Health Events

The Durham County Health and Human Services building under construction

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

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 Monday, May 2, noon–1pm. 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 meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 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 Fertility Support Group for Women After Cancer online meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5, 5:30–6:30pm. Write to oncofertility@duke.edu for more info and to register.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, May 7, 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 Media. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Morning Care Partner Support Group (Grey Stone Group) will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 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, May 10, 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, May 10, 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.

Duke Movement Disorders Center of Excellence’s next Duke Huntington’s Disease Support Group Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 10:30–11:30am. Write to allison.m.allen@duke.edu to register.

Learn about some Mind-Body Approaches to Coping with Cancer during an online meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 12:45–1:30pm. Contact Tracy Berger at 919-681-6835 or Tracy.Berger@duke.edu for more info and to register.

Spring into Health: The Durham County Community Health Fair will be held on Thursday, May 12, 3–7pm, at 533 E Main St. Learn more about health issues including how to quit smoking, chronic diseases, opioid/substance abuse, diabetes, diet and exercise, nutrition, hypertension, hands-on CPR training, health screenings (colon, blood pressure, glucose), COVID-19 vaccination and testing, and more. Shop with a wide variety of vendors, enjoy some music, and receive free hot food, food boxes, and gift cards. This free event was made possible through partnerships made with Durham County, the Community Health Coalition, BlueCross BlueShield NC, LATIN-19, Legal Aid NC, Duke Health, DHFC (Duke Health & Fitness Center), UPOH (United Providers of Health), El Centro Hispano, the Durham Housing Authority, Durham TRY (Together for Resilient Youth), Durham’s Partnership for Children, the African-American COVID Task Force+, and Optum Rx.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, May 12, 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 Persons Living with Memory Loss Diagnosis Group will have an online meeting on Monday, May 16, 11am. To register, send an email message to Natalie.Leary@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

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 919-954-4117 or hes15@duke.edu to register your child(ren) for the Monday, May 16 session from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

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, May 17, 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, May 17, 7pm, online. Contact Tiffany Summers at 919-660-7508 to register for this Zoom meeting.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 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.
 

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next Metastatic Cancer Support Group Meeting for Women will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 4–5:30pm. To register, send an email message to John.Schweichler@duke.edu or call 919-668-2480.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual General Cancer Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Thursday, May 19, 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 Caregiver Support Group for those looking after family members with cancer will be held on Thursday, May 19, 6–7pm. Write to Tracy.Berger@duke.edu or call 919-681-6835 to register.

MedUltra Learning will host a free Infant CPR and Choking Class on Saturday, May 21, 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.) Visit the Facebook event page and click on the link on the right-hand side to register.

The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, May 21, 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 is Media. Visit the Facebook event page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting (for patients and their families) will be held on Monday, May 23, 4–6pm. To register, send an email message to Patrick.Plumeri@duke.edu or call 919-862-5220.

Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next Young Adult Cancer Meetup will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 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, May 24, 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 LGBTQ+ Cancer Support Group online meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 5:30–7pm. Write to Geoffrey.Vaughn@duke.edu or call 919-668-4029 for more info and to register.

The next Teen Oncology Meetup for young people ages 15 to 17 with cancer will be held on Thursday, May 26, 6:30–7:30pm. Send a quick email message to TYAO@duke.edu to register for this free Zoom hangout.

The next meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, May 26, 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 next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 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.

 

Jewish for Good (Levin Jewish Community Center (“the J"), 1937 W Cornwallis Rd) will host Coffee and Conversations: A Discussion on Disability Allyship with B3 Coffee on Friday, February 18, 3–4:30pm. B3 Coffee is a nonprofit that works toward dismantling stigmas and creating change and a more inclusive and equitable world. Enjoy good conversation, snacks, and coffee; write to cberkowitz@jewishforgood.org to save your spot. This free event is part of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Bridge II Sports (3729 Murphy School Rd) will host the Girls Inspired, Girls Empowered (GiGe) program on Saturday, February 19, 10am–3pm. Girls with disabilities often “stick out” during a time when they want to “fit in,” and the GiGe program invites them to this safe, fun space where they can meet together and and talk about the challenges they’re dealing with regarding accessibility, social issues, and expressing themselves through creativity (accessible dance, art, and more). Girls with disabilities and their moms, grandmothers, sisters, and/or any important females in their lives are invited to participate in this free program. This is the first of three sessions; click here for more info and to register.