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Parkinson's Support Group To Meet November 8, 2018

The next meeting of the Lancaster County Parkinson's Support Group will take place on Monday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz.

The topic will be "An Update on Information for Persons with Parkinson's Disease," presented by Jarod John, a neurologist at Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists of Lancaster. The presentation will be followed by a time of questions and answers, refreshments and informal discussion.

The monthly meetings are designed for education and support for persons diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their families. The Lancaster Parkinson's Support Group meets at Landis Homes on the third Monday of each month from March through November.

For more information or to receive a brochure, readers may call 717-509-5494.

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Memory Loss Group To Meet November 6, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group will meet on Monday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. Lori Dearolf will present "Dementia Simulation: Put Yourself in Their Shoes."

For more information, readers may call Shelby Swartley at 717-544-3280.

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Support Group To Meet November 2, 2018

The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute Bladder Cancer Support Group will hold a meeting at the Hershey Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Attendees should use the main entrance and go upstairs to room T2500.

Dr. Eugene Lengerich will be the guest speaker. He is an epidemiologist who develops, tests, and disseminates evidence-based strategies for the clinic and public health.

For more information, readers may contact Theda at 717-531-3028 or tshaw1@hmc.psu.edu.

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Church Sets GriefShare Event November 1, 2018

Harmony Grove Community Church, 6390 Harmony Grove Road, Dover, will host a special meeting of the GriefShare support group titled "Surviving the Holidays" on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. GriefShare groups are led by people who understand what attendees are going through and want to help.

There is no fee to attend. For more information, readers may call the church office at 717-292-3659.

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Support Groups Will Meet November 1, 2018

Masonic Village, 1 Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, will offer support groups to the community. There is no cost to attend.

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Health Care Center Courtyard Conference Room. Debbie Ferretti, medical assistance coordinator, will discuss "Medical Assistance and Spousal Resources." For directions and to register, readers may call 717-367-1121, ext. 33764.

The Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the large recreation room in Sycamore North, located on the first floor. Refreshments will be served. For more information, readers may contact Heidi Young at 717-367-1121, ext. 33576.

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Support Group Sets Meeting October 31, 2018

The Southern Chester County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the West Grove Friends Meeting House, 153 E. Harmony Road, West Grove. The meeting date reflects a departure from the group's regular meeting schedule. The change was made due to Thanksgiving.

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support organization that has a mission to assist bereaved families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of any child of any age and to help others be supportive. All bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to attend the meetings to participate or just to listen. Attendees may bring a friend or relative.

For more information, readers may email SCCTCF@gmail.com.

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"A Salute To Veterans" Will Focus On Women October 25, 2018

Martic M.O.S.T. (Military Outreach Support Team) will host the sixth annual "A Salute to Veterans" on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Marticville Middle School, 356 Frogtown Road, Pequea. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments. The purpose of the event is to recognize and honor military personnel both past and present, as well as their families.

This year's event will focus on women in the military. The program will include a fireside chat hosted by Marlena Larson, who will interview three women who will talk about their military experiences.

Throughout the morning, there will be performances by the Central York Fife and Drum Corps, Red Rose Veterans Honor Guard, Solanco Community Choir, and Young Marines. The keynote address will be given by Col. Matthew D. Konopa, who currently serves as the assistant chief of staff for human resources and troop commander, Regional Health Command-Central, Joint Base San Antonio. He is the son-in-law of Woody Sampson, a Martic M.O.S.T. member who died earlier this year. There will also be appearances by Doug Hopwood of Tabor Community Services; Maj. Kyle N. Brown, an ordained Orthodox Presbyterian minister and chaplain of the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Horsham; and Sen. Scott Martin and other politicians.

Additionally, a representative of the Liberty Warbird Association will give an update on the restoration of Huey 823, one of a fleet of thousands of UH-1H helicopters that were used during the Vietnam conflict. Huey 823 took its first flights in recent history in August.

Attendees may stay afterward to socialize and to look at the displays. There is no cost to attend, and everyone is welcome, regardless of whether they served in the military.

For more information about the event, readers may find Martic M.O.S.T. on Facebook or email marticmost@gmail.com.

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LBD Support Group To Meet October 25, 2018

The Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the conference room at Lancaster General Health Neuroscience Institute, 2150 Harrisburg Pike, second floor, Lancaster. Two individuals will share about their experience as care partners caring for someone living with LBD.

For more information, readers may call Shelby Swartley at 717-544-3280.

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GateHouse Holds Softball Game October 25, 2018

The GateHouse Alumni Association supports individuals who have successfully graduated from the organization's recovery program by holding its annual alumni softball game. This year marked the fourth anniversary of the event.

The event was held on Aug. 26 at Rapho Park in Mount Joy, and beautiful weather brought out more than 300 alumni, their families, and area residents. This year, more than 14 teams were formed, each playing two games at some time throughout the course of the day.

Funds raised will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for current residents of The GateHouse Halfway House or Transitional Living residences. Funds will also go to support the organization's annual TurkeyThon, held the night before Thanksgiving at its women's facility in Mountville. For more information about this year's TurkeyThon, readers may call 717-393-3215.

Founded in 1972, The GateHouse has expanded its residential recovery facilities to six locations throughout Lancaster County. For more information about The GateHouse, its facilities, and its services, readers may visit http://gatehouse.org or call 717-393-3215.

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CASA Advocates Take Pledge October 16, 2018

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County swore in 19 new volunteer advocates at a ceremony held on Sept. 19. Family and friends gathered at the Emerald Foundation, 2120 Oregon Pike, to watch Judge Thomas B. Sponaugle administer the CASA oath of office.

The newly appointed advocates will join other community members in advocating for foster children in the county's dependency court system. CASA volunteers are asked to regularly meet with the child for whom they advocate and are authorized to interview people in the child's life such as social workers, attorneys and teachers. They attend court hearings with the child and report their findings to the judge.

The new advocates are Cheryll Alleman, Peach Bottom; Daphne Gulick, Elizabethtown; Sam Hershey, Columbia; Emily Hertzler, Akron; Rick Kerper, Lancaster; Gail Klinkner, Elizabehtown; Lee McBride, Lancaster; Steve Morse, Ephrata; Marlan Nolt, Ephrata; Joette Peters, Manheim; Hal Pettegrew, Lititz; Sharon Pettegrew, Lititz; Lisa Shultz, Millersville; Erin Small, Lancaster; Kim Souder, Lebanon; Kris Wagner, Lititz; DeEtte Wiberg, Mount Joy; Sara Wiberg, Mount Joy; and Tara Winters, Lancaster.

Those interested in learning more about becoming CASA volunteers may call 717-208-3280 or email casa@casalancaster.org.

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Memory Loss Group To Meet October 15, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Warwick Room of The Heritage, the memory care center.

The topic for the evening will be "When Behaviors Are a Challenge" with speaker Candy Yingling, who is the education and outreach coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association of the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. Following the speaker, there will be time for questions and informal discussion.

The meeting is for caregivers of persons with memory loss and other forms of dementia. The public is welcome to attend. For more details, call Landis Homes 717-581-3939.

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Caregiver Support Group To Meet October 11, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Community Room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "Preparing for the Holidays."

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Support Group Sets Meeting October 10, 2018

The Southern Chester County Chapter of the Compassionate Friends will meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the West Grove Friends Meeting House, 153 E. Harmony Road, West Grove. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help support organization that has a mission to assist bereaved families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of any child of any age and to help others be supportive. All bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to attend the meetings to participate or just to listen. Attendees may bring a friend or relative.

For more information, readers may contact Jackie at 610-932-5343 or email SCCTCF@gmail.com.

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Celiacs Support Group Will Meet October 4, 2018

Lancaster Area Celiacs Support Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Education Room 320 at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster. The doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Tammy Gingras-Moore of Allergy Orchard in Willow Street will present "Brand Aid: Help Finding the Right Gluten-Free Brands for You." It will feature an interactive conversation about gluten-free brands. A Celiac 101 class for the newly diagnosed will be offered at 6:15 p.m.

No reservations are necessary. All are welcome to attend. For more information, readers may visit www.lancasterareaceliacs.org or contact lac-leader@lancasterareaceliacs.org.

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Parkinson's Group To Meet October 3, 2018

The next meeting of the Lancaster County Parkinson's Support Group will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in the West Bethany Chapel, a new meeting location, at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. The topic will be "Parkinson's Disease: More Than Motor Symptoms," presented by Dr. Fahd Amjad, an assistant professor of neurology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A question-and answer time will follow the presentation. Following the meeting will be a time of refreshments and informal discussion.

The monthly meetings are designed for education and support for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and for their families. The Lancaster Parkinson's Support Group meets at Landis Homes on the third Monday of each month from March through November. For more information or to receive a brochure about the group, readers may call 717-509-5494.

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Grief Support Group Will Meet October 2, 2018

The Living With Loss Support Group at Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the board room.

Guest speaker Michele DeRosa will present "Sharing a Personal Experience of Grief and Loss." As a funeral director, DeRosa will share her expertise and insight as she interacts with those who grieve every day.

The Living With Loss group is for persons who have experienced death of a spouse or family member. The group's focus is support and education. The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, readers may call Jenny Snyder at 717-355-6259 or email jsnyder@gardenspotvillage.org.

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Local Support Groups Slated September 26, 2018

Garden Spot Village, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, will sponsor several support groups. The groups are free and open to the community. For more details, readers may call 717-355-6007.

The Caregiver's Support Group, for family caregivers of persons with dementia, will meet on Monday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Concord Room. The meeting will include an open discussion. Upon advance request, free respite care in Adult Day Services will be available during the group meeting time, if currently enrolled in Garden Spot Village Adult Day Services. First-time attendees are asked to contact Marcia Parsons at 717-355-6239 or mparsons@gardenspotvillage.org.

The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Board Room. Jason Dickow, occupational therapist, will share an update on adaptive devices available for people with essential tremors as well as fall prevention tips and suggestions for driving. Individuals with essential tremors and their families and friends are invited to attend. For more details, readers may contact Sherilyn Lapp at 717-355-6264 or slapp@gardenspotvillage.org.

The Low Vision Support Group will meet on Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Garden Towers. Chet Lubecki, mobility and orientation specialist, and Michelle Farrell, visual impairment services team coordinator, will present "Fall Prevention for Those with Visual Loss." The group is designed to provide information and support to enhance independence for persons with any kind of visual losses. For more details, readers may contact Mary Beth Villafane at 717-355-6010.

The Parkinson's Support Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Village Square Theater. The meeting will include a presentation titled "Speech Therapy and Parkinson's Disease." Free resources from the National Parkinson's Foundation will also be available. The support group is open to all persons with Parkinson's and their caregivers, family, and friends. For more details, readers may contact Lapp.

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Surviving Spouse Socials To Meet September 24, 2018

The next regular meeting of Surviving Spouse Socials will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, 509 Pacific Ave, York. The group will play games and enjoy refreshments after the meeting. Attendees are welcome to bring a friend.

The purpose of the group is to help those who have been widowed to move on with their lives. All widowed men and women are welcome to attend. The group's regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month except for August and December.

The group goes out to eat every Thursday at 6 p.m. to different restaurants in York. Additionally, upcoming social activities include trips to Old Country Buffet on Route 30 on Mondays, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19, at noon to eat lunch and play cards or games; a train ride in New Freedom to Hanover Junction on Friday, Oct. 19; and the group's annual Christmas party on Friday, Dec. 14.

Individuals can call 717-318-6366 or 717-434-5470 for any information about the group or its social activities.

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GriefShare Sessions Planned September 20, 2018

Norrisville United Methodist Church, 2811 W. Church Lane, White Hall, Md., will offer GriefShare support group sessions starting on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and continuing every Tuesday for 13 weeks. Sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The group is nondenominational, and attendees need not be members of the church. There is a cost for materials.

For more information or to register, readers may call the Rev. Melissa McDade at 410-692-6179 or email thomasjsullivan@hotmail.com. Individuals may call for updates in the case of inclement weather.

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Memory Loss Support Group To Meet September 14, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group for Caregivers will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the community room at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy.

The topic will be "What Is 'The 36-Hour Day'?"

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