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COPING AFTER LOSS
First Wednesday of the month,
Center for Grief and Education. A brief educational program offering an introduction to grief information and hospice bereavement services.
Contact the Lexington office at
FREE TRANSPORTATION TO CANCER SCREENING
Fayette County residents can receive free transportation through HealthLink Transit, a partnership between Kentucky Pink Connection & the Lexington-
Transportation provided by taxi or gas cards to cancer screening.
Call (859) 309-
2ND CHANCE AMBASSADORS
Lexington: a support/volunteer group comprised of organ transplantation recipients, donor family members, those on the waiting list and community members interested in transplantation meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at Word of Hope Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Man O’War and Armstrong Mill Road.
Meetings begin at 4:30.
For questions, please contact Charlotte Wong, Education Coordinator, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Lexington office at
CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER CLASSES
Held at Frankfort Regional Medical
Call Mediline at 502-
• Prepared Childbirth
• Baby Care For The Early Weeks
• Breast Feeding Basics
• “That’s My Baby”
• Sibling Classes
The American Cancer Society offers women undergoing cancer treatments the opportunity to attend the Look Good...Feel Better workshop.
This free workshop helps women deal with the appearance-
Each participant receives a complimentary custom cosmetic kit.
The American Cancer Society offers Prostate Cancer Educational and Support Classes called Man to Man for men with prostate cancer.
This is an educational and networking program that provides information about prostate cancer and treatments options.
For more information about these classes, please call Kristy Young at
For cancer information 24 hours a day, please call 1-
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE
First & third Tuesday of the month
Center for Grief and Education. For adults affected by the loss of someone by suicide. Contact the Lexington office at
A support group designed to meet the ongoing needs of women with breast cancer. The purpose of Bosom Buddies is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which women diagnosed with breast cancer can receive information and emotional support during and after treatment.
Meets are the third Thursday of every month 6:00pm at the Frankfort Regional Hospital: Frankfort Medical Pavilion, Conference Room C. 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Frankfort, KY.
BRCC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center provides a 24-
Volunteers at BRCC have the unique opportunity to provide valuable direct services to those impacted by sexual assault.
Volunteer opportunities: Crisis Line Volunteer, Medical/Legal Advocate.
For more informa-
STOP SMOKING CLASS SERIES
weekly until April 17.
Tates Creek Library, 3628 Walden Dr. Based on the Cooper-
$10/week for 10 weeks covers the cost of nicotine replacement. Call 288-
GRASSROOTS YOGA CLASSES
Chair yoga: 10:30–11:30am Tuesday and Thursday.
Hatha Vinyasa Flow: 5:30–6:30pm Thursday.
Yoga Basics for Stress Relief: 5:30–6:30pm Friday.
Partial proceeds from all yoga classes benefit the Latitude Artist Community for adults considered to have disabilities. All instructors certified through Yoga Alliance. For more information, visit www.grassrootsyoga.org.
PFLAG SUPPORT FOR LGBTS AND FAMILIES
We are a support group of family members and allies united with LGBTQ* individuals.
Our meetings provide a safe, confidential space where you can feel respected and accepted wherever you are in your journey or family struggle.
Monthly speakers help us to broaden our understanding of these issues in our families and in society.
Lexington meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive.
Frankfort chapter meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30 at the Unitarian Community, 316 Wilkinson Blvd.
More information and resources at www.pflagcentralky.org
For questions, call 859-
*lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning.
MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION FOR HEALTH
Relax the body, quiet the mind, open the heart.
(arrive at 6 to relax before class).
No prior experience of yoga or meditation required.
Mobilize inner resources for promoting health and managing the stress of caregiving, burnout and chronic disease.
Study and practice in a supportive group. Gentle yoga, mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting meditation and discussion.
Instructor: John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP.
Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-
Full details at http://www.mindbodystudio. org/?page_id=1055
MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION FOR HEALTH
Relax the body, quiet the mind, open the heart. 6:30-
$10. No prior experience of yoga or meditation required.
Mobilize inner resources for promoting health and managing the stress of caregiving, burnout and chronic disease. Study and practice in a supportive group.
Gentle yoga, mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting meditation and discussion. Instructor: John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP.
Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY
Full details at
ARGENTINE TANGO “DANCE OF THE HEART”
Passionate and Romantic, mindful and Meditative, a uniquely transformative social skill, art form and movement therapy, no partner or dance experience required,
Friday evening 7:30-
You may drop-
Instructors: Dr. John Patterson and Nataliya Timoshevskaya.
Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-
Full details at www.mindbodystudio.org
BLUEGRASS OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT
Exists to assist Central Kentucky women and their loved ones during diagnosis, treatment and survival of ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
Come meet with us the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers, Bronte Bistro Cafe meeting room.
PERINATAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP
First Tuesday of the month, 7pm
Center for Grief and Education.
A group for parents who have experienced loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.
Contact Debbie Mueller at
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP
A support group for parents, siblings, or grandparents who have lost a child regard less of the child’s age or length of time that has passed since that day.
The meeting is the 1st Tuesday of every month 6:30pm–8:30pm at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington. Also meets the 1st Tuesday of every month 7pm-
Doors open one-
SPOUSE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Hospice of the Bluegrass. A five-
If you are hosting a health-
Contact us to discuss further
Free support group for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Local meetings and information at
FREE YOGA CLASSES FOR VETS, SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS
Every Monday from 9:30am–10:30am
Ageless Yoga Studio, 611 Winchester Rd., Suite 200. 859-
Click “class” tab to sign up now!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
MELT METHOD HAND, FOOT AND BODY HEALING CLASS BY SHAYNE WIGGLESWORTH
Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm -
Enjoy a gentle foam roller class to reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and more!
MELT Method certified instructor Shayne Wigglesworth will teach you healing techniques you can use for self care at home. All materials and rollers are provided. Perfect for all ages, body types and experience levels. Learn more at www.centeredlex.com or call 859-
MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
LEXINGTON AREA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP
Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm
Free daytime and evening discussion groups for people with PD and their care partners. Daytime meetings held the 4th Monday of each month at noon.
Evening meetings held on 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm.
Both group meetings held at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY. For more details contact Elaine at 859-
Please visit our website at
www.parkinsonslexington.com to get more details about these meetings and other free events held by LAPSG.
This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. 10:30am–11:30am. Donation only (great portion of all donations go to the Backpack Food Program at Ashland Elementary.) Inspiring, Educating & Supporting our World through the Moving, Visual & Healing Arts! Daily classes, therapies, workshops & a great spot to host your next event! 309 N Ashland Ave Ste.180, Lexington, KY 40502.
Every Tuesday, starting September 30:
8pm–10pm at Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr.
$5.00 per person per lesson.
Call for more information: Glenn and Rosalee Kelley 859-
COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS
with Lauren Higdon
Centered Studio, 309 n Ashland ave suite 180 in Lexington. This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. Classes may include chair yoga, restorative, yin yoga, tai chi, and more. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis! Donations-
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
FREE "HOW TO STAY YOUNG" CLASS
Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness offers a free class twice a week explaining how to keep your body young through chiropractic care.
Free spinal screening available for anyone who attends the class.
To register for the class, please call
Questions to email@example.com. Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness: 1795 Alysheba Way #4103 Lexington, KY. Free gift from the office to those who attend the class!
LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: LIVING & COPING WITH LUPUS
The Lupus Foundation of America support groups are intended to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with chronic illness.
Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road, Lexington
7:00pm–8:00pm first Tuesday of every month.
ANAD OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP
Free support group for people who want to improve their relationship with food and body image. Safe, comfortable place.
Facilitated by Megan Roop, RYT, supervised by Tina Thompson, MS, RD, LD, Bluegrass Nutrition Counseling, sponsored by ANAD. Introduction meeting on October 3 from 7:15-
Nathaniel Mission Health Clinic CHAT:1109 Versailles Road, Suite 400
4pm to 5:15pm the 4th Tuesday of each month.
The Refuge Clinic: New Location, 2349 Richmond Road-
Free. Sponsored by the Lexington-
FREE CARDIO CLASSES
Every Saturday morning in the month of February at Body Structure Medical Fitness Facility, 2600 Gribbin Drive, Lexington. This class will increase your heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically to cre-
TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY
We offer classes in Louisville and Lexington. All classes are led by nationally accredited volunteer instructors in a friendly and helpful environment.
The meditative movements of taijiquan can reduce tension, increase flexibility and strength, and improve circulation and balance. To contact us, phone 502.614.6424
CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUPS (INDIVIDUALS WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS)
869 Sparta Court, Lexington.
NAMI Lexington is a local affiliate of NAMI, the “National Alliance on Mental Illness” we provide numerous support groups and recovery programs for families and Individuals living with mental illness.
YOGA • MEDITATION • STRESS REDUCTION
The Yoga Health & Therapy Center offers daytime and evening Yoga classes with slow stretch, breathing awareness and relaxation training. Small classes provide personalized instruction. New yoga students receive a series discount. Meditation classes and ongoing group practice sessions available for all levels. Stress-
MONTHLY REIKI CLASSES
Turn your hands into healing hands! Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy Learn to improve your mind, body, and spirit! Classes taught by Robert N.Fueston, Reiki Master/Teacher and Acupuncturist, 17 years of experience and Member of The Reiki Alliance. Approved for Continuing Education hours (CE hours) for Massage Therapist. CE’s for nurses pending. Register online at robertfueston.com 859-
ONGOING JOURNEY CIRCLE
This circle meets the 4th Sunday of every month and is for those who are experienced in the practice of journeying OR are interest-
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a diet club. We do not count calories or have scales at meetings. OA is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues or fees. OA is self-