Self-help

Adult Grief Support Group meets every third Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at 100 Mayer Rd., Frankenmuth. Please call 989-652-4663 for details.

Vassar Al-Anon Family Group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 885 Saginaw St., Vassar. For more information, call 989-577-9464.
AA meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.

The Tuscola County Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Rd. (M-24) from noon to 2:30 p.m. Family members and close friends of those living with MS are also encouraged to attend. The church is barrier free. The members provide a light lunch. For more information, call Betty Priest at 989-761-7479 or Lee Ann Kulhanek at 989-673-8231.
Celebrate Recovery at Anchor Cove Church every Friday at 7 p.m. Hurts-Habits-Hangups. Celebrate Recovery is hosted by Mark and Dorothy Willis.

Grief Support Meeting is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Caro Senior Commons, 1601 W. Gilford Road, Caro at 4 p.m. — public is welcome. For more information, please contact Chaplain Don Killey, 989-790-7533, Southern Care “Where caring is a way of life.”

Thumb Compassionate Friends is a chapter of a national self-help group offering support to families who have suffered the loss of a child at any age. Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Community of Christ Church, 2081 E. Deckerville Rd., Caro. For information, call Sharon 989-683-3305 or Dave 810-376-2801 or visit www.TCFcaro.org.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings (weekly) on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Marlette Methodist Church, 3155 Main Street (corner of Main and Kilgour Streets). Please use back entrance at SE corner of church building. Contact 989-225-8284 for ore information.

Free Senior Stretch & Exercise Class is held Mondays and Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus, 2861 Main St., Marlette. Self-directed class with light exercise, breathing, and relaxation techniques. Open to the public.

Free Mammogram Screenings for patients who qualify through the expanded B.C.U.P.S. Program. This program is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and covers digital screenings. For those patients that need further testing and meet eligibility criteria, the program will also help cover a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, and an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy if recommended by their physician. Screenings are performed at the Gordon and Gayle Miller Foundation Women’s Imaging Center at Marlette Regional Hospital. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call 989-635-4299.

Volunteer Greeters Needed! Marlette Regional Hospital is seeking friendly, outgoing volunteers to participate in the hospital’s Greeter Program. Greeters are responsible for welcoming patients and guests as they enter and navigate the hospital’s main campus. They offer assistance, provide information and directions, call for wheelchairs and escort to destinations or to the appropriate staff. Greeters also provide assistance by answering questions and explaining hospital policies. If you enjoy helping people and have a few hours to spare, this could be a wonderful opportunity for you! For information about the Greeter Program and about the volunteer application process, call Sheila Lambert Greeter Program Coordinator (989) 635-2909.

United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital is seeking individuals interested in joining our volunteer program. Hospice volunteers offer support through patient care, bereavement, administrative duties, and community involvement. This essential work requires very special people—those with sensitivity, compassion, and a generous spirit. For an application or for more information call Helen Salas, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 989.635.4134.

Bereavement Support Programs are offered through United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital to people who have experienced a loss through death – these groups are open to anyone in the community. Lunch/dinner support groups for widows and widowers and singles that have lost a loved one through death. There is no charge to attend only the cost of your beverage & meal. Meetings are held: 1st Tuesday of the month at Eddie G’s Restaurant in Marlette, Noon for lunch; last Thursday of the month at Franklin Inn in Bad Axe, 6 p.m. for dinner. Grief Support Groups are for adults who have experienced the death of a family members or a friend and are held the 1st Friday of each month at MRH Administration Conference Room (use Seton Center Entrance) at 10 a.m.

Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care presents grief support group meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. at 5986 Cass City Rd. These sessions are open to anyone and refreshments are provided. Contact Don or Emily for more information at 989-872-5852.

Narcotics Anonymous – For information, call 1-800-230-4085.

Al-Anon – Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Want help? Al-Anon meetings are held every Tuesday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.) at 3800 Lee Hill Road (1/2 mile South of M-46). Call the MI Thumb Area AFG at 989-912-5478 for more information.

Exercise program is held on Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. for anyone in the community. A group exercise class which focuses on improving general strength, flexibility and balance at the Therapy Gym of the Lighthouse, 1655 E. Caro Rd. in Caro, phone 989-673-2500. This program is free of charge. You must have a doctor’s script to attend. Information packets are available at the Lighthouse Therapy Center front desk.

AA meeting every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Caro Presbyterian Church.

Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) – Find help if your life is being affected because of someone else’s excessive drinking. There are regular meetings in the Thumb area. For more information, call the MI Thumb Area AFG at 989-912-5478.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meetings, schedules, and/or information for Huron and Tuscola Counties go to www.tauc.ws; or call 989-670-4996 for the AA 24-hour Help Line.

Huron County Family Caregiver Support Group is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Human Development Commission, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.

Support Group for those affected by suicide will be provided at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Lisa Schoettle, MA, LPC, NCC at 989-975-0190.

Living with Parkinson’s Support Group is held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Holiday Inn Express in Bad Axe, 55 Rapson Lane West. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.
Caregiver Support Group is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library, 520 W. Huron Ave., Vassar. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.
Free foreclosure prevention counseling offered by the Human Development Commission. Call 1-800-843-6394, ext. 1799.

Are your fears debilitating? Check out my Concept of the Month. Dr. Sherry Baker LPC, Christian Counselor: 989-895-8356, www.sherrybakerLPC.com

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. (day chapter) at the Brentwood in Caro and 6 p.m. (night chapter) at the Tuscola County Medical Business Annex, 1231 Cleaver Rd., Caro. For more information, call 989-673-6023. The Unionville chapter meets every Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Unionville Moravian Church in Unionville. For more information, call Barb at 989-674-2929. The Vassar chapter meets every Wednesday at 9 a.m. in First United Methodist Church in Vassar. For more information, call 989-843-6846.

United Hospice of Marlette Regional Hospital is offering a bereavement social support group in Caro, the third Tuesday of the month at Caro First Baptist Church, 2 p.m. and the third Wednesday of the month at Nick’s Country Oven in Cass City, noon for lunch. Call United Hospice Service for more information at 1-800-635-7490 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

Compassus Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers in Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac counties with spare time, friendly smiles, warm hearts and good listening skills. If interested, contact Shannon Pitts, Volunteer Coordinator, Home and Hospice Advantage, 989-872-5852.

The Alzheimer and Family Caregiver support and education group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Human Development Commission Intergenerational Building, 430 Montague Ave. in Caro. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.

The Post Polio Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Bluewater Center for Independent Living in Caro.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Kinship Care grants are available in Tuscola and Huron counties. Kinship caregivers must be 55 or over, live within these counties, have some type of legal custody of the grandchildren ages 0-18. Grant money may be used for clothing, toys, personal items, special needs for the children. Administered and funded by the Human Development Commission and the Region VII Area Agency on Aging. Call the Human Development Commission at 989-673-4121, ext. 1709.

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