Women's support group
. A support group for widowed and divorced women aged 55 and older meets the last Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. George's Anglican Church Hall, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd. They hold social activities, van outings, presentations about seniors concerns, and grief counselling. Info: Rose at 604-467-8319 or Lil at 604-463-4703.
. Grumpy Grandmas' social group has an overflowing activity list. Join them for weekly coffee, cards, games, movies, and overnight get-a-ways. No, they are not grumpy, rather they are a happy group of ladies who have lots of laughs. Their monthly meeting takes place the first Friday of every month. Info: Maureen at 604-476-9794.
Gay support group
. Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter, an informal support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated, or single, meets on the last Friday of every month. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-4629813 or Don at 604-329-9860.
. Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday evening from 7: 15 to 8: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Use the back door entrance. Their membership incudes anorexics, bulimics, binge eaters, and overeaters. No dues or fees and no diets or weigh-ins. They are a fellowship. Newcomers welcome. Info: 604-878-4575.
. Debtors Anonymous meets Tuesdays from 7: 30 to 8: 30 p.m. at St. Andrew's Church, 22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Park and enter from the back of the building through the door marked with the big sign. Hope and recovery for debtors, compulsive spenders, and underearners. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or John at 604-928-9697.
. Co-dependence Anonymous can help those desiring healthy and loving relationships. Meetings are Mondays at 7: 30 p.m. at the One Way Club Society, 22270 North Ave. in Maple Ridge. Info: 604-836-1217.
Alzheimer's support group
. The non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. offers monthly support groups for early-stage patients and family caregivers. The groups offer practical tips, a supportive environment, and a chance to learn from others in similar circumstances. For information on meeting times and locations, call 604-298-0780 or 604298-0782, or email email@example.com. Info: www.alzheimerbc.org.
. Celebrate Recovery Ridge-Meadows, a faith-based recovery program, meets every Friday at St. George's Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd. in Maple Ridge with dinner from 6 to 7 p.m., a general meeting with teaching, testimony, or guest speaker from 7 to 8 p.m., and men's and women's share groups from 8 to 9 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Ridge Meadows Ministerial Association. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-377-3575, or www.celebraterecovery.ca.
Lupus support group
. Maple Ridge Lupus Support Group meets the third Friday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Fraser View Community Centre, 22610 116th Ave. Info: Diana at 604-4654466.
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