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Alcoholics Anonymous

Every Thursday at 10:00am-11:00am

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:00am

Details:

AA Meeting
Growth and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.  This is an Open meeting.  Open meetings are for anyone, including students or family members of alcoholics, who wishes to attend.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Bereavement Support Group

Every Friday at 3:00pm-4:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:00pm

Details:

Facilitated by Hospice of the Piedmont-trained counselors, the group offers opportunities to discuss grief topics, learn about healthy ways of coping, and share support with others going through similar experiences.  This support group meets EVERY Friday.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free


Essential Tremor Support Group

2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:00pm

Details:

“We believe that our group members and our programs provide help and information about a condition that can be difficult and embarrassing,” says group leader John Watterson.

Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes shaking of the head, hands, and voice. An estimated 10 million people in the United States have essential tremor (ET). While not life-threatening, ET is a serious and progressive condition that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life—socially, professionally, and emotionally. People with ET often have difficulty with everyday activities such as getting dressed, eating, drinking, speaking or writing.

Of 20-plus different kinds of tremor, essential tremor (ET) is the most common. Also known as familial tremor, benign essential tremor or hereditary tremor, ET is a neurological condition often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystopia. Due to misguided beliefs and lack of awareness, many people with this condition never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment.  This group is both educational and supportive.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month.


International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF)
The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to treatments and a cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET. Learn more about the IETF.

Other links you may find helpful:

tremoraction.org

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: John Watterson 434.973.2510

Fee: free


Memory Cafe

1st Friday of the month at 2:30pm-4:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, January 2, 2015 at 2:30pm

Details:

A joint venture between the Senior Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Café, is a social engagement program for people with an early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment diagnosis; family or friends who want to attend are also welcome. A trained facilitator is part of the group, which offers free discussion along with opportunities for games and memory strategies.
Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Annie Marrs at 434.973.6122 x 105 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-1:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 12:00pm

Details:

Established in 1948, TOPS is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. This local chapter of TOPS meets to provide peer support.Annual membership is $26.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Joann Pearson 434.296.1640

Fee: free


UVA Sleep Apnea Support Group Meeting

th Wednesday of the month at 12:00am-12:00am

Details:

“A.W.A.K.E.”  (Awake, Alert and Keeping Energetic)
Annual CPAP Equipment Fair
Representatives from several companies will discuss new CPAP equipment
Light refreshments will be provided
All About A.W.A.K.E.
A.W.A.K.E. stands for Alert, Well, And Keeping Energetic. Its education and support groups are available in nearly every state, helping people face to face and free of charge. A.W.A.K.E. gives people with sleep apnea the tools to manage their own health care successfully.

A.W.A.K.E. groups work by:
• combating isolation,
• providing patients with information and a chance to digest it,
• and presenting opportunities to think out problems and ask questions.

This process helps patients stick with treatment and make it work for them. People who haven’t been diagnosed or treated are also welcome.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Writing for Healing and Growth

Every Monday at 10:00am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 10:00am

Details:

Anyone who has ever kept a journal, written stories about his or her life, or just let the pencil do the talking knows that writing is indeed a powerful instrument for fulfillment, growth, and healing. Writing that comes from the heart and mind gives expression to that which is uniquely us. Experience the adventure of writing in this 8-week workshop. The emphasis is on—but not limited to—the writing of memoirs. This is not a critique group; it is designed to provide the support that people need to tell their stories. Strict rules of privacy and confidentiality will be observed. Must register at the Center’s front desk. Leonard Tuchyner facilitates.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Healing and Growth

8-week session $30.00