Upcoming Community Events (as of 9/4/13):

The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. They help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. For more information contact the Alzheimer's Association Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Branch office at 804-695-9382.

Gloucester: 1.) Second Wednesday of each month 10:30 a.m. at the Gloucester Alzheimer's Association office (7335 Lewis Avenue Gloucester, VA 23061). No respite available. Contact: 804-695-9382. 2.) Third Thursday of each month 6:00 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office (7335 Lewis Avenue, Gloucester, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-695-9382.

Mathews: Third Tuesday of each month 10:00 a.m. at the Central United Methodist Church (121 Church Street, Mathews, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-725-2832.

Urbanna: Fourth Thursday of each month 1:30 p.m. at Port Town Village Apartments (111 Port Town Lane, Urbanna, VA). No respite available, Contact: 804-758-2386.

West Point: Third Tuesday of each month 6:00 p.m. at the West Point Family Y.M.C.A. (3135 King William Avenue, West Point, VA). No respite available. Contact: 804-843-3300.

DivorceCare Seminar

Unless you've been there, it's hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That's why many of your friends and family don't fully understand what you are going through and don't know how best to help you. Fortunately, there is a place where you can go to get help. That place is DivorceCare. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar and support group that meets weekly. You'' find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an "oasis" in an otherwise difficult season of your life. There are three key parts to your DivorceCare experience. Video seminar: Dynamic and information-packed videos featuring top divorce recovery experts. Support group: Small group discussion about the video content and the issues faced by individual group members. Workbook: Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce each session's topic.DivorceCare is coming to West Point starting on Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. The group will be meeting at First Baptist Church of West Point at 414 Main Street. Come and get the support you need, and information you can trust. Please call the church for additional information at 804-843-2484 or visit our DivorceCare page on the church website at http://www.fbcwestpointva.com/DivorceCare.htm.

Healthy Living Calendar (Submissions)

Moving Toward a Healthier Life: Do you have a picture you would love to share? We are in the process of creating our

2014 CELEBRATE HEALTHY LIVING CALENDAR for the Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck Region. This year our theme is healthy physical activities. If you have a picture you would like to share in a community calendar and be considered for our 2014 calendar please email us your full name, address, phone number, and your photo to: prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

Picture size: 11" x 8.5" (jpg or pdf)

Minimum Resolution: 300 DPI

Picture submission due date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Selected participants will be notified by mail. A photograph authorization release must be signed prior publication of the calendar. If you have further questions, please call us: MPNNCSB Prevention Services Division at 804-642-5402

Red Cross/New Kent County Government Blood Drive

Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1-6 p.m. in the Health & Human Services Conference Room (7911 Courthouse Way, New Kent). All donors will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of three $1,000 gift cards. Call 966-9683 for questions or to reserve your time to donate.



WP Masonic Lodge #238

The West Point Masonic Lodge No. 238 meets the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. For lodge info call 804-212-7304.