Support groups

Posted May 10, 2011, at 11:12 p.m.

Support group listings are run as space permits. Items are due one week before publication.

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BANGOR — Heart Support Group, 4-5:30 p.m. second Thursday of month, Cardiac Wellness Kitchen, second floor of Kagan Building, EMMC. Call 973-4600 with questions.

BANGOR — ICD Support Group for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators, 1-3 p.m. third Sunday every other month, Brandow conference room, EMMC. Rick Gammon, 356-7233.

BANGOR — Interstitial cystitis support group, education and open discussion, 6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Forsythe Room, EMMC. Family and friends welcome. 825-4457.

BANGOR — La Leche League of Greater Bangor, supporting breastfeeding moms and babies, 10 a.m. first Wednesdays, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Breastfeeding Cafe for moms to meet, socialize and share parenting ideas, 10 a.m. third Mondays, Bagel Central, 33 Central St. 827-4364.

BANGOR — Maine Kids-Kin, support group for those raising grandchildren, nieces and nephews, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, offices of Families and Children Together, 304 Hancock St. 941-2347. Info, www.mainekids-kin.org.

BANGOR — Mommy and Me, postpartum support for new mothers, 10-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, EMMC, Phillips-Oliver 5, Lactation and Perinatal Education Center. Babies welcome. 973-8742.

BANGOR — MOMS Club, Moms Offering Moms Support, welcomes stay-at-home moms and moms who work part time. Business meetings 10 a.m. third Fridays, Hammond Street Congregational Church. Kids welcome. Play groups 10 a.m. Fridays at the church, Mondays at local park. Kristin, 942-3063.

BANGOR — Bangor-MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, nurtures mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Room 8, Bangor Baptist Church. Childcare provided. 947-6576.

BANGOR — Mothers & More, Greater Bangor Chapter, intellectual stimulation, parenting support, playgroups, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays and fourth Thursdays, Conference Room 2D, EMMC. www.bangormothersandmore.org.

BANGOR — My Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, support services and options for pregnant and parenting women. (800) 773-9595.

BANGOR — Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7088.

BANGOR — Nicotine Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, conference room 2, Maine Veterans Home, Hogan Road. 843-7563.

BANGOR — Outrageously Supportive, formerly known as Outright, for GLBT — gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered — youth up to age 22 and those who support them, a social support group on sexuality and gender identity topics, 5:30-7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday, sponsored by Eastern Maine AIDS Network. SAFER meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. the same day. 990-3626 or weww.maineaidsnetwork.com.

BANGOR — Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m. Monday, Building 1, St. Joseph Healthcare Park, 900 Broadway; noon Thursday, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 540 Essex St.; 7 p.m. Sunday, second-floor conference room, St. Joseph Hospital, 360 Broadway.

BANGOR — Overeaters Anonymous, 90-day format, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 55 Norway Road. Janet, 945-3470.

BANGOR — Parents who have lost a child, grief support group, led by trained facilitators, 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, family center at Brookings-Smith Funeral Home, 133 Center St. Audrey, 942-2670; Pat, 942-6440; or Judy, 326-9369.

BANGOR — Passages, for bone marrow, stem cell transplant recipients, 5:30-7 p.m. last Tuesdays, Brandow Conference Room, EMMC. 973-7476.

BANGOR — Physical Disabilities Support Group, 5:30-7:30 p.m. first Thursday, Winterberry Heights, 932 Ohio St. Family and friends welcome. Potluck meal at 5 p.m. Fred, 827-7367; or Gaelen, 942-6720.

BANGOR — Prostate “Us Too,” for men who have had prostate cancer, and loved ones, 6-7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Room 2D, EMMC. 973-7476.

BANGOR — Pulmonary Support Group, 2:30-4 p.m. fourth Thursday of month, Heart and Vascular Conference Room, second floor of Kagan Building, EMMC. Debbie Ayotte, 973-5179.

BANGOR — Rape Response Services, free educational groups to help survivors to heal, grow and thrive. Drop-in support group, 6-7 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Leonard Room, Acadia Hospital, Stillwater Avenue. Speakers alternating with discussion and support. Sue Currie. 941-2980, rrscsc@rrsonline.org.

BANGOR — Safe Place, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Brookings-Smith Family Center, 163 Center St. Barbara, 947-7003; Julie, 990-5849.

BANGOR — Serenity Recovery Group, for recovering alcoholics, adult children, those living with alcoholic, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Room 15, Bangor Baptist Church. 947-6576.

BANGOR — Spruce Run support groups for women affected by partner abuse. Day and evening groups; child care activities. Details, call Spruce Run, 945-5102 or (800) 863-9909.

BANGOR — Bangor STD walk-in clinic, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Physician evaluation available. Testing available by appointment 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Testing $50, no one turned away for inability to pay. 947-0700.

HAMPDEN — Aspergers teen girls support group and social, meets monthly. Call 862-4451 for more info.

OLD TOWN — Stop Smoking Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Old Town-Orono YMCA, 472 Stillwater Ave.  Family and friends also welcome. Lynn, 973-7242.

BANGOR — Twins and more support group meetings, 6 p.m. second Wednesday of every month, Brown Conference Room, EMMC.

BANGOR — Weight Loss Surgery Support Group, 4:30-6:30 p.m. first Fridays; 5-7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Mason Auditorium, EMMC. 973-6383.

BANGOR AREA — Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Bangor: TOPS 311, weigh-in 4:15-5:15 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Joseph Breast Center, Willette Conference Center, Building 1, 900 Broadway, 990-9370 or 852-9061. Brewer: TOPS 279, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Activity Room, 1 Colonial Circle. 989-6523 or 989-1911; Bradley: TOPS 251, weigh-in 4:30 p.m., meeting 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Bradley Baptist Church; Hermon: TOPS 344, weigh-in 8 a.m., meeting 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Hermon Volunteer Rescue, Billings Road, Linda, 945-5935; Kenduskeag: TOPS 151, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Kenduskeag Union Church. Val, 884-6890, Sylvia, 942-0056. Old Town: TOPS 286, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Helen Hunt Health Center, 120 Main St. Jan, 827-2119; Orrington: TOPS 48, 5-6:30 p.m., Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 14 Center Drive, Sharon, 862-3633; Stillwater: TOPS 229, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. Thursdays, Federated Church, Bennoch Road. Martha, 827-6098.

BANGOR — Time and Money Debtors Anonymous, 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays, St. John’s Episcopal Church library, French Street. 942-3313.

BANGOR — Twins & More support group, for parents of multiples, 6-7:30 p.m. second Wednesday, Forsyth Conference Room, EMMC. Exchange ideas, give and get support. Nicolle, 356-0828 or NMP1994@yahoo.com.

BANGOR — WomenHeart Support Network for women with heart disease, 6 p.m. second Tuesday, Sunbury Village, 922 Ohio St. 285-7592; bangor@womenheart.org.

BUCKSPORT — Bucksport area support group for people with chronic illnesses, 10 a.m. Thursdays, Elm Street Congregational Church. 469-0037.

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