2018: Stroke Support Group Meeting-Mt. Vernon

2018: 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.

2018: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meetings – Mt. Vernon

2018: 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.

 

2018: American Red Cross Blood Drives

2018: 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.  Here is a list of blood drives for the month of July for Bond, Clinton, Fayette, Washington and Jefferson Counties.

 

8/10/18                1:30pa-6:30p      Times Square Mall                          Mt Vernon

8/11/18                10:30a-3:30p      Times Square Mall                          Mt Vernon

8/13/18                2:00-6:00p           Free Will Baptist Church                Ina

8/15/18                12N-6:00p           Community Building                       Salem

8/15/18                2:00-6:00p           The Jesus Center                          Sesser

8/16/18                1:00-6:00p           Church of the Nazarene                 Flora

8/20/18                12N-4:00p           TriCounty Electric & IL Power        Mt Vernon

8/20/18                2:00-6:00p           Whittington Church                        Whittington

8/21/18                3:00-7:00p           Moose Family Center                     Centralia

To make an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App from app stores, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

2018: Alzheimer’s/Dementia Lunch & Learn- Centralia

2018: 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 from 12-1p 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

2018: Diabetes Support Group- Centralia

2018: 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.

2018: American Legion Tuesday Night Bingo-Mt. Vernon

2018: 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.

2018: AmVets Queen of Hearts Drawing- Mt Vernon

2018: 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!!

2018: Coloring For Adults-Mt Vernon

2018: Coloring For Adults-Mt Vernon

CE Brehm Memorial Library COLORING DATES CHANGED

The dates for CE Brehm Library’s Coloring for Adults program have been changed. Starting in March, the program will be 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, through June. Coloring sheets, colored pencils and crayons will be provided. These are not your childhood coloring books; they are more elaborate and interesting. Coloring has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in adults, as well as being a fun activity.

To register for this program, you may call 242-6322, Ext. 2. CE Brehm Library is located at 101 S. 7th Street in Mt Vernon.

2018: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group- Centralia

2018: 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.

2018: Diabetes Self Management Education Program- Mt Vernon/Centralia

2018: 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.