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NAMI Basics virtual course: 6 consecutive Sundays through Nov. 15, from 1:30-4 p.m. Register by calling Dhanu at 279-2749, or email [email protected] with your name, email, telephone number and address. NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. You’ll learn the facts about mental health conditions and how best to support your child at home, at school and when they’re getting medical care. The 6-session program provides critical strategies for taking care of your child and learning the ropes of recovery. At NAMI Basics, you’ll find out that you’re not alone. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope.

NAMI Family-to-Family Virtual Course: Every Saturday for 8 weeks through Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., free, via Zoom, educational program for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program. The comprehensive course is taught by trained NAMI members with lived experience and offers education and support, teaching knowledge and skills that help families cope more effectively. The group setting of NAMI Family-to-Family provides mutual support and shared positive impact— experience compassion and reinforcement from people who understand your situation. To register call Dhanu at 294-2749 or email [email protected] with your name, address, telephone number and visit namiorangeny.org.

Nourish Your Mind Grief and Bereavement Support Group: Every Tues. 7-8 p.m., beginning Oct. 13, 360 Route 17M, Suite 4, Monroe. This support group invites those experiencing all types of loss to join. This group provides a confidential, safe space for all to process their own grief and gain the support of others alongside them in this journey of healing. Led by Danielle Medina, LCSW, this support group focuses on teaching coping skills and creating connections to work through this painful time and find a healthy, effective way to regain a sense of well-being. Group meetings are held in an open gym setting which follows state guidelines and provides 6 feet between participants. $35 per session, insurance coverage possible. Register online at https://nourishyourmind.com/event/grief-and-bereavement-support-group. 547-0479. [email protected]

Ulster County Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing Chapter Support Group: Every second Tues., next meeting Oct. 13, Ellenville Regional Hospital, main Board Room, 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, 5-6 p.m., provides resources, compassion and most of all understanding for those who have lost loved ones to substance use disorder. For more info or to pre register call 807-7564 or email [email protected] Grasphelp.org.

Anxiety Management Group: Every first and third Thurs., Ellenville Regional Hospital, 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, Main Board Room, next to the desk in the main lobby, next meeting Oct. 15 and Nov. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tools to cope with/reduce anxiety, mindfulness, guided imagery, visualization techniques.

Parent Support Group: Every Fri., starting Oct. 16, Nourish Your Mind, 2 Overlook Dr., Warwick, free, held in an open gym setting which follows state guidelines and provides 6 feet between participants. The Parent Support Group invites all parents of school aged children/adolescents to join together to listen and support each other through these challenging times. Led by Child & Family Specialist Jennifer Cardine, MA, MHC, this group’s ultimate goal is to work on skills relating to self awareness and self care, co-regulation, and self compassion for parents. Register for free at nourishyourmind.com/event/parenting-support-group-2. 547-0479. [email protected]

NAMI Family Support Group meetings: First and third Mon., next meeting Oct. 19 and Nov. 2, via Zoom, a structured support group for families, friends, partners and caregivers of loved ones with serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, OCD, etc. which is offered through NAMI Orange. Facilitators are trained by NAMI-NYS. To register for Zoom session, contact Dhanu 294-2749 or email: [email protected] with your name, address, phone. Further info call NAMI Orange 956-6264 or email [email protected]

OCNY Multiple Myeloma Support Group: Meets the third Mon., next meeting Oct. 19, Orange County Department of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Dr., Goshen, 10 a.m.-noon, in affiliation with the International Myeloma Foundation. Meet and talk with other Myeloma patients and care partners for information, support and networking. For more info or to RSVP, call 914-318-2228 or visit ocny.support.myeloma.org.

Parkinson Support Group meeting on ZOOM: Every third Thurs., next meeting Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. “Postures to build strength.” Call MaryAnn Linde 570-840-3087 for Zoom information.

Sullivan County Parkinson’s Support Group: Every third Wed., next meeting Oct. 21, Catskill Regional Hospital, Board Room, 68 Bushville Rd., Harris, 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting. 794-3300; 292-8715.

The Ray of Light Bereavement Group: Every first Tues., Nov. 3, for parents who lost a child, 127 Route 302, Pine Bush, across the street from Pine Bush High School, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 800-4875.

Free Dental Day for Veterans: Nov.17, Brookside Family Dentistry, 49 Brookside Ave., Chester. Free food and giveaways, limited space available. Call 469-4444 to schedule an appointment.

NAMI Family-to-Family virtual course: Jan. 2-Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. eight consecutive Saturdays. Eight weekly classes of all aspects of mental illness, symptoms, medication, biology of brain, problem-solving, coping strategies & emotional support. Appropriate for families only, not person with mental wellness issues. Offered once/twice per year and pre-registration is required. To register call Dhanu 279-2749 or email [email protected] Further info call NAMI Orange 956-6264 or email: [email protected]

Girls Empowered Group Meeting: Every Mon., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; every Tues. 7:15 p.m. 2 Overlook Drive, Warwick, held in an open gym setting which follows state guidelines and provides 6 feet between participants, $35 per session, insurance coverage possible. The high school years for teenage girls are oftentimes turbulent and challenging, and many feel as if they’re the only ones struggling. Nourish Your Mind strives to let girls know that they aren’t alone by now hosting Girls Empowered, a group which focuses on creating a safe space for girls to express themselves and discuss their mental health and any challenges they might be facing. This group caters to teenage high school girls aged 14-18 and explores the topics of strength, interpersonal skills, self-confidence, empathy, and connection. Led by Lillian Dugan, LMSW, Girls Empowered’s ultimate goal is to provide support and help participants to feel less alone. Register online at nourishyourmind.com. For more information on Nourish Your Mind call 547-0479, email [email protected] or visit nourishyourmind.com. Facebook @nourishyourmindllc. Instagram @nourishyourmindllc.

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Community Meeting and Healing Days: 6-7 p.m. May 14, Beacon Recreation Center, 23 West Center St., Beacon. Fareground Community Cafe and Hudson Valley Healing Project will offer nutritious snacks and food. Receive a variety of healing experiences like acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapy and mental health services for free. Holistichealthcommunity.org. Facebook.

Orange County Worksite Wellness Summit: April 24, Newburgh Armory Unity Center, 321 S. William St., Newburgh. Training in how to start a wellness committee or strengthen an existing wellness committee at your business or organization. Preregistration required. Registration fee, $15. 294-1700. Orangeny.com.

CANCELLED – Morning and Evening Diabetes Self Management Class: June 9, Crystal Run Healthcare, 155 Crystal Run Rd., third floor conference room, Middletown, 11 a.m,.-12:30 p.m., free, registration not required, walk-ins welcome. Evening classes held from 5-6:30 p.m. Presented by certified Diabetes Educators. 703-6193.

Living Well with Diabetes Program – Newburgh: Every Thurs., through April 2, next program is March 26, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, 147 Lake St., Newburgh, 2-3:30 p.m., free, interactive and supportive program to help those living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Each session will be partnered with a short consultation provided by a provider. Healthy snacks, free fresh fruits and vegetables, medical alert bracelet and exercise peddler provided. Learn different ways to manage your diabetes. 563-8043.

SMART Recovery Self-Management and Recovery Training: Every Sun., next meeting March 29, Ellenville Regional Hospital, main Board Room, 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville, 2-3 p.m., a science-based addiction recovery support group, where participants learn self-empowering techniques to aid in their recovery from addictive behavior, such as substance use, food, sex, and gambling. 807-7564. smartrecovery.org.

TFAST Support Group meeting: Feb. 9, call 783-4475 or email [email protected] for information and meeting location, 2-4 p.m. TFAST provides a regular gathering place for parents, families and allies of people who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Privacy assured.

Crystal Run Healthcare Smoking Cessation Classes: 7-week class, March 31, April 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 Crystal Run Healthcare, 855 Route 17M, Monroe, 6-7:30 p.m., free. Register by calling 796-5453 and ask for Cindy Mento. Crystalrunhealthcare.com.

Crystal Run Prediabetes Education Class: Jan. 7, Crystal Run Healthcare, 155 Crystal Run Rd., Middletown, 3rd Floor Conference Room A, 5-6 p.m. The class provides education for individuals with prediabetes. Learn valuable skills and knowledge necessary in order to make changes to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. The program includes topics on nutritional management, exercise and weight loss. For a limited time, the class is offered at no charge. Registration is not required, walk-ins are welcome.

Family Ties Support Group: Feb. 12, Mental Health Association, 73 James P. Kelly Way, Middletown, 7-8:30 p.m., for parents and families with children/adolescents who have emotional, behavioral or social difficulties, meetings are strictly confidential. A safe place to share your feelings, get information, education, resources and support from people who have been there and who understand. RSVP by calling 342-2400 ext. 1246 or email [email protected]

Family Ties Support Group Virtual Meeting: July 8, via Zoom, 7-8 p.m., for parents and families with children/adolescents who have emotional, behavioral or social difficulties, meetings are strictly confidential. RSVP by emailing [email protected]

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Achieve Rehab & Nursing Facility, 170 Lake St., Liberty. Open to all caregivers/family members of people with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Provides an opportunity to meet and develop a mutual support system among people who really understand what the caregiver/ family members are going through. Refreshments served. For further info call 798-1913.

CPR Classes: Oct. 19, Community CPR and Basic First Aid, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65 per person; AHA BLS Provider CPR, 1-5 p.m., $80 per person, Marasco Senior Center, 555 Union Ave., New Windsor. To sign up call 565-7750 or go to nwrecisfun.com.

CPR Classes: Feb. 15, American Heart Association BLS CPR, 1-4 p.m., $80 per person. ASHI Community CPR and Basic First Aid, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $65 per person, Marasco Senior Center, 555 Union Ave., New Windsor. To sign up call 565-7750 or go to nwrecisfun.com.

NAMI Family to Family: Every Sun., through Nov. 17, First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Pl., Goshen, 2:30-5 p.m., free. Educational program, in a group setting, for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Taught by trained NAMI members with lived experience and offers education and support, teaching knowledge and skills that help families cope more effectively. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or leave a message at the NAMI Orange office at 956-6264 or call 294-2749. Namiorangeny.org.

NAMI Family to Family: Every Sat., Jan. 4-Feb. 8, 2020, St. Francis of Assisi Church (O’Connor Hall), 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh, 9:30-3:30 p.m., free. Educational program, in a group setting, for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Taught by trained NAMI members with lived experience and offers education and support, teaching knowledge and skills that help families cope more effectively. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or leave a message at the NAMI Orange office at 956-6264. Namiorangeny.org.

OCNY Multiple Myeloma Support Group: Feb. 24, 30 Harriman Dr., Goshen, 10 a.m.-noon, in affiliation with the International Myeloma Foundation. Meet and talk with other Myeloma patients and care partners for information, support and networking. For more info or to RSVP, call 914-318-2228 or visit ocny.support.myeloma.org.

NAMI Basics Education Program: 6-week class, every Wed., through Nov. 20, (no class Nov. 13) First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Pl., Goshen, 6:30-9 p.m., 6-week session, NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week (one day per week) education program for parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or whom have already been diagnosed. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people face-to-face. Space is limited so pre registration is required by calling 294-2749 or email [email protected] Namiorangeny.org.

NAMI Orange Education Meeting: Nov 25, Orange County Dept of Mental Health, 30 Harriman Dr, Goshen, 6:15–8:30 p.m., meetings are for families, people with mental health issues, providers, students, or anyone concerned with mental illness. Membership is not required in order to attend. All are welcome and no registration is required. November guest speaker is Martin Gromulat, advocate for NY Campaign for Alternatives to Solitary Confinement Legislation. Topic: the Humane Alternative to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or leave message at 956-6264. Namiorangeny.org.

Living Well with Diabetes Program: Every Tues., Jan. 7-March 24, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, 27 North St., Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, interactive and supportive program to help those living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Each session will be partnered with a short consultation provided by a provider. Healthy snacks, free fresh fruits and vegetables, medical alert bracelet and exercise peddler provided. Learn different ways to manage your diabetes. 563-8043.

Living Well with Diabetes Program: Every Thurs., Jan. 16-April 2, Cornerstone Family Healthcare, 147 Lake St., Newburgh, 2-3:30 p.m., free, interactive and supportive program to help those living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Each session will be partnered with a short consultation provided by a provider. Healthy snacks, free fresh fruits and vegetables, medical alert bracelet and exercise peddler provided. Learn different ways to manage your diabetes. 563-8043.

NAMI Family to Family: Every Sat., 5-week course starting Jan. 11, St. Francis of Assisi Church (O’Connor Hall), 145 Benkard Ave., Newburgh, 9:30-3:30 p.m., free. Educational program, in a group setting, for family, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. Taught by trained NAMI members with lived experience and offers education and support, teaching knowledge and skills that help families cope more effectively. RSVP by emailing [email protected] or leave a message at the NAMI Orange office at 956-6264. Namiorangeny.org.

Crystal Run Healthcare Smoking Cessation Classes: 7-week class, Feb. 4, 11, 13, 18, 25; March 3, Crystal Run Healthcare, 1200 Route 300, Newburgh, 6-7:30 p.m. Register by calling 725-0100 and ask for Fran Gioia. Crystalrunhealthcare.com.

Crystal Run Healthcare Smoking Cessation Classes: 7-week class, Feb. 4, 11, 13, 18, 25; March 3, Crystal Run Healthcare, 155 Crystal Run Rd., Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m. Register by calling 703-3694 ext. 13038 and ask for Lorraine Rivera. Crystalrunhealthcare.com.

OCNY Multiple Myeloma Support Group: Feb. 24, 30 Harriman Dr., Goshen, 10 a.m.-noon, in affiliation with the International Myeloma Foundation. Meet and talk with other Myeloma patients and care partners for information, support and networking. For more info or to RSVP, call 914-318-2228 or visit ocny.support.myeloma.org.

Educational Webinar: Feb. 24, online, 8-9 p.m. Open to people nationwide who have or have had breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Free webinar will cover eating well through cancer treatment; strategies for managing side effects, nutrition for post-treatment and how to navigate the current nutrition trends in cancer care. The program will be moderated by a Support Connection Peer Counselor and will include a question and answer period. 914-962-6402. Supportconnection.org.

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar: March 11, Crystal Run Healthcare, 155 Crystal Run Rd., third floor conference room, Middletown, free, 6-7 p.m., meet Fellowship-trained Bariatric Surgeons and board-certified Nurse Practitioners as they discuss facts about obesity and how it affects your health, types of weight loss surgery and medical management. Registration is required. To register visit crystalrunhealthcare.com/events or email [email protected]

Virtual Children’s Yoga Classes: The Children’s School of Yoga, Monroe, Mon.-Sat. For children from 18 months to young adult. Every Wed., Virtual Kids School-aged Yoga Classes, 1 p.m., for children 5-9 years; every fri., Teen Virtual Yoga Classes, 4-4:45 p.m.; every Sat., Virtual family Yoga Classes, 11-11:45 a.m., $10; every Sat., Virtual Special needs Yoga Class, 10-10:45 a.m., for children of all abilities. Go to thechildrensschoolofyoga.com to register and see a schedule of classes.

CANCELED – NAMI Family Support Group: First Tues., First Presbyterian Church, 33 Park Pl., Goshen, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This support group is for families, friends and caregivers who have an adult loved one who is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, such as depression, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc. Free of cost to participants. Facilitators are trained by NAMI-NYS. No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed. Confidential. No registration required. For more info visit namiorangeny.org or call 956-6264 or email us at [email protected]

CANCELED – NAMI Orange Family Support Group: Every third Mon., ORMC, Conference Room 7, 707 East Main St., Middletown, 7-9 p.m. This support group is for families, friends and caregivers who have an adult loved one who is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition, such as depression, OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc. Free of cost to participants. Facilitators are trained by NAMI-NYS. No specific medical therapy or treatment is endorsed. Confidential. No registration required. Namiorangeny.org. 956-6264. [email protected]

CANCELED – Family and Friends Together Support Group: Meets the third Thurs., Mental Health Association, 73 James P. Kelly Way, Middletown, 7 p.m., for families/caregivers of adults with mental illness, share information, get support from others who have been there. 24/7 Orange County Crisis Call center 1-800-832-1200 – Text 4 Teens at 391-1000.

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