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Health Notes for September 7, 2017


NAMI of Tuolumne County meets today

National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 6 p.m. today in the Community Hall at St. James Episcopal Church (the Red Church) in downtown Sonora.

Martha Golay of the Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency will be guest speaker.

A potluck also will be held.

Cancer support group meets in Angels Camp

The Calaveras Cancer Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. today at Camps Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek, 676 McCauley Ranch Road in Angels Camp.

Guest speaker will be Denni Oravec, who was originally diagnosed with cancer in 1995 and is currently being treated for stage IV metastatic breast cancer. She will talk about how the book “Love, Medicine and Miracles” impacted her life and what aspects of the book were important to her.

The meetings are free and open to the public, caregivers, cancer patients and survivors.

For more information, contact Debbie Sellick at (209) 768-9415 or debbiesellick@live.com.

Support offered
to visually impaired

The Visually Impaired Persons support group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Sonora Hills clubhouse off Greenley Road in Sonora.

The purpose of the group is to discuss the challenges of vision loss, share and offer solutions to independent living concerns, and to provide support and encouragement as well as information and education.

For more information, call Bob or Carol Rogers at (209) 532-2373.

TOPS offers support
for weight loss

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a weight-loss support group, meets from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

For more information, call (209) 213-9265.

Grief support offered by Hospice of the Sierra

Hospice of the Sierra offers Grief Support Groups in Sonora and Murphys.

The Sonora group is offered from 6 to 7:30 Mondays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 20100 Cedar Road N. in Sonora. Call (209) 586-5687 for more information.

The Murphys group is offered from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays at 65 Mitchler St. Call (209) 536-5687 for more information.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step support group for people recovering from compulsive eating, meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Sol Y Breath, 14709 Mono Way in East Sonora.

The group requires no dues, fees, or weigh ins.

For more information, call (209) 743-2539.