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COPING AFTER LOSS

First Wednesday of the month,

5:30-7pm

Center for Grief and Education. A brief educational program offering an introduction to grief information and hospice bereavement services.

Contact the Lexington office at

(859) 277-2700 for more information or to register.


FREE TRANSPORTATION TO CANCER SCREENING

Fayette County residents can receive free transportation through HealthLink Transit, a partnership between Kentucky Pink Connection & the Lexington--Fayette Urban County Government.

Transportation provided by taxi or gas cards to cancer screening.

Call (859) 309-1700 to arrange a ride.


2ND CHANCE AMBASSADORS

Lexington: a support/volunteer group comprised of organ transplantation recipients, donor family members, those on the waiting list and community members interested in transplantation meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at Word of Hope Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Man O’War and Armstrong Mill Road.  

Meetings begin at 4:30.

For questions, please contact Charlotte Wong, Education Coordinator, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates Lexington office at

 (859) 278-3492 or toll free (800) 525-3456.


CENTER FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH CENTER CLASSES

Held at Frankfort Regional Medical

Call Mediline at 502-226-1655 or toll-free 800-242-5662 to register or for more information. Classes include:

• Prepared Childbirth

• Baby Care For The Early Weeks

• Breast Feeding Basics

• “That’s My Baby”

• Sibling Classes


CANCER CLASSES

The American Cancer Society offers women undergoing cancer treatments the opportunity to attend the Look Good...Feel Better workshop.

This free workshop helps women deal with the appearance-related side-effects of cancer treatment in a private setting.

Each participant receives a complimentary custom cosmetic kit.

The American Cancer Society offers Prostate Cancer Educational and Support Classes called Man to Man for men with prostate cancer.

 This is an educational and networking program that provides information about prostate cancer and treatments options.

For more information about these classes, please call Kristy Young at

859- 260-8285.

For cancer information 24 hours a day, please call 1-800-ACS-2345 or go to www.cancer.org.


SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

First & third Tuesday of the month

6-7:30pm

Center for Grief and Education. For adults affected by the loss of someone by suicide. Contact the Lexington office at

(859) 277- 2700 for more information or to register.


BOSOM BUDDIES

A support group designed to meet the ongoing needs of women with breast cancer. The purpose of Bosom Buddies is to create a safe and comfortable environment in which women diagnosed with breast cancer can receive information and emotional support during and after treatment.

 Meets are the third Thursday of every month 6:00pm at the Frankfort Regional Hospital: Frankfort Medical Pavilion, Conference Room C. 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Frankfort, KY.


BRCC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center provides a 24-hour crisis line, hospital and court advocacy, crisis intervention counseling, long- term therapy, and information and community referral to victims of sexual assault as well as family members and friends.

Volunteers at BRCC have the unique opportunity to provide valuable direct services to those impacted by sexual assault.

Volunteer opportunities: Crisis Line Volunteer, Medical/Legal Advocate.

For more informa-tion, please call:

(859) 253-2615.


STOP SMOKING CLASS SERIES

5:30-6:30

weekly until April 17.

Tates Creek Library, 3628 Walden Dr. Based on the Cooper-Clayton method.

$10/week for 10 weeks covers the cost of nicotine replacement. Call 288-2457.


GRASSROOTS YOGA CLASSES

Chair yoga: 10:30–11:30am Tuesday and Thursday.

Hatha Vinyasa Flow: 5:30–6:30pm Thursday.

Yoga Basics for Stress Relief: 5:30–6:30pm Friday.

Partial proceeds from all yoga classes benefit the Latitude Artist Community for adults considered to have disabilities. All instructors certified through Yoga Alliance. For more information, visit www.grassrootsyoga.org.

2ND TUESDAYS

PFLAG SUPPORT FOR LGBTS AND FAMILIES

We are a support group of family members and allies united with LGBTQ* individuals.

Our meetings provide a safe, confidential space where you can feel respected and accepted wherever you are in your journey or family struggle.   

Monthly speakers help us to broaden our understanding of these issues in our families and in society.  

Lexington meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2025 Bellefonte Drive.

Frankfort chapter meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 5:30 at the Unitarian Community, 316 Wilkinson Blvd.

More information and resources at www.pflagcentralky.org  

For questions, call 859-338-4393 or info@pflagcentralky.org.  

*lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning.  


WEDNESDAYS

MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION FOR HEALTH

Relax the body, quiet the mind, open the heart.

6:30-8:00 PM

(arrive at 6 to relax before class).

No prior experience of yoga or meditation required.  

Mobilize inner resources for promoting health and managing the stress of caregiving, burnout and chronic disease.

Study and practice in a supportive group. Gentle yoga, mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting meditation and discussion.

 Instructor: John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP.  

Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-373-0033.

Full details at http://www.mindbodystudio. org/?page_id=1055


WEDNESDAYS

MINDFULNESS AND RELAXATION FOR HEALTH

Relax the body, quiet the mind, open the heart. 6:30-8:00 PM (arrive at 6 to relax before class).

$10. No prior experience of yoga or meditation required.  

Mobilize inner resources for promoting  health and managing the stress of caregiving, burnout and chronic disease. Study and practice in a supportive group.

Gentle yoga, mindful movement, deep relaxation, sitting meditation and discussion. Instructor: John A. Patterson MD, MSPH, FAAFP.  

Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY

859-373-0033.

Full details at

 www.mindbodystudio.org/?page_id=1055


FRIDAYS

ARGENTINE TANGO “DANCE OF THE HEART”

Passionate and Romantic, mindful and Meditative, a uniquely transformative social skill, art form and movement therapy, no partner or dance experience required,

Friday evening 7:30-9:00 PM.

You may drop-in to any class- this is not a series.

Instructors: Dr. John Patterson and Nataliya Timoshevskaya.

Mind Body Studio 517 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 859-373-0033.

Full details at www.mindbodystudio.org


BLUEGRASS OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT

Exists to assist Central Kentucky women and their loved ones during diagnosis, treatment and survival of ovarian and other gynecological cancers.

Come meet with us the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm at Joseph Beth Booksellers, Bronte Bistro Cafe meeting room.


PERINATAL LOSS GRIEF GROUP

First Tuesday of the month, 7pm

Center for Grief and Education.

A group for parents who have experienced loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

Contact Debbie Mueller at

(859) 260-6904 for more information.


COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP

A support group for parents, siblings, or grandparents who have lost a child regard less of the child’s age or length of time that has passed since that day.

The meeting is the 1st Tuesday of every month 6:30pm–8:30pm at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 2312 Alexandria Drive, Lexington. Also meets the 1st Tuesday of every month 7pm-9pm at Hospice East, 417 Shoppers Drive, Winchester. 

Doors open one-half hour before meeting times to provide the opportunity to visit with old friends and acknowledge new ones.


SPOUSE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesdays 6-7:30pm.

Hospice of the Bluegrass. A five-week support group for individuals who have experienced the loss of a spouse or significant other. Contact Lexington office at

(859) 277-2700 for more information or to register.  

ON-GOING EVENTS

ONGOING

AL-ANON

Free support group for anyone affected by someone else’s drinking. Local meetings and information at

www.LexingtonAl-Anon.org or call 859.277.1877.


MONDAYS

FREE YOGA CLASSES FOR VETS, SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS

Every Monday from 9:30am–10:30am

Ageless Yoga Studio, 611 Winchester Rd., Suite 200. 859-303-6225.

Pre- register online at

agelessyogastudio.com.

Click “class” tab to sign up now!

Email info@agelessyogastudio.com for more info.


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

MELT METHOD HAND, FOOT AND BODY HEALING CLASS BY SHAYNE WIGGLESWORTH

Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm - Discover pain-free living at any age!

Enjoy a gentle foam roller class to reduce pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety and more!

MELT Method certified instructor Shayne Wigglesworth will teach you healing techniques you can use for self care at home. All materials and rollers are provided. Perfect for all ages, body types and experience levels. Learn more at www.centeredlex.com or call 859-721-1841


MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

LEXINGTON AREA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP

Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm

Free daytime and evening discussion groups for people with PD and their care partners. Daytime meetings held the 4th Monday of each month at noon. 

Evening meetings held on 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm. 

Both group meetings held at Crestwood Christian Church, 1882 Bellefonte Drive, Lexington, KY.  For more details contact Elaine at 859-277- 1040 or by email info@parkinsonslexington.com.

Please visit our website at

www.parkinsonslexington.com to get more details about these meetings and other free events held by LAPSG.


TUESDAYS

COMMUNITY FLOW

This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. 10:30am–11:30am. Donation only (great portion of all donations go to the Backpack Food Program at Ashland Elementary.) Inspiring, Educating & Supporting our World through the Moving,  Visual & Healing Arts! Daily classes, therapies, workshops & a great spot to host your next event! 309 N Ashland Ave Ste.180, Lexington, KY 40502.

859-721-1841.

Centeredlex.com


TUESDAYS

SWING LESSONS

Every Tuesday, starting September 30:

8pm–10pm at Tates Creek Recreation Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr.

$5.00 per person per lesson.

Call for more information: Glenn and Rosalee Kelley 859- 233-9947; OR Peter and Robin Young 859-224-3388.


TUESDAYS

COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS

with Lauren Higdon

Every Tuesday

10:30am–11:30am

Centered Studio, 309 n Ashland ave suite 180 in Lexington. This weekly restorative class integrates gentle yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical  condition. Classes may include chair yoga, restorative, yin yoga, tai  chi, and more. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis! Donations-based class.


TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS

FREE "HOW TO STAY YOUNG" CLASS

Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness offers a free class twice a week explaining how to keep your body young through chiropractic care.

Free spinal screening available for anyone who attends the class.

To register for the class, please call

859-335-0419.

Questions to pr.triplecrownchiro@gmail.com. Triple Crown Chiropractic and Wellness: 1795 Alysheba Way #4103 Lexington, KY. Free gift from the office to those who attend the class!


1ST TUESDAYS

LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: LIVING & COPING WITH LUPUS

The Lupus Foundation of America support groups are intended to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with chronic illness.

Imani Baptist Church, 1555 Georgetown Road, Lexington

7:00pm–8:00pm first Tuesday of every month.

877-865-8787.

www.lupusmidsouth.org

ANAD OVERCOMING EATING DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP  

Free support group for people who want to improve their relationship with food and body image. Safe, comfortable place.

Facilitated by Megan Roop, RYT, supervised by Tina Thompson, MS, RD, LD, Bluegrass Nutrition Counseling, sponsored by ANAD. Introduction meeting on October 3 from 7:15-8:30pm at Bliss Wellness Center, 2416 Sir Barton Way, Ste 125. 8 week session Oct 17-Dec 5 from 7:15-8:30pm. Contact Megan Roop 561-779-0290 for details.


DIABETES CHATS

Nathaniel Mission Health Clinic CHAT:1109 Versailles Road, Suite 400

4pm to 5:15pm the 4th Tuesday of each month.

The Refuge Clinic: New Location, 2349 Richmond Road-Suite 220, Lexington, KY, 40502.  859- 225-4325.

Free. Sponsored by the Lexington- Fayette Co. Health Dept and UK Healthcare.


FREE CARDIO CLASSES

9-10am.

Every Saturday morning in the month of February at Body Structure Medical Fitness Facility, 2600 Gribbin Drive, Lexington. This class will increase your heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically to cre- ate a great workout. (859) 268-8190.


TAOIST TAI CHI SOCIETY

We offer classes in Louisville and Lexington. All classes are led by nationally accredited volunteer instructors in a friendly and helpful environment.

The meditative movements of taijiquan can reduce tension, increase flexibility and strength, and improve circulation and balance. To contact us, phone 502.614.6424

or e-mail kentucky@taoist.org.


CONSUMER SUPPORT GROUPS (INDIVIDUALS WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS)

Every Sunday

869 Sparta Court, Lexington.

2:30-4:00pm.

859-309-2856 for more info.

NAMI Lexington is a local affiliate  of NAMI, the “National Alliance on Mental Illness”  we provide numerous support groups and recovery programs for families and Individuals living with mental illness.



YOGA • MEDITATION • STRESS REDUCTION

The Yoga Health & Therapy Center offers daytime and evening Yoga classes with slow stretch, breathing awareness and relaxation training. Small classes provide personalized instruction. New yoga students receive a series discount. Meditation classes and ongoing group practice sessions available for all levels. Stress-Reduction classes based on Yoga principles and practical skills also offered. Free parking provided for most classes. For information, please call 859-254-9529 or visit www.yogahealthcenter.org


MONTHLY REIKI CLASSES

Turn your hands into healing hands! Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy Learn to improve your mind, body, and spirit! Classes taught by Robert N.Fueston, Reiki Master/Teacher and Acupuncturist, 17 years of experience and Member of The Reiki Alliance. Approved for Continuing Education hours (CE hours) for Massage Therapist. CE’s for nurses pending. Register online at robertfueston.com 859-595-2164.


ONGOING JOURNEY CIRCLE

This circle meets the 4th Sunday of every month and is for those who are experienced in the practice of journeying OR  are interest- ed in learning more about this ancient spiritual practice. Join us every month as we will be journeying on different topics that will be discussed at time of circle. Please feel free to bring drums, rattles etc. Questions or need directions or have questions? Please feel free to email/call me: 859-492-2109,info@jennifershawcoaching.com


OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a diet club. We do not count calories or have scales at meetings. OA is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.  There are no dues or fees.  OA is self-supporting through member contributions.  The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively.  Please go to oalexingtonky.org for meeting dates and times. OR  are interested in learning more about this ancie



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