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The nation’s blood banks, represented by the American Red Cross, American Association of Blood Banks, and America’s Blood Centers, are asking for immediate blood donations to boost already low blood supplies. Blood is traditionally in short supply due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather, and illness. Individuals are asked to support their local blood centers by making and keeping an appointment to donate immediately.
Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing
meets at 9:30am the second Wednesday of the month at the Pardee Education Center. Programs deal with healing the hard-of-hearing. Public is invited.
TOPSÂ® is a non-profit international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life, dedicated to helping eachother Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.
- TOPS No. 185Â meets from 5:15PM Tuesdays at E. Flat Rock UMC, Spartanbur Highway. Â For more information, call 692-2071.
- TOPS No. 186Â meets at 8:30AM Wednesdays at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2010 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville. Â Call 698-8054 for more information.
meets 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Day Reporting and Restitution Center, First Avenue East, Hendersonville.
Living with Cancer Support Group
meets from 5:30-7pm Mondays and 10:30am-noon on Tuesdays at Pathways in Asheville. They also meet at 10am on Wednesdays at the Pardee Education Center.
NAMI Four Seasons
(National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) holds six support meetings for friends and family members of people with mental illness from 10am-11:30am the fourth Saturday of each month. There are two meetings each month for families with an adult; 5PM the second Thursday of each month at Pardee Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall, and 10AM the fourth Saturday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church, corner of 6th Ave. W and Blythe ST. There are also two meeting a month for families with a child; 8:30AM the first Thursday of each month at Pardee Education Center, Blue Ridge Mall. A consumer/peer support meeting is held at 4:30PM the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Clubhouse, 746 6th Ave. W.
T.H.E. Center (Treatment, Healing, and Education Center) for Disorder Eating
is a non-profit community organization offering support, education, info, and referrals for disordered eating.
7-8:30PM Wednesday, Women’s Resource Center, Annex Building, 50 Doctors Drive, Asheville.
4-5:30PM Thursdays, UNCA Counseling Center
The Brevard-Hendersonville Parkinson Disease Support Group
meets bi-monthly at 10AM at Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church,Â 300E. Main Street, Brevard.Â For more information, please call Ray CasparyÂ or Joyce Reaume.
The Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers & Early Diagnosed Persons
meets from 10-11:30AM the second Tuesday of each month in the Carolina Baptist Assoc. building, corner of Hebron and Willow. Call Christina Jacob, LCSW, Park RidgeHome Health
The Camera Club of Hendersonville’s general meeting is on the 4th Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce, 204 Kanuga Rd. beginning at 6:30 pm.
A series of classes for pregnant women and their families; and new parents. Topics include minor discomforts of pregnancy and labor, labor and delivery,nutrition in pregnancy, newborn care, breastfeeding, infant development, etc. Attendees that complete the series receive a layette item such as humidifier.
Family & Consumer Education
Strengthening families is the goal of the Depart of Family and Consumer Sciences at NC Sate University and this program. These programs focus on preventative education and provide knowledge needed by families to improve their quality of life through programs and education in: human development; foods nutrition and food safety; family resource management; and human environment.
The Healing Place
is a sexual assault response and resource center which offers support groups for adult survivors of sexual assault. The Healing Place is located at 100B Chadwick Sq. Court. All services provided by the Healing Place are at no cost to the client.
Food & Nutrition Education Program
Participants learn topics such as food safety, choosing health foods, meal planning, and food budgeting. Participants make weekly appointments for lessons in their homes or at an extension site. Lessons last about one hour and include preparation and hands-on activities.
Guided by over a century of service, the Hendersonville Woman’s Club continues to provide a platform for all women to advance the common good with a view toward the future where even small successes, when taken together, are proof of the concept that every individual person makes a difference in creating a better world. The next regular meeting location is available here.
Herpes Support Group
meets at 7pm every first Tuesday of the month at the Alcove meeting room on the second floor of MAHEC at 501 Biltmore Avenue. The meetings offer a confidential setting for sharing information, including drug suppression therapy.
is a support group for parents of children with special needs. This group meets at10am on the third Saturday of each month at the Children and FamilyResource Center. Call for more information.
La Leche League
meets at 10AM the second Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, corner of Kanuga and Price Street. Open to women interested in information and/or support in breastfeeding.
Mission St. Joseph’s holds a variety of cancer outreach programs for people with cancer or people in recovery. Visit the website for all the meeting days and times.
Out For Lunch
is a goods and nutrition program that teaches income eligible participants how to stretch their food dollars, plan nutritious and health meals for their families and food preparation skills. Participants attend four weekly classes from 10:00am to 2:00pm and earn a certificate upon completing of the classes.
Mountain and Upcountry Carolinas Myasthenia Gravis Support Group
meets from 1-3pm on the third Wednesday of each month at Pardee Education center in the Blue Ridge Mall.
A new Eating Disorders Anonymous meeting will begin Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:30pm at 120 D Chadwick Square, Hendersonville (off Hwy. 25 S. toward Flat Rock). The meeting, which is offered for those in recovery from all eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder, will take place every Tuesday in the same location.
meets at 7pm the first Monday of the month in the Community Room of First Citizens Bank. Educational and professional, speakers and activities for parents and children.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The new positive Solution-oriented support group for FMS and CFS meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month.
Hands On’s mission is to provide children and families with “hands on” educational experiences that stimulate the imagination and motivate learning in a fun, safe environment.
Hendersonville Strokes and Aphasia Support Group
meets 10:30AM second Fridays at Pardee Educatoin Center, Blue RidgeMall. This group features speakers and camaraderie for stroke survivors and caregivers.
A support group for parents who have lost children, grandparents who have lost grandchildren and siblings who have lost siblings, meets at 7:00PM the first Monday of each month at All souls Episcopal Church, Biltmore. For more information, call Shirley or Chris Drake.
Natural Healing Study Group
meets at 7pm the first Wednesday of each month at the First Citizens Bank Community Room at 129 Fifth Avenue West. Speakers and discussion on natural healing.
WNC Families CAN
supports families whose children have serious emotional and behavioral issues. Monthly support meetings,Supportive Connections, resources, and a library. Helping families with birth, adopted, and foster children who may suffer from bipolar, post traumatic stress, ADHD, autism, or other issues.
is a fellowship of men and women who share their struggles and offer support, experience, strength, and hope. Through working a spiritually-based 12-step program, participants overcome the compulsion to overeat/undereat. Meets 6:30-7:30PM Mondays at Balfour UMC, 2567 Asheville Highway. Call Lisa for more information.
meets 6PM-7:30PM Tuesdays at First Baptist Church Annex, 5th Ave. at Buncombe. Â Call Bridgette Davis for more information.
NAMI North Carolina’s Youth Families
program intensively supports families of children and adolescents with severe ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more.
PFLAG – Parents , Families, and Friendsof Lesbians and Gays
meets first Monday of each month at 7:30PM.
Healing Sexual Trauma
support group for women meets 5:30-7PM Thursdays at the Healing Place. For more information, call Pendy.
offers a variety of groups to help you through life circumstances. 403 Rutledge Drive.
What is Pathways
orientation meeting is at noon on Thursdays at Pathways.
Open Arms Pregnancy Support Services
provides friendship counseling, free pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothes, other help and referrals.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
meets at 6:30pm the third Thursday of each month, except December, at Pardee Health Center, Blue Ridge Mall.
School Health Program, BRCHS
is a Â school-based health clinic, provides immunizations, well and sick care,nutritional and mental health counseling in Hendersonville.
The Alzheimer’s Family Support Group
meets at 4PM on the third Tuesday of each month at Hendersonville UMC,Â 204 6th Ave. W.
is a federal program that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods,breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care.
Sexaholics Anonymous Women Only Meeting
is a 12-step fellowship for recovery from compulsive patterns of lust, romance, destructive relationships, sexual thoughts or sexual behavior.
Sjogren’s Syndrome Support Group
meets at 11:00AM the second Wednesday of each month at MAHEC, 501 BiltmoreAve., Asheville, second floor classrooms.
The Alzheimer’s Support Group
meets from 10AM-noon the second Tuesday in the Carolina Baptist Association building. Call for more information.
Parkinsons Support Group
meets at 10:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Thoms Rehab in Asheville.
offers a variety of bereavement services, which are open to the community, including regular meetings of support groups.
Hendersonville County Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group
meets at 7pm the third Thursday of each month at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6pm.
is a 12-step recovery program for partners, family and friends of sexaholics. We share our experience, strength and hope to helps solve our common problems. Call confidential voice mail in Asheville for more information.