Health Calendar


First Posted: 1/18/2009

MONDAYS

Surry Cancer Support Group
Surry County Cancer Support Group meets on the first Monday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. in Grace Moravian Church, 1401 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For Labor Day and Election Day in November, the group will meet the second Monday of those months. Informational programs are featured and refreshments are served. For more information, call 789-9779.
Grief Support
This group meets Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, Stuart, Va. Anyone dealing with grief is welcome. For more information, call (276) 930-2768.

TUESDAYS

Narcotics Anonymous
This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 326 S. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call (800) 721-8225.
Alcoholics Anonymous
This support group meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in First United Methodist Church, 203 Stephens St., Pilot Mountain. For more information, call 368-4548.
Mourning Support Group
The Good Mourning Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Prine Sirloin Restaurant. Cancer or hospice patients and their families may attend for support.
Alzheimers/Dementia Group
Caregivers for anyone with Alzheimers or Dementia related diseases in Carroll County and surrounding areas are welcome to an informational and support meeting at the Carroll County Senior Center, 449 Training Center Road, Hillsville, Va., at 10 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday. For more information, call Sissy Frye, respite program coordinator of District Three Senior Services, at (800) 541-0933.

THURSDAYS

Surry Task Force on
Domestic Violence
This battered womens support group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the old courthouse in Dobson. For more information, call 356-2014.
Narcotics Anonymous
This support group meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 308 E. Main St., Pilot Mountain. For more information, call (800) 721-8225.
Granite City Al-Anon
This support group meets every Thursday at 8 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427 or 789-3835.
Mount Airy City AA and Al-Anon
This support group meets at 8 p.m. at the Depot Station, Pine Street, Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427.

FRIDAYS

Overeaters Anonymous
The support group of Overeaters Anonymous of Mount Airy meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Northern Hospital of Surry County. There are no dues, no weigh-ins, no fees and no diets. This is a fellowship group. For more information, call 786-2677 or visit www.oa.org.

SUNDAYS

Granite City AA and
Al-Anon
This support group meets every Sunday at 8 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy. For more information, call 368-2427.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CPR class
Two adult CPR classes will be held March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Surry County Red Cross building on Westlake Drive and at the Edward Armfield Civic and Recreation Center in Pilot Mountain. There is no cost for the class and free drinks and snacks will be provided. To register for either class, call Jeanette at 786-4183.
CPR, first aid classes
An infant and child CPR class will be held on March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., and a first aid class will be held March 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $25 for one class or $30 for both classes, plus a $4 book fee or $15 book purchase. These classes will be at the Surry County Red Cross building on Westlake Drive. To register, call Jeanette at 786-4183, or register at the free Adult CPR class

BLOOD DRIVES

The following blood drives are planned:
Today from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad.
Tuesday from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Mount Airy Rotary Club hosting at the Surry County American Red Cross, Westlake Drive, Mount Airy.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Hugh Chathan Memorial Hospital, Elkin.
Jan. 26 from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Pilot Mountain First United Methodist Church.
Feb. 1 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Elkin First Baptist Church, 110 Gwyn Ave.
Feb. 2 from 1:30 to 6 p.m., American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy.
Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Surry Central High School, 716 S. Main St., Dobson.
Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson.
Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Surry County Wellness Program, 118 Hamby Road, Dobson.
Feb. 13 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 2241 Rockford St., Mount Airy.
Feb. 15 from 1 to 5:30 p.m., Bannertown Baptist Church, 1834 Westfield Road, Mount Airy.
Feb. 16 from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
Feb. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Surry High School, 2440 W. Pine St., Mount Airy.
Feb. 27 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Wal-Mart Elkin, 559 CC Camp Road.

On average, someone needs blood every two seconds. Patients throughout the area are counting on the American Red Cross and generous sponsors and donors to make sure blood is available whenever it is needed.
Area residents can also help make sure the blood supply continues adequate inventory levels by sponsoring a blood drive on weekdays or weekends. Churches, civic organizations and businesses are needed as blood drive sponsors to bring in more blood donors every month.
To donate, the American Red Cross requires that donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID.
For more information, call the American Red Cross at 786-4183.

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