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March 29, 2013

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CAREGIVERS SUPPORT

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group, for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, meets the first and third Wednesday of every month, 2:30 to 4 p.m., at the Spectrum Center, 600 Cummings Center, Suite 176X, Beverly. Free. 978-921-5020, ext. 201.

Alzheimer’s support group, for families with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, meets the third Tuesday of every month, 6 to 8 p.m., at Heritage at Danvers, 9 Summer St., Danvers. No fee or registration required. Call Cheryl Wall at 978-921-2615, ext. 256, or Deidre Edward-Reid at 978-774-5959.

Caregivers Support and Information Group meets the third Wednesday of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester. 978-281-9765.

Caretakers & Family Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 265 Essex St., Beverly. Sponsored by EPRNC and Senior Care Inc. To register, call Linda Zaremba at 978-816-0560.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Cape Ann Way Room, Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. No fee or registration required. Call Barbara Jaworski at 978-283-0300, ext. 127.

ABUSE SUPPORT

HAWC (Healing Abuse Working for Change) drop-in group meets every Wednesday, 9:30 to 11 a.m., with child care provided. Free, confidential group for women who have experienced emotionally or physically abusive relationships. Join other women for nonjudgmental support and education about domestic violence. Call 978-281-1135 for Gloucester location. Visit www.helpabusedwomen.org.

Male Survivor Group, for men who have been sexually abused as adults or children, meets every Wednesday, 7 p.m., at 131 Rantoul St., Beverly. Free. Registration not required. A program of North Shore Rape Crisis Center and Victims of Crime and Loss. Call Bill Hirschaut at 978-922-8182.

Support group for older women who have been abused by a spouse or partner. Greater Lynn Senior Services offers weekly support groups in Gloucester, Beverly and Lynn for women 50 and older who have experienced abuse from a spouse or partner, now or in the past. Abuse may be physical, emotional, financial or sexual in nature. Additional services are also available. All services are free and confidential. Call 1-800-594-5164 or 781-599-0110.

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