The South Lake Tahoe Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
The support group offers an opportunity to meet other women who are breast cancer survivors and share information and support. An invitation is extended to all women in the South Shore community who have experienced cancer of any kind.
For more information, contact Christine Triggs at (530) 577-0363.
El Dorado County offers free caregiver classes
A series of caregiver classes, “The Winding Road of Caregiving,” are being offered in October and November. The classes are presented by El Dorado County Family Caregiver Support Program and In Home Support Network.
The series of classes are designed to provide instruction and support for caregivers who are or plan to care for a family member or friend 60 years of age or greater. Classes will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Embassy Suites, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd. All classes and materials are offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. Refreshments will be provided and free respite care is available to qualified caregivers.
To register call, El Dorado County Department of Human Services Family Caregiver Support Program at (530) 621-6251 or (800) 510-2020.
Oct. 22 – Handling the Curves. Personal care and foot care. Nancy Madrick RN, Eskaton Senior Connections.
Oct. 29 – Hands Free Communication. Telephone and vision services equipment and support. Love Miller, California Telephone Access Program, and Randy Cummings, El Dorado Vision Services.
Nov. 5 – Maintenance: From Windshield to Tires. Transfers and physical therapy. Del Browning PT, Eskaton Senior Connection.
Nov. 12 – Asking for Directions. Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias. Larry Dawes MSW, Eskaton Senior Connection.