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Neighborhood Calendar July 12th edition
    Parkinson Support Group, Neal Sr. Center
   A Parkinson Support Group Meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at the Neal Sr. Center, 100 Harris Dr., Shelby. Sgl. Doug Murphy 704-487-8822.
Mental Health Association
Survivor Suicide Support Group
   Survivors of Suicide Support Group, meets the last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, this support group offers support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. All members of the group, including the facilitator, have experienced this unique loss. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org Family-to-Family Caregiver Support Group, meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Cleveland County Red Cross (1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150) Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County and NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland, this support group offers a safe space for close relatives of persons suffering from a severe mental illness to share their experience with others in a similar situation. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
   Piecemakers Quilt Guild meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10AM - 12PM at the Lincoln County Senior Center, Lincoln Campus of Gaston College, 511 Aspen Street, Lincolnton, room 319. They teach and encourage those interested in the art of quilting. Visitors and new members are welcome. The meeting will be in the multipurpose room in The Senior Center.Information: Tony Darr 704-439-6532.
Solid Rock Garden, Lawndale
  Solid Rock Community garden in Lawndale will have regular work nights on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm, now through the summer months. If you enjoy gardening and want to help grow nutritious food for our neighbors - please join us. We will meet at the garden which is located on the grounds of the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad in Lawndale. For more information send an email to solidrockgarden@gmail.com or come to the garden!

Neal Senior Center, Shelby
   Bingo Each Monday Night (except holidays) - Doors open at 5:30 (no admittance after 7:00 p.m.). Jackpot up to $500.00. Public invited 12 years and up. Council on Aging/Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
   AARP Driver Safety for National Retired Teachers Association - Wednesday, July 18 - 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Council on Aging/Senior Cener, 100 T.R. Harris Drive, Shelby.  Cost  $5.00 if you are a retired teacher interested in attending, please call the senior center (704) 482-3488 to register.
  Blood Pressure - Thursday, July 19, 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Council on Aging, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby.
   Mini Seminar  (Leg & Vein Problems) - Tuesday, July 24, 10:00 a.m. Council on Aging, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby. Presented by Healthy @ Home. To register please call the Senior Center at 704-482-3488.
Survivors Of Suicide Support Group
   Survivors of Suicide Support Group, meets the last Tuesday of every month, 11:30am - 1:30 pm at the Cleveland Memorial Library. Sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County, this support group offers support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. All members of the group, including the facilitator, have experienced this unique loss. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org.
    Family-to-Family Caregiver Support Group, meets every third Tuesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Cleveland County Red Cross (1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150) Co-sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Cleveland County and NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland, this support group offers a safe space for close relatives of persons suffering from a severe mental illness to share their experience with others in a similar situation. For details, contact the Mental Health Association at 704-481-8637 or mha@clevelandcountymha.org  
Hospice, Cleveland County And Kings Mtn.

 Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby  will hold the following events:
   “Memory Bear Workshop” - Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please rsvp to ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Thursday, July 12, 9:00 a.m.-noon or 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Kings Mountain Hospice, 321 Kings Mtn. Boulevard, Kings Mtn.
Adopt A Pet Day
   The Association for Welfare of Animals is having an Adopt A Pet Day on Saturday, July 14 at Dippity Dawg Pet Salon, 615 W. Warren St., from 10 a.m. - 1p.m. Pets are spayed/neutered, UTD on shots and microchipped. Come find your new best friend. (704) 487-6805.
Life Enrichment Center - Vacation Tips For Dealing With Dementia
    If you plan to travel with someone with dementia, you’re invited to the next meeting of the family caregiver support group at Life Enrichment Center in Shelby Tuesday, July 17. The meeting, which  is free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7; although, families are encouraged to come when they can and leave as necessary. It is an informal group of family caregivers who are dealing with dementia. Life Enrichment is an adult day health service, which has been caring for people with dementia for 32 years. For more information about the center or the family caregiver group, call 704.484.0405. The center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road between Teddy and Meekins law office and Cornerstone Dental Associates.
Singles Dinner Club, Forest City
   Singles Dinner Club (ages 45 and up) will meet at Ryan’s, Hwy. 74A, Forest City, July 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (3rd Friday of each month). Bring your single friends or come alone. Have dinner and meet new friends. Have a fun evening out on the town. Dress to impress. Bring a friendly smile. Bring a name tag if you have one. For more info call Susan at 828-453-0404.
Victory Over Stroke Meeting
Life Enrichment Center
   The regular monthly meeting of the Victory Over Stroke group will be held Monday, July 23, at the Life Enrichment Center in Shelby. Those who have had a stroke and their care partners are invited to ask questions and talk about the techniques that helped them thrive, not just survive, a stroke. The group includes those who have recently experienced a stroke and those who  are thriving years later. For more information, call Linda at 704.484.0405. Life Enrichment is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., between Teddy and Meekins law office and Cornerstone Dental Associates.
Boiling Springs Little Chargers
Football & Cheer Sign-Ups
   The Boiling Springs Little Chargers Football & Cheer Sign-Ups  will be held August 1st through August 3rd, 5:30-7:00 p.m. and August 6th and 7th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is for boys and girls grades K through 6th grade, as of this coming school year. Practices will begin on August 1st at Boiling Springs Elementary School. For more information contact John White 704-477-7773.
Carillon Assisted Living Boomer’s Guide
To Social Security
   Carillon Assisted Living of Shelby presents “A Boomer’s Guide to Social Security” on Thursday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. at 1550 Charles Rd., Shelby. Learn the five strategies for maximizing your benefits and everything you need to know about Social Security at this free seminar, including: How your benefits are calculated, the advantage of delaying your benefits, what your spouse (or ex-spouse) is entitled to, the basics of survivor benefits and how to minimize your Social Security taxes. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Kristina McNeil at 704-471-2828.


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