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• Monthly Di­a­betic Shoe Fit­ting will be of­fered the first Tues­day of each month at 10 a.m. at En­core Ex­pe­ri­ences at Har­leysville, 312 Alumni Ave. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-6900.

• Credit Card Coun­sel­ing is avail­able at En­core Ex­pe­ri­ences at Har­leysville Se­nior Cen­ter, 312 Alumni Ave. on the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of each month. To make an ap­point­ment, call 610-275-4357.

•A Ma­ture Driver pro­gram will be held Wed­nes­day, Aug. 29 at 12:30 p.m. at En­core Ex­pe­ri­ences at Har­leysville, 312 Alumni Ave. Katie Kucz, Mont­gomery County Health Depart­ment, will pro­vide a 45-minute over­view of ways se­niors can be as safe as pos­si­ble on the road and in their cars. There is no charge to at­tend. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-6900.

•A Ladore Lodge Trip is be­ing planned for Oct. 8-12 spon­sored by En­core Ex­pe­ri­ences at Har­leysville, 312 Alumni Ave. The lodge is lo­cated in North­east Penn­syl­va­nia on 1,400 acres of breath­tak­ing wood­lands and trails. Cost is $270/dou­ble; $395/sin­gle. Prices in­clude lodg­ing, trans­porta­tion, eleven meals and snacks. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-6900.

• Ap­prise, a free health in­sur­ance coun­sel­ing pro­gram, will be avail­able the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of each month at 7 p.m. at In­dian Val­ley Pub­lic Li­brary, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford. Ap­prise vol­un­teer, Roy Jan­nenga will be there to an­swer your ques­tions. In­for­ma­tion: 215-723-9109, ext. 103.

• En­core Ex­pe­ri­ences at Har­leysville Se­nior Cen­ter, 312 Alumni Ave., of­fers Walk Aer­o­bics Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, and Fri­days at 9 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Stretch and Tone Mon­days, Wed­nes­days, Fri­days at 9:45 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Tai Chi Mon­days and Wed­nes­days at 10:45 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. $2 per ses­sion.; Pi­lates with Paula Tuesdays at 9 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Core Fit­ness Thursdays 9:15 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Line Danc­ing Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. $2 per ses­sion; Car­dio Dance Class Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. $1 per ses­sion; Car­dio Sculpt Class Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. $2 per ses­sion and Tap Danc­ing Fri­days at 10:30 a.m. $1 per ses­sion. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-6900.

• Gen­er­a­tions of In­dian Val­ley, 259 North Sec­ond St., Soud­er­ton, presents Flex­er­cise Mon­days and Fri­days at 9 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Low and Go Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Sit/Stretch/Flex Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Step In­ter­val Wed­nes­days at 9 a.m. $1 per ses­sion; Tai Chi Mon­days and Fri­days at 10:30 a.m. $3 per ses­sion; Hatha Yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. $3 per ses­sion; Bal­anced Moves Wed­nes­days at 1 p.m. $1 per ses­sion; and Bal­letone Wed­nes­days at 4 p.m. $3 per ses­sion. In­for­ma­tion: 215-723-5841 or visit www.gen­er­a­tionsofiv. org.

• The Cre­ative Writ­ing Group at Gen­er­a­tions of In­dian Val­ley meets the sec­ond and fourth Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. In­for­ma­tion: 215-723-5841.

• AP­PRISE is a fed­er­ally funded in­sur­ance coun­sel­ing pro­gram de­signed to ed­u­cate older peo­ple and their fam­i­lies on the wide range of avail­able health in­sur­ance op­tions, in­clud­ing Medi­care, Medi­gap, HMOs and other gov­ern­ment pro­grams. AP­PRISE coun­selors can an­swer ques­tions about ben­e­fits and other in­for­ma­tion, help with forms and make ref­er­ences to ap­pro­pri­ate gov­ern­ment agen­cies. In­for­ma­tion: 215-3480510, ext. 207.

• Project MEDS (Med­i­ca­tion Ed­u­ca­tion De­signed for se­niors) ed­u­cates older adults, care­givers and oth­ers con­cern­ing the proper use of pre­scribed and over-the­counter med­i­ca­tions and al­co­hol. Se­nior vol­un­teers are avail­able to pro­vide a free half-hour pre­sen­ta­tion to groups. In­for­ma­tion: 215348-0510, ext. 246.

• The Mem­oirs Group of Gen­er­a­tions of In­dian Val­ley meets each Mon­day from 1-3 p.m. at 259 N. Sec­ond Street, Soud­er­ton. In­for­ma­tion: 215-723-5669.

• The Amer­i­can Red Cross has de­vel­oped a Per­sonal Safety for Se­niors Train­ing Course. This train­ing will be of­fered at busi­nesses, se­nior ci­ti­zen cen­ters, hos­pi­tals, and se­nior res­i­dences; also for home care providers, em­ploy­ers, vis­it­ing nurse as­so­ci­a­tions, physi­cians’ of­fices and other in­ter­ested par­ties. In­for­ma­tion: 1-800-42-CROSS or 215-299-4085. II Neona­tal In­ten­sive Care Unit (NICU). Ex­pec­tant par­ents of high-risk ba­bies are in­vited to learn more about the CHOP New­born and Pe­di­atric Care pro­gram at Grand View Hospi­tal or to sched­ule a tour by call­ing, 215-453-4902. For more in­for­ma­tion: 215-4534300 or visit

• Al­co­holics Anony­mous meets ev­ery Sun­day, at 7 p.m. in the GVH Community Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, lo­cated be­hind the main hospi­tal. Peer sup­port for al­co­hol prob­lems.

• Road to Free­dom, a Bib­li­cally based 12-step re­cov­ery pro­gram deal­ing with life-con­trol­ling is­sues, meets each Mon­day night from 6:30-9 p.m. at Branch Creek Community Church, Sum­ney­town Pike, Har­leysville. Child­care up to 12 years old is avail­able. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-0100.

• DivorceCare, a sup­port group deal­ing with di­vorce and sep­a­ra­tion, meets each Mon­day night from 6:30-9 p.m. at Branch Creek Community Church, Sum­ney­town Pike, Har­leysville. Child­care up to 12 years old is avail­able. In­for­ma­tion: 215-256-0100.

• ‘No Steps’ peer sup­port group meets Mon­days at 7 p.m. at the Telford community build­ing, 125 S. Hamil­ton Street. The group is for those strug­gling with al­co­hol and drug ad­dic­tion. In­for­ma­tion: 215-264-1747.

• Lau­rel House pro­vides sup­port groups for women cop­ing with or sur­viv­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence free of charge and com­pletely confidential. Meet­ings are held Mon­day and Tues­day evenings from 6:30-8 p.m. in a confidential Mont­gomery County lo­ca­tion. In­for­ma­tion: 610-277-1860 ext. 205, or the 24-hour hot­line at 800-642-3150.

• Overeaters Anony­mous meets each Mon­day and Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. at Penn Foun­da­tion, 807 Lawn Ave., West Rock­hill. There are no dues or fees for mem­ber­ship, just the de­sire to stop eat­ing com­pul­sively. In­for­ma­tion: 610-287-6297 for Mon­day; and 215-7216217 for in­for­ma­tion about Thurs­day.

• Bed­min­ster Nar-Anon Fam­ily Group, a sup­port group for fam­ily and friends who have a loved one that strug­gles with ad­dic­tion, meet ev­ery Tues­day at 7:30 p.m. at Deep Run West Men­non­ite Church, 1008 Deep Run Rd., Perkasie. Adults only please. In­for­ma­tion: bed­min­ster.naranon@ya­

• Al­co­holics Anony­mous Big Book Step Study open meet­ings are 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day evenings at Soud­er­ton Men­non­ite Church, 105 W. Ch­est­nut St., Soud­er­ton. The en­trance is on Wile Av­enue.

• Par­ents of chil­dren on the Autism Spec­trum are in­vited to join a Sup­port Group on the Sec­ond Fri­day of each month at 7 p.m. at Plains Men­non­ite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Rd., Hat­field. Cather­ine Schadler M.Ed. shares her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise around top­ics cho­sen by the group. In­for­ma­tion: 215-362-7640 or www.plains­men­non­

• Penn Foun­da­tion’s Re­cov­ery Cen­ter, which of­fers treat­ment for drug and al­co­hol ad­dic­tion is­sues, gives pri­or­ity at­ten­tion to in­tra­venous drug users, women who are preg­nant and preg­nant women who are also in­tra­venous drug users. To learn more, visit www.pfre­cov­erycen­ or call 877-GET-RE­COV­ERY.

• Nar-Anon, for any­one who strug­gles with ad­dic­tion, meets ev­ery Tues­day at 7:30 p.m. at First Bap­tist Church, 700 N. Broad St., Lans­dale.

• Claire Bridge of Dublin hosts an Alzheimer’s and De­men­tia Sup­port Group the first Wed­nes­day of each month from 7-8 p.m. at 160 Ele­phant Rd., Dublin. In­for­ma­tion: 215-249-1700.

• The North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion of­fers a Care­givers Sup­port Group the fourth Wed­nes­day of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. at Gen­er­a­tions of In­dian Val­ley, 259 N. Sec­ond St., Soud­er­ton. In­for­ma­tion: 215-855-8296.

• Post­par­tum Sup­port is done by con­sul­ta­tion and is for those ex­pe­ri­enc­ing post­par­tum de­pres­sion or ad­just­ment dif­fi­cul­ties. In­for­ma­tion: 215-453-4594.

• The Women’s Cen­ter of Mont­gomery County is com­mit­ted to help­ing and ef­fect­ing so­cial change for women, fo­cus­ing on serv­ing vic­tims of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. The cen­ter pro­vides ac­tiv­i­ties and op­por­tu­ni­ties for women; sup­port­ive coun­sel­ing; le­gal ad­vo­cacy; vi­o­lence preven­tion ed­u­ca­tion and pro­grams to teach women skills and in­crease aware­ness of their rights and op­por­tu­ni­ties. Work­shops, speak­ers and in­for­ma­tional dis­plays are avail­able for an event or group. All ser­vices pro­vided are free. In­for­ma­tion: 215-8538060 or 1-800-773-2424 or visit www.wc­

• Par­ents of Di­vorced Chil­dren meet to­gether for sup­port and en­cour­age­ment at Bloom­ing Glen Men­non­ite Church, 713 Bloom­ing Glen Rd., Bloom­ing Glen. In­for­ma­tion: 215-257-3431.

• Any­one who has ex­pe­ri­enced a vi­sion loss may par­tic­i­pate in one of the sup­port groups or­ga­nized by the Mont­gomery County As­so­ci­a­tion for the Blind. To find out about the sup­port group sched­ule or other ser­vices of­fered by the as­so­ci­a­tion, call 215-661-9800.

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