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Alzheimer's Support Group - Noon

Alzheimer's can be a very taxing disease for both the victim and the caregiver. Join caregivers and patients in the HGH Quiet Room the second Wednesday of each month to learn effective coping strategies. Facilitated by Gini Cunningham of the Humboldt Volunteer Hospice. Lunch is provided for all participants. All ages are welcome and there is no charge to attend. Please call (775) 623-6218 for more information. This is also the Caregivers Support Group.

Bariatric Support Group - 6 p.m.

Humboldt General Hospital's Bariatric Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Sonoma Conference Room. The group is designed to help both pre-op and post-op gastric bypass and lap-band patients. Group members and their supporters will receive up-to-date weight loss information, consider issues in the context of the disease of obesity, and have the opportunity to discuss personal or professional issues that arise from the consequences of bariatric surgery. Guest presenters may be invited to present some topics. All sessions will include time for questions and social interaction. Significant others are encouraged to attend. Facilitated by Lori Billows. Please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1427 for more information, or email

Diabetes Support Group - 5:30 p.m.

Do you live with diabetes? Are you at risk for being diagnosed with diabetes? Are you a caretaker of someone with diabetes, or would you like to learn more about how to prevent this disease? Please join us in the HGH Sonoma Conference Room as we focus on the challenges and successes of living with diabetes. Facilitated by HGH Wellness Coordinator Louis Mendiola and HGH Director of Nutrition and Dietary Services Tiffani Nalivka. All ages are welcome; there is no charge to attend. Please call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1740 for more information.

Grief Relief Group - 6 p.m.

Join with others who have lost a loved one to explore feelings, share experiences and learn grief coping strategies. Held the third Thursday of each month in the HGH Sonoma Conference Room. All ages are welcome and there is no charge to attend. Please call (775) 623-6218 for more information.

Stress and Relaxation Group - 5:30 p.m.

Life can be stressful. Join Christine Childs, MFT-Intern, to discover how to equip yourself with the tools you need to manage the changes in your life in the most effective way possible. Held the fourth Monday of each month. All ages are welcome. Please call Christine Childs, MFT-Intern, at (775) 623-6828 for more information.