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Support groups

Spokane area

Senior Support Group – Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m., East Central Senior Center, 500 S. Stone St. Call Kathy Armstrong at (509) 625-6693.

South Side Bereavement Group – Meets Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; (509) 456-0438.

Spina Bifida – For anyone who has been touched by spina bifida. Meeting places and dates change; call Ed Kennedy at (509) 326-6355 or Diana Mantese Tutt at (509) 467-8745.

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group – Provides a supportive environment and opportunities to meet other individuals with spinal cord injuries, share experiences, participate in social activities and inquire about medical advances and therapies. Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 1-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St.; (509) 473-6681; www.stlukesrehab.org/ sub.aspx?id=495.

Spiritual Discovery and Support Group – Meets 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call Rev. Clare Austen at (509) 838-6518.

Spocannabis – Spokane’s only medical marijuana patient advocacy and fellowship group for medical cannabis users and caregivers. Meets Saturdays, 1 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. For more information, call (509) 998-3405 or visit www.spocannabis.org.

Spokane Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association – Meets the second Saturday of each month, September-June, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Email hlaspokane@gmail.com or write to P.O. Box 30818, Spokane WA 99223-3013 for more information.

Spokane County Brain Injury Survivors Support Group – Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., Spokane Valley; (509) 218-7982.

Spokane Fathers Network – Group for fathers who have children with special health-care needs. Meets the first Wednesday of the month. Contact Lance Morehouse at (509) 328-6326.

Spokane Multiple Sclerosis Family Support Group – Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone Ave. Call Marsha at (509) 482-2022 for more information.

Spokane Northside Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – Meets the third Thursday of the month, 1 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7307 N. Nevada St. Call (509) 482-2022 for more information.

Spokane Parent to Parent – Group for parents who have children with special needs. Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month. For time and location, contact Terry Villalovoz at (509) 328-6326, ext. 210.

Spokane Valley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – Meets the last Wednesday of every month, 6-8 p.m., Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 482-2022 for more information.

Spondylitis Support Group Looking for new members. Group meets to share information and meet others who have shared similar experiences living with ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases. Meets the fourth Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave.; contact Joan, (509) 624-8214.

Spouse Grief Support Group – For those in need of support in loss of a spouse through death. Meets Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m., Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St. Call Eileen Lyons at (509) 456-0438 for more information.

Stepping Forward – Two classes that help cancer patients and their family members through the emotional issues of cancer. Class times and locations vary according to patients’ needs. To register, call the Providence Cancer Center at (509) 474-5490.

Stroke Support Group – Provides education, peer support, special events and social networking for stroke survivors, family, friends and caregivers. Meets the third Thursday of each month, 3-4 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 473-6681 or visit www.stlukesrehab.org/ sub.aspx?id=495 to register and for more information.

Stroke Support Group – For inpatients, discharged patients, families and caregivers, providing education, sharing resources and offering emotional support. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, noon-1 p.m., Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 5, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-3957 or (509) 482-1855 for more information.

Idaho

Panhandle Meth Rescue/Mothers Against Methamphetamine – Meets at 11 a.m. every other Saturday at Camelot Estate Clubhouse, 2150 Guenevere’s Way, Post Falls; Judy, (208) 659-2839 or ApplePieSpice66@verizon.net.

Parents Reaching Out to Parents – For parents of kids with disabilities. Meets Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Harding Family Center, 411 15th St. (208) 769-1409.

Parkinson’s Support Group – Meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month at the rehabilitation gym at LaCrosse Health and Rehab, 210 LaCrosse, Coeur d’Alene; (208) 664-2185.

PFLAG – For parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays, a support, education and advocacy group for North Idaho; (208) 666-0187.

Priest River Area Diabetes Support Group – Meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at Frank Chapin Senior Center, Fourth and Jackson, Sandpoint; (208) 263-0871.

Road to Recovery Debtors Anonymous - Meets Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 417 William St., Post Falls. (208) 762-9919 or www.spokaneda.org.

SearchLight – For the adoptee, adoptive and birth parents/families; meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., North Lakes Family Center, 611 Lakeside Ave.; (208) 664-5941.

Sexaholics Anonymous – Meets in Coeur d’Alene: Mondays, noon-1 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays, 7-8 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.; for locations, call (866) 291-0914; e-mail sasandpoint@yahoo.com.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Blanchard – Meets Mondays, 8:30-10 a.m. at the Blanchard Community Center, 685 Rusho Road. Call Cherie at (208) 437-0176.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. at Post Falls Library, 821 N Spokane St. Call Bette. (208) 661-8746. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 340 – Meets Wednesdays, weigh-ins 5:30-6:15 p.m., meeting follows, at St. George’s Parish, 21st Avenue and Lucas Street, Post Falls; call Willi Brimmer at (208) 773-4715.

Twins and Company – Support for mothers of multiples of all ages. Meets the second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mountain View Bible Church, 3974 N. Chase Road, Post Falls. Call (208) 660-2925 or visit www.bigtent.com/ groups/twinsco for more information.

Unplanned pregnancies – Lutheran Social Services; for meeting schedule, call (208) 667-1898.

Vaccination Liberation Support Group – Monthly meetings for those who are questioning the safety of vaccines and are seeking information and options; Sandpoint, (208) 255-2307; Coeur d’Alene, (208) 765-8421.

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