Support Groups

ADDICTION HELP:
Did you know that drug addiction is the number one culprit behind nutritional deficiencies in the body, illnesses and injuries? Get the specifics on how someone is physically affected by substance abuse and how they can undo the physical damage caused by addiction through your free copy of “The Truth About Becoming Addicted.” Call 888-837-9177 or log onto www.becomingaddicted.org.

ADDICTION HELP:
Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com

ALS-LOU GEHRIGS:
A support group has been founded at Murray-Calloway County Hospital for patients with ALS and their caregivers and other supporters. The group meets on the third Wednesday each month, 6 p.m. at MCCH Center for Health and Wellness. Organizers are Renee Buckingham and Mitzi Cathey. For info on ALS support group, call Cathey at 270-293-1748.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION:
The Alzheimer’s Association Support Group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. – noon. The group meets in the Franciscan Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery). Contact Angie Day 618-697-1705.

ALZHEIMERS:
3rd Thursday of month from Noon–1:30 p.m. at Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion in the Rosenthal Room. For more information, call 270-534-9173.

ARTHRITIS:
This group meets from noon to 1 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Baptist Heart Center conference room of Baptist Health, Paducah. Phone 270.575.2721 for meeting dates and times, or for more information.~

ASSISTANCE FOR AREA VETERANS:
Veterans and their families will be provided counseling and assistance in filing claims for state and federal benefits. This is a free service provided by the state of Kentucky. For more information please contact Carol Livingston, Veterans Benefits Field Representative, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) at (270) 247-8465, ext. 53239, or email carol.livingston@ky.gov.

AUTISM SPEAKS:
Autism affects 1 in 88 children, and 1 in 54 boys. If you suspect someone that you love has autism, learn the signs by visiting www.autismspeaks.org

BREASTFEEDING CLASSES:
Atrium Classroom, Doctors Office Building 2, Baptist Health Paducah. Free class helps prepare expectant mothers for the breastfeeding experience. Phone 270.575.2229 to register.

CANCERPORT BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP:
Baptist Health Imaging Center. The group provides support for those diagnosed with breast cancer and living in recovery. Phone 270.442.1310 for more information.

DIABETES CLASSES:
Baptist Health Paducah. Free class with a certified diabetes instructor to assist with any question or concerns about diabetes. Phone 270.575.2918 for more information.

GRIEF SUPPORT:

* For help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Grief Share is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts and we want to help. Pathway Baptist Church. For more information call 270-556-6033.

* 1st Friday of the month at Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion in the Borders Community Room, from 5–9 p.m. For more information, call Pat Pitchford at 270-898-8796.

H.O.R.S.E.S. Inc.
H.O.R.S.E.S Inc. is always accepting volunteers, no horse knowledge is necessary. H.O.R.S.E.S., Inc. (Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services), is a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center designed for individuals with physical, mental or emotional challenges. They are a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that is run entirely on grants, donations and with the assistance of volunteers. Please visit their website at www.horsesinc.org. Visit www.horsesinc.org or call 270-437-3881. Email to horses_inc@yahoo.com

LOURDES HOSPICE:
Lourdes North Plaza, 911 Joe Clifton Drive, Paducah. Every Monday except holidays. 5–6:30 p.m. Call 270-415-3636.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS:
The Western KY Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets every 4th Thursday at West End Baptist Church in Paducah, at 12:00 noon. Please enter around the back of the building. This is a very upbeat and encouraging group for people diagnosed with MS, caregivers of persons with MS, or anyone wanting to know more about MS. For more information, please contact Alicia Ray at 270-564-9010.

NOW & BEYOND:
Grief Support Group for Widows and Widowers, 2nd Friday of the month at Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion in the Borders Community Room from 6–8 p.m. For more information, call Pat Pitchford at 270-898-8796.

PADUCAH AREA AMPUTEES IN ACTION:
3rd Thursday of month 5:30 p.m. at Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion in the Borders Community Room. For more information, call Terry Ross, 270-488-3020.

PARKINSONS:
At Baptist Health Paducah. Phone 270.898.8031 for upcoming meeting dates and times, or for more information.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES:
Free class designed to help expectant parents in their second or third trimester learn about the labor and delivery process. Phone 270.575-2229 to register.

PROS (Paducah Regional Ostomy Support)
This group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Atrium Classroom of Baptist Health Paducah’s Doctors Office Building 2 (with the exception of Holidays). Phone 270.575.2303 for more information.

STROKE:
This group meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Baptist Heart Center conference room. The group provides support for stroke survivors, caregivers and family and friends. Light refreshments are served. Phone Mary Legge at 270-575-2880 to register.

WEIGHT LOSS INFORMATION SESSION:
Baptist Heart Center auditorium. Learn about medical and surgical options for weight loss. Phone 270.443.0202 for more information.