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SUPPORT : MEETINGS AND CLASSES COMING EVENTS.

``You and Your Aging Parent,'' a six-week support group offered by Valley Storefront Multiservice Center for Seniors, will help adult children deal with the varied feelings involved in caring for an elderly parent, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8. Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Fee: $36 per person, $55 per couple (Temple members); $50 per person, $75 per couple (non-members). For further information, call Rena Snyder at (818) 984-1380.

ADOPTION

Adoptees' birth parents' association: meets monthly, (805) 482-8667.

Adoption Reality: search assistance, meets monthly, (805) 526-2289.

Adoption support group for adoptive parents wanting to improve contact and communication with their adult children, East Valley. Sliding scale. (818) 763-3262.

Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association: search and support group, meets monthly, (818) 771-7585.

Concerned United Birth (CUB) Parents/Adoptees: search and support group, meets monthly, (213) 960-8968.

Adoption support and information group for couples who have adopted or are awaiting adoption and those considering it, meets monthly, Encino. Free. (818) 501-6800.

Stars of David: San Fernando Valley adoptive parent support group for Jewish and partly Jewish families. (310) 306-2539.

BEREAVEMENT

Adults Who Have Lost Parents grief support group being formed in Encino. (818) 215-2022.

Grieving Hearts: Traffic Deaths, a grieving and healing through sudden loss support group meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. every other Tuesday in Valencia. For details, call (805) 250-0665.

Surviving the loss of a parent: grief recovery and support group for adults. New group now forming. (310) 551-5046 or (800) 274-6542.

Bereaved parents: Compassionate Friends meets monthly, (818) 788-9701.

Bereavement support groups: one for adults who have lost parents; two groups for people who have lost their significant others. (818) 591-1459.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): 24-hour hot line (800) 369-7437 (SIDS) connects SIDS parents with local resources and with each other.

Bereavement group for seniors meets 11 a.m. Mondays, Family Service Agency of Burbank. For more information, call (818) 845-7671.

Bereavement groups: grief recovery and support, meet weekly, (818) 365-8051, Ext. 4604; (805) 495-2145.

Beyond Loss: grief recovery and support, meets weekly, (818) 409-8008.

Reflections II-IV support group, offered 1 to 2:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays or 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City. Free and open to the community. Registration required. (818) 375-3528.

Reflections I-III support group offered 1 to 2:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays; and 12-week Reflections: The Journey, 6:30 to 8 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills. Free and open to the community. Preregistration required. (818) 375-3528.

For the Loss of a Child support group meets bimonthly, (818) 710-9641 or (818) 887-5457.

Parents or grandparents who have lost children or grandchildren support group now forming in Encino. (818) 215-2022.

Jewish Big Brothers' grief group, for children who are suffering loss due to the death of a significant person in their lives, is held in Woodland Hills. For coming sessions, contact Jewish Big Brothers at (213) 852-1173.

Parent loss: meets weekly, (818) 340-1958.

Parents who lost adult children: grief recovery and support, (818) 984-1380.

Free support group for widowed men and women meets 7 to 9 p.m. second and fourth Thursday monthly, Granada Hills. For details, call Myrna Bennett at (818) 360-1021, Ext. 6965.

Young widows and widowers support group meets four times monthly in Sherman Oaks. (818) 501-4123.

Loss of child or grandchild support group meets in Encino. (818) 884-3126.

Widow/widowers grief support group meets in Encino. (818) 215-2022.

Widow/widower Life Goes On support and social group meets first and third Monday nights. (800) 448-5090.

Widows and widowers senior support group, for those who are past the initial grieving state, meets Wednesday mornings, Robert M. Wilkinson Senior Center, Chatsworth. (818) 756-7741.

Widows and widowers support group meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursday monthly, Glendale Family Service. (818) 248-2286.

CARING FOR AGING/FAMILY

Free resource telephone help line offers those caring for the elderly person needed information on community resources, answers to concerns and more, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (818) 397-3110 or (800) 664-4664.

Adult children of aging parents: meets monthly, (805) 497-0159.

Free support group, for those who are caring for the memory impaired and/or an Alzheimer's Disease patient, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Tarzana. For details, call Karin Marin at (818) 884-3126.

Free support group for adult children of Alzheimer's patients: meets the first Monday evening of every month. For details, call Nancy at (818) 344-7070 or Ginger at (818) 886-8860.

Alzheimer's families: meets twice monthly, (818) 248-2286.

Caretakers: caring for a family member with dementia, meets weekly, (818) 984-1380.

Children of Aging Parents (CAPS): meets twice monthly, Tarzana. (310) 476-9777, Ext. 215.

Children of Parkinsonians (COPS): meets weekly, (310) 476-7030.

AIDS care-giver's support group: meets weekly. (818) 953-4440.

Alzheimer's caretakers: meets twice monthly, (818) 953-9594.

Alzheimer's Day Care and Resource Center: (818) 984-1380.

Care-givers of Alzheimer's and other diseases free support group: meets Tuesdays, Bernardi Multipurpose Senior Center, Van Nuys. For details, call Harriet Shadur at (818) 781-1101.

Care-givers groups: caring for elderly family members, meets monthly, Glendale. (818) 502-2396, (805) 526-9237.

Care-givers of elderly with dementias: meets twice monthly, (818) 908-8680.

Care-givers' stroke support group: meets 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays monthly, Panorama City. Light dinner served. Reservations required. (818) 893-6385, Ext. 38.

Community Care-givers' Organization, for care-givers of people with Alzheimer's or other related dementias, meets monthly. (818) 249-7456.

Dementia support group for care-givers of Alzheimer's and/or dementia-related illnesses, North Hollywood. Call intake social worker at (818) 984-1380.

DIVORCED, WIDOWED AND SEPARATED

``Moving On,'' a counseling program for parents and children of separation and divorce, is offered by Jewish Family Service, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. (818) 587-3333.

``Divorce Care,'' a divorce recovery seminar and support group, offers large-screen video presentation and discussion, facilitated by Steve Norman, Pastor of Family Ministry, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. Canoga Park Presbyterian Church, 22103 Vanowen St., room 6, Canoga Park. Free child care available upon request. (818) 883-3510.

Single Again is for the single person in transition with issues to be explored including sex in the '90s, aloneness vs. loneliness and re-entering the dating arena. Call Hillary Berens at (818) 386-5690, Ext. 427.

Adjusting to separation and divorce is a 10-week support group. For details, call (818) 386-5690.

Divorce/separation support group for men and women: meets weekly. $15 per session. Center for Interpersonal Development, Encino. Call Shannon at (818) 986-6100.
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