Community activities

Activities

The Caddo Trace Beekeepers Association will be holding their monthly meeting on Monday 9/13/21 at the Agri-Life County Extension Office. The QandA session will start at 6.30am, and the meeting will start at 7.00pm. John Wood and Sara Clinesmith will talk about “Beehive Products”. There will also be a silent auction.

The next second Tuesday meeting of the Cass County Genealogical Society will be on September 14. The guest speaker will be Nancy Belford who will talk about her great-grandfather, Henery Max, a German immigrant. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Queen City, Texas, at the corner of Marietta and Fourth streets. A light meal and drinks will be served and the public is always invited. For more information, please call 903-796-3081

The Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department will present “Home Safety and You” at noon on September 23 at the Education Center on the first floor of the Wadley Regional Medical Center.

Self-help

MOURNING

Bereved Parents of USA Texarkana Chapter is a support group for parents and grandparents who have experienced the loss of a child. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Kids Castle, 2400 Grand Ave., Texarkana, Ark. For more information contact [email protected]

The Dierksen Hospice Bereavement Support Group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at 6500 N. Summerhill Road. Call 870-773-4353 or 903-793-6350.

The bereavement group meets at 5 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Queen City Funeral Home. Call 903-796-9669.

Hospice of Texarkana / Hospice of Hope offers:

A new adult support group for caregivers and those affected by the death of a loved one or in need of emotional support during the pandemic, meets every other Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hospice Care Center, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive, Texarkana, Texas. The first session of this group, led by Maya Mason, LCSW, is March 3.

Movers and Shakers meets from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Central Mall at tables near Chic-Fil-A.

A Men’s Widower Support Group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Hospice, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive. Led by HW Hall.

An adult bereavement support group meets from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. every Saturday at the Hospice, 2407 Galleria Oaks Drive.

For more information on a support group, call 903-794-4263.

MEND (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at CHRISTUS St. Michael’s Rehab Hospital, 2400 St. Michael Drive. For more information, email Chelsea Stroud at [email protected] or see REPAIR by Texarkana on Facebook.

MEDICAL

Alzheimer Support Groups:

The Forget-Me-Not group meets at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday at Alzheimer’s Alliance, 100 Memory Lane, 903-277-1253.

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

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

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

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

The Lymphedema Support Group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the outpatient rehabilitation classroom at 2223 Galleria Oaks Drive. Please call 903-614-4458 for more information.

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

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

Listen to the Ark-La-Tex autistic parent support group meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Therapy Options, 3410 Magnolia St. Call Shasta at 903-490-1186.

The Brain Injury Support Group meets at noon on 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 The Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center. Call 903-614-2675.

The Diabetes Support Group meets at 6:30 pm on the second Monday and at 2 pm on 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.

The Miller Parkinson County Support Group and Care Partners Support Group, for patients and caregivers, meet at 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Texarkana Public Library, 600 West 3rd St., Texarkana, Texas. Call KaSandra Gilbeau at 870-773-2030.

The Hempstead County Parkinson’s Support Group and Caregivers meet on the second Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hempstead County Library Community Hall, with the first meeting on Thursday February 13. All interested parties are invited to attend. This group is formed through a partnership of the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas, Inc .; Encompass Health and the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging. For more information, call the Regional Agency on Aging at toll free 800-272-2127, ext. 105, or the Texarkana Regional Center on Aging at 870-773-2030.

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

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

Stroke Support Group will meet at noon on the fourth Thursday of each month on the first floor of the Education Center at Wadley Regional Medical Center. The program is free. To register or for more information, call 903-798-8924.

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

The TexArk Hearing Loss Association of America meets at 2 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at Southwest Center, Room D. Call 870-330-0449 for more information.

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

VETERANS

The Veterans Support Group Helps Veterans meets from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Bowie County Courthouse. Free entry. For more information, call Sam Cross at 903-278-8953. Officials advise attendees to arrive early as the courthouse gates close at 5 p.m.

WEIGHTLOSS

The New Boston Weight Watchers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the New Boston Housing Authority. Dial 1-800-521-5566.

TOPS # 665 meets at 6 pm every Thursday at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 545 W. 12th St. For more information, call LaRue Shelling at 903-826-4005.

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

Weight Watchers Studio, 3416 Richmond Road, hosts workshops (meetings) at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays; 10 am on Tuesday; 9:30 am and noon on Wednesdays; 6pm on Thursdays .; and 9 am on Saturday. Check-in takes place 30 minutes before the workshop. Call 1-800-651-6000 for more information.

For a complete self-help list, visit texarkanagazette.com.

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