Health Calendar: Week of Thursday, April 26, 2012

by Symptom Advice on April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26

The Inspirations. Support group for persons living with chronic lung disease. 11:30-12:45 p.m. fourth Thursday of the month. Long Beach Memorial Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Clinic, 2840 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 210. 562-933-5864.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Weight-loss support group. 9:15 a.m. every Thursday. Belmont Shore Mobile Estates clubhouse, 6230 Marina View Drive, Long Beach. call Margaret at 562-431-3524.

Cancer support groups. the Wellness Community offers two ongoing groups at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. the group for adult cancer patients meets 5-7 p.m. every Thursday. the group for loved ones and/or family of cancer patients meets 5-7 p.m. every other Thursday. both groups meet in the first floor Radiation-Oncology Department, 2801 Atlantic Ave. 310-376-3550,

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous. a 12-step fellowship for adults and teenagers who have had trouble controlling their eating or are obsessed with food. Meetings 7 p.m. every Thursday at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Room 5, 10280 Slater Ave., Fountain Valley; also 8 a.m. every Saturday at St. Wilfrid of York Episcopal Church, 18631 Chapel Lane, Huntington Beach.

Friday, April 27

Nar-Anon. Support group for family and friends of drug addicts. 7 p.m. every Friday. Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Room W-2, 5225 Hayter Ave.

Blood pressure screenings. 10-11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. 714-229-2005.

Saturday, April 28

LGBT Co-Dependents Anonymous group. a 12-step fellowship for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for recovery from codependence and to develop and maintain healthy and loving relationships. 7-8:30 p.m. every Saturday. First Lutheran Church, second floor library, 905 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. Contact Vincent, 562-453-9554 or

Monday, April 30

Cypress Senior Center programs. Free one-hour presentations on various health topics. “Taking Care of Your Skin,” 10:30 a.m. Monday. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. 714-229-2005.

Nar-Anon. the Long Beach family group, Healing Hearts, offers support for family and friends of drug addicts. 7 p.m. every Monday. Community Grace Brethren Church, 5885 Downey Ave., Long Beach. 562-490-4689, 888-297-9560,

Gentle yoga. all levels. Contract class with city of Long Beach. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Walk-in fee $7. Recreation Park, 4900 E. Seventh St., Long Beach. Registration: 562-750-3111 or

Tuesday, May 1

Stroke Support Association. a new series of support group meetings for stroke survivors and family/caregivers begins Tuesday and runs 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday in Long Beach. call 562-537-0556 for details.

Cholesterol screening. First come, first served; limited availability. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. 714-229-2005.

Ovarian and gynecologic cancer support group. for women diagnosed with ovarian, cervical, uterine and other gynecologic cancers. 4:30-6 p.m. first and third Tuesday of the month. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Women’s Second Floor Conference Room, 2801 Atlantic Ave. 562-933-7845.

Grandparents as Parents. Support group for grandparents or other caregiving relatives raising grandchildren. Free. 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Salvation Army building, 455 E. Spring St., Long Beach. 562-921-7554 or 562-421-7213.

Recovery International. the group teaches participants skills for coping with anxiety, depression and anger. 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Burns Community Center, 5510 Clark St., Lakewood. Donations requested but not required. call Bob at 562-343-5195, or go to

Wednesday, May 2

Newly diagnosed breast cancer support group. for women recently diagnosed or in treatment. 4:30-6 p.m. every Wednesday. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 2801 Atlantic Ave. 562-933-7845.

Bereavement support group. Ongoing program for anyone who has lost a loved one includes discussions on the grief process, life after loss, depression, loneliness and positive transitions. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St. 714-229-2005.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Weight-loss support group. 6 p.m. every Wednesday. First meeting is free. Conference Room C of office building at Grace Brethren Church, 3590 Elm Ave., Long Beach. Leave a message for Jan at 562-427-0575 or contact 800-932-8677,

Coming up

Shingles program. Dr. Jorge Echeverri from Pioneer Medical Group discusses symptoms and treatment. Participants must be at least age 50. 8 a.m. May 9. Cerritos Senior Center, 12340 South St. 562-916-8550.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter. Support, coping skills and resources for people with hearing loss. Meeting at 6:30 p.m., program at 7 p.m. second Thursday of the month. At the May 10 meeting, Noreen Warren, formerly of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will speak about captioned movies. Weingart Senior Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood. 562-438-0597,

Exercise as Medicine. Free one-hour class for seniors. Presented by the St. Mary Senior Health Program and Adia. 10 a.m. May 15. St. Mary Medical Center, 1027 Linden Ave., Long Beach. Reservations: 562-491-9811 or

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