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.
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TOPS is a non-profit international family of all ages, sizes, and shapes from all walks of life, dedicated to helping each other Take Off and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.
There are dozens of support groups that meet each week throughout Hendersonville, Brevard, Flat Rock, and Asheville. Visit the NAWS website to find one near you.
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 on the group’s website.
is a fellowship of men and women who share their struggles and offer support, experience, strength, and hope. Through working a spiritually-based program, participants overcome the compulsion to overeat/undereat.
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.
Share information about medical diagnosis, treatments, research and strategies; Talk about your feelings and receive confirmation that there are others dealing with the same challenges; Compare common symptoms and ways that each person has handled the symptoms; Discuss issues that are unique to care partners and family members of people with Parkinson’s disease; and Learn from expert speaker presentations. Contact the local group leader Jennifer Alderson at 828-698-6774 or visit the website for additional information
The Hendersonville AA and Al-Anon meeting schedules are now online! Please visit the Al-Anon website for up-to-date information and meeting times.
Parenting support and education offered free of charge. Please call 828-698-0674 or visit childrenandfamily.org for meeting details.
S-Anon 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.
Safelight is a nonprofit agency that provides support for survivors of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and child abuse. We make it possible for families who want to be free of violent relationships, to succeed. We make hope real.
The Support Ministry of Mud Creek exists to offer help, hope and healing as you face various circumstances and struggles in life. If you are in need of support, encouragement and understanding, please know that we are here for you. If you have any questions or would like more specific information please call 692-1262 ext.135 or email [email protected].
In North Carolina, more than 170,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 473,000 family and friends are providing care. Serving 49 central and western counties in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is here to help.
is a federal program that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods,breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care.
Second Tuesday of each month, except for June and August. Regular meetings at 10 a.m. Location: Meeting room of the Davidson River Presbyterian Church, 249 E. Main St. in Brevard. Dick and Jane Orwoll 862-8820.
Contact the support group leader via www.sjogrens.org from for the latest meeting information. If available, you will also see a link to the latest support group meeting flyer.
Camera Club of Hendersonville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. General Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce Building located at the intersection of Kanuga Road and Church Street in Hendersonville. Meetings begin at 6:30pm. Visitors and Members enter through the back entrance of the building. Park in either the Chamber parking on the back and side of the building or in the lot across Kanuga Road.
This interactive workshop is designed to empower family caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Tuesdays, September 17 – October 22, 2019, 10:00 – 11:30 am, Land of Sky Regional Council, 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140, Dogwood Room, Asheville, NC 28806. To register, call 828-337-2359 or click on aarp.cvent.com/PowerfulTools2019.
Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge. The group meets weekly in Hendersonville; please visit the website for up-to-date meeting information.
The NAMI Family Support Group is for persons who know someone with a mental illness who is a relative or someone they care about. Please visit the NAMI Four Seasons website or call 888-955-NAMI (6264) for up-to-date meeting information.
Meetings are informal and are open to pregnant women, mothers, babies and children. If you have questions about breastfeeding or just would like to meet other breastfeeding mothers, this is the meeting for you.
The meeting, which is offered for those in recovery from all eating disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating Disorder. The meetings are on Tuesdays, 5:30 pm at 542 N Oak St, Hendersonville, NC 28739.
Open Arms Pregnancy Support Services provides friendship counseling, free pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothes, other help and referrals.
The Council on Aging for Henderson County offers “Lunch at the Sammy,” a congregate dining program at the Sammy Williams Center. The program affords older adults an opportunity to socialize, connect to resources available in the community, and enjoy a nutritious meal in fellowship with others. Membership is free and open to all Henderson County residents who are 60 years of age or older. Fresh meals are prepared daily by the chefs at the Carolina Village and served to members at 11:45, Monday through Friday. Events and activities occur each month, with special events planned around holidays. Stop by for a visit and a guest lunch!
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.
Educational and professional, speakers and activities for parents and children.
At Pardee Cancer Center, we understand that life after a cancer diagnosis requires extra support, care and vigilance. So, we’ve developed support and survivorship programs aimed at helping you overcome the physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and nutritional challenges you may face during and after your treatment, as a cancer survivor. Visit our website or call our phone number for additional information, we’re here to help.