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Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 30, 2016 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. Free.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Bereavement Support Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, July 1, 2016 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. Free.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 434.974.7756

Fee: free


Essential Tremor Support Group

Every 2nd Thursday at 4:00pm-5:00pm

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 14, 2016 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., and free.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, from 4:00-5:00pm.


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


Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 1:00pm

Details:

Travel with us to Orkney Springs for the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival featuring Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers. We will arrive in time to enjoy dinner at the Virginia House formally known as Orkney Springs Hotel. Purchase your seats today.  This show is sure to sell out.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Shenandoah Valley Music Festival - Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers

Member $117.00
Guest $127.00


Support Group for Caregivers of Parkinsons Patients

Every 1st Thursday at 10:45am-11:45am

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 10:45am

Details:

Group meets during our Parkinson’s exercise group and is open to anyone who cares for someone with Parkinson’s Disease.
Free and open to the public.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 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: Jo Ann Perkins 434 823 4987

Fee: free


Writing for Healing and Growth

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

Next Meeting: Monday, July 11, 2016 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. CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. PLEASE RSVP TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Senior Center 974-7756

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Writing for Healing and Growth

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