Support Groups for January 17-23, 2020, Monthly Meetings
Friday, January 17
AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm, beginners meeting, open discussion.
Saturday, January 18
AA, Daily Reflections group, St Rose parish house (upstairs), 38 Church Hill Road, 6:30 pm, one-hour meeting, reading, and discussion from Daily Reflections and 24 Hours books.
Sunday, January 19
AA, Newtown Senior Center, 14 Riverside Road, 2 pm, open speaker discussion meeting, one-hour meeting.
AA, Newtown United Methodist Church (lower level), 92 Church Hill Road, 7:30 pm, open speaker discussion meeting.
NA, Narcotics Anonymous, Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, 7:30-8:30 pm, information pamphlet/discussion meeting.
Monday, January 20
AA Beginners Big Book Meeting, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 7-8 pm.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), Newtown Congregational Church (library), 14 West Street, 6:30-7:30 pm (weigh-ins 5:45-6:25), nonprofit weight loss support group, $2/week or membership $32/year, first meeting is free; call Krista 203-231-4176 or Sara 203-948-4270 for more information.
Tuesday, January 21
AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 12:15 pm, closed step meeting.
AA, Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street, 6:30 pm, one-hour closed step meeting.
Al-Anon, 38 Church Hill Road (rear entrance, first floor), 7 pm, all welcome; 860-244-0022 or ctalanon.org.
Alateen, St Rose Religious Education Building 38 Church Hill Road (upstairs), 7-8 pm; 203-417-1178 or ctalanon.org.
Alateen, United Methodist Church of Danbury, 5 Clapboard Ridge Road (Route 39), Danbury, 7-8 pm; 203-270-8577.
Cross Roads: a Christian Twelve-Step Program, Grace Family Church, 13 covered Bridge Road, use church’s rear entrance), first and third Tuesday, 7 pm; 203-270-1005.
Wednesday, January 22
AA, Men’s Group, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm.
Thursday, January 23
Newtown Hope & Support Group, at the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Square, Fairfield Hills, 7-9 pm, a confidential and embracing support group for those who have concerns or questions about their child or loved one’s possible use or abuse of drugs and alcohol. This meeting is facilitated by a licensed therapist. For further information, please call 203-270-1600.
AA, Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street (at flagpole), 8 pm, closed speaker discussion, nonsmokers meeting.
Adoption & Foster Connection, at My Place Restaurant, 8 Queen Street, 7-9 pm second Tuesday of each month, open to adoptive parents with children adopted through DCF and international and private adoptions, most parents have had some challenges and benefit from idea sharing with others; Nancy Horowitz (email@example.com), Gaye Yllanes (203-426-6502, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Maplewood at Newtown, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, the second Wednesday of the month, 6 to 7 pm. To register, call the concierge at 203-426-8118. For questions regarding the support group, contact Stephanie Cuzino, co-facilitator for the group and Maplewood’s Memory Care Director, at email@example.com or 203-710-2275.
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Road, Newtown, the third Wednesday of the month, 1 to 2 pm. To register, contact assistant director Judy Thomas at 203-270-4310. For questions regarding the support group, contact Stephanie Cuzino, co-facilitator and Maplewood’s Memory Care Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-710-2275.
Alzheimer Family Support Group, Holy Innocents Building on St Rose of Lima Campus, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, 6 pm; first Wednesday of the month; facilitated by St Rose parishioner Michael Guido to provide an outlet for caregivers and bring awareness to the disease. This is not professional counseling or therapy. See dontforgettolaughalz.com or Facebook @dontforgettolaughalz, or call 203-948-8251 for more information.
Bereavement Group, at the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Square, Fairfield Hills, 7-8:30 pm, the first Wednesday of the month. A compassionate venue for those who have lost a child or loved one to substance abuse or a catastrophic circumstance. This meeting is facilitated by a licensed therapist. For further information, please call 203-270-1600.
EA, Emotions Anonymous, Bethel Congregational Church, 46 Main Street in Bethel, Sundays at 7 pm, Thursdays at 5:30 pm.
EA, Emotions Anonymous, United Methodist Church Bethel, 141 Greenwood Avenue, Tuesdays, 5-6 pm; Saturdays, 6-7 pm; enter through red side door down driveway. Parking in rear of building.
Fibromyalgia Support Group meets monthly, every second Tuesday, at 11 am, Morse Room of the Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue. For more detailed info, questions, and to RSVP, please visit wcfibro.com or contact Kim at 203-300-2648.
The Heart of Men Circle, at Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road; meet in parking lot at 6:45 pm and catch a ride to the top of the mountain where the outdoor meeting takes place; second Wednesday of the month. Connect with other men in an outdoor setting; even though we will be around a fire, please dress weather appropriate. Contact Jim Kavallines, 203-948-1684 or Mitch Edwards at 917-696-1495 to confirm attendance.
Lyme Connection, a tickborne disease patient support group for patients and loved ones, on the second Thursday of each month, from 5 to 7 pm. The free sessions are in the Lyme Connection offices in the Town Hall Annex at 66 Prospect Street, in Ridgefield. The group is open to patients and caregivers from all towns on a regular or drop-in basis. For additional information, check the calendar at lymeconnection.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), for family members of those with mental illness, second Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8 pm, at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield, open to all Fairfield County residents; contact Marc at 203-940-2516.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group of Greater Danbury meets on the third Sunday of the month, from 2 to 4 pm, at the Walnut Hill Community Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel; registration is not necessary, and people can attend when they feel comfortable. The group is focused on creating a positive environment where its members, both newly injured and those who have been injured for longer, can help one another; visit danburysci.org and contact co-founder Lynn Simoneau through the chat function at facebook.com/danburysci.
Support For Friends & Family of Alzheimer’s patients (and related dementias), at Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main Street North in Southbury, second Thursday of each month, 10:30 am, no charge for this open and ongoing group that helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems, caregivers encouraged to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia, facilitated by Alzheimer’s Association volunteer.
Western Connecticut Parkinson Disease Support Group, Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Road, Newtown, first Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 pm, contact Sharon Hoyt at email@example.com.
To add a regularly scheduled Newtown support group, or to make changes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.