r Finding Support

HEALTH

r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302.

r Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. Dec. 12 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302.

r Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. Dec. 13 (second Wednesday of the month), Fulmer’s Personal Care Home, Dunnstown. Information: Beverly Miller, 570-748-5891.

r Cancer Support Group — 7 p.m. Dec. 14 (second Thursday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home, Lock Haven. Information: group facilitator Fran Decker, 570-748-4302.

HEALTH CLINICS

r Free blood pressure check — Mill Hall Pharmacy, Main Street, 10 a.m.-12 noon Dec. 12 (second Tuesday of the month) by Susque-View Home and Health Center. No appointment is needed, but call 570-893-5953 ahead of time to be sure the session will take place as scheduled.

GRIEF

r GriefShare — 7 p.m. Thursdays, Susque-View Home’s Conference Room B. Information: Bob Lannan, 570-295-5839.

r Bereavement Support Group — 3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (second Wednesday of the month), Susque-View chapel, sponsored by Community Nursing Service’s Centre Crossings Hospice. Information: Nicole Crawford, 570-748-8511.

r SOSL of Clinton County for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide — 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 14 (second Thursday of the month), Lock Haven Hospital Admin Conference Room, 24 Cree Drive. Information: 570-753-3821.

FOOD BANKS

r Food pantry at Salvation Army, Lock Haven — 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday.

r Howard Area Lions Food Bank — Open 2-4:30 p.m. in former Beech Creek Elementary School to Centre County residents Monday (first Monday of the month) and to Clinton County residents Dec. 18 (third Monday of the month).

r New Love Center Food Pantry — Christmas box distribution 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15 (a change in date for this month only) at St. John Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore, for residents of Jersey Shore, Linden, Avis, McElhattan and Woolrich areas. For emergency food assistance call 570-772-3275.

r St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Food Pantry — 9-11 a.m. Dec. 13 (second Wednesday of the month) for Clinton County residents in the Lamar-Mill Hall region. Use rear entrance of church at 6220 Nittany Valley Drive (Route 64), a mile north of I-80 interchange at Lamar. A flu shot clinic is also offered during those times at the church; use the front entrance. The pantry can be available 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12 but this is by appointment only. For an appointment, or more information, call 570-726-4163 or 570-726-7460.

r Blanchard Church of Christ Food Pantry, 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 (second Wednesday of the month). Use the back door of the old church building.

FREE MEALS

r New Love Center Cafe — 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. weekdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., Jersey Shore (enter on Glover Street side). Doors open at 8 a.m. for coffee.

r More Than Bread lunch program — 11:30 a.m. weekdays (except Wednesdays when it opens at noon), Salvation Army, East Church Street, Lock Haven.

r Free community luncheon — 11:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, First Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Spring St., Bellefonte.

r Free community turkey dinner — 12 noon-2 p.m. next Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, Bellefonte. Questions: 814-355-4202.

r Free holiday meal for senior citizens — Seatings at 12 noon and 2 p.m., sponsored by Lock Haven Jaycees. Reservations: STEP office, 570-748-6379.

r “Second Sunday Supper” — Noon on Dec. 10, Trinity Episcopal Church, Jersey Shore, featuring a traditional turkey dinner.

r Free luncheon for Sugar Valley senior citizens — Noon Dec. 13 (second Wednesday of the month) at Albright United Methodist Church, Loganton; donations appreciated.

FREE SHOES

r Shoes for Shore — Free pair of school-worthy sneakers, socks and a book, for wee ones through 17-year-olds with Access, CHIP or similar insurance cards or referrals, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 16 (third Saturday of the month) at Tiadaghton Mall, Jersey Shore.

r Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank — Free pair of school-worthy sneakers, socks and a book, for wee ones through 17-year-olds with Access, CHIP or similar insurance cards or referrals — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Boots available this month.

FREE CLOTHING, COATS

r Pass-It-On Community Outreach free clothing program — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 in the house at 610 Frederick St., Flemington, next to Seventh-Day Adventist Church which sponsors the program.

FREE SUPPLIES

r Helping Hands, free hygiene and cleaning supplies — United Evangelical Lutheran Church, First and West Church streets, Lock Haven, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (first Wednesday of the month) and 6-8 p.m. Dec. 21 (third Wednesday of the month).

FREE CLASSES

r GED and Adult Basic Education classes — 9-11:30 a.m. or 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, CIU #10 Development Center for Adults, 8 N. Grove St., Suite G, Lock Haven. No pre-registration necessary. Information: 570-893-4038.

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