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Health briefs: Cancer, Alzheimer's support group meetings listed

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 12:01 am

Lutheran Cancer support groups

Lutheran Cancer Resource Center, 7910 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 109, 435-7584, will hold the following support groups in April: 10 a.m. April 1, Look Good/Feel Better. Call 471-3911 to register. 6 p.m. April 2, brain tumor; 1 p.m. April 9 and 23, smoke buster's; 4 p.m. April 9, ovarian/gyn; 4 p.m. Feb. 15, survivorship; 5:30 p.m. April 16, breast cancer; 4 p.m. April 17, head and neck; 4 p.m. April 18, lymphoma/leukemia/multiple myeloma; 6 p.m. April 23, ostomy; and 4 p.m. April 25, recurrent metastatic.

Alzheimer’s support groups

The Alzheimer's Association holds these free April support groups: 10 a.m. April 4, Waynedale Library, 2200 Lower Huntington Road; 9 a.m. April 8, Robinson United Methodist Church, 12707 Tonkel Road; 6 p.m. April 8, Abundant Life Church, 3301 Coliseum Blvd. E.; 6:30 p.m. April 8, United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City; 10:30 a.m. April 9, Parkview Hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington; 10 a.m. April 11, Trinity English Lutheran Church, 405 W. Wayne St.; 6:30 p.m. April 11, Risen Savior Lutheran Church, 8010 W. Jefferson Blvd:10:30 a.m. April 18, First Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Wayne St.; 2 p.m. April 18, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn; 6:30 p.m. April 18, Adams Memorial Hospital, Monroe Classroom, 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur; and 7 p.m. April 18, Parkview Regional Medical Center, 11109 Parkview Plaza Drive, Conference Room A.

Diabetes awareness

Tomorrow is the 25th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day and the American public is asked to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The test is available in English and Spanish.

For a free test, go online to www.stopdiabetes.com; Facebook www.facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation or call 1-800-342-2383.

Cancer caregiver help

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will host “Caring for the Caregiver: It's a Marathon … Not a Sprint” at 4-5:30 p.m. April 9 at the Health Arts Center, 6316 Mutual Drive. This is a program of The Association of Oncology Social Workers and will provide tips to both cancer patients and their family and friends. Topics include how cancer affects the whole family and family life after cancer. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by April 8.

For more information and to register, call 484-9560 or toll free 1-866-484-9560.