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Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group

Any­one in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group for the Bay St. Ge­orge area is asked to con­tact Mike Jesso at 644-2490.


For fam­i­lies of prob­lem drinkers, whether it is now or was in the past. For more in­for­ma­tion on help for this you may con­tact Al-Anon. In the Bay St. Ge­orge area you may call 643-3059, 643-3557 or 646-5503 for the times and place of meet­ings.

Cul­tural sen­si­tiv­ity work­shop

The New­found­land Abo­rig­i­nal Women’s Net­work of­fers cul­tural sen­si­tiv­ity work­shops to all ser­vice providers, stake­hold­ers and/or or­ga­ni­za­tions of­fer­ing ser­vices and pro­grams. This work­shop fo­cuses on iden­ti­fy­ing with and re­spect­ing var­i­ous cul­tures. It also in­tro­duces some tra­di­tional Mi’kmaq cul­ture and teach­ings. This work­shop is open to all groups free of charge. For more in­for­ma­tion or to book a work­shop, please con­tact 643-1290 or email: [email protected]

Overeaters Anony­mous

Overeaters Anony­mous meet­ings are avail­able by tele­phone or Skype at no charge from any­where in New­found­land Labrador. If you strug­gle with eat­ing habits that make you un­happy and less healthy, there is help. Overeaters Anony­mous of­fers a meet­ing on Thurs­day Nights at 8:30 p.m., is­land time. If you would like to see if OA is for you, please email us at info. [email protected] or call toll-free 1-877-738-1742. We can con­nect you to the Thurs­day night meet­ing via lan­d­line tele­phone or via Skype. Join the con­ver­sa­tion with peo­ple who un­der­stand what you’re deal­ing with be­cause we have been there our­selves.

Alzheimer’s sup­port

West­ern Health, in part­ner­ship with the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of New­found­land and Labrador, is of­fer­ing a sup­port group to as­sist in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies on their Alzheimer’s jour­ney. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is sug­gested. The group will meet at 7 p.m. the sec­ond Tues­day of ev­ery month at the Bay St. Ge­orge Long Term Care Cen­tre (Ed­u­ca­tion Room), Dr. Charles L. LeGrow (board­room video­con­fer­ence) and Calder Health Cen­tre (board­room video­con­fer­ence). To regis­ter or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact: 6465800 ext. 7231.

Weekly dance

A dance is held ev­ery Satur­day night at the Stephenvil­le Cross­ing 50+ Club from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mu­sic by a dif­fer­ent band each week. Lunch served.

Sing­ing and drum­ming ses­sions

The Bay St. Ge­orge Cul­tural Cir­cle in­vites all abo­rig­i­nal and non­a­bo­rig­i­nal peo­ple to at­tend our sing­ing and drum­ming ses­sions Tues­day nights from 6:30–8 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested in learn­ing to drum and sing tra­di­tional Mi’kmaq songs and re­ceiv­ing teach­ings is asked to visit the Bay St. Ge­orge Cul­tural Cir­cle at 329 Main St. in St. Ge­orge’s. For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Anne Hart at 649-5909 or Odelle Pike at 7210195.

Arts fund­ing

The New­found­land and Labrador Arts Coun­cil (NLAC) has an­nounced pro­gram changes to its Pro­fes­sional Project Grants Pro­gram (for in­di­vid­ual artists and pro­fes­sional arts groups). Guide­line updates can be seen at www.nlac.ca/grants/in­dex. htm. Con­tact the NLAC for de­tails: The New­man Build­ing, 1 Spring­dale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212, or toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), www.nlac.ca, nlac­[email protected]

Com­mu­nity café

If you are strug­gling with meal prepa­ra­tion or are alone, you are in­vited to a monthly Com­mu­nity Café for a meal and com­pan­ion­ship. This new project of the Hous­ing Sta­bil­ity Net­work Ini­tia­tive, in part­ner­ship with a va­ri­ety of com­mu­nity part­ners and agen­cies, will be held the sec­ond Thurs­day of each month at the Stephenvil­le Lions Den. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Patti Spencer at 643-5399 or 643-4891.

Breast­feed­ing talk

Are you a breast­feed­ing mom? Have you breast­fed your baby for at least six months? Do you sup­port breast­feed­ing? Do you live in the Bay St. Ge­orge Area? If you an­swered “yes” to these ques­tions please call Marie Bud­den at 6438698, public health nurse, West­ern Health with the “Bay St. Ge­orge mom­s4­moms Breast­feed­ing Sup­port Group.”

Di­a­betes boxes in Bay. St. Ge­orge

Do­nate your gen­tly used cloth­ing and cloth items to the Di­a­betes Clotheslin­e. Drop your bagged items in our red do­na­tion bin lo­cated in the Co-op Su­per­mar­ket, Cole­mans, Do­min­ion, West­ern Col­lege and Stephenvil­le Car­pet Cen­tre in Stephenvvi­le, the Stephenvil­le Cross­ing Cole­mans Su­per­mar­ket and the Mid­town Va­ri­ety and Parish Hall in the St. Ge­orge’s area. A cure for di­a­betes could be hid­ing in your closet.

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