Sup­port Groups

Calhoun Times - - SECOND FRONT -

Cal­houn AA Group meet­ings. Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Sat­ur­day from 7 - 8 p.m.; Tues­day and Thurs­day from 12 - 1 p.m. and Sun­day 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Lo­cated at 318 North River Street, Cal­houn, GA, 30701.

Vol­un­teers make a won­der­ful dif­fer­ence! Pruit­tHealth Hos­pice is look­ing for peo­ple of vi­sion and em­pa­thy who wish to make a dif­fer­ence in their com­mu­nity one per­son at a time. If you have a heart for oth­ers and wish to be of ser­vice, please con­tact us at 706602-9546. Re­mem­ber…you can make a dif­fer­ence for the good!

Want to make a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity? Tapestry Hos­pice is seek­ing vol­un­teers to pro­vide com­pan­ion­ship to our pa­tients, read books, make crafts, gar­den, light house clean­ing, ad­min­is­tra­tive work, etc. If you're in­ter­ested con­tact Megan at megan.guthrie@tapestry­hos­pice.com

Fam­i­lies Anony­mous is a 12-step pro­gram, for those con­cerned about drug abuse and be­hav­ior prob­lems of a rel­a­tive or friend. Com­pletely anony­mous, non pro­fes­sional, and non re­li­gious. No dues, no fees. Not con­nected with any hospi­tal or agency. Lo­cated on Red Bud Road in plaza be­low Fit­ness First, next to Cal­houn Coun­sel­ing Cen­ter (Dr. Bled­soe’s of­fice). Meet­ing ev­ery Thurs­day 7 - 8 p.m. Call 770-548-7849 for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Life Choice Hos­pice Be­reave­ment Sup­port Group will be meet­ing the 2nd Tues­day of each month. The sup­port group is open to any­one in the com­mu­nity who would like to at­tend. The of­fice and sup­port group are lo­cated at 189 Pro­fes­sional Court, Suite 300, Cal­houn. For In­for­ma­tion, con­tact Jen­nifer at 706602-9001.

BONDAGE BREAK­ERS - Break­ing the chains of addiction one soul at a time. Ev­ery Thurs­day night at 7 p.m. at Crane Eater Com­mu­nity Church, lo­cated at 3168 Red Bud Rd Cal­houn, GA 30701.

The Cal­houn Preg­nancy Cen­ter Inc., lo­cated on the cor­ner of Peters Street and East Bel­mont Drive, is open ev­ery Mon­day, Tues­day and Fri­day from noon un­til 4 p.m. The cen­ter is also open each Thurs­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat­ur­day avail­able by ap­point­ment only. Closed Wednesdays and Sun­days. To visit the cen­ter, call 706-625-5768 to make an ap­point­ment.

La Leche League of Cal­houn and Rome of­fers free breast­feed­ing sup­port and in­for­ma­tion. The meet­ings are open to all mothers ( chil­dren also welcome), ex­pec­tant mothers and women in­ter­ested in breast­feed­ing. Cal­houn lo­ca­tion meets the sec­ond Mon­day of each month at 10 a.m. Lead­ers are avail­able to an­swer questions. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Erin at 706-234-3980 or email at LLLCal­hounRome@gmail.com.

The Ge­or­gia Chap­ter of the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion is spon­sor­ing a monthly sup­port group at Morn­ing Pointe As­sisted Liv­ing, 660 Jolly Road, on the third Tues­day of each month at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion or di­rec­tions, call Mary Braden at 770-548-4683 or Karen Par­rott at 706346-5220. For more in­for­ma­tion about de­men­tia and Alzheimer’s dis­ease, call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/ ge­or­gia.

Spe­cial Care Plus, a free oneon-one con­sul­ta­tion pro­gram, of­fers ed­u­ca­tion and in­for­ma­tion to pri­mary care­givers of per­sons with de­men­tia. Any pri­mary care­giver who is car­ing for a loved one with de­men­tia in the home is el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive this pro­gram. To learn more about the Spe­cial Care Plus pro­gram, call 800272-3900.

The Ge­or­gia Long-Term Care Om­buds­man Pro­gram seeks to im­prove the qual­ity of life for res­i­dents of long-term care fa­cil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Linda Ann Daniel at 1-866-565-8213 or 706-272-2158.

The Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion’s Car­ing Closet was cre­ated to help off­set the high cost of in­con­ti­nent prod­ucts and give the fam­i­lies sup­port they often des­per­ately need. If you would like to visit the near­est Closet, call the chap­ter of­fice to re­ceive a flier with lo­ca­tions and hours. Morn­ing Pointe in Cal­houn has a Car­ing Closet; call Mary Braden at 706-629-0777.

The North­west Ge­or­gia Parkin­son Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion, Inc., is of­fer­ing a monthly sup­port group for per­sons liv­ing with Parkin­son Dis­ease, their care­givers, fam­ily and friends. The sup­port group will meet at Gor­don Hospi­tal; Con­fer­ence Room A. For any questions about the sup­port group and fu­ture meet­ings, call James Trus­sell at 706-235- 3164 or 706-346-5678.

Are you in­ter­ested in los­ing pounds and inches? Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly) for sup­port and how-to in­for­ma­tion. Meet­ings are on Mon­day nights. Weigh-ins be­gin at 6 p.m., and group sup­port and in­for­ma­tion starts at 7 p.m. at the Gor­don County Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­ter, 150 Cam­bridge Court, Cal­houn. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 706-847-3306.

Com­mu­nity vol­un­teers are needed at Coun­try­side Hos­pice Care, where the mission is to pro­mote com­fort and dig­nity at the end of life. The agency cov­ers 26 North­west Ge­or­gia coun­ties be­tween three of­fices in LaFayette, Rome, and New­nan. If you would like to par­tic­i­pate in this re­ward­ing pro­gram, call 706-638-7651 or 1-800660-7381.

Dis­cov­er­ing Hope, an autism sup­port group for North­west Ge­or­gia, meets the fourth Tues­day of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Friend­ship Bap­tist Church, Rocky Face. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Con­nie Post at 706673-7765 or www.dis­cov­er­inghope.us.

Car­ing Con­nec­tion is a tele­phone sup­port group es­pe­cially for care­givers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s who can­not leave their homes be­cause of care re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. This sup­port group is as close as the phone. Call 706-275-0819 or 1-800-272-3900 and ask to be en­rolled in Car­ing Con­nec­tion.

Grief Re­cov­ery Group for those who have lost loved ones and friends, re­ceive sup­port and guid­ance with the Four Tasks of Griev­ing. Cost is Free. Sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at 1 p.m. at Har­ris Ra­di­a­tion Ther­apy Cen­ter at Gor­don Hospi­tal. For more in­for­ma­tion or to RSVP, please call 706.879.5850.

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