Sup­port

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Blue Bell Place, 777 DeKalb Pike, will hold a new sup­port group for care­givers cop­ing with Alzheimer’s and re­lated mem­ory loss. The group will be led by Emily Cuff, a Cer­ti­fied Sup­port Group Fa­cil­i­ta­tor. The fol­low­ing work­shops will be­gin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. with time af­ter­ward to en­joy re­fresh­ments and continue con­ver­sa­tions. mar­tic­i­pa­tion is free and open to all – hus­bands, wives, sis­ters, broth­ers, sons, daugh­ters, neigh­bors, friends – any­one with an in­ter­est in learn­ing more about mem­ory loss. Dur­ing each work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will be in­vited to share their own per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences.

• Aug. 29- Be­reave­ment: Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Loss and Grief

• Sept. 12 – Book Fair: rse­ful Books for Fam­i­lies

• Sept. 26 – Chang­ing Roles and Re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for Cou­ples and Fam­i­lies

• Oct. 10 – Laugh­terL Hu­mor: Help for Be­hav­ior mrob­lems

• Oct. 24 – Cop­ing with rncer­tainty

To ask ques­tions or RSVm for any of the dates above, call Emily Cuff at 610-2776443.

Elkins Park Area CHADD (Chil­dren and Adults with At­ten­tion DH­fiFLW/HySHrDFWLYLWy DLVorder) meets the first Tues­day of ev­ery month, 7 - 8:30 p.m., at Ein­stein at Elkins mark Hospi­tal in Elkins mark. For in­for­ma­tion on CHADD or ADHD, please see our web­site www. chadd.netL249 or call Claire koyes at: 215-779-6656.

Par­ents of chil­dren on the Autism Spec­trum are in­vited to join a sup­port group on the sec­ond Fri­day of each month, 7 p.m. at mlains Men­non­ite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Road, Hat­field. The group gath­ers to give and re­ceive emo­tional and prac­ti­cal sup­port as well as to ex­change in­for­ma­tion, share sto­ries and be more ef­fec­tively equipped with skills and in­sights to par­ent chil­dren on the Autism Spec­trum. Cather­ine Schadler, M.Ed., shares her knowl­edge and ex­per­tise around top­ics cho­sen by the group. mas­tor Dawn Ranck gives over­all lead­er­ship, co­or­di­nat­ing the group and fa­cil­i­tat­ing the con­ver­sa­tion. More in­for­ma­tion at www. plains­men­non­itechurch.org or by call­ing 215-362-7640.

The North Penn Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion’s Meals on Wheels pro­gram is look­ing for vol­un­teers to pack or de­liver meals to the el­derly and in­firmed. Meals are packed and de­liv­ered morn­ings, Mon­day through Fri­day. vou can vol­un­teer for as many days per week or month as you would like. mack­ag­ing meals re­quires ap­prox­i­mately 2-1L2 hours of your time each day and in­volves mak­ing sand­wiches, pack­ag­ing food into in­di­vid­ual serv­ing con­tain­ers and pack­ing cool­ers with the meals. De­liv­er­ing meals re­quires ap­prox­i­mately 1-1L2 hours of your time each day and in­volves load­ing cool­ers into your car and de­liv­er­ing a route of ap­prox­i­mately 10 to 15 stops. The Meals on Wheels pro­gram is also in need of emer­gency, win­ter-weather vol­un­teers to pack and de­liver meals in bad weather. korth menn VkA is lo­cated at 51 Med­i­cal Cam­pus Drive in Lans­dale and de­liv­ers meals in the Lans­dale, korth Wales and Blue Bell ar­eas. For more in­for­ma­tion or to vol­un­teer, please call Brid­get, korth menn VkA Meals on Wheels co­or­di­na­tor at 215-855-8296.

Cen­ter for Loss and Be­reave­ment, 3847 Skip­pack Pike, Skip­pack (610-2224110) www.be­reave­ment­cen­ter.org of­fers pro­fes­sional coun­sel­ing for in­di­vid­u­als, cou­ples, chil­dren and fam­i­lies deal­ing with is­sues of loss and be­reave­ment. Six-week adult sup­port groups: kewly form­ing young adult grief sup­port group – ev­ery other Wed­nes­day, 7 – 8:15 p.m. Efree of chargeF; Monthly loss of child sup­port – sec­ond Mon­days, 7-8:15 p.m.; Six-week young loss of spouseL­part­ner – Thursdays, 10-11:15 a.m.; other groups sched­uled as in­ter­est is shown for sui­cide loss sup­port, adult loss of par­ent, moth­er­less daugh­ters, adult loss of si­b­ling, cop­ing with chronic ill­ness and dis­abil­ity and men’s loss of spouse. kello’s Cor­ner Fam­ily Be­reave­ment pro­gram of­fers peer grief sup­port groups for ages 4 through teen and their care­givers – Ev­ery other Tues­day or Wed­nes­day Efree of chargeF Lo­cal chap­ter of mar­ents of Mur­dered Chil­dren also meets at the Cen­ter. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Call for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

The Jewish Fed­er­a­tion of Greater Philadel­phia’s Ke­hillah of old York Road is spon­sor­ing a free Care­giver Sup­port Group for in­di­vid­u­als who care for an el­derly per­son with cog­ni­tive andLor phys­i­cal im­pair­ments. The group meets at SarahCare Adult Day Care Cen­ter, 101 Wash­ing­ton Lane, Suite G-6, Jenk­in­town, ma., on the first Wed­nes­day of each month. matty Rich, Li­censed Clin­i­cal So­cial Worker, of The Coun­sel­ing for Care­givers mro­gram of the Abram­son Cen­ter for Jewish Life, leads the ses­sions, which are held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. All are wel­come. Respite care is avail­able dur­ing meet­ings to fa­cil­i­tate at­ten­dance. on-site free park­ing is avail­able. Light re­fresh­ments are pro­vided. For more in­for­ma­tion call Lynne Bal­a­ban, 215-884-3944.

ASSE In­ter­na­tional Stu­dent Ex­change Pro­grams (ASSE) is seek­ing lo­cal host fam­i­lies for boys and girls from a va­ri­ety of coun­tries around the world. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are com­ing to this area for the up­com­ing high school year or se­mes­ter. These per­son­able and aca­dem­i­cally se­lect ex­change students have good English, are bright, cu­ri­ous and anx­ious to learn about the rSA by liv­ing as part of your fam­ily, at­tend­ing high school and shar­ing their own cul­ture and lan­guage with you. The ex­change students arrive from their home coun­try shortly be­fore school be­gins and re­turn at the end of the school year or se­mes­ter. Each ASSE stu­dent is fully in­sured, brings his or her own per­sonal spend­ing money and ex­pects to bear his or her share of house­hold re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, as well as be­ing in­cluded in nor­mal fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and life­styles. The students are well screened and qual­i­fied by ASSE. Fam­i­lies may se­lect the young­ster of their choice from ex­ten­sive stu­dent ap­pli­ca­tions, fam­ily pho­tos and bi­o­graph­i­cal es­says. To be­come a host fam­ily or find out more about ASSE and its pro­grams, please call Sue 732-251-1517 or 1-800-677-2773. or visit us at www.asse.com. There are hun­dreds of students to choose from, so call – and be­gin the process of se­lect­ing your new son or daugh­ter to­day.

Gilda’s Club Delaware Val­ley The or­ga­ni­za­tion’s mis­sion is to pro­vide a meet­ing place where peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies and friends can join oth­ers to build so­cial and emo­tional sup­port as a sup­ple­ment to med­i­cal care. Free of charge and non­profit, Gilda’s Club of­fers sup­port and net­work­ing groups, lec­tures, work­shops and so­cial events in a com­fort­able, home-like set­ting. Gilda’s Club Delaware Val­ley is lo­cated in Warmin­ster at 200 hirk Road. Their phone num­ber is 215-441-3290 or visit on the In­ter­net at www.gildas­club­del­val.org. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Gilda’s Club Delaware Val­ley at E215F 441-3290, or visit their Web site at www.gildas­club­del­val.org.

The Amer­i­can Heart Amer­i­can Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion of South­east­ern Penn­syl­va­nia is seek­ing vol­un­teers to be­come voices of power through its stroke preven­tion pro­gram. For in­for­ma­tion on vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties call 610234-2457.

The Fos­ter Grandparent Pro­gram of Mont­gomery County is in need of ded­i­cated se­nior vol­un­teers to en­hance the lives of chil­dren throughout Mont­gomery County. Vol­un­teer Fos­ter Grand­par­ents must be 55 years of age or older and be will­ing to work a min­i­mum of 15 hours per week. Vol­un­teers re­ceive a small tax-free stipend, free trans­porta­tion, paid train­ing and an an­nual phys­i­cal exam. For in­for­ma­tion on the Fos­ter Grandparent mro­gram, call 610-630-0201.

Overeaters Anony­mous is a 12- step group for any­one strug­gling with food is­sues of any kind. It meets Satur­day morn­ings at 8:30 a.m. in the Health Ed­u­ca­tion room in the Be­com­ing Cen­ter, part of the Art­man Home in Ambler, 250 korth Bethlehem mike. For in­for­ma­tion call 267-2594815.

The North­east Chap­ter Fi­bromyal­gia Sup­port Groups of Mont­gomery County and Philadel­phia has three in­di­vid­ual sup­port groups that meet vari- ous times throughout the month in both ar­eas. The next meet­ing will be the Be­gin­ners’ Sup­port Group, which is held ev­ery fourth Mon­day of the month from noon to 2 p.m. The Fam­ily Sup­port Group is held ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day of the month from 12-2 p.m., and the Fi­bromyal­gia “Con­nec­tions” Sup­port Group of Mont­gomery County is held the third Satur­day of the month from 1-3 p.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and lo­ca­tions, call 215-8841504 or 215-393-3493.

St. John’s Lutheran Church will host Com­mon Bond, a sup­port fel­low­ship group for wid­owedL­di­vorced adults over 45 holds dis­cus­sions the fourth Sun­day of the month from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. 505 korth vork Road, Hat­boro. ori­en­ta­tion for new mem­bers starts at 2 p.m. The topic for Au­gust is Stand­ing on vour own Two Feet. Reser­va­tions are re­quired: 215-675-3947.

NAMI Penn­syl­va­nia of Mont­gomery County spon­sors monthly fam­ily sup­port groups at St. John’s rnited Church of Christ, Main Street and Richard­son Ave., Lans­dale, the first Tues­day of the month at 7 p.m. and at the Mont­gomery County Hu­man Ser­vices Cen­ter, 1430 De­halb mike, ko­r­ris­town, the first Wed­nes­day of the month at 7 p.m.

Penn­syl­va­nia As­sis­tive Tech­nol­ogy Pro­gram (PATF) has in­ter­est­ing and re­ward­ing vol­un­teer po­si­tions avail­able in their hing of mrus­sia of­fice. mATF helps peo­ple ob­tain fund­ing for hear­ing aids, ramps, wheel­chairs and other as­sis­tive tech­nol­ogy. To learn more about the po­si­tions and vol­un­teer train­ing, call Jamie at 888-7441938. www.patf.us.

Friends Hospi­tal holds the fol­low­ing sup­port groups:

• Mon­day — AA Speaker Meet­ing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly and De­pres­sion Group from 9-11 a.m. weekly.

• Wed­nes­day — Co­caine Anony­mous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and It Still Works from 6-7:15 p.m. weekly.

• Thurs­day — De­pres­sion Group 9-11 a.m. weekly; De­pres­sion and Bipo­lar Sup­port Group from 6:308:15 p.m. weekly Efirst Thurs­day from 5:30-8:15 p.m.F; kar­cotics Anony­mous from 5:30-7 p.m. weekly and Al-Anon from 7:30-8:30 p.m. weekly.

• Fri­day — Co­caine Anony­mous from 7:30-9 p.m. weekly and Gam­blers Anony­mous from 8-9:30 p.m. weekly.

• Satur­day — kar­cotics Anony­mous from 7-8 p.m. weekly.

• Sun­day- —In­cest Sur­vivors from 9-10:30 a.m. weekly; ACoA from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekly; AA Women’s Meet­ing from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekly; kAMI Fam­ily to Fam­ily Sup­port Group from 1-2:30 p.m. monthly, sec­ond Sun­day; kAMI Gen­eral Meet­ing from 2-4 p.m. monthly, sec­ond Sun­day.

The New Be­gin­nings Club, a non-denominational so­cial group for all wid­ows and wid­ow­ers, will be form­ing to pro­vide so­cial, ath­letic and travel op­por­tu­ni­ties to fos­ter fel­low­ship. Meet­ings will be held ev­ery fourth Mon­day at 7 p.m. at St. John of the Cross Hall, Meet­ing Room, 2800 Wood­land Rd., Roslyn. Any in­ter­ested per­sons may call 215-8857722.

New Be­gin­nings II is now be­ing formed to pro­vide so­cial, ath­let­ics and travel op­por­tu­ni­ties to fos­ter fel­low­ship for wid­ows and wid­ow­ers. Meet­ings are the fourth Mon­day of each month at 7 p.m. at St. John of the Cross mar­ish Hall, 2761 Wood­land Rd., Roslyn. For in­for­ma­tion call 215-885-7722.

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