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Lourdes Offers Support Groups for Community
By WestKyStar & Lourdes Mercy Medical Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Lourdes, Mercy Medical offers support groups and healthy living classes as part of its efforts to encourage the community to live healthier and better educated lives:

Advance Directives Seminar Heritage Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery) 
First Wednesday of the month, 2-3:30 pm   
Contact: Lourdes Chaplain’s office  270-444-2834
 
Alzheimer's Support Group  Franciscan Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery)  
Third Thursday of the month from 11am-noon 
(does not meet on holidays or inclement weather – follows snowbird report) 
Contact: Angie Day  618-697-1705 or Cathy 270-898-4250
 
Blood Drive (American Red Cross) 
March 21, 6 am to 6 pm  
June 13, 6 am to 6 pm  
Sept. 26, 6 am to 6 pm  
Dec. 19, 6 am to 6 pm  
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Contact: Anthony Tinin 270-853-4349
 

Caregiver Support Group Franciscan Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery)  
First Thursday of the month from 10:30 am-noon 
(does not meet on holidays or inclement weather – follows snowbird report) Contact: Angie or Cathy  618-697-1705
 
Birthing Center’s Childbirth Classes   
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Contact and RSVP: 270-444-2243 
This class is available either as a three-week course (three Mondays during a month), or as a one-day boot camp course 
(all completed in one Saturday). 
 2018 Three-Week Options: (classes held on Mondays from 6-8 pm) 
February 5, 12, 19 
April 2, 9, 16 
June 4, 11, 18 
August 6, 13, 20 
October 1, 8, 15
 2018 One-Day Options: 
(classes held on Saturdays from 9 am - 4:30 pm) 
Learn all the lessons from our three-week childbirth class (including the breastfeeding class) in a single day. 
January 20 
March 17 
May 19 
July 21 
September 15 
November 17
 
 
Birthing Center’s Breastfeeding Class   
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Contact and RSVP: 270-444-2243 
This informative, single-evening course is included as the fourth session of all our standard childbirth classes. For those desiring a refresher, it’s also offered as a standalone class.
 2018 Classes: (classes held on Mondays from 6-8 pm) 
February 26 
April 23 
June 25 
August 27  
October 22
 
Birthing Center’s Infant/Child CPR Class 
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Not an official certification course.
Contact and RSVP: 270-444-2243  
2018 Classes: (classes held on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm) 
January 23 
February 27 
March 20 
April 24 
May 22 
June 26 
July 24 
August 28 
September 18 
October 23 
November 6
 
Birthing Center’s Sibling Class 
If you have a child between the ages of 2-12, Lourdes will help introduce them to the idea of a new sibling in the family, including introducing them to the Little Miracles Birthing Center. 
Contact and RSVP: 270-444-2243
2018 Classes: (classes held on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm) 
February 6 
May 8 
August 21 
November 13  
 
Grief Support Group (Parents)  
Franciscan Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery)   
Mondays at 6-7 pm  
Contact: Nancy Litchfield 270-519-3491
 
 
Hospice Grief Support Group 
Paducah  Lourdes North Plaza, 911 Joe Clifton Dr. in Paducah
Every Monday from 5-6:30 pm (does not meet on holidays) 
Contact: Frank Queen  270-415-3636
 
Hospice Grief Support Group 
Metropolis Lourdes Hospice Metropolis, 704 East 5th St., Metropolis
First Tuesday of every month at noon  
Contact: Chaplain Brent Easton, 618-524-3647 or 800-870-7460
 
Huntington's Disease Support Group  
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Sundays: February 4, May 6, August 5, November 4  
2 - 4 pm 
RSVP to Cathy Saliga: 502-637-4372 or csaliga@hdsa.org 
 
Now & Beyond Widow & Widowers Support Group (Milner & Orr) 
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Second Friday of the month from 6-8 pm 
Contact: Pat Pitchford  270-898-8796
 
Joint Replacement Class (Joint Camp)  
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
No RSVP required. If you are having a joint replacement surgery at Lourdes, it is highly recommended you attend a class 2-6 weeks prior to your surgery date. If you cannot attend one of the following dates, call 270-538-6894.
3 pm: 
January 2, 9, 16 or 25 
February 1, 6, 15 or 27 
March 6, 13, 22 or 27 
April 3 
May 29

2 pm: 
April 12, 19 or 23 
May 1, 10, 14 or 22 
June 7, 12, 21 or 26 
July 3, 12, 17 or 24 
August 2, 7, 16, 21 or 30 
September 6, 11, 20 or 25 
 October 4, 16, 23 or 30 
November 8, 13, 20 or 29 
December 4, 11 or 18
 
Memorial Service Lourdes Chapel (a reception will follow the service)
Sunday, March 18, 3 pm 
Sunday, June 24, 3 pm 
Sunday, September 16, 3 pm 
Sunday, December 2, 3 pm
 
Overeaters Anonymous – Program of Recovery  
Heritage Room at Lourdes Hospital (hallway by Coffee Beanery) 
Every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm 
Program of Recovery- no weigh-ins or fees     
Contact: Melanie  270-908-1717 or Lauren 270-556-8873  
 
Smoking Cessation Classes Board Room (second floor of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
Future series dates to be announced. 
Contact and RSVP: 270-538-5867
 
First series dates (7 week course, 8 sessions total): 
Thurs., Jan. 25 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Feb. 1 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Feb. 8 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Feb. 15 - 7 pm 
Mon., Feb. 19 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Feb. 22 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Mar. 1 - 7 pm 
Thurs., Mar. 8 - 7 pm
 
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group 
Borders Community Room (by main entrance of Marshall Nemer Pavilion) 
First Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm
For families and friends affected by suicide loss. 
Contact:  Kelly  270-619-6000 or Kami 615-403-5560
 
Amputees in Action (Paducah Area) 
Suspended till further notice 
Contact: 270-564-5879
 
Kidney Options Education Class 
Suspended till further notice 
Contact: 270-443-0217
 
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 
Suspended till further notice  
Contact: 270-217-232

Published 03:31 PM, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018
Updated 03:59 PM, Thursday Jan. 18, 2018

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