Al-Anon and Alateen: The meetings will be in-person again, but virtual meetings are still available. For more information, please visit https://wilmingtonncal-anon.org// or or https://www.facebook.com/waisnc; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 910-338-9059. For national information, https://al-anon.org/.
Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.): 24-hour answering service. Meets daily; call for time and location. 910-794-1840. All meetings are non-smoking, unless otherwise designated.
Narcotics Anonymous: Think you might have a drug problem? Call the local NA at 800-691-5427 or visit, http://dev.coastalcarolinaarea.org/.
THU., NOV. 25
AA: 11 a.m. at Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, 601 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach. 910-256-3682.
Overeaters Anonymous: 11 a.m. at Ocean View United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Details: 910-233-3943.
Wilmington NC Grief Support Group: One of the best things about attending a grief support group is the reminder that you are not alone. Grief can feel very lonely and isolating, especially when no one else around you seem to be grieving. Although no two people experience grief in the exact same way, by attending a support group you may find that other people have experiences, feelings, and struggles that are like your own. When you feel totally alone and misunderstood by the world, the support group community can provide you with a haven of understanding. The meetings are for anyone struggling with grief of any kind - family, friends, pet companion, job, housing, marriage, kids, disease, and finance. Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/5957214678285944. To join: https://uncw.zoom.us/j/4971000105#success.
FRI., NOV. 26
Celebrate Recovery: At Pine Valley United Methodist Church, 3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington. Dinner 6 p.m. Meeting 6;30 p.m. Childcare provided. Lesson on "Relapse."
TOPS 295 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 10 a.m. at Lutheran Church of Reconciliation 7500 Market St., Wilmington. Mary, 910-313-0762.
MON., NOV. 29
AA: 7 p.m. Monday at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1401 S. 17th St., Wilmington.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly NC 0477: 5:15 p.m. at 932 N. MacMillan Ave., Wilmington. First meeting is free. 910-233-2331.
TUE., NOV. 30
Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets at 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Arbor Landing at Hampstead, 13937 U.S. 17, Hampstead. Facilitated by Ann LaReau, CDP, Certified Alzheimer's/Dementia Trainer, Educator Practitioner. Details: 910-859-4607.
Alzheimer's Support Group: Meets 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Arbor Landing at Hampstead, 13937 U.S. 17 Hampstead. Facilitated by Ann LaReau, CDP, Certified Alzheimer's/Dementia Trainer, Educator Practitioner. The support group will meet Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Nar-Anon: Meets 7 p.m. at Masonboro Baptist Church Activity Center (red doors), 1501 Beasley Road, Wilmington. 910-619-9747.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 5:30 p.m. at Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. 910-278-5542; 910-457-9696.
WED. DEC. 1
Grief and Recovery Support for groups or individual support for any grief whether death, divorce, or just needing answers. Meets 10 a.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at Ocean View United Methodist Church, 8400 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island. Details: 910-278-5973.
The following support groups listed below is maintained by the Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program. For more information, contact Kandace Gray at 910-274-0343 or email@example.com.
Aphasia Conversations Group New Hanover Public Library 1241 Military Cutoff Road Wilmington. Dates vary. Please contact MaryAnn Fiume for details to join the group at 516-448-3061 or MaFiume@aol.com. For information, call Erika Yourkiewicz, 910-465-6766 or Erika.Yourkiewicz@NHRMC.org.
New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington. Meets March-December.
Jumpin Run Club, 1801 Jumpin Run Wilmington, 10 a.m. Thursday 10:00AM Jennifer Delong-White, 910-251-5743 or Jennifer.Delong-White@dhhs.nc.gov. Meets February-April.
(Macular Degetneration) more clinical than social, Wesley United Methodist Church, 1401 S. College Road, Wilmington, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jennifer Delong-White, 910-251-5743 or Jennifer.Delong-White@dhhs.nc.gov.
Caregiver Support Groups - Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia
Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging, NorthEast Library Pine Room, noon first Tuesday. Kandace Gray 910-274-0343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver Connections -zoom, 10 a.m. Second Thursday. Erin Gora 910-515-0387 or email@example.com.
Good Vibrations -zoom “Early Stages of Dementia” 10 a.m. third Tuesday. Erin Gora 910-515-0387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Forget-Me-Knot” For persons with memory impairment and their caregivers. Registration, 10 a.m. the third Wednesday. Andrew Zeldin 910-798-6445 or email@example.com or Kandace Gray 910-274-0343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traditional Caregiver Support Group: For caregivers only. Meets 1:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of each moth at the New Hanover Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington.
Unitarian Universalist Church-zoom, 4313 Lake Ave., Classroom 1 Wilmington, 5:30 p.m. fourth Monday. Carol Wise 336-558-6539 or email@example.com.
Unity Christ Church on Orchard-zoom 717 Orchard Ave. Room 202. 1 p.m. second Monday. Carol Wise, 336-558-6539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brunswick Center at Calabash, 10050 Beach Drive, SW Calabash, 2 p.m. first Tuesday. Holley Norris 910-754-7427, ext. 1301 or email@example.com.
Brunswick Center at Supply, 101 Stone Chimney Road Supply, 2-3:30 p.m. second Thursday. Tikila Morgan 910-754-8450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Peter Lutheran Church Southport, 1 p.m. third Wednesday. Details: 513-317-5231 or Barbara Grever email@example.com.
Seaside United Methodist Church, 1300 Seaside Road, S.W., Sunset Beach, 1-2:30 p.m. second Tuesday. Judy Rocklage or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Cancer Lumps to Laughter, 530 Causeway Drive, Suite F2 Wrightsville Beach, 5:30 p.m. second Thursday. Connie D. Hill 910-617-4455.
New Hanover County Prostate Cancer Support NHRMC – auditorium Wilmington, 6 p.m. first Thursday.
Brunswick County Cancer (all) R.I.S.E. (Resilient, Informed, Strong & Extraordinary) St. James (contact for location) 10 a.m. second Tuesday and third Wednesday. Susan Werlinich, 614-323-8729. Swerlinich50@gmail.com.
Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging: “Forget-Me-Knot” — For persons with memory impairment and their caregivers meets noon the first Tuesday of each month at the New Hanover County Public Library, - Northeast branch, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. Registration required. Kandace Gray, 910-274-0343 or email@example.com.
Cape Fear Area Agency on Aging: “Forget-Me-Knot” — For persons with memory impairment and their caregivers meets 10 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month at Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington. Details: Andrew Zeldin, 910-798-6445, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kandace Gray, 910-274-0343 or email@example.com
New Hanover County “Supporting Balance” Chronic Pain Support Group Balance Integrative Care, 2202 Wrightsville Avenue, Suite 211 Wilmington, 11 a.m.-noon third Thursday. Sarah Brownlee 910-232-5778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brunswick Center at Calabash, 10050 Beach Drive, SW Calabash. 3 p.m. third Wednesday. Courtney Bledsoe, 910-754-7427.
General Caregiver Support Groups All Caregivers Welcome
New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington. 1:30 p.m. third Monday. Andrew Zeldin, 910-798-6445 or email@example.com
The Commons at Brightmore of Wilmington 2320 41st St. Wilmington, 11:45 a.m. second Monday. Light lunch will be serve. Holly Hines, 910-392-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, Creative Outlet Support Group “a place to create with other family caregivers” 1 p.m. Tuesday. Becky Hayes, 910-798-6435.
Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle, 5490 Arbor Branch Drive (2nd floor) Shallotte, 6 p.m. Thursday. Peggy Haughey, 910-754-8080.
Brunswick Forest Community Room at Hammock Lake Pool, 2162 Shelmore Way, Leland, 10-11:30 a.m. first and third Tuesday. Eileen Scanlon 516-510-8925 or email@example.com.
The Brunswick Center at Shallotte, second floor meeting room, Shallotte, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Laura Collins, 910-754-4468.
The Brunswick Center at Southport 1513 N. Howe St., Suite 1 Southport, 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Wednesday. Beth Caragol 910-471-1271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brunswick Center at Calabash, 10050 Beach Drive Calabash, 2-3 p.m. second Wednesday. Holley Norris 910-754-7427, ext. 1301 or email@example.com Ellen Cameron.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice (https://lifecare.org/) 910-796-7900.
Beyond the Grief, Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st St. Wilmington, 1 p.m. fourth Tuesday. Crystal Treanor 910-624-8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compassionate Friends for parents who have lost a child (of any age) and siblings who have lost a sibling. Oleander Methodist Church, 5810 Oleander Drive Wilmington, 7:30 p.m. third Monday. Jeff Johnson 910-686-1953.
Facing Forward, https://www.andrewsmortuary.com/page/%20facing-forward or 910-762-7788.
Camp United Methodist Church, 4807 Main St. Shallotte. Programs in Spring and Fall. 910-754-4840.
Lower Cape Fear Lifecare Grief Groups and Workshops, 910-796-7937 or https://lifecare.org/grief-groups-workshops.
Grief Share (www.griefshare.org) 13-week program. Non-church members may attend. Oak Island First Baptist Church, 4608 E Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, 910-278-9511.
Sip & Share Continuum Home Care & Health, 16717 U.S. 17, Suite 206 Hampstead, 11 a.m.-noon third Thursday. Amiee Kryszczynski, 910-270-9212.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Caring & Sharing Support Group, Winter Park Presbyterian Church, 4501 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, 7-8 p.m. second Monday. 910-772-3074 or https://namiwilmington.org/.
NAMI Connections Recovery and Support Group NHRMC Behavioral Health, 2131 South 17th St. Wilmington, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays. 910-722-3074 or https://namiwilmington.org/.
Stress Reduction, New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, Craft Room 3, 2222 S. College Road, Wilmington,1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday. Becky Hayes, 910-798-6435 or email@example.com.
Wilmington MS Support Group NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital, 2131 South 17th St. Wilmington. Open to anyone with MS & Friends/Family 7 p.m. second Thursday. Lisa Burns, 910-399-7252, Burnsl86@yahoo.com or Burt Masters 910-383-1368, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkinson’s & Lewy Body Dementia
Parkinson’s Support ILM (Wilmington): Meet 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the New Hanover County Resource Center, 2222 S. College Road. Details: 910- 787-1958 or https://www.facebook.com/groups/2341370169341220. A guest speaker will be at the December meeting. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in research and receive a $50 AMAZON gift card.
The Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N. Howe St., Suite 1 Southport, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Mike Haase or Marcia White, 910-253-6025.
NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital Lobby Classroom, third Tuesday every other month, Feb., April, June, Oct., and Dec. Pam Davis, 910-667-5617, Pam.Davis@nhrmc.org or Sarah Bentley 910-667-5206, Sarah.email@example.com.
— Email your support group listing or support program to Cheryl Whitaker at CWhitaker1@gannett.com.
This article originally appeared on Wilmington StarNews: Support group meets in the Wilmington-area in-person or virtually