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HEALTH CALENDAR

Editor’s Note: Due to the Christmas holiday, some meeting dates and times may have changed. Please check with your group to confirm your meeting.

TODAY

AL-ANON: noon, Triangle 24 Hour Club, Memorial Highway, Dallas (next to bowling alley); 7 p.m., Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Medical Arts Building, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre (basement); 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Boulevard, Mountain Top. Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

AL-ANON PARENT SUPPORT GROUP: 7:15 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Center, 562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston (rear, second floor). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

BI-POLAR/DEPRESSION SUPPORT: 6:30 p.m., Community Counseling Services board room, 110 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. For those with bi-polar disorder or fighting chronic depression. Call 283-5228 for information.

CANCER SUPPORT: “Facing Cancer Together,” support group for cancer patients and loved ones, 6:30-8 p.m., Mercy Hospital, Scranton. Call 348-7940.

GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT: 6-8 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. For information, call 864-3289.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE CLINIC: 1-4 p.m., for Wilkes-Barre residents only. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 208-4268.

TRAUMA SUPPORT: Destinations, day program for female trauma victims, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nanticoke. Call Linda O’Boyle, 735-7590.

WEDNESDAY

ABUSE SUPPORT: Battered Women’s Support Group, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Domestic Violence Service Center, Wilkes-Barre. Call 823-7312 or (800) 424-5600.

AL-ANON: 10:15 a.m., Holy Name St. Mary’s, 301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville; 7 p.m., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Boulevard, Plains Township; 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Center, 451 Wyoming Ave., Kingston (rear, second floor). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m., Riverside Adult Day Care Center, 220 S. River St., Plains Township. For more information, call 823-5161.

AQUATIC EXERCISE AND AEROBICS: 3:30-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m., John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: 1-4 p.m. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free for children ages six weeks to 18 years. Must have a current immunization record and call 208-4268 for an appointment.

MENTAL HEALTH: Recovery Inc., 7:30 p.m., Allied Services Longterm Center, Smallacombe Drive, Scranton. Call 342-9848.

NAR-ANON – Support group for families affected by the disease of drug addiction; 7 p.m., United Methodist Church; 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. Call 262-3793 for more information.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Northeastern Pennsylvania Overeaters Anonymous beginners’ meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call Diane, 822-6239, or go to www.oa.org.

SWING DANCE CLASSES: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hazleton Health & Wellness Center aerobics room, 700 E. Broad St.

WEIGHT LOSS SUPPORT: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 8:30 a.m. weigh-in, 9 a.m. meeting, St. John’s Lutheran Church, South River and Academy streets, Wilkes-Barre, call 288-9002; weigh-in 5:30-5:55 p.m., briefing 6-6:30 p.m., Lehman United Methodist Church, call 675-1682 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; 6-6:45 p.m. weigh-in and 7 p.m. meeting, West Pittston Borough Building; and weigh-in 5:30-6 p.m., 6 p.m. meeting, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas, call 639-5464.

THURSDAY

ALATEEN: 7:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Mercy Center, 301 Lake St., Dallas Township. Call 603-0541.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., Providence Place, 149 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Call 788-7555.

EPILEPSY SUPPORT: 7 p.m., John Heinz Institute, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. For persons with epilepsy or seizure disorder, family and friends. For more information, call Mary Ann Sailus at 830-2039.

EX-POWS’ GROUP: Support group for former prisoners of war, 11 a.m., Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, eighth-floor group room, Plains Township. Call Alan Kurlansky, 824-3521, extension 7698.

FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES: 6-8 p.m., education, information and resources for individuals, families and friends dealing with alcoholism and chemical dependency. Good Shepherd Church, 87 S. Hunter Highway, Drums. Call 823-1171.

GENTLE YOGA CLASS FOR CANCER PATIENTS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to first class. A doctor’s note is required for cancer patients in treatment. Classes are open to the public, cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost is $7, age 60 and older $5. For information, call 714-8800.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC: 9-11 a.m. Kirby Health Center, 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Free for children ages six weeks to 18 years. Must have a current immunization record and call 208-4268 for an appointment.

RECOVERY INC.: Support group for people with anxiety, panic attacks and depression, 7-9 p.m., Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Call 822-6486, 288-2197 or 542-7980.

S.A.F.E.: Supporting Autism and Families Everywhere, regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine , Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre. For information, call 822-7259.

WALKERS: Meet for fun, friendship and exercise, 2 p.m., front of the Lee Park Tower Senior Center, Wilkes-Barre. Call 822-8254.

FRIDAY

AL-ANON: 7 p.m., Nesbitt Hospital, Wyoming Ave., Kingston (enter through front doors, conference room first door on right); 7 p.m., Triangle 24 Hour Club, Route 415, Dallas (next to bowling alley). Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

ARTHRITIS EXERCISE FOR CHILDREN: 4-4:45 p.m., John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

ARTHRITIS LAND EXERCISE: 10-11 a.m. John Heinz Rehabilitation, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Call 826-3738.

INFANT MASSAGE CLASS: 11-11:45 a.m., Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, 700 E. Broad St. Massage helps to regulate the baby’s digestive system, helping colic or constipation, and aids in relaxation to help regulate sleep. Cost is $7 per class, includes informational materials and massage oil. For more information, call 501-6767.

SATURDAY

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Faith-based 12-step recovery program, 11 a.m., Nebo Baptist Church, 75 Prospect St., Nanticoke. For more information call Sue at 735-8109 or Lisa at 472-4508.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, Warren Street and Exeter Avenue, Exeter, call Marilyn, 655-2532, or go to www.oa.org.

SUNDAY

AL-ANON: 7 p.m., Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Medical Arts Building, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre; 7 p.m., Mercy Special Care Hospital, 128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke (wound care entrance, conference room); 7 p.m. Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, Main Street, Dallas. Call 603-0541 or (866) 231-2650.

GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS/GAM-ANON: Both meetings, 5:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 425 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Call Help Line, 829-1341.

INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Area RESOLVE Peer Led Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Kistler Learning Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, East Mountain Boulevard, Plains Township.

MS HELP: Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, Riverside Rehabilitation Center, 220 S. River St., Plains Township. For meeting time, call Deborah Malys, 823-1204.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: 6-7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; 8-9:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 30 Butler St., Kingston (use Geisinger parking lot next to Dairy Queen, church is in back). Call 1-866-935-4762.

MONDAY

ADDICTION HELP: Confidential one-on-one discussion about drug and alcohol addiction and referrals. Not therapy. At 7:30 p.m. at 24 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, the Stickney building. Appointments can be made by calling 762-4009.

BIBLE-BASED RECOVERY PROGRAM: 12-step program for individuals with addictions to drugs, alcohol, gambling, food, sex, etc.; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Christ Community Church, 100 W. Dorrance St., Kingston. For information, call Bonnie Hopkins at 592-2909 or Pastor John at 283-2202.

CARDIO-STRENGTH TRAINING CLASS: 5:30-6:45 p.m., Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. For cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Cost, $7 per class, 60 and older, $5. Monthly rates available. Call 714-8800.

SENIORS EXERCISE: Group strength/stretch exercise and relaxation classes for adults 55 and older, 10:15 a.m., Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Edwardsville. Call 552-4550.

STROKE SUPPORT: Support group, 6 p.m., Allied Services Rehabilitation Hospital, community room, Scranton. Call 348-1263.

SUNRISE STRETCH: Sponsored by Area Agency on Aging for Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, gentle stretching exercises, 7:30 a.m., West Park, Swallow Street, Pittston. Call 822-1158.

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