Club Notes, Oct. 13

October 11, 2013 

Stress reduction for diabetes

Debra May will talk about stress reduction for pain relief when the Raleigh Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue support group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Heritage Senior Living, 1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh. For more information, call Esther Heidepriem at 919-782-6784 or Carole Hostetler at 919-871-0651.

Teen grief support

A grief support group for kids ages 6-11 will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at The Storyteller’s Bookstore, 158 S. White St., Wake Forest. For more information, call 919-556-3903.

Wake Forest Lions

The Wake Forest Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at The Forks Cafeteria, 339 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest. For more information, call Bob Wallace at 919-671-9913.

Insulin discussion

Dr. Denis Becker of Raleigh Endocrinology Associates will speak to the Raleigh Diabetes Support Group from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Milner Church, 1950 New Bern Ave., Raleigh. Becker’s talk is titled “Do I Need Insulin?” He will talk about a needle-free insulin-delivery system for Type 2 diabetics. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Mary at 919-604-3519 or email

Autism chapter meeting

The Wake County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, 700 Brooks Ave., Raleigh. All meetings are free, and respite care is available, though spots are limited. Reservations for respite must be made no later than one week prior. For reservations, go to

Grief support group

A grief support group meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in classroom 1008 at the Wakefield High School Ninth Grade Center, 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest. Participants are guided through a series of discussions and explore tools to assist them through the grieving process. For more information, email Ami Miano or Meghan Petrie at

Bridge Club

The Capitol Bridge Club meets to play competitive bridge from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Glen Eden Park, 1500 Glen Eden Drive, Raleigh.

Membership dues are $1 per person per meeting.

Seniors dance club

Pullen Park invites seniors ages 50 and older to its dance club, which meets from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave., Raleigh. The club dances to live ballroom music, including fox trot, waltz, swing and Latin tunes. The cost is $8 per person per week. For more information, call 919-831-6052.

Social clubs

Specialized Recreation Services of the city of Raleigh offers three social clubs for individuals with developmental disabilities. The clubs encourage the development of appropriate leisure and social skills.

Participants should be able to provide self-care and function independently staff-to-participant ratio of 4:1.

Participants must fill out a Participant Information Form at

The social clubs are:

Adventure Club – members, ages 15-24, work on money-handling skills and appropriate community behavior.

Wildcats Club – members, ages 25-34, work on money management, community skills and activity planning.

Dragons Club – members, ages 35 and older, continue developing appropriate social and community skills while focusing on independent-living skills.

For more information, call club leader Stacie Madsen at 919-996-2148.

Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club

The Raleigh Newcomers Alumni Club is seeking new members. The club has weekly or monthly meetings of its book club, game and card groups, plus luncheon and speaker programs. For more information on joining, email

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