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ACTIVITIES

Weight Watchers Studio, 3416 Richmond Road, hosts an open house during the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Attend a workshop for free, sample snacks, get freebies and coupons and learn dieting hacks and tips. Workshops (meetings) are held at 5:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Tuesdays; 9:30 a.m. and noon on Wednesdays; 6 p.m. Thursdays; and 9 a.m. Saturdays. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the workshop. Call 1-800-651-6000 for more information.

 

The Cass County Genealogical Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Queen City, Texas at the corner of Marietta and Fourth Streets. Guest speaker at the Feb. 12 meeting will be Frank McFerrin, curator of the Miller County Historical and Family Museum in Fouke, Ark. He will speak about the History of Miller County and its significance for genealogy research in Northeast Texas. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and a light meal and beverages will be served. The public is invited. For more information call 903-796-3081

 

GRIEF

Hope Remains (formerly Compassionate Friends) meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, Classroom 103. Our focus is parents or grandparents of a child who has died. For more information, call Cindy Sanford at 903-280-4130.

 

Dierksen Hospice Grief Support Group meets 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the 6500 N. Summerhill Road. Call 870-773-4353 or 903-793-6350.

 

Grief Group meets at 5 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Queen City Funeral Home. Call 903-796-9669.

 

Hospice of Texarkana/Hospice of Hope offers several support groups:

Grief Support Group meets Monday evenings at Wadley Senior Health Clinic, 1307 Trinity Blvd. Call Brett or Amy at 903-794-4263 for the time.

Movers and Shakers Grief Support Group meets at 8:15 a.m. Thursdays at Central Mall in front of Chick-fil-A. Call Amy or Brett at 903-794-4263.

Adult bereavement Support Group meets each Saturday from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Loft Coffee Shop at the Hospice of Texarkana Care Center, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Call (903) 794-4263 for information.

Caregiver Support Group meets each Wednesday from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hospice of Texarkana Care Center, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Call (903) 794-4263 for information.

Widow's Support Group: Women who have lost their husbands share their grief journey while gathering positive coping skills. The group meets on Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Hospice Care Center, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas.

Widower's Support Group: Men who have lost their wives have coffee together on Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hospice Care Center, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas. The group is led by Richard Martin. Call (903) 794-4263 for more information.

 

MEND (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital, 2400 St. Michael Drive. For information, email Chelsea Stroud at Chelsea@mend.org or see M.E.N.D. of Texarkana on Facebook.

 

MEDICAL

Alzheimer's Support Groups: Forget-Me-Not group meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday at Alzheimer's Alliance, 100 Memory Lane, 903-277-1253.

Alliance Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Friday at Alzheimers Alliance, 100 Memory Lane, 870-772-6075.

Dierks, Ark., group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at Dierks Nursing and Rehab, call 870-451-2101.

Jefferson, Texas, group meets at noon the third Wednesday at Cypress Place, 100 W. Douglas St., 903-665-3903.

Mount Pleasant, Texas, group meets at noon the third Thursday at Titus Regional Medical Center, 2001 N. Jefferson St., lunch is served, 903-577-6593.

 

Amputation Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Dogwood Room at CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital, Call Mae Tariman at 903-614-4000.

 

Arklatex Lyme Disease Support Group offers resources and information on tick-borne diseases. Call Annette Sharp at 903-748-9182.

Hear the Ark-La-Tex Autism Parent Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Therapy Options, 3410 Magnolia St. Call Shasta at 903-490-1186.

 

Brain Injury Support Group meets at noon the fourth Friday of each month in the Dogwood Room at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System. Call Elizabeth Dalby at 903-614-4455.

 

Coping with Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at W. Temple Webber Cancer Center. Call 903-614-2675.

 

Diabetes Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday and 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, Professional Office Building, 2600 St. Michael Drive. Reservations are not required. Call 903-614-2034.

 

Miller County Parkinson's Support Group and Care Partner Support Group, for patients and caregivers, meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Wadley Senior Clinic, 1307 Trinity Blvd. Call Nancy Bailey at 870-626-3089, toll free in Arkansas at 800-272-2127 or KaSandra Gillbeau at 870-773-2030.

 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Arkansas support group meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Southwest Arkansas Counseling Center, 3005 E. 39th St. Texarkana, Ark. For more information, contact Kim Siebert at ksiebert@swacmhc.com.

 

Stroke Support Group meets at 3:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in Dogwood Room, CHRISTUS St. Michael Rehabilitation Hospital. Call 903-614-4459.

 

Stroke Support Group will meet at noon Wednesdays in the board room of HealthSouth, 515 W. 12th St. The program is free and includes lunch. Reservations are requested. To RSVP call 1-877-7WADLEY. For additional information, call 903-735-5000.

 

Texarkana Resources for the Disabled Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday bi-monthly at 3015 East 19th St., Texarkana, Ark. For more information, call 870-774-9675.

 

TexArk Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at Wadley Health System, first floor education room. Call 870-330-0449.

 

Tri-States Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of the month at CHRISTUS St. Michael fitness center. Call Eleanor Mongold at 870-832-3072.

 

Veterans Helping Veterans Support Group meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bowie County Courthouse. Admission is free. For information, call Sam Cross at 903-278-8953. Officials advise participants to arrive early as the courthouse doors close at 5 p.m.

 

WEIGHT LOSS

New Boston Weight Watchers meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at New Boston Housing Authority. Call 1-800-521-5566.

 

TOPS No. 665 meets a 6 p.m. every Thursday at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 545 W. 12th St. For information, call LaRue Shelling at 903-826-4005.

 

TOPS No. 1324 meets at 10 a.m. Fridays at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. Call Sue McKin at 903-559-2016.

 

For a complete Self-Help listing, go to texarkanagazette.com.

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