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Health digest: May 27, 2018

Longview News-Journal - 5/27/2018

¦ Aspen Dental Day of Service: Veterans will receive free dental care at TX-SCD Dental PC, 3080 N. Eastman Road in Longview from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.June 9. Local veterans must call 1-844-277-3646 to schedule appointment, which are first-come, first-serve. For information, visit

¦ Diabetes support group: 5:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Texas A&M Gregg County AgriLife Extension office at 405 E. Marshall Ave. (park at back of building) in Longview. Group offers support and educational programs for people with Type 2 diabetes. Information/RSVP: Tami Putnam at (903) 236-8429 or email

¦ Autism support group: Living in the Puzzle, a support group for families of autistic children, meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Motion Church, 110 Triple Creek Circle, Suite 30, in Longview. Child care is available with advance notice. For information, email or search Living in the Puzzle on Facebook.

¦ Breast cancer support group: The Hope Breast Cancer Support Group of Longview meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center, 709 Hollybrook Drive, Suite 5604. For information, call (903) 235-2611.

¦ Cancer support group: Texas Oncology offers a cancer support group for patients, caregivers and family members from noon to 1 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1300 N. Fourth St. in Longview. For information, call Christy Collins at (903) 757-2122.

¦ Drug addiction help: The Living Recovery Group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 12:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. There also is a 10 a.m. Saturday meeting for women. The group offers a weekly meeting for family members of addicts, Nar-Anon, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 3713 W. Marshall Ave. For information, call (903) 234-5449. Narcotics Anonymous-New Attitudes meets at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Newgate Mission, 207 S. Mobberly Ave., in Longview.

¦ Grief support group: HeartsWay Hospice offers a grief support group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the HeartsWay Hospice office, 4351 McCann Road in Longview. This group focuses on emotions with losing a loved one. For information, call (903) 295-1680.

¦ Memory Links Cafe: Memory Links Cafe, a discussion for people with Alzheimer's or other dementia-type diseases and their families and caregivers, meets at 10 a.m. the second Friday of each month at the Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living. For information, call Nancy Duke at (903) 295-8806, Ruby Burnett at (903) 238-3272 or Hilda Wallin at (903) 759-6352.

¦ Parkinson's support group: The Longview Parkinson's Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month in the Friendship Room of Buckner Westminster Place, 2201 Horseshoe Lane in Longview. Caregivers and patients are encouraged to attend. For information, call Jim or Hettie Pollock at (903) 736-8872 or email

¦ Women's cancer survivors group: Women Survivors Supporting Survivors is for women with any type of cancer. S3 Support Group meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in The Hub at Pine Tree Church of Christ, 3221 Dundee Road. For information, call Debbie Windsor with Texas Oncology at (903) 235-6135.


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