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Feb. 15: I Can Cope 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. May Room A at SSM DePaul Health Center. This free seminar provides education and support to those facing cancer. It is held the third Wednesday of every other month. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Please call 314344-6090 to register or for more information. Ongoing 8-week sessions: Smoking Cessation Classes SSM DePaul Health Center SSM DePaul, partnering with St. Louis County’s tobacco-free initiative called “Let’s Face It,” is offering free smoking cessation classes to the public. The 8-week course assists participants in determining their readiness to quit smoking and provide the tools necessary to increase their success rate in becoming smoke free. Space is limited for these on-going classes. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS to register or for more information. Every Monday and Tuesday in February HMR Program Orientation Mondays: 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays: noon – 1 p.m. SSM DePaul Wellness Center. Attend a free orientation to learn: the Five Success Variables needed to lose weight, different diet options available, and how important physical activity really is. Please call to register at 1-877-477-6954. Wednesday Weigh-In (Breastfeeding Support Group) Every Wednesday in February 10 a.m. Meets every Wednesday morning in the Well Baby Nursery. There will be a topic of discussion each week. Mothers will have a chance to weigh in their babies during this time. Healthy snacks provided. This event is free. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (776-3627) to register or for more information. SSM DePaul Wellness Center Tired of getting locked into longterm memberships that you never use? Join the DePaul Wellness Center and receive a personalized program for your specific needs. Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation. Call 314-344-6177 for more details. Support Groups Feb. 2: Alzheimer’s Association Support Group 6 p.m. Bridgeton Community Center. To RSVP or to get more information, call 314.291.0855. Feb. 7: Stroke Support Group 1 – 3 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. A presentation and educational session for stroke survivors and their family members or caregivers. Call 314344-7392 for more information. Feb. 8: Cancer Support Group 5 – 6:30 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. Call 314344-6090 to register or for more information. Feb. 9: Mighty Hearts and Lungs – Support Group Noon – 1 p.m. SSM DePaul Health Center. For patients and family members coping with cardiac and

pulmonary health issues; learn how to better manage your condition for a healthier life. Call Larry Buhr at 314-344-6023 to register or for more information. 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Can email for further information: metrostlouissia@ gmail.com. • Every Sunday: 6:30-8 p.m. 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City; lower level of Holy Communion Episcopal Church; contact 314-993-5421. • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636-561-1407. • 1st and 3rd Tuesday: 12:30-2 p.m. 320 N. Forsyth Blvd in Clayton; lower level in Samuel United Church of Christ; contact 314-9683477. • 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon, MO; 4th floor conference room of Progress West Hospital; contact 636-561-1407. Every Wednesday: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Naranon 7:30 – 9 p.m. New Choices NarAnon Family Group at Zion Lutheran Church, 12075 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, Mo 63043. Info: email MoreInformation@att. net or visit www.Nar-Anon.org. Thursdays: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Grief Share Support Group At Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson, Mo. 63135. Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Info: Lee Cedra at leecedra@sbcglobal.net. Mon. & Thurs, ongoing: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Breathe Designed for people with pulmonary disease – participants focus on deep breathing, exercises and relaxation. Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite 104. $30. Call 314-953-6090 to register or for more information.

can help you make sure your diet is right for you. Call 314.344.6157 for information. Calcium Scoring Heart Scan Program SSM DePaul Health Center. This program uses advanced (CT) imaging to scan the arteries around the heart and measure or score the amount of calcium present in the plaque deposits. This screening, in combination with other heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, etc.) can help determine an overall picture of your current heart health and your risk for developing heart disease. Call 314.344.6030 to learn more about the heart scan program or to schedule an appointment. SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West Auxiliary Non profit organization assisting the hosp. by holding fund raisering activities, being of service to patients, families, employees & physicians and acting as good will ambassadors to community. We welcome new member. Call Barb Hutchinson 636.947.5466. The Barnes St. Peters Hospital Auxiliary is looking for New Members If you would like to become a member please call 636.916.9664. Gateway to Hope Program The Gateway to Hope Program arranges care for individuals diagnosed w/breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured and reside in MO. Gateway to Hope serves as a breast cancer lifeline for those who do not qualify for government sponsored programs & are unable to afford treatment. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed w/breast cancer & cannot access treatment call Gateway to Hope at 314-5691113 or www.gthstl.org. Every Wednesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church,

414 S. Church St., St. Peters. Weighins at 8:30 a.m. Business mtg at 10 a.m. Call 636-397-1727 or 636272-4995 for more info. Every Tues. 6:30–8 p.m. Chemical Dependency Mtg. Christian Hospital. 314.839.3171. Every Tues.: 9–10:30 a.m. TOPS Meetings Take Off Pounds Sensibly. John F. Kennedy Community Center, 315 Howdershell Rd., Florissant. 314.921.7582. Every Tues.: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Free Pilates Class for Cancer Patients & Families Bring own mat. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. 636.921.9920. 4th Tuesday of each month: 6:307:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group Hear from experts on how to better manage diabetes & enjoy a healthier life. Located at the H.W. Koenig Medical Bldg., St. Joseph Hospital West. Call 636.625.5447 for more info. First Thurs. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Caregiver Class from BJC Home Care Services, free to public, Topics: care, stress relief, legal issues, Siteman Cancer Cntr., Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital conference rm. Info. 314-575-3983. Every Sun.: 6:30 p.m. Every Mon.: 9:30 a.m. Survivors of Incest Anonymous Meetings Women only. Sundays at Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 7601 Delmar, U. City. 314.993.5421 or 636.561.1407. Mondays in Wentzville, call 636.561.1407. 1st Thur.: 6:30–7:30 p.m. Conquer: A Support Group for Adults with Cancer Siteman Cancer Center at BarnesJewish St. Peters Hosp, 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. 636.916.9920. 1st Thur.: 7 p.m. Parents W/O Partners, North County Chapter General Mtg, 2435 Creve Coeur

Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m. STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group This nationally recognized program provides education and support for those with schizophrenia. Group is facilitated by an experienced STEPS nurse. For info, call 314-839-3171. Diabetes Basics Proper diabetes treatment and education can help you learn to live well with diabetes. Call 314.344.7024 for info or 314.3447220 to enroll. Diabetes Self Management Training A series of four classes over a sixmonth period of time. Call Central Scheduling to make an appointment at 314.344.7220. The classes are covered by most insurance plans. Nutrition Education SSM DePaul registered dieticians

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Mill Rd. 314.739.0880. 2nd Wed. 6–7:30 p.m. Talking Man to Man about Prostate Cancer Support group for men diagnosed w/prostate cancer at any stage. Barnes St. Peters. 636.916.9947. 3rd Tues.: 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Grief & Loss Support Group— DePaul Hospital Share experiences of grief & loss w/those who share similar feelings. Led by trained coordinators & Pastor David Boyle. Bridgeton Trails Library, Rm 2. 314.344.7356. Nurses & company. Flu shots avail. for small cost. 115 Piper Hill Dr., St. Peters. Every Tues.: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Free Pilates Class for Cancer Patients & Families Bring own mat. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. 636.921.9920. Weekly 6:30 p.m. Survivors of Incest Anonymous Mtg. 12 Step Program for Women sexually abused in childhood. At Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 7601 Delmar, University City. Lower Level. Call 314.993.5421.

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