Support

BEDFORD

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

An Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers, families and friends of those with Alz­heimer’s meets from 10-11 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month at the Arbors of Bedford, 70 Hawthorne Drive. Shirley Gordon, Dementia/Alzheimer’s consultant and caregiver, leads this support group. To attend a meeting, RSVP to Kate Murry at 647-9300 or kmurray@arborsofbedford.com.

LYME DISEASE COUNCIL

The Bedford Lyme Disease Council holds meetings from 6:30-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the Richmond Room at the Bedford Public Library. This group pro­vides information, support and guidance. Information: David Hunter, 488-5371.

MOMS CLUB OF BEDFORD

The MOMS Club of Bedford is a chapter of the International MOMS Club, which is devot­ed to supporting all moms, whether at home or working, through providing activities. The local chapter offers a wide range of activities for moms and their children, including monthly member socials, park outings, play groups, trips to the farms, local play spaces and moms’ nights out. They are also committed to service projects within our communi­ty throughout the year. Each month, the group holds a member social.

Individuals interested in learning more about the MOMS Club of Bedford are invited to attend. The monthly socials are a great place to meet other local moms and learn a little more about the club. Information: bedfordareamomsclub@yahoo.com.

SPEDPAC MEETINGS

SpedPac of Bedford, a parent partnership that furthers aware­ness, education and support for special needs children and their families, meets 7-9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bedford Safety Complex. Registration: info@spedpacofbedford.org or spedpacofbedford.org.

MANCHESTER

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Family, friends and care­givers who are caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia are invited to attend an Easter Seals Alzheimer’s support group meeting, held 4-5:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 555 Auburn St. Free and open to the public. RSVP required if you plan to bring your loved one, who can spend time with staff and participants of the Adult Day Program while you attend. Information: Jason at 621-3460.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA SUPPORT

The Memory Lane Cafe, open to the public, is a safe and relaxed place where people with dementia and their families can come together for socialization and peer to peer support from 2-4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St., Man­chester.

For information or to make a reservation: Shirley Gordon at 647-6390 or shirlgrdn@yahoo.com.

ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP

Manage depression, anxiety and other emotional problems with the cognitive-behavioral method from the nonprofit Recovery International. Learn and practice this self-help method at open weekly meet­ings, held 7-9 p.m., Mondays at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, 401 Cypress St.

Participants enter the park­ing lot from Auburn Street and park and enter at the Cypress Center side of the building. Ring the doorbell, and the attendant will buzz you in; say you are here for the recovery group. The meeting room is straight ahead down the hall as you enter.

No required fee, no reser­vations necessary. Program is designed to work in conjunc­tion with professional mental health services. Recovery International is not affiliated with any religion or belief system and is operated entirely by non-professionals. Informa­tion: Marilyn at 624-0086 or visit lowselfhelpsystems.org/system/our-method.asp.

BIRTHRIGHT OF MANCHESTER

Birthright, 307 Kelley St., is a free, confidential, nonjudgmen­tal service for pregnant women. Free pregnancy tests, maternity clothing and baby clothing are available. Information: 668-3443.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for those caring for an aging loved one meets from 4-5:15 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at 555 Auburn St. Free.

RSVP required if you plan to bring your loved one who can spend time with our staff and participants of our Adult Day Program while you attend.

Information: Jason at 621-3460.

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS

Debtors Anonymous meet­ings are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of Grace Episco­pal Church, 106 Lowell St. There are no dues or fees. Information: 622-9813.

LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP

The Greater Manchester Lyme Disease Support Group meets 7-10 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the parlor of First Congregational Church of Manchester.

Meetings provide informa­tion and support to those with Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Meetings start in September. Information: David Hunter at 714-3489.

REGIONAL

COMMUNITY ACTION FOR SAFE TEENS

The mission of Communi­ty Action for Safe Teens is to prevent youth substance use and promote healthy choices for youths throughout the Souhegan Valley. The commit­tee of the Boys and Girls Club of Souhegan Valley serves Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton. CAST meets from 3:30-5 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Milford Ambu­lance Center. Information: castnh.org or cast@svbgc.org.

DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP

Open to families, caregivers or anyone wishing to learn more about dementia. Meetings held the third Wednesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. in the Mo­nadnock Room at Summerhill Assisted Living, 183 Old Dublin Road, Peterborough. RSVP: info@summerhillal.com.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you aren’t hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? Overeaters Anonymous can help. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Get meeting information at oan­ewhampshire.org or oa.org, or call 1-801-201-8720 or 434-7578 (Derry).

PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS

Parents Without Partners is a support and social group devoted to the welfare and interest of single parents and their children. Information: pwp1239.org.

PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR LBGT PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

The Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is launching a support group for men and women 18 and older who have experienced the emotional dif­ficulties when identifying as an LGBT person with mental health challenges. They will meet 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays at 64 Beaver St., Keene. There is no charge. This drop-in group will be facilitated by trained female and male peer co-facilitators. The only attendance require­ment is to arrive on time. Infor­mation: Damien Licata, MAPS executive director, 352-5093.

SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP