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August 2, 2013

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DIABETES SUPPORT/PROGRAMS

Outpatient diabetes management program, sponsored by North Shore Medical Center. Approved by the American Diabetes Association, program teaches patients how to better manage diabetes through lifestyle choices, medication and continuous monitoring. Program is reimbursed by many health insurance policies (referrals may be needed.) New sessions start monthly and are held Tuesdays, 4 to 5:50 p.m., at the Cape Ann Medical Center. To register, call 781-477-3409.

Diabetes clinic, a free diabetes screening is held the first Monday of every month, 1 to 3 p.m., in the Women’s Health Center, Addison Gilbert Hospital. Appointments not necessary.

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.

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