Community bulletin board _ support groups and health events
Posted: February 15, 2013
support groups and health events
A weekly seminar/support group, GriefShare, will be offered at 6 p.m. Mondays at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2774 Northwestern Pike, Winchester.
GriefShare is a place where people understand the pain of loss. Call 540-667-8924.
Dance for Parkinson’s
The Dance for Parkinson’s series of classes in partnership with Bowen McCauley Dance is held from 1 to 2 p.m. Fridays at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy in Winchester. It is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.
Classes are free and drop-ins welcome.
Shenandoah University faculty member Kate DeBord teaches the classes, which will run through March 29.
Call Joanna Janascius at 703-910-5175, ext. 105.
Brain Injury Recovery
Brain Injury Recovery Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Winchester Medical Center in the Shenandoah University Health Professions Building.
“What We’ve Learned and Where We Are” will be topic of discussion on highlights of last year’s speakers.
Contact Kathleen Mancini at TBI@mindspring.com or Betty Friant at 540-550-1784.
Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Graham Room at First Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.
The speaker will be Dean Alan McKay, professor and dean of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Shenandoah University. He will discuss his cancer reflections and support provided to others.
Contact Mark Johnson at 540-723-4262 or First Presbyterian Church at 540-662-3824.
Meditation and Dharma discussion
Zen meditation and Dharma discussion is held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 203 N. Washington St., Winchester. Contact TheWaySangha@gmail.com.
Daily Pain will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley Health Wellness Center in Winchester.
Daily Pain offers help to those coping with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses. Call Teresa at 540-247-9535, or dailypain.webs.com .
Celebrate Recovery is a faith based 12-step program based on biblical principles. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Winchester Church of God, 2080 North Frederick Pike, Winchester.
Bridges Out of Poverty Conference, Alliance of the NSV, will be held March 5. Registration required. Cost is $20 per person.
Email Beth Mason for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infant See is a no-cost public health program developed to provide professional eye care for infants nationwide.
Optometrists will provide a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment to infants in their first year of life, offering early detection of potential eye and vision problems at no cost, regardless of income.
Valley Vision Optometric Center, 905 Cedar Creek Grade, Suite 100, Winchester, offers this service. Call 540-665-0541.
Red Cross blood drives
American Red Cross blood drives will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lucy L. Custer Building, American Red Cross, 561 Fortress Drive, and from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 230 Justes Drive, Winchester.
Virginia Blood Services
Virginia Blood Services, provider of blood products to Valley Health hospitals, is open Tuesday through Saturday at 333 W. Cork St., Suite 220. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
In Touch with Teens and Nurturing Parenting
In Touch With Teens is a 10-week healthy relationships group open to ages 12 to 19. It meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays through March 4 at the Timbrook House in Winchester.
Nurturing Parenting is a 10-week, group-based parenting class open to all parents of teens attending the “In Touch With Teens” group, as well as those parents simply interested in learning what it means to be a nurturing parent.
Both groups are free. Contact Melissa or Raine at 540-667-6160.
Young Women’s Lives: Moving Beyond Trauma
This group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 21.
This 10-week group is for young women ages 13-19 who are sexual assault survivors. Contact Connie at 540-667-6160.
Serve sexual assault and domestic violence victims as a crisis intervention companion (emergency hospital response), court advocate, children’s volunteer, administrative/general support volunteer or special events volunteer.
Training times and dates vary. Contact Leslie at 540-667-6160.
A free Fit Club is held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Family Life Center at Winchester Church of God, 2080 North Frederick Pike, Winchester.
All levels may attend and fitness coaches are available. Call 352-205-3020.
Al-Anon family group (family and friends of alcoholics) meets at noon Friday at 301 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester.
Spouses of sexual/ pornography addicts
A support group for spouses of sexual/pornography addicts is held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays at 4 W. Monmouth St., Winchester. Contact Donna at 540-877-2415.
For anyone with a drinking problem, call Alcoholics Anonymous at 540-667-0322 or visit aavirginia.org.
Lifestyles Modification is a support group to help improve understanding of food choices, daily activity, medication knowledge, high blood pressure, heart, vascular and kidney disease, and generally living a healthy life style.
It meets from 3 to 4 p.m. the second Wednesday at the Winchester CHF Clinic Office at the Winchester Medical Center Heart & Vascular Center. Call 540-536-0518.
EMT, CPR, First Aid courses
The Lord Fairfax Emergency Medical Services Council offers American Heart Association classes in CPR, AED, first aid training, life saving, and other topics at 180-1 Prosperity Drive, Winchester.
Call Samantha Meade at 540-665-0014. Visit lfems.vaems.org.
Zen Meditation discussion group meets Wednesday evenings at the Shenandoah Arts Council, 811 S. Loudoun St., Winchester.
Wished Upon a Star
Wished Upon a Star is a support group for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, still birth or loss of an infant up to 18 months old. It meets the fourth Wednesday at 312 W. Cork St.
Call 540-536-5210 for more information.
Spay Today is a low-cost, nonprofit program for spaying and neutering cats and dogs. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates. To find a participating veterinarian, visit baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher Shell Fischer leads a free, open, Insight Meditation group from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City.
Network for Aging Support
Network for Aging Support meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Monday at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury.
Businesses associated with seniors are invited. Contact Queenie Kemmerer at 703-476-2260.
These Alzheimer’s disease support groups meet in the Winchester area.
Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, 300 Westminster-Canterbury Drive, 1 p.m. the last Monday. Call Joanna Oates at 540-665-5844.
Winchester Medical Center, 7:30 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday in the Cancer Center conference room. Call Teresa Savoie at 540-550-4003 or the Adult Care Center at 540-722-2273.
The Willows at Meadow Branch, 1881 Harvest Drive, from 2 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday.
Call 540-667-3000. Visit thewillowsatmeadowbranch.com.
Shenandoah Valley Area of Narcotics Anonymous has 25 meetings a week for anyone with a drug problem who wants help.
Call 800-777-1515 to locate a meeting. Visit shevana.org.
Local recovery support groups for people meet in 90-minute sessions monthly. They are guided by National Alliance on Mental Illness-trained leaders.
NAMI Family and Friends Support Group meetings — for those giving care — at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday at 333 W. Cork St., Conference Room 1.
Connection Recovery Support Group meetings for adults from noon to 1:30 p.m. the first, third and fifth Monday at the Our Health Center, 301 N. Cameron St., first-floor conference room A.
Also from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Winchester Rehab Center 333 W. Cork St, conference room 1.
NAMI Family and Friends Support Group at 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday at Winchester Rehab Center in conference room 1.
NAMI business meetings are held at 7 p.m. the third Monday at 333 W. Cork St., conference room 2. The meetings are free. Contact 540-533-1832 or email@example.com.
Freedom from addiction
A group supporting freedom from active addiction is held at 7 p.m. Saturdays at the Living Faith Church, 419 N. Cameron St., Winchester. Call 540-665-2335.
Concern Hotline is answered around the clock by trained workers who provide crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and an information/referral service — or help for those who need to talk to an anonymous, nonjudgmental listener. Call 540-667-0145 or visit concernhotline.com.