Alzheimer’s Support Group meets Tuesday

LOCK HAVEN –The Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View.

Virla Ocker, admissions and marketing director of Nippenose Valley Village, a new Senior Living Community in Oval, will be the guest speaker. Nippenose Valley Village is an assisted-living facility which can accommodate 59 residents and can supply personal care, nutritious meals, activities and outpatient care. Assisted living is often an appropriate level of care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Ocker has many years of experience in senior living options. Support group members and interested community members are invited to come and learn more about this new community resource.

The support group is free and open to anyone caring for someone with memory loss and to those interested in learning more about this topic. It meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room B of Susque-View. For more information or to request sitter service for a loved one while attending the meeting, call Fran Decker, MSW, Support Group Facilitator at 570-748-4302.

Cancer Support Group meets Thursday

LOCK HAVEN — The Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. “Exercise and Cancer” and “Taking Control of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy” will be the topics of this meeting.

Studies show evidence that exercise provides many benefits to cancer survivors, including improvement in fatigue and depression. Regular exercise appears to promote many benefits that outweigh potential adverse effects for cancer survivors who are able to safely engage in regular physical activities after cancer treatment.

Peripheral neuropathy is a common but unanticipated side effect of chemotherapy. Symptoms include numbness and tingling that begin in extremities. Tips will be given about how to deal with this problem and copies of articles from Coping magazine will be provided.

The Cancer Support Group is facilitated by Fran Decker, MSW, LSW and hosted by Susque-View. The program is free and open to anyone who has a diagnosis of cancer, both newly diagnosed and long-time survivors. Family members and friends are also welcome. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in Conference Room B of Susque-View. For more information about the support group, call Fran Decker at 570-748-4302.