Published 12:13 pm, Tuesday, September 22, 2009
CURLEY'S DINER POETS Offshoot of Poem Alley, group meets weekly at 7:30 p.m. at Curley's Diner, 62 W. Park Place. Call 203-327-3716.
MEDASSIST/CHOICES Free help with health insurance, Medicare supplements, Medicaid, private insurance, receiving entitlements from insurance policies and filing claims. Meets by appointment only in the Department of Social Services, Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., ninth floor. No age limit. For appointments and questions, call 203-977-5297.
SENIOR SERVICES Information, counseling, advocacy and assistance for Stamford seniors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Senior Services of Stamford, 945 Summer St. Call 203-324-6584.
OVER SIXTY CLUB Offers free programs for seniors from noon to 4 p.m. Free blood pressure screening third Wednesday of the month. Located on second floor of the Senior Services Building, 945 Summer St. Call 203-348-1228.
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT Free self-help support group for adults with depression, bipolar disorder or manic depression meets 1 to 2 p.m. on the second floor of 1480 Bedford St. Call 800-842-1501.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETING Early bird meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Society, Forest and Bedford streets. Call 203-655-6999.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS CENTER Support groups for women who are or have been victims of abuse (physical, emotional, verbal) are held Monday through Thursday. All information is confidential. Call 203-965-0049.
SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS CENTER Free and confidential sessions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1 Dock St., Suite 320. Evening groups and counseling available. Call 203-348-9346 or 24-hour hot line 203-329-2929.
PARENTS OF ABUSE SURVIVORS Sessions are free and confidential. Meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, 1 Dock St., Suite 320. Call 203-348-9346 or 24-hour hot line 203-329-2929.
FAMILY INCEST SURVIVORS Sessions are free and confidential. Meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, 1 Dock St., Suite 320. Call 203-348-9346 or 24-hour hot line 203-329-2929.
FREE BLOOD-PRESSURE SCREENING Meets noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Hope Street Pharmacy, 221 Hope St. Call 203-348-5366.
STD WALK-IN CLINIC Sponsored by the Stamford Health Department, the clinic offers free testing and treatment for people with sexually transmitted diseases. Clinic is open 2 to 4:45 p.m. Monday and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Call 203-977-5933.
SELF-ESTEEM GROUP FOR WOMEN Who have been in abusive relationships meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. The group helps women understand and cope with the effects of abuse. Call the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, 203-357-8162.
THE DEN FOR GRIEVING KIDS A bereavement support group for children and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Centers, 60 Palmers Hill Road. Preregistration required, 203-324-3167.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS A 12-step support group for compulsive eaters. Meets noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at First Congregational Church, Bedford Street and Prospect Place, third floor. Call 203-323-0200.
EMERGENCY AID Salvation Army provides social service programs and case management counseling and distributes clothing vouchers from 9 to 11 a.m. and food from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 198 Selleck St. By appointment only. Closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Call 203-359-2320.
INSULIN PUMP USER GROUP For those pursuing intensive control of their diabetes and in need of education and supportive network. Meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Stamford Hospital, Shelburne Road. Call 325-7286.
BINGO NIGHT Doors open at 6 p.m., game starts at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 566 Elm St. Cash prizes. Refreshments available. Smoke free. Handicap access. Call 203-324-7321.
HEALING PRAYER At 6 p.m. at the Church of Christ the Healer, 20 Brookdale Road. Supper and Bible study to follow. Call 203-322-6991.
ALANON PARENTS MEETING At 8 p.m. in the Jurgenson Building of Silver Hill Hospital, 208 Valley Road. Call (888) 8-ALANON.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT The Center for Hope has created a program for grieving parents at 5:45 p.m. every Wednesday at the center, 590 Post Road. A complementary initial consultation is required before joining the group. Call 203-655-4693.
CHILD BEREAVEMENT The Center for Hope has created a program to help parents cope with losing a child every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at the center, 590 Post Road. A complementary initial consultation is required before joining the group. Call 203-655-4693.
POST-TREATMENT BREAST CANCER Support group for women who have completed treatment for breast cancer meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road. Call 203-655-4693.
SENIOR BEREAVEMENT Support group for persons over 60 who are grieving the loss of a spouse meets 1:30 to 3 p.m.at the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road. Complimentary intake required. Call 203-655-4693.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE Support group for persons who have had a family member or friend commit suicide meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road. Call 203-655-4693.
SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT Support sessions for seniors who have lost their spouses to cancer held 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Call 203-656-HOPE.
SENIOR SPOUSAL BEREAVEMENT Support group for persons over 60 who are grieving the loss of a spouse. Meets 10:30 a.m. to noon every other Wednesday at the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road. Call 203-655-4693.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS COUPLES Group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays at the Center for Hope, 590 Post Road. Group offers support and counseling for couples whose lives have been effected by multiple sclerosis. Call 203-656-HOPE.
GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS Meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at First Congregational Church, 14 Brookside Road. Call 203-655-0491.
STANDUP PARENTING OF FAIRFIELD COUNTY Meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday evening at the Norwalk United Methodist Church, 718 West Ave. The group provides community resources that offers education, alternatives strategies and practical solutions to help solve family problems. For information call 866-931-0056.
ROTARY CLUB Meets at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Silvermine Tavern. Call 203-840-0000.
VETERANS' AFFAIRS The benefits and assistance office of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs' will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month in Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Ave., Room 214. Appointments are not required. Call 203-336-2570.
PRE MEETING The Norwalk Chapter of Professional Referral Exchange meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Silver Star Restaurant, 210 Connecticut Ave. New speaker each week. Bring 30 business cards. New members welcome. Call Dr. Kon Chen, area director, at 203-866-5302.
WHEN A LOVED ONE HAS CANCER Meets 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cancer Care Inc., 120 East Ave. Free. Registration required. Call 203-854-9911.
FREE MEDICARE ASSISTANCE The Norwalk Hospital volunteer Medicare information service schedules free appointments for anyone who needs Medicare, Medigap or HMO assistance. Call 203-852-3325 or 203-852-3326 and leave a name, number and the best time for a volunteer to call.
CHECK YOUR PRESSURE Nursing & Home Care offers free blood pressure tests from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at Broad River Homes, 108 New Canaan Ave. Call 203-762-8958.SECOND
LIVING WITH HIV OR AIDS Support groups meet at 7 p.m. every other Wednesday. For information on this or other HIV/AIDS-related support services, call The Mid-Fairfield AIDS Project, 203-855-9535.
PINOCHLE Games start at 12:30 p.m. at the Norwalk Senior Center, 11 Allen Road. Call Janet Knauer at 203-847-3115, Ext. 104.
RECOVERY INC. Self-help support group for depression, anxiety, phobias, fears and compulsions. Led by volunteers. Meets at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church on the Green, Lewis Street. Call Charles, leader, at 203-852-0249.
GIRLS TO WOMEN BOOK CLUB For middle and high school girls, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 25 to June 10. A different book will be discussed each week at the South Norwalk Branch library, 10 Washtington St. For information, call 203-899-2790.
MEDICARE ASSISTANCE Hospital auxiliary assists in completion of Medicare forms from noon to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday at the new hospital of Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road. Free. Call 203-863-3222.
THE NURSE IS IN A registered nurse is available to take blood pressure and health counseling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Call 203-863-3883.
THE DEN FOR GRIEVING KIDS A group for children and families dealing with the loss of a loved one meets at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at Family Centers, 40 Arch St. Preregistration is required. Call 203-869-4848.
WEEKLY STORYTIME Toddlers are invited to Storytimes at 11 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble, 1076 Post Road East, Westport. Stories, crafts and snacks. Call 203-221-7955.
MS AQUATIC PROGRAM Water program at the Wilton YMCA for individuals with multiple sclerosis. Meets 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday and Wednesday. Registration and medical release forms required. Call 203-838-1033, Ext. 29.
WESTPORT UNITARIAN SINGLES GROUP Meetings include discussions, socializing, game room and guest speakers from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Road, Westport. Members $7. Nonmembers $10. No one under 21. Call 203-227-1537 or 203-227-8173.
UTILIZE YOUR CREATIVITY The Center for Wellness & Creative Development offers free "creative edge coaching" from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in Ridgefield. Call 203-894-8784.
HELP FOR VETERANS Veteran screening for treatment of substance abuse at 8:30 a.m., West Haven VA Medical Center, 950 Campbell Ave., Building 1, eighth floor east. For appointment, call 203-937-3887. Nonveterans also may qualify.
AIDS PROJECT NEW HAVEN Open support group for people with any degree of HIV infection. Call 624-0947.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meets at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport. Call 203-227-1261.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS A 12-step support group for compulsive eaters. Meets at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday at the United Covenant Church, 68 Westport Road, Wilton. Call Scott at 203-247-5498 or Maria at 203-838-5599.