Support Groups For March 13-19
Friday, March 13
AA, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm. Beginners meeting, open discussion.
Saturday, March 14
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, March 15
AA, Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Street, 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, March 16
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, March 17
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), 7 pm; 203-270-1005.
Wednesday, March 18
AA, Men’s Group, Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road, 8 pm.
Thursday, March 19
Newtown Hope & Support Group, 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 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, second Tuesday of each month, 7-9 pm. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Gaye Yllanes (203-426-6502, email@example.com).
Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Maplewood at Newtown, 166 Mt Pleasant Road, second Wednesday of each month, 6-7 pm. To register, call 203-426-8118. 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’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Road, third Wednesday of each month, 1-2 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 email@example.com or 203-710-2275.
Alzheimer Family Support Group, Holy Innocents Faith Formation Center, St Rose of Lima campus, 46 Church Hill Road, Newtown, first Wednesday of each month, 6 pm. Provides an outlet for caregivers and brings awareness to the disease. This is not professional counseling or therapy.
Bereavement Group, the offices of the Newtown Parent Connection, 2 Washington Square, Fairfield Hills, first Wednesday of the month, 7-8:30 pm. 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 information, please call 203-270-1600.
Cross Roads: a Christian Twelve-Step Program, Grace Family Church, 13 Covered Bridge Road (use church’s rear entrance), first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 pm; 203-270-1005.
EA, Emotions Anonymous, Bethel Congregational Church, 46 Main Street, 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, Morse Room of the Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, second Tuesday of each month, 11 am. For more detailed info, questions, and to RSVP, please visit wcfibro.com or contact Kim at 203-300-2648.
The Heart of Men Circle, Sticks and Stones Farm, 197 Huntingtown Road, second Wednesday of each month, meet in parking lot at 6:45 pm and catch a ride to the top of the mountain where the outdoor meeting takes place. Connect with other men in an outdoor setting. Although we will be around a fire, please dress weather appropriate. Contact Jim Kavallines, 203-948-1684, or Mitch Edwards, 917-696-1495, to confirm attendance.
Lyme Connection, Ridgefield Town Hall Annex, 66 Prospect Street, second Thursday of each month, 5-7 pm. Free support group for tickborne disease patients and loved ones. The group is open to patients and caregivers from all towns on a regular or drop-in basis. For more information, check the calendar at LymeConnection.org.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 Main Street, Ridgefield, second Thursday of each month, 6:30-8 pm. For family members of those with mental illness, open to all Fairfield County residents; contact Marc at 203-940-2516.
Support For Friends & Family of Alzheimer’s patients (and related dementias), Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut, 444 Main Street North, Southbury, second Thursday of each month, 10:30 am. Free, open, ongoing group helps participants develop methods and skills to solve problems, encourages caretakers to maintain their own personal, physical, and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Meeting is is facilitated by Alzheimer’s Association volunteer.
Western Connecticut Parkinson Disease Support Group, Newtown Senior Center, 8 Simpson Road, first Wednesday of each month, 1-2:30 pm. Contact Sharon Hoyt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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