Local Support Groups, March 2015
— Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Christ-centered 12-step program for alcoholism, co-dependency, grief, divorce, sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug, sexual, food, gambling addictions. Trading Ford Baptist Church worship center, 3600 Long Ferry Road. 704-637-7523 or 704-633-5986.
— Narconon, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. seven days a week. Nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with drug addictions provides addiction help through consultation. For help, call 1-800-556-8885.
— Overcomers in Christ, 7 p.m. Mondays. Jericho Outreach addiction recovery program. Grace Bible Church, 6725 E. NC 152, Rockwell. 704-279-6820 or Overcomersinchrist@yahoo.com. Also, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Rockwell Public Library basement. 704-213-6712.
• Overeaters Anonymous Salisbury, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays. 12-step program for those with a problem with food, yo-yo dieting, bingeing and compulsive overeating. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., in the conference room. Elaine, 704-798-1011.
— Recovery Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays. For anyone affected by the disease of chemical dependency. Suite 211, Kent Building, 909 S. Main St. 704-637-0052.
— Narcotics Anonymous:
O=open • C=closed • D=discussion • AF= alternating format • WA or 1/2WA=wheelchair accessible • CL=candlelight meeting • BS=basic text study • LS=literature study • All meetings are nonsmoking
—Sunday: 6:30 p.m., Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills, AF WA.
—Monday: Noon, Omega Group step study, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills, AF WA • 7:30 p.m. Happy Joyous & Free, First United Methodist Church, 209 E. Mill St., Landis, OD WA.
—Tuesday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church,1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills, AF WA • Noon, Embracing Reality, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis, AF WA • 6:30 p.m. Omega Group, Gethsemane Baptist Church, 719 Caldwell St., BS WA • 7:30 p.m. Free to Live, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, OD BS.
—Wednesday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church,1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills, OD AF WA • 7 p.m. Omega Group, Moore’s Chapel, Monroe and Partee streets, OD.
—Thursday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills. LS AF WA • Noon, Embracing Reality, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St. Kannapolis, O WA • 7 p.m. Omega Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 201 W. Council St., CD LS WA enter at Boy Scout Hut.
—Friday: Noon, Omega Group, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave., by Salisbury Mall, behind Clancy Hills, AF WA, spiritual discussion • 7 p.m. Omega Group, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St., AF • 8 p.m., Free to Live, New Hope Lutheran Church, 1615 Brantley Road, Kannapolis, OD AF.
—Saturday: 7 p.m., Omega Group, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 201 W. Council St., enter at Boy Scout Hut, OD WA .
Narcotics Anonymous Helpline, 704-640-6488.
— Caring for the Caregiver, 5:30-6:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays (Jan.-Oct.). Alzheimer’s Support Group affiliated with Alzheimer’s Association. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Sara Maloney 704-637-3940.
— Alzheimer’s/other dementias support group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays. Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord, 1501 Zion Church Road E., Concord. For families dealing with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. 704-782-1100.
— “Journey” cancer support, 6 p.m. last Sunday each month. For cancer survivors or those currently going through this journey or who have in the past. Also for those associated with someone dealing with cancer. Discussion on how to deal with issues of treatment, feelings, pain management, family coping, how to express our needs to others, working and going through cancer, how God promises and provides. First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St., room 124; free. Register at First Baptist Church Salisbury 704-633-0431.
— John Miller colon cancer support group, Info: Eva White, 704-212-2362.
— Living In Pink breast cancer support group, 6 p.m. first Thursdays except July. Maupin Ave. Presbyterian Church, 100 Maupin Ave.(corner of Fulton St.) downstairs fellowship hall. Contact: Rebecca H. Smith 704-210-6870; Vicki Rhyne 704-640-8088; Jennifer Overcash 704-855-3372. December meeting will be held on 12/10/2015.
— Celebration of Life, a friendly gathering of breast cancer survivors, 1 p.m. March 9 and all second Mondays at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Jake Alexander Blvd. We are also an active Relay For Life team. Information: Mary firstname.lastname@example.org or 980-234-4479 and leave a message.
Diseases, disorders and conditions
— Autism Society of NC, Rowan chapter, Partners in Learning Child Development Center at Catawba College. Call 704-638-9020 for dates and times of meetings.
— Autism support group, 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays. Medical Arts Building classrooms, Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, 920 Church St. North, Concord. To support caregivers of children with autism and neuropsychiatric conditions. 704-403-2660 or www.northeastpedsneuro.org.
— Bariatric support group, first Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. Classroom A2A of the medical center. Fellowship, nutrition education, exercise, lifestyle changes, behavioral modification. Free. Information Suzie Dinse, RN, 704-210-5474.
— Cardiac support group, 7 p.m. third Tuesdays in Feb., June, Oct. Cardiac Rehabilitation Wellness Center, second floor Kiser Medical Building, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. 704-210-5412.
— Celiac support group at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Call Anna DeBoyace, RD, 704-210-5240.
— Diabetes support group, 7-8:30 p.m. first Mondays. Faith Baptist Church fellowship hall. Refreshments. Group leader Freda Horne RN, 704-279-2463.
— Diabetes support group, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, noon-1 p.m. fourth Mondays. Burlington Room, Charles Mack Citizens Center, Mooresville. Free. Director of Community Outreach, 704-660-4859.
— Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue support group of Denton, 6 p.m. first Thursdays. Expanded to include all chronic illnesses such as RSD, migraine, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, anyone having to cope with pain in their lives. Central UMC, First St. in Denton. Addie Phillips, 336-859-9122, email@example.com
— Epilepsy support of Rowan/Cabarrus, 6-7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. NorthEast Medical Center, Concord. Sarah Powers, 704-403-1986, Sarah.Powers@carolinashealthcare.org or Carole Young, 704-639-0847, youngcarole@hotmail. com
— God’s Special Angels, support group for families with children with Down syndrome. Meets periodically at Partners in Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center at Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-68-9020.
— Multiple Sclerosis self-help support group, 6:30 p.m. second Mondays except June-July-Aug. “Our Inspiration” for those newly diagnosed and/or with Multiple Sclerosis. J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury. 704-798-3341, email@example.com
— Multiple Myeloma support of Salisbury/Rowan, 10:30 a.m.-noon, second Mondays, RPL Stanback Room. Conact Barbara Barbour 704-762-9723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
— Parent-to-Parent support for parents of children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, emotional or behavioral challenges and parents of premature infants, through Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont. Call 1-800-650-6526 or 704- 788-1616.
— Rowan Parkinson’s support group, 1 p.m., first Tuesdays. First Presbyterian Church, Fisher St. Peggy Wilson, 704-633-3181.
— Sarcoidosis support group, 1-3 p.m. third Saturdays, Rowan Public Library. Share, learn, network for emotional and practical support. Delilah Blackwell, 704-638-0060, 704-797-6692, blackwelldelilah@yahoo. com
— TOPS means Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Weekly one hour support group meetings, annual cost $28, half price for children 6-18 years and spouses who join together. www.tops.org/ or 1-800-YEA-TOPS. Local contact: Laura Wickwar, 919-621-3613, Laurasgw@gmail.com
Monday: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, weigh-in 9 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. Leader Betty Camerlin 704-856-0205;
Monday: Carillon Assisted Living, 1915 Mooresville Rd., Country Kitchen room, weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Leader Maggie Musselwhite, 704-754-6158;
Tuesday: 795 Cannon St., Rockwell (fellowship building of Foursquare Church), weigh-in 5:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Leader Denise Jacobs, 704-279-5164, 704-642-6518, email@example.com
Tuesday: Lane Street Baptist Church, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis, weigh-in 9:30 a.m., meeting 10 a.m. Contact Linda Ramsey, 704-938-3634.
Thursday: Ursinus United Church of Christ, 116 W. Main St., Rockwell, weigh-in 6 p.m., meeting 7 p.m. Mary Coburn, 704-970-7224.
— Caring Friends grief support group for parents who have lost infants. Meets on an as-needed basis. 704-636-7803 or 704-279-6279.
— Circle of Hope, 7-8:30 p.m. second Thursdays. For parents grieving the loss of a child. 2290 Statesville Blvd. Lori Yang, 704-630-0319.
— Coping with Grief group support for anyone mourning the loss of a loved one. Call for current schedule. Rowan Regional Hospice, 704 637-7645.
— Rowan Hospice & Palliative CARE grief support group. Monthly, day support groups from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Also, Spring and Fall evening 6-week support groups available. Susanna Lund 704-637-7645 or 336-331-1348.
— TLC support group for Widows/widowers, third Wednesdays, Powles Funeral Home. Russ Roakes, 704-279-7241.
— Domestic violence support group for women 18 and older who are or have been in abusive relationships. Call 704-636-4718.
— HERO support group for children ages 5-12 who have witnessed domestic violence, 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays; 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call 704-636-4718.
— Incest/rape survivors support group, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays. Call Family Crisis Council, 704-636-4718.
— Sexual Assault support group, 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 704-636-4718.
— NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays. For family, friends and individuals suffering with mental illness: support, education and advocacy. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1908 Statesville Blvd., pull around back. Peggy Mangold, 704-640-8811, firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce Parra 704-645-1030.
— Mothers of Multiples, Salisbury, 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays. For families of twins, triplets and more. First UMC, N. Church St. Suzannah Callahan, 704-647-0445.
— PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays), 10 a.m. third Saturdays, Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. 704-213-0181 or salisburypflag@ bellsouth.net or email@example.com
— Rowan Brain Injury support group, 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays. 108 Dorsett Drive off Statesville Blvd. To support people with acquired brain injury and/or TBI, their families, care givers or anyone interested. Nadine Cherry 980-622-7732, Mary Sechler 704-905-2353, The Arc of Rowan 704-637-1521.
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