Health Happenings in Baldwin County

Posted 9/11/19

Planning a Graceful Journey with Aging Parents is a four-week seminar to provide information that will help you prepare for the future with your parents. If not for them, then so you can prepare for …

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Planning a Graceful Journey with Aging Parents is a four-week seminar to provide information that will help you prepare for the future with your parents. If not for them, then so you can prepare for the time when your children need to help you.

Participating speakers include an attorney, physician, social worker, and leaders of organizations within our community such as Senior Center, Council on Aging, etc.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8

Time: 6 -7:30 p.m.

Location: In the Brooks Center at Orange Beach United Methodist Church, 28751 Canal Road.

There is no charge for the seminar. Open to everyone.

We ask that you preregister to ensure that we have enough material.

For more information, contact Carolyn Brady 251-605-1006, carolyn_brady@bellsouth.net, or orangebeachumc.org/events

Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern Shore MS Support Group will meet at Ruby Tuesday in Fairhope. Speaker TBA. Dinner will be provided by Novartis, makers of new drug Mayzent. Family, friends, and caregivers are always welcome. May contact Weezer at (251)928-7606 with questions.

Sept. 11, 18, 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Free chair yoga class for those with MS at Thrive Studio, 21180 AL-181, Fairhope. Class is funded by a grant from the MS Foundation and instructed by Ms. Billie Reinhart. Call before attending or with questions: (251)929-4020 --- www.thrivefairhope.com.

Sept. 28, 8 a.m.

GO Run

Lace up your running shoes for this 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run presented by the Catranis Family Charitable Foundation. This family-fun event includes children’s activities, and prizes for individuals and teams with proceeds benefiting gynecologic cancer research at the USA Health Mitchell Cancer Institute. Race held at the Mitchell Center, University of South Alabama. For more information, visit https://www.usahealthsystem.com/events/go-run

Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Race for the Fallen Glow Run 5K and 1 mile race in Mobile, is set for Saturday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The race will take place at the Mobile Fairgrounds (The Grounds). Enjoy a glowing night run with your friends and family. Please feel free to share our race information with your coworkers, friends and family.

The Race for the Fallen is a night-time family fun race that honors fallen law enforcement officers and their families through the Police Benevolent Foundation. We encourage everyone to come out and take part in what is sure to be a great time for a worthy cause. Bring the kids, bring the pets (on a leash, please), and bring all your friends! Bring the whole family out and create GLOWing memories!

Register online at: https://bit.ly/2UWdDAC! Each registered participant receives glow gear, a neon race shirt, race bag, glowing finishers medal & much more! The race is for participants of all ages and speeds.

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Eastern Shore Support Group

4th Tueday of each month, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Daphne Public Library, 2607 Highway 98, Daphne

Facilitator: Charlie Hellebusch, 251-929-0791

Monday Morning Grief Support Group

Every Monday, 10 a.m.

Daphne Recreation Center, 2605 US 98, Daphne

Perinatal Support Group

Second Monday, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thrive Yoga & Massage, 21180 State Hwy, Fairhope

Welcome to the Perinatal Support Group offering resources to women in Lower Alabama who are, have, or worried about experiencing perinatal/postpartum related stressors. This is a non-clinical, non-medical, peer to peer support group with voluntary membership.

Women's Cancer Support Group

First Tuesday, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Kilborn Clinic, 1047 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope

Colorectal cancer and ostomy support group

Third Tuesday, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

USA MCI Kilborn Clinic lobby, Fairhope

Enjoy great conversation, make new friends, learn from guest speakers and share knowledge and information. A light meal is served. Please RSVP by living your name and the name of the meeting you would like to attend. RSVP at 251-445-9591. Visit UOAA.org for more information

Eastern Shore Baby Café

Every Wednesday, noon – 1:30 p.m.

150 South Ingleside St., Suite 2, Fairhope

Baby Café is a free, informal, drop in, no speaker, no presentation group to help moms with breastfeeding issues and socialize with other breastfeeding moms.

We welcome participants to bring guests, including dads, grandparents, preschool-age siblings and babies. There are toys for toddlers and refreshments for everyone. In addition, an IBCLC-certified lactation consultant is on hand to answer questions.

Coping Conversations Grief Support Group

Every Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Nix Center, One Bayou Drive, Fairhope

Free of charge. Open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Facilitated by Covenant Care. Please call 251-626-5255 or 251-928-2835 for more information or directions.

Talk Time

Grief Support Group/ Substance Abuse Loss

Third Thursday, 6 p.m.

Drug Education Council Office, 22251 Palmer St., Robertsdale

Talk Time provides a safe, comfortable environment where parents can meet with other parents who understand the grief of losing a loved one through substance abuse overdose. We are not counselors but caring people who are compassionate. Call Julie Waters for questions at 251-550-5031 or via email juliew50@ymail.com

Breast Cancer Support Group

Second Thursday, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

The Breast Center at Thomas Hospital, 750 Morphy Avenue, Fairhope

For information or to be added to the mailing list contact Patti at 251-279-2865

National Stuttering Association Gulf Coast Chapter support group

First Wednesday, 6:30 pm

Foley Library, upstairs meeting room.

For information, contact: lucyandmike2018@gmail.com