Prostate Cancer Support Group meets every third Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m., in the first-floor Garden Room, Ledgewood Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Beverly Hospital campus. No fee or registration required. 978-236-1650.
Cancer support group meets every fourth Tuesday of the month, 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. No fee or registration required.
Breast Cancer Survivors Group meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. No fee or registration required.
Daily — Early Bird recovery meetings, 7 to 8 a.m., Mondays through Sundays, First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave. Open discussions.
Monday — Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps to Freedom, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Veterans' Center, 12 Emerson Ave.
Tuesday — AA for young people, 7 to 8 p.m., Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle St. Open speaker discussion.
Wednesday — AA speaker meeting, Fish City Group, St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St., 7 to 8 p.m. 508-957-4690.
Friday — AA Gloucester Morning Glories women's AA, 7 to 8 a.m., North Shore Health Project, 67 Middle St.; and starting March 5, Al-Anon Family Group, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., First Baptist Church, 38 Gloucester Ave.
Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous "Saturday and Sober," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Trinity Congregational Church, Middle Street. Open speaker, discussion. Non; AA discussion group, 10 to 11:15 a.m., Easler Building, 23 Duncan St.; AA meeting, Union Congregational Church, Magnolia, 8 to 9 p.m.; AA Open Big Book/Discussion, non, 8 to 9:30 p.m., St. John's Episcopal Church, 48 Middle St.
Sunday — Alcoholics Anonymous "Women in Recovery" 2 to 3 p.m., First Congregational Church, School Street.
Monday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway.
Tuesday — Alcoholics Anonymous step meeting, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 2 High St.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, School Street.
Wednesday — Al-Anon group, 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 2 High St., for friends and relatives of people with alcoholism.
Thursday — Alcoholics Anonymous closed book meeting, noon to 1 p.m., Rockport Baptist Church, 2 High St. Alcoholics Anonymous "Men in Recovery" men's speaker discussion meeting, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church.
Friday — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 2 High St.
Saturday — Alcoholics Anonymous, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Rockport, 2 High St. (in July). AA meets at the First Congregational Church, School Street, the rest of the year.
Thursday — AA open speaker meeting, 8 to 9 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 69 School St.
Support group for women dealing with partner abuse. Talk privately with other women in a healing environment and gain friendship, strength and confidence. Call Christine 781-586-8551 or Clara 978-283-8642.
Cape Ann La Leche League welcomes all mothers with nursing babies and mothers-to-be. Whether you're thinking of breastfeeding, planning to breastfeed or are presently breastfeeding, LaLeche offers meetings where you can exchange information and be part of a maternal network. Call Cecily 978-282-0192 or Sonja 978-546-1160.
Connecting Young Moms Education/Support Group, conducted by the Social Work Department at Beverly Hospital, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Women's Health and Medical Arts Building, Beverly Hospital campus. Free. Registration required; call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720.
Free prenatal yoga classes meet every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Prana Health and Yoga Center, 7A Colonial Road, Salem. Classes focus on safety, breathing exercises, reducing common pregnancy discomforts, improving circulation and easing back pain. Doctor's approval recommended for those who are new to yoga. Visit www.pranahealthcenter.com.
Widowed Persons' Support Group meets every other Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., in the Longan Room, Addison Gilbert Hospital. No fee or preregistration required. Call 978-283-7102 or 978-281-3275.
Healthy pregnancy workshop, sponsored by the Connecting Young Moms Support Group, a two-hour class to be attended in the first or second trimester. Childbirth series offered to assist young women and their support people to prepare for birth. Class meets one evening a week for seven weeks. Free. To register, call 978-922-3000, ext. 2720.
MotherTime Support Group meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon, at the North Shore Birth Center, Beverly Hospital. All area mothers of infants and young children welcome. No fee or registration required. 978-927-7880.
Postpartum Adjustment Group meets the first and third Friday of every month, 10 to 11 a.m., in the first-floor doctor's conference room, Beverly Hospital. Led by licensed social worker Carnie Hansen. No fee or registration required. Mothers welcome to bring their babies. 978-922-3000, ext. 2716.
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.
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.
Dementia Caregiver Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every 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.
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.
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.
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.
Low Vision Group meets the second Monday every month, 1:30 p.m., at Manchester Senior Center. All welcome. Call Manchester Council on Aging at 978-526-7500.
Learn to Cope, a confidential support group for parents/caregivers struggling with a family member who is addicted to opiatesor other drugs (opiates include heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.) meets every Tuesday, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Gloucester Family Health Center, 302 Washington St., lower level. 508-801-3247. Visit www.learn2cope.org. Sponsored by Healthy Gloucester Collaborative.
Cape Ann Military Family Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month, 7 p.m., at the Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave., Gloucester. All veterans, family and friends of those in the military welcome. Resources and support.