“The goal of the Diabetes Support Groups is to help those in our community better manage their diabetes on a daily basis by offering ongoing support and an opportunity to interact with others who live with diabetes,” said Mary Ellen Sestito, Director of Operations, Managed Care Department, Hallmark Health.  “As the premier provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities, Hallmark Health is proud to offer the people in our communities the best clinical professional support and supply the public with the latest health information.”


The Hallmark Health Diabetes Support Groups meetings are held from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the following locations and dates:

  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 170 Governors Avenue, Medford in the Johnson Conference Room on the first Tuesday of every month, beginning March 4.
  • Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose in the Perkins Auditorium on Fourth Tuesday of every month, beginning March 25. Please note that the May 27, June 24 and July 22 groups will be held at the Hallmark Health Reading Medical Center at 30 New Crossing Road in Reading.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a guest and light refreshments will be served. For more information about the Hallmark Health Diabetic Support Groups or to register call

(781) 338-7719.


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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose, Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham, Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading, Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford, and Ell Pond Medical Associates. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts-New England Medical Center for neonatology.

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