Fitness classes offered

The Murphys Senior Center offers free fitness programs including Zumba and aerobics. There is also a food pantry.

The senior center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Lunch is served at noon for $5. The center is at 65 Mitchler Ave., in Murphys.

For more information, call 728-1672.

Diabetes group meets

Sonora Regional Medical Center sponsors an Adult Diabetes Support Group endorsed by the American Diabetes Association.

The group is for people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Each session will include a topic of interest and time for discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

The Adult Diabetes Support Group meets monthly, alternating between day and evening schedules, on the third Tuesday of each month.

Meetings will be held at Sonora Regional Medical Center in Conference Room 3 on the ground floor. The support group is free, and registration is not required.

For more information, call Jodie Rodriguez at 536-3728.

Survivors of
suicide get support

A support group, Survivors of Suicide Loss, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Meetings will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 18415 Blue Bell East.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and group leaders said in a press release they “cannot think of a more appropriate time or way to emphasize the need for such awareness than to announce the formation of a new peer-led support group in our community.”

The group is intended to be a safe place for people who have lost a loved one to death by suicide, enabling them to openly and honestly discuss how they lost the loved one, and what the loss has cost them and others.

For more information, contact Kathy or Guy Holmes at (209) 532-1328 or (209) 559-0332.

Hospice of the Sierra offers grief support 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.