home Health and Hospice also sponsors a grief support group each month in Lewistown. The sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.30 a.m. in the Historic Court House Meeting Room, 1 W. Market St., Lewistown. For more information on the support groups, please contact Suellen Lewis at 717-242-2505 or email her at
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