Support groups

Monday, May 08, 2006
HEALTH SUPPORT GROUPS

Alabama Head Injury Foundation

For people with traumatic brain injuries and their families and friends. AHIF Small Places, United Way Building, 3600 Eighth Ave. South, 6:30 p.m., third Thursdays.

ALS Strength and Courage Care Group Supports comprehensive services and research for adults and families affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. Sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4887 Valleydale Road, 10:30 a.m., third Saturday of the month. Free. For more information, call 823-8191 or 800-525-6793, or visit www.als.mdausa.org.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers Support Groups are for anyone caring for an Alzheimer’s or dementia patient.

Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama offers a newsletter five times a year, as well as scholarships for adult day care and for continence products. Care teams are available for home visits and a resource library is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, 300 Office Park Dr. For more information, call 871-7970.

Here are the meeting schedules:

ACA – 300 Office Park Dr., Suite 200, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays. Information: 871-7970.

Bessemer – Bessemer Carraway Hospital, Level C, Doctor’s Dining Room, 6-8 p.m., first Mondays. Information: 481-8500.

Eastern area – Jefferson State Community College, Fitzgerald Student Center, room 403, 7-8:30 p.m., third Mondays. Information: 934-2178.

Source: http://www.al.com/healthfit/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/living/1147080131168350.xml&coll=2

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