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Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 24, 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, April 25, 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.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free


Caregivers of Parkinson's Patients Support Group

1st Thursday of the month at 10:45am-11:45am

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 10:45am

Details:

This group meets during our Parkinson’s Yoga exercise group and is open to anyone who cares for someone with Parkinson’s Disease.  Not a therapy or education group, it will be a process group for caregivers, a chance for members to talk and share what’s happening and to get support from others in the same situation in a confidential setting.  Parkinson’s Disease affects one million Americans.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Susan Dietrich, Virginia Coordinator of American Parkinson's Association .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Patsy Asuncion, PD Caregiver Support Group Contact, Senior Center Member .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Essential Tremor Support Group

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 4:00pm

Details:

March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month

“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). According to the International Essential Tremor Foundation in Lenaxa, KS, National Essential Tremor Awareness Month provides an opportunity to increase awareness of this condition and provide helpful information that have or might have 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.


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


Hearing Loss Association of America - Central Virginia Chapter

1st Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 12:30pm

Details:

This support and resource organization hosts a monthly meeting featuring a guest speaker on a topic of interest and assistance to people with hearing concerns.

Meetings at the Senior Center will resume in February.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Fee: free


Low Vision Support Group-2014

th Monday of the month at 1:30pm-3:00pm

Details:

May 19th’s topic is SCAMS AND SAFETY, presented by Officer Steve Watson (Crime Prevention Specialist, Triad Group)  Low Vision Support Group meetings are held on the third Monday of each month from March through November.  Meetings are free and open to the public, no RSVP needed.  Refreshments are provided.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

Every Wednesday at 12:00pm-1:15pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 23, 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


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, April 21, 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