Health Events

The Durham County Health and Human Services building under construction

Health-related seminars, webinars, special events, and support-group meetings.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 1, noon–1:30pm, online. Contact Bobbi G Matchar at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

 

The next Triangle Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Connections online meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 7–8:30pm. Write to Anne.Kosem@duke.edu or Allison.M.Allen@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The next Fertility Support Group for Women After Cancer online meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2, 5:30–6:30pm. Write to oncofertility@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 2, 6:30–8pm, online. Contact Natalie Leary at 919-660-7542 or Natalie.Leary@duke.edu. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, December 4, 4:30–6pm. Self- and professionally-diagnosed people with autism are welcome to attend, as well as individuals in and outside of the LGBTQ+ community. Today’s topic will be Social Skills. Click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

Learn about some Mind-Body Approaches to Coping with Cancer during an online meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 12:45–1:30pm. Contact Tracy Berger at 919-681-6835 or Tracy.Berger@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 9, 6:30–8pm, online. Contact Natalie Leary at 919-660-7542 or Natalie.Leary@duke.edu. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

MedUltra Learning will host a free Infant CPR and Choking Class on Saturday, December 11, 1–2pm. This authorized American Heart Association training site here in Durham will offer this class online via Zoom. (Please note: This is a layperson’s course and not one that can earn you certification.) Click here to register, and call 919-998-8490 if you have any questions.

The Loud, Proud Speech, Communication, and Singing Group for Parkinson’s Disease will meet online on Monday, December 13, 2–3pm. Write to Meredith.Nye@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The KidsCan! program has moved online. Ordinarily held in the Duke Cancer Center, KidsCan! encourages young people (ages 4–18) whose parent/guardian has been diagnosed with cancer to talk about their concerns, learn about cancer and its effect on families, and also learn ways to cope. (There’s also a group for parents.) Contact Jean Hartford Todd at 919-684-2913 or jean.hartford.todd@duke.edu to register your child(ren) for the Monday, December 13 session from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Morning Care Partner Support Group (Grey Stone Group) will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 10:30am, online. Contact Bobbi G Matchar at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Breast and GYN Cancers Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 5:30–7pm. To register, send an email message to ginger.gialanella@duke.edu or call 919-307-0332.

The next meeting of the Younger Onset Support Group for those with early-onset Alzheimer’s and their families will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 7–8:30pm, online. Contact Janeli McNeal at 919-660-7565 or janeli.mcneal@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 15, noon–1:30pm, online. Contact Bobbi G Matchar at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Metastatic Cancer Support Group for Women meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 3–4:30pm. To register, send an email message to ginger.gialanella@duke.edu or call 919-307-0332.

 

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Blood and Marrow Transplant Survivorship Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 4–6pm. To register, send an email message to John.Schweichler@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

 

The next Stroke Support Group online meeting will be held on Thursday, December 16, 1–2:15pm. Send an email message to strokesupport@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual General Cancer Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Thursday, December 16, 5–6pm. To register, send an email message to Tracy.Berger@duke.edu or call 919-681-6835.

The Persons Living with Memory Loss Diagnosis Group will have an online meeting on Monday, December 20, 11am. To register, send an email message to Natalie.Leary@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

 

The next virtual Long-Term Care Community Support Group meeting (for family members of someone living in long-term care) will be held on Tuesday, December 21, noon–1:15pm. To register, send an email message to Natalie.Leary@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

 

The next meeting of the Dementia Caregiver Support Group (for caregivers in the African-American community) will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 7pm, online. Contact Tiffany Summers at 919-660-7508 to register for this Zoom meeting.

The next LGBTQ+ Cancer Support Group online meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 5:30–7pm. Write to Geoffrey.Vaughn@duke.edu or call 919-668-4029 for more info and to register.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 23, 6:30–8pm, online. Contact Natalie Leary at 919-660-7542 or Natalie.Leary@duke.edu. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Monday, December 27, 4–6pm. To register, send an email message to John.Schweichler@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

The next Durham Parkinson’s Disease Support Group online meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 10:30am–noon. Contact Allison Allen at Allison.M.Allen@duke.edu for more info and to register.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next Young Adult Oncology Social Meetup will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 6:30–7:30pm. Young adults ages 18 to 39 with cancer are invited to share info and otherwise hang out. Write to TYAO@duke.edu to register.

The next meeting of the Younger Onset Support Group for those with early-onset Alzheimer’s and their families will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 7–8:30pm, online. Contact Janeli McNeal at 919-660-7565 or janeli.mcneal@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 5, noon–1:30pm, online. Contact Bobbi G Matchar at 919-660-7509 or bobbi.matchar@duke.edu to let her know you’d like to attend. She’ll send an email with details on how to join this Zoom meeting.