Health Events

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

The next Fertility Support Group for Women After Cancer virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 5:30–6:30pm. Write to oncofertility@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next virtual Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, December 3, 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. This week’s topic will be Social Skills. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

There will be a virtual meeting of the Duke Early Pregnancy Loss Support Group on Monday, December 5, 5–6:30pm. The fee to participate will be based on your insurance coverage. Write to julia.woodward@duke.edu or call 919-572-8853 for more info and to register. 

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, noon–1pm. Write to bobbi.matchar@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

The next Triangle Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease Connections virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 7–8:30pm. Write to anne.kosem@duke.edu or allison.m.allen@duke.edu to register for this free Zoom hangout.

The next virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 8, 6:30–8pm, online. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

A Duke Home Care and Hospice Monthly Volunteer Information Session will be held online on Monday, December 12, 6–8pm. Click here 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 Hannah Sasser at hes15@duke.edu or 919-954-4117  to register your child(ren) for the Monday, December 12 session from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

The next virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Morning Care Partner Support Group will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 10:30am. Write to tiffany.summers@duke.edu or call 919-660-7509 for more info and to register.

 

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 13, 5:30–7pm. To register, send an email message to ginger.gialanella@duke.edu or call 919-307-0332.

The next virtual meeting of the Younger Onset Support Group for those with early-onset Alzheimer’s and their families will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 7–8:30pm. Write to janeli.mcneal@duke.edu or call 919-660-7565 for more info and to register.

Learn about some Mind-Body Approaches to Coping with Cancer during a virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 12:45–1:30pm. Write to tracy.berger@duke.edu or call 919-681-6835 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 15, 5–6pm. To register, send an email message to tracy.berger@duke.edu or call 919-681-6835.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Caregiver Support Group for those looking after family members with cancer will be held on Thursday, December 15, 6–7pm. Write to tracy.berger@duke.edu or call 919-681-6835 to register.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next virtual Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, December 17, 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. This week’s topic will be Social Skills. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

The Persons Living with Memory Loss Diagnosis Group will have a virtual meeting on Monday, December 19, 11am. Write to janeli.mcneal@duke.edu or call 919-660-7565 for more info and to register.

 

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 20, noon–1:15pm. To register, send an email message to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542.

The next virtual meeting of the African-American Dementia Caregiver Support Group will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 7pm. Write to tiffany.summers@duke.edu or call 919-660-7508 for more info and to register.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Parenting with Cancer meeting (for parents/guardians/grands of kids and teens with cancer) will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 7:30–8:30pm. To register, send an email message to patrick.plumeri@duke.edu or call 919-862-5220.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 21, noon–1pm, online. Write to bobbi.matchar@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Metastatic Cancer Support Group Meeting for Women will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 3–4:30pm. Write to ginger.gialanella@duke.edu or call 919-307-0332 to register.

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 21, 4–5:30pm. To register, send an email message to john.schweichler@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

The next Teen Oncology Meetup for young people ages 15 to 17 with cancer will be held on Thursday, December 22, 6:30–7:30pm. Send a quick email message to TYAO@duke.edu to register for this free Zoom hangout.
 

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Young Adult Cancer Meetup will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 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 virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, December 22, 6:30–8pm. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

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 26, 4–6pm. To register, send an email message to patrick.plumeri@duke.edu or call 919-862-5220.

 

The next Durham Parkinson’s Disease Support Group online meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 10:30am–noon. Write to allison.m.allen@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The next virtual meeting of the Younger Onset Support Group for those with early-onset Alzheimer’s and their families will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 7–8:30pm, online. Write to janeli.mcneal@duke.edu or call 919-660-7565 for more info and to register.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Morning Care Partner Support Group will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 10:30am, at Grey Stone Church (2601 Hillsborough Rd). Write to tiffany.summers@duke.edu or call 919-660-7509 for more info and to register.

 

The next LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group online meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 5:30–7pm. Write to geoffrey.vaughn@duke.edu or call 919-668-4029 for more info and to register.


 


The next Caregiver Support Group virtual meeting will be held at the Durham Center for Senior Life (406 Rigsbee Ave, in the DCSL Classroom) on Thursday, August 4, 12:30pm. Share caregiving tips with other people who are looking after loved-ones over the age of 55. 

The Duke Huntington’s Disease Support Group will hold its next virtual meeting (for patients and their families) on Wednesday, November 9, 10:30–11:30am. To register, send an email message to allison.m.allen@duke.edu.

The KidsCan! Teens program, hosted by the Duke Cancer Center, encourages young people (ages 13 to 18) whose parents/guardians have been diagnosed with cancer to talk about their concerns, learn about cancer and its effect on families, and also to learn self-care skills. Write to cancersupport@duke.edu or call 919-684-4497  to register your child(ren) for the Monday, November 21 virtual session from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

MedUltra CPR (3600  Duke St, Suite 106) will offer a Community/Family & Friends CPR Training on Wednesday, August 17, 10am–12:30pm. The instructor will be reviewing CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for all ages and will go over AED (automated external defibrillator) use. You’ll also learn how to handle choking emergencies. Everyone will receive a student workbook and a faceshield key chain. The class fee is $25; click here to register.