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Health Events

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

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Click on the graphic to read the latest (April 2024) issue of the Duke Dementia Family Support Program e-newsletter.

Learn about some Mind-Body Approaches to Coping with Cancer during a virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 2, noon–1:30pm. Click here to register

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3, noon–1pm, online. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Heather Bryce will lead a Dance for Parkinson’s class on Wednesday, April 3, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Rebecca Bliss will lead a PWR!Moves Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery class on Thursday, April 4, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The next Fertility Support Group for Women After Cancer online meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 5:30–6:30pm. Click here to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). For those who are unable to travel, Susan Saenger will lead a Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s class on Zoom on Friday, April 5, 11am–12:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The next TACA Gathering for Parents of Kids with Autism will be held at the Red Robin restaurant (5313 New Hope Commons Dr) on Saturday, April 6, 11am. The Autism Community in Action (TACA) provides general information on the latest research, treatment options, therapies, and nutrition but doesn’t officially offer medical or legal advice. Everyone pays for his or her own meal; click here for more info and to register.

​The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, April 6, 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. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

This KidsCan! session is virtual—young people (ages 4–10) whose parents/guardians have been diagnosed with cancer can meet online on Monday, April 8, 6:30–7:30pm. Kids are encouraged to talk about their concerns, learn about cancer and its effect on families, and also learn ways to cope. Click here to register your child(ren) and to get the Zoom link.

The next virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Morning Care Partner Support Group will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 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, April 9, 5:30–7pm. Click here 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, April 9, 7–8:30pm, online. Write to janeli.mcneal@duke.edu or call 919-660-7565 for more info and to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Heather Bryce will lead a Dance for Parkinson’s class on Wednesday, April 10, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Rebecca Bliss will lead a PWR!Moves Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery class on Thursday, April 11, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The next virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, April 11, 6:30–8pm. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). For those who are unable to travel, Susan Saenger will lead a Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s class on Zoom on Friday, April 12, 11am–12:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The 10th annual Women’s Health Awareness: Transforming Communities by Enhancing Women’s Health will be held on Saturday, April 13, 8am–5pm, at Hillside High School (3727 Fayetteville Rd). Women are encouraged to come out for free health screenings, health education sessions, healthy-living sessions, and health-related resources. Click here to register; if you sign up by Monday, March 25, you can get a free lunch and a free 3D mammogram. (You can also register when you get there.) For more info, contact the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences by calling 919-541-3852 or by writing to WHA@niehs.nih.gov. This all-day health fair was made possible by partnering with the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and North Carolina Central University’s Department of Public Health Education. Click here to visit the NIEHS website for more health-related resources, including newsletters, videos, and webinars.

The Persons Living with Memory Loss Diagnosis Group will have an online meeting on Monday, April 15, 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, April 16, 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, April 16, 7pm. Write to tiffany.summers@duke.edu or call 919-660-7508 for more info and to register.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, noon–1pm, online. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Heather Bryce will lead a Dance for Parkinson’s class on Wednesday, April 17, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Rebecca Bliss will lead a PWR!Moves Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery class on Thursday, April 18, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The next virtual meeting of the Duke Dementia Evening Care Partner Support Group will be held on Thursday, April 18, 6:30–8pm. Write to natalie.leary@duke.edu or call 919-660-7542 for more info and to register.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). For those who are unable to travel, Susan Saenger will lead a Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s class on Zoom on Friday, April 19, 11am–12:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

 

Durham County Department of Public Health’s Durham Men’s Health Council will host a Community Walk in Southern Boundary Park (3400 Third Fork Rd) on Saturday, April 20, 9–10am. It’s free, and everyone—men, women, and kids—are invited to participate. Call Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or Jeff Forde at 919-451-3469 for more info.

​The LGBT Center of Raleigh will host the next Triangle Autism Discussion on Saturday, April 20, 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. Visit the Facebook page for more info, and click here to sign up and to attend this free Zoom event.

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, April 23, 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, April 24, 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 American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Heather Bryce will lead a Dance for Parkinson’s class on Wednesday, April 24, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Rebecca Bliss will lead a PWR!Moves Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery class on Thursday, April 25, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). For those who are unable to travel, Susan Saenger will lead a Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s class on Zoom on Friday, April 26, 11am–12:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Heather Bryce will lead a Dance for Parkinson’s class on Wednesday, May 1, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). Rebecca Bliss will lead a PWR!Moves Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery class on Thursday, May 2, 2–3:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

The American Dance Festival offers free classes for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners at ADF Scripps Studios (721 Broad St). For those who are unable to travel, Susan Saenger will lead a Virtual Dance for Parkinson’s class on Zoom on Friday, May 3, 11am–12:15pm. Call 919-797-2871 for more info and click here to sign up.

This KidsCan! Tweens and Teens session is hybrid—young people (ages 11–18) whose parents/guardians have been diagnosed with cancer can meet in the Duke Cancer Center (20 Duke Medicine Circle) and online on Monday, March 11, 6:30–7:30pm. Kids are encouraged to talk about their concerns, learn about cancer and its effect on families, and also learn ways to cope. Write to cancersupport@duke.edu to register your child(ren) and to get the Zoom link if you need it.

Call 919-810-6476 by end of day Tuesday, March 19 to register for CenterWell Roxboro’s (3500 N Roxboro St) free Lunch & Learn Medicare Seminar on Thursday, March 21, 11:30am–1:30pm.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Parenting with Cancer Support Group online meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 7:30–8:30pm. Parents, guardians, and caregivers of children and teens with cancer are invited to share info and learn how to best support their children. Click here to register.

The next Daughters Concerned for Aging Relatives Support Group virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 20, noon–1pm, online. 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 Metastatic Cancer Support Group Meeting for Women will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 3–4:30pm. Click here 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, March 20, 4–5:30pm. Click here​ to register.

CenterWell Roxboro (3500 N Roxboro St) will host a Lunch & Learn Medicare Seminar with Curtis Weaver on Thursday, March 21, 11:30am–1:30pm. Call 919-810-6476 by Tuesday, March 19 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, March 21, 5–6pm. Click here to register.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next Caregiver Support Group meeting for those looking after family members with cancer will be held on Thursday, March 21, 6–7pm. Click here​ 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, March 25, 4–6pm. Click here to register

The Durham County Department of Public Health’s Men’s Health Council will host its Quarterly Meeting at the WD Hill Recreation Center (1308 Fayetteville St) on Monday, March 25, 6–7:30pm. It’s free, everyone’s invited, and the evening’s topic will be Understanding Colon Cancer and Cancer Screening. They’ll also announce the annual Men’s Health Screenings, which will be held on June 1 and 2 at Lincoln and Duke clinics, plus upcoming monthly walks and forums. Contact Joyce Page at 919-560-7109 or jpage@dconc.gov for more info.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Young Adult Cancer Meetup will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 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 LGBTQIA+ Cancer Support Group online meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 5:30–7pm. Click here to register.

The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program’s next virtual Teen Cancer Meetup will be held on Thursday, March 28, 6:30–7:30pm. Young people ages 15 to 17 with cancer are invited to share info and otherwise hang out. Write to TYAO@duke.edu to register.

Milestones Pediatric & Maternal Nutrition, in partnership with Grounded Living and Breastfeed Durham, will host a Breastfeeding Support Group meeting on Tuesday, August 8, 1:30–3pm, at the South Regional Library (4505 S Alston Ave). Get tips and resources for breastfeeding and parenting challenges.

The next Durham County Health Ministry Network Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, January 8, 6–7:30pm. Representatives from faith-based organizations and houses of worship are invited to connect with others who are working to address health topics. Become a member (free of charge) and get in on trainings, educational information, community events, and grant opportunities. Click here to register for more info and the Zoom link.

 

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