Health Calendar


First Posted: 8/23/2009

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Flu Clinic
Level Cross United Methodist Church, 4080 Siloam Road, Dobson, will hold flu clinics on two dates this year for those needing flu shots. The clinics will be Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon and Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call 789-3622.

BLOOD DRIVES

The following blood drives are planned:
– Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m., Piney Grove Baptist Church.
– Wednesday from 3 to 7:30 p.m., Elkin First United Methodist Church.
– Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flat Rock Baptist Church, East Pine Street, Mount Airy.
– Aug. 31 from noon to 4:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain.
– Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 314 S. Franklin Road, Mount Airy.
– Sept. 6 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Salem Fork Christian Church, 2245 White Dirt Road, Dobson.
– Sept. 7 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., American Red Cross, 844 Westlake Drive, Mount Airy.
– Sept. 8 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Surry Telephone and Surry-Yadkin EMC, 819 E. Atkins St., Dobson, in memory of Travis Quesinberry.
– Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Northern Hospital of Surry County, 830 Rockford St., Mount Airy.
– Sept. 13 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Shoals Ruritan Building, 3025 Shoals Road, Pinnacle.
– Sept. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to noon, L.S. Starrett Co., 1372 Boggs Drive, Mount Airy.
– Sept. 18 from noon to 4:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 558 C.C. Camp Road, Elkin.
– Sept. 21 from 2 to 6:30 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 N. Bridge St., Elkin.
– Sept. 27 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 644 Haystack Road, Mount Airy.
– Sept. 28 from noon to 4:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 210 Marion St., Pilot Mountain.

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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