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Duluth Mental Health Support & Education Group for Families –  NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) sponsors free support groups for families and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Led by trained facilitators who also have a family member with mental illness, the support groups help families develop better coping skills and find strength through sharing their experiences. A family support group meets in Duluth from 6:00-7:00 p.m., followed by an educational meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m., on the last Tuesday of the month, at Miller Dwan Hospital, 502 E. 2nd St., in conference room 3. For information, call NAMI Duluth at 218-409-6566

Parkinson’s Dance Studio welcomes persons with Parkinson’s, other movement challenges, and their families and friends on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, 1:00-2:15 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth.  Suggested donation: $3 per person or $5 per family/friend group.  You may dance in your chair throughout, or dance at the barre or across the floor as class time progresses.  To learn more: www.tinyurl.com/pdsduluth.  Please contact teacher Jessica Roeder before your first class: jaroeder2@gmail.com or 727-8286.

Juniper is a statewide network helping people manage chronic health conditions, prevent falls, and foster well-being.  Low-cost classes on balance, chronic condition management, and diabetes management are starting in Duluth soon.  See fliers on our bulletin board, contact Peter Hafften at peterh@agewellarrowhead.org or 218-623-7800, or visit yourjuniper.org.

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