Stroke Support Group Meeting-Mt. Vernon

Stroke Support Group Meeting-Mt. Vernon

Stroke Support Group of Southern Illinois Meetings take place the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9am to 11am. The location is SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Enter the main visitor entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Turn left and follow the sign. The purpose of a stroke support group is to provide stroke survivors and their family caregivers an opportunity to support each other as they strive to rebuild their lives and promote health, independence and well-being. We provide a light snack and monthly speakers.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meetings – Mt. Vernon

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meetings – Mt. Vernon

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a Christ-centered, caring ministry for mothers of children aged birth through kindergarten. There is nothing we would like more than to flourish with you! All moms are invited to join, no matter your religion or whether you attend church or not. HAVE FUN, THINK, TALK, DO! No matter what you’re going through, what season of life you’re in, we love you before we even meet you!

Group gatherings will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, IL, on the 3rd Friday morning of the month from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. An RSVP is requested by the Monday before the meeting. Make sure to let us know with your RSVP how many children you will bring to our childcare services. Email us at mtvilmops@gmail.com or respond on our Facebook page.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

American Red Cross Blood Drives

The American Red Cross Missing Type campaign continues to generate awareness of the need for new donors to help fill the gaps with much needed A’s, B’s and O’s, which make up the main blood types. Many new and lapsed donors have been inspired to make an appointment to give. However, there continues to be a critical need for donors of all types to give now. 

How to donate blood:

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

 

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Lunch & Learn- Centralia

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Lunch & Learn- Centralia

Liberty Village of Centralia: Garden Court Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care will host “Lunch & Learn” on the last Tuesday of each month at 2 pm in the Centralia Estates Dining Room. This group provides a safe & supportive environment to share thoughts, feelings, experiences, and challenges of families affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia related conditions. Striving to continuously educate and inform families while promoting personal, mental, and emotional health. For more information contact Centralia Manor at 618-533-1200, visit them online www.libertyvillageofcentralia.com or find them on Facebook. Centralia Manor is located at 1910 East McCord, Hwy 161 East, Centralia

Diabetes Support Group- Centralia

Diabetes Support Group- Centralia

Centralia Manor is proud to be host to the Diabetes Support Group: Learning to Live With Diabetes; the last Wednesday of every month at 2pm in the Centralia Manor Dining Room. Whether you are newly diagnosed or a long time diabetic, this support group may help you in your diabetes management.

Family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP for this group by calling 618-533-1200. Centralia Manor is located at 1910 E McCord St., Centralia. For more information you can email marketing@libertyvillageofcentralia.com; visit their website www.libertyvillageofcentralia.com or find them on Facebook.

American Legion Friday Fish Fry-Mt. Vernon

American Legion Friday Fish Fry-Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 Auxiliary will host a fish fry every Friday from 5-8 p.m. at 816 Main Street in Mt. Vernon. $8 per meal. Call 242-4561 for more information. Carry-outs are available and the fish fry is open to the public.

American Legion Tuesday Night Bingo-Mt. Vernon

American Legion Tuesday Night Bingo-Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon American Legion Post 141 Ladies Auxiliary will host Tuesday Night Bingo every Tuesday night at 816 Main Street in Mt. Vernon.  Doors open at 5 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m. Bingo is open to the public.

AmVets Queen of Hearts Drawing- Mt Vernon

AmVets Queen of Hearts Drawing- Mt Vernon

The Mt Vernon AmVets located at 102 S 17th Street (Directly behind Hardee’s) is having a “Queen of Hearts” Drawing every Thursday night at 7 pm. A 50/50 drawing is held immediately after the “Queen of Hearts” drawing. The public is welcome. Come join the fun!!

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group- Centralia

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group- Centralia

If you or someone you know is living with Parkinson’s Disease join Heritage Woods of Centralia on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2pm for their Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. Heritage Woods of Centralia is located at 2049 E McCord. For questions or more information about this group, please call 533-0224.

Diabetes Self Management Education Program- Mt Vernon/Centralia

Diabetes Self Management Education Program- Mt Vernon/Centralia

Participants learn about managing diabetes from A – Z while meeting people who have the same diabetes questions.

Group sessions are conducted over a course of three weeks – participants are registering for three sessions (example: March 8, 15, 22 at 8:30am – 11:30am); only the start date is shown below.

Visit this link for specific class dates:

https://www.ssmhealth.com/classes-events/event-details?EventId=146

Call 618-899-2085 to register.

This class is held at multiple locations.

At SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Centralia, class is held in Meeting Room 1.
At SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon, class is held in various locations.