Health calendar


First Posted: 5/17/2009

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.

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 EVENT

Senior Spring Fling
The Surry County Senior Center will offer a ride for those from the area wanting to attend the Spring Fling Senior Health & Wellness Expo in Winston-Salem Tuesday. The event will consist of health screenings, bingo, door prizes and live entertainment by Keith Byrd and the Sensations, Levon Myers and Swing On. Pick-up in Mount Airy will be at 8 a.m., and pick-up in Pilot Mountain will be at 8:15 a.m. at their respective senior centers. The group will depart from spring fling at noon and go to K&W for lunch, those going must pay for their own food. To sign up or for more information, call the Surry Senior Center at 786-6155, ext. 225.
Sjogrens Support Group
The Triad Area Sjogrens Syndrome Support Group will meet Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the South Fork Community Cener, 4403 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem. This meeting is free to the public. For directions or information, call (336) 760-6303.
Alzheimers/Dementia Caregivers Meeting
The Alzheimers/Dementia Caregivers meeting will be held May 26 at 10 a.m. at the Carroll County Senior Citizens Center, 449 Training Center Road, Hillsville, Va. The meeting will be held downstairs. This will be a time of sharing and support with other caregivers. There will be refreshments and conversation with others who share similar needs and concerns. Sissy Frye, respite program coodinator of District Three Senior Services, will be facilitating the meeting. For more information, call Frye at (800) 541-0933 or (276) 783-8157.
Screening scheduled
Life Line Screening for stroke and osteoporosis will be held at the Surry County Senior Center, 215 Jones School Road, Mount Airy, on June 12 with appointments beginning at 9:30 a.m. Packages start at $139 and all five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.

BLOOD DRIVES

The following blood drives are planned:
Today from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Piney Grove Baptist Church, 278 Piney Grove Church Road, Mount Airy.
Wednesday from 8:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Mount Airy High School, 1011 N. South St., Mount Airy.
Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m., Wal-Mart Elkin, 558 C.C. Camp Road, Elkin.
Sunday from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Fairview United Methodist Church, 3664 Quaker Church Road, Pinnacle.
May 25 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain Community, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain.
May 31 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Union Hill Friends Church, 2315 Red Brush Road, Mount Airy.

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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