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•Fibromyalgia Support Group- The daytime Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet Tuesday, April 13, 2 p.m., at Patina Coffeehouse, 610 Washington St., Wausau. The topic will be “Fibromylagia Pain and Headaches.” For more information, call 715-302-3851. The Fibromyalgia Support Group provides support, education, information and fellowship to those suffering from fibromyalgia.
•Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group- Fourth Tuesday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. These monthly support group meetings are open to all area families and caregivers. There is no charge to attend. For more information, please contact Rose Boron at 715-212-1548 or contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.
•Dementia Conversations- Friday, April 14, 9:30–10:30 a.m., North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive (Wellness Room), Wausau. This program offers tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about doctor visits, driving and legal & financial planning. All programs are free-of-charge and open to families, caregivers and the general community. Each program is presented by an Alzheimer’s Association staff member or trained community volunteer. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 1-800-272-3900 to reserve your seat. Class details can be found at www.alz.org/gwwi.
•Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters- Tuesday, April 18, 10–11 a.m., Washington Square, 300 N. 3rd St., Wausau. The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. This training shares the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, separating myth from reality and addressing commonly-held fears. All programs are free-of-charge and open to families, caregivers and the general community. Each program is presented by an Alzheimer’s Association staff member or trained community volunteer. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please call 1-800-272-3900 to reserve your seat. Class details can be found at www.alz.org/gwwi.
•Grief Support Group- First Thursday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., Ministry Home Care, 2600 Stewart Ave., Suite 160, Wausau. These gatherings provide a caring community for learning about grief, finding support, sharing memories, and identifying feelings. There is no fee to attend, no pre-registration is required and all adults are welcome. For more information on this and other grief support opportunities, please contact Jill VanderLoop, Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services, 800-398-1297.
•Wisconsin Valley Auxiliary Shriners – Second Friday of each month from September through May, 11:30 a.m., Palm’s Supper Club, Weston. Through giving of knitting, crocheting, monetary gifts and purchasing toys, the organization supports the General Auxiliary at the Shriners hospital in the Twin Cities, MN. Interested women are invited to join and be acquainted with the wonderful benefit of giving. Information: Barbara, 715-842-8463.
•Loss of Spouse Support Group- Thursdays, April 13–May 18, 2–4 p.m., Ministry Home Care, 2600 Stewart Ave., Suite 160, Wausau. Death ends a life, but not a relationship. Participants in the Loss of Spouse Support Group (L.O.S.S.) realize that while life has changed dramatically, the survivor can still live a life with contentment. To pre-register, call 800-398-1297.
•DivorceCare Group- Monday evenings, 6:30-8 p.m., Highland Community Church, 1005 N. 28th Ave., Wausau. For more information, call 715-297-4012.
•Wool Inspirations- Third Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Good Will Community Room, Rib Mountain. Anyone interested in the hobby/craft of hooking rugs with wool, is invited to attend, free, casual, no protocol. Come and join our craft. Info: 715-675-7732 or email [email protected].
•MS Support Group- Second Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., NTC Center for Business and Industry, Room CBI 103, 1000 Campus Dr., Wausau. For more information, call 715-359-2022.
•AARP Chapter 272 meeting- Third Mondays of the month, 1:30 p.m., Wausau Downtown Airport, 725 Woods Place, Wausau. Meetings will run 10 months from March to December. Meetings last about an hour with a quick social afterwards. For more information, call Steve Chow at 715-355-4918.
•Overeaters Anonymous- Sundays 6 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 504 Grant St., Wausau. Info 715-842-3697 or www.OA.org.
•Gamblers Anonymous- Open meeting Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.; closed meetings Fridays and Sundays 7-8 p.m. in the Terrace Room at Mount View Care Center, 2400 Marshall St., Wausau. For more information call 715-297-5317.
•Alcoholics Anonymous- Mondays, 7:30 a.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. For more information contact the church office at 715-693-2125.
•’Friends’ Helke Funeral Home Support Group- After the loss of someone special, friendship can be very important. Join us for a time to visit followed by unique tours around Wausau. We meet generally the second Tuesday, 9 a.m., at Hardee’s on Stewart Ave. Check our website, Facebook page or call Lisa at Helke’s for more information, 715-842-3993.
•Givers Gain Team Wausau BNI (Business Networking International)- Every Wed. 7:30-9am, 2510 Restaurant, Wausau. Businesses looking to grow are encouraged & welcome to attend. 715-212-6305
•Free chair exercise classes- Every Tues. & Thurs., 9-9:45am, Mosinee United Methodist Church, 607 13th St., Mosinee. Classes focus on stretching & flexibility, open to all adults at no cost. Info: contact the church office at 715-693-2125
•Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee- Every Wed. from 10-11:30 a.m., Denny’s, 1500 Hwy. XX, Rothschild. No agenda. No questions. No affiliations. Just veterans, any age or era. Just grab a cup of Joe, a steady chair and say hello. For more information, call 715-359-6145
In-Kind Donated Items Needed
•Sit Back and Relax. The North Central Health Care Center is seeking some peaceful time for residents. If you have, a Recliner chair to donate let Kathy know at 715- 848-4450 or [email protected].
•Go Green. Help recycle old cell phones and ink cartridges as you donate them to Faith in Action. Contact Kelly at 715-848-8783 or [email protected].
•Renew and Refresh. As Randlin Homes helps people on the way to rehabilitation and self-sufficiency, you can provide Scotch Tape, Garbage Bags (kitchen and larger), and POST-IT notes to re-stock the supply shelves at the homes. Contact Tammy at 715-298-3700 or [email protected].
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
•Easter Bunny Assistants. On April 15, at the Robert W. Monk Gardens from 12-3:30pm, hop to volunteering as you greet guests, fill candy bags, or distribute eggs throughout the gardens. Contact Vickie at 715-261-6309 to be a part of the festivities.
•Share the Gift of Music! Come play your instrument or bring your group to sing for Heartland Hospice residents. Schedule according to your availability! Contact Amanda at 715-344-4541 or [email protected].
•Kindergarten Helping Hand. Assist students at Franklin Elementary with reading & educational activities. Choose Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 8:45 and 10am to come help children learn and grow! Contact Roxane at 715-261-0584 or [email protected].
•Serve Pancakes and Give Hope. Join The Open Door on Sunday, April 30 as they hold a Pancake Breakfast at St. Paul’s Church. Set up, clean up or assist where needed to support the work that Open Door does in providing clothing, personal care items, services and hope to those transitioning from incarceration. Contact Anne at 715-848-4044 or [email protected].
•Want to Build? Use your fundraising, marketing or other skills as a Habitat for Humanity committee member. There are also roles to fill in construction work, as well as the new Recycled Building Materials facility! Contact Jackie at 715-848-5042 or [email protected].
Volunteer Connection and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) are services that United Way uses to match volunteers or in-kind donated items with agencies in need. Visit www.UnitedWayMC.org or dial United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline for more information.