Health calendar


First Posted: 12/13/2009

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 Prime 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.

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.

BLOOD DRIVES

The following blood drives are planned:
Wednesday from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Copeland Community, Copeland School Road, Dobson.
Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 558 CC Camp Road, Elkin.
Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m., Sweet Life Fellowship at Cloud 9 Coffee Shop, Rockford Street, Mount Airy.
Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 714 N. Main St., Mount Airy.
Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Copeland Baptist Church, 169 Stony Knoll Road, Dobson, in honor of Carrie Elmore.
Dec. 21 from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad building, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
Dec. 27 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 109 Mount Pleasant Church Road, State 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 16 years old, weigh 110 pounds, be in general good health and have a photo ID. Sixteen-year-olds can now give blood, but must have a signed parental consent form and an ID. To get the parental consent form, visit www.surrycountyredcross.org.
For more information, call the American Red Cross at 786-4183.

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