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January 6, 2014
Weirton Daily Times

Lupus Support Group meeting

today at the Hampton Inn

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Lupus Support Group meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Hampton Inn located at 820 University Boulevard.

The gathering will include a "time of sharing and cell phone time" as participants are invited to share their experiences as a lupus patient or as a lupus caregiver.

"You never know when your story could help someone else," a promotional flyer notes.

Refreshments will be served.

Pat and Walter Howard are project coordinators and Iris Callahan is outreach worker.

An upcoming lupus outreach program will feature lune dancing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 905 Market St., Steubenville.

The support group is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and sponsored by Urban Mission Ministries. NCDC at 301 B. Fifth St.

Tri-State Writers begins the year

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Start the new year "write," encourage members of the Tri-State Writers Society, a group led by award-winning, local author Karen Majoris-Garrison.

The group will hold its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 14 beginning at 6 p.m. in the large meeting room of the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

Published and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

For nformation, contact Majoris-Garrison at (740) 424-1243 or Susan Guy at (740) 632-9507 or visit

Alzheimer's caregiver support group set

The Alzheimer's Association will be holding its monthly Caregiver Support Groups on the following dates:

Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset Blvd., Room 1506, Steubenville.

Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry.

The groups meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.

For information, call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at (330) 650-0552 or (800) 272-3900.

Center planning trip

WEIRTON - The Greater Weirton Senior Center is planning a trip to Atlantic City March 24-27.

The cost is $235, based on double occupancy, and a $75 deposit is required. For information, call (304) 748-3490.

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