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Fibromyalgia Group To Meet April 28, 2017

The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Awareness and Education Group, in association with Lancaster General Health, will host a free presentation, "Treatment Options to Improve Your Life," from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at the Suburban Pavilion, third-floor conference room, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. Cora L. Bilger will discuss the use of meditation, cognitive behavior, acupressure, balance balls, trigger point injections, and other modalities to improve daily living.

Bilger has been a practicing physician's assistant for 29 years. She has experience in family practice, emergency medicine, and orthopedic medicine, and she also spent the past 19 years practicing pain management.

The event is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. Readers with questions may contact Juli Heisler at 544-3227.

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Bereavement Support Groups Posted April 28, 2017

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer monthly bereavement support groups.

Life After Loss will meet on Thursday, May 11, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the James Buchanan Terrace conference room. On Thursday, May 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., a bereavement support group will be held in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor.

The groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 367-1121, ext. 33576.

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NAMI Support Groups To Meet April 19, 2017

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots organization dedicated to the eradication of mental illness and the improvement in the quality of life of those affected by these diseases. NAMI's goals are to educate, support, and advocate for individuals who are affected by mental illness.

The NAMI Family Support Group is a monthly support group for family members, partners, and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Luther Memorial Church, 1907 Hollywood Drive, York, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

NAMI Connection weekly support groups, which are exclusively for persons with a diagnosed mental illness who are in recovery, will also be offered. Groups will meet on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 2000 Hollywood Drive, York, and on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the NAMI office, 140 Roosevelt Ave., second floor, York.

Information shared at any NAMI-sponsored support groups is always confidential. Attendees do not need to be a NAMI member or be receiving services from any of the sponsoring locations to attend meetings. No fee or registration is required.

For additional information, readers may call the NAMI York office at 848-3784 or visit www.namiyork.org. More details about NAMI and mental illness in general are also available at www.nami-pa.org or www.nami.org. In the case of inclement weather or holidays, readers may call the NAMI York office for cancellations.

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Memory Loss Group To Meet April 10, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group for caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia will meet on Tuesday, April 25.

Registered nurse Faith Hoover and occupational therapist Michele Sipel will present "Services to Support Caregivers." Hoover is the director of adult day services at Landis Homes and helps coordinate the support group. Sipel is the director of in-home services at Landis Homes, including Landis at Home.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Room of The Heritage, the special care center at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz.

The meeting is open to the public. The group operates in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. For more information, readers may call Landis Homes at 581-3939.

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet April 7, 2017

The Memory Loss Support Group will host monthly presentations at Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim. The group's next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 19.

The group will meet the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Stiegel Dining Room (Town Square North). There will be a variety of discussions and presentations for family members of residents or members of the community seeking advice and support. For more information, readers may contact Karly DiSalvo at 664-6696.

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Monthly Support Group To Meet April 5, 2017

Geisinger Holy Spirit will host a free monthly tobacco cessation support group. Meetings will begin on Thursday, April 6. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the first-floor conference room in the Geisinger Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill.

The sessions are designed to promote and encourage a healthy tobacco-free lifestyle. No registration is necessary. For more information, readers may call 763-2775 or visit www.hsh.org. The group will meet on the first Thursday of each month.

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Support Group Meetings Posted April 5, 2017

No Longer Alone Ministries will launch Your Wellness Toolkit in its PATHS to Discovery support groups in April. On Thursdays, April 6 and 20, participants on the journey of recovery from mental illness will consider the impact of self-awareness and positive environments as they address the topic of "Mindfulness." The group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 630 Janet Ave., Room B103, Lancaster.

Family Support Group (FSG) will meet on Sunday, April 23, at Rossmere Mennonite Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Kim Wittel, executive director of Love INC, will provide information on a "Hitchhiker's Guide to Lancaster County," followed by a share and care time.

No Longer Alone Ministries facilitates faith-based support groups for the purpose of strengthening individuals and families touched by mental illness. Each month, two different support groups offering education, fellowship, and mutual support meet to encourage those on the journey of recovery and their families as well.

Details for upcoming PATHS and FSG group dates and topics may be found at www.nlam.org/services/. Additional questions may be directed at 390-4891 or office@nlam.org.

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Bereavement Groups To Meet March 30, 2017

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer monthly bereavement support groups.

Life After Loss will meet on Thursday, April 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the James Buchanan Terrace conference room. On Thursday, April 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., a bereavement support group will be held in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. The groups are open to anyone who has lost a loved one.

Refreshments will be served, and there is no cost to attend either group. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Widows Group To Meet March 29, 2017

Widow to Widow - Lancaster will meet on Saturday, April 8, at 10 a.m. in the Legacy Room at Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster. Pete Shaub of Life Transition Services will speak on "Take the Stress Out of Downsizing," about the transition process of selling a home and the stuff in it and making the move easier.

All widows are welcome. For more information, readers may contact Elaine Severein at 468-5239.

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Special Support Group Will Meet March 28, 2017

A special Parent and Caregivers Support Group (PACS) meeting will take place on Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlisle Court, York. The meeting will focus on information about how the proposed changes in federal requirements will impact adults with intellectual disabilities and discuss increasing involvement through advocacy. Jessica and Friends Community, a faith-based nonprofit organization providing services and programs to adults with autism and intellectual disabilities throughout York County, will sponsor the meeting.

No registration required. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the church, and attendees are asked to enter through the WINGS entrance. For more details, readers may contact Sally Janora at 747-1846 or sallyjanora@jandfcommunity.org. For more information, readers may visit www.jandfcommunity.org.

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