As we get older, we lose the support we once had from our aging--or even deceased-- parents. And, if we relocate to a new area, whom do we call when we need help, like a ride to/from a surgery, a friend to go to the movies with, a ride to the airport, or someone to commiserate with? Superficial friends don't necessarily want to hear about our worries, fears, and troubles. And no one wants to bring up negative stuff with all the happy, positive people, who may not understand those who struggle, emotionally and/or physically. This group of members can support one another by getting to know one another at once or twice-monthly get-togethers, where we can chat or even talk about more intense or challenging personal problems, in a non-judgmental arena, just like group therapy. But unlike many other groups, in which speakers speak and no responses are allowed, we can respond to one another, give encouragement, support, advice, and insight.
No one who's interested in joining should feel embarrassed or ashamed about joining a supportive, caring group like this. Life is tough these days, and we can all use a network for support. Let's meet the second Thursday night of each month from 7 to 9 and/or fourth Wednesday night of each month from 7-9. Which day works best for you? Or both? Locations to be announced.
Members must attend at least one meeting every 4 months in order to maintain their membership in the group. Content and discussions that occur at meetings shall remain private and not go further than the meeting times; in other words, what's discussed at the meetings stays at the meetings on the honor system. Anyone who breaches this policy will be immediately expelled from the group. Also, members must take turns and not dominate meetings. If Organizer receives complaints about one member's behavior, Organizer reserves the right to expel the undesirable member.
New members must be approved by the Organizer
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Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 12, 2017 7:00 PM