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July 15, 2002

EDUCATION

THURSDAY

* "Innovative Solutions Through Technology," sponsored by Parkinson's Resource Organization, will explain how technology can level the playing field for those with the disease. The discussion will include information on education, employment, recreation and shopping. Cal Fed Bank, 12001 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations required. For information: (877) 775-4111 or (310) 476-7030.

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SUPPORT GROUPS

TODAY

* Lip-reading class, sponsored by the L.A. Unified School District, meets in Reseda every week. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Call for location. (818) 785-8858 or (818) 788-2091.

* Cardiac group, sponsored by Little Company of Mary Hospital. (Meets every other Monday.) Beach City Health Center, Cardiopulmonary Education Room, 514 N. Prospect, Redondo Beach. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. (310) 937-1970.

TUESDAY

* Breast cancer group for young women. (Meets third Tuesday of each month.) Hoag Cancer Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. (949) 7-CANCER.

* Healing After Loss support group, in Spanish. (Meets through Sept. 17.) Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital's Hospice of Interhealth, 15050 Imperial Highway, La Mirada. 10 a.m.-noon. Limited enrollment; reservations required. (562) 944-1629.

* Caregivers group. (Meets through Sept. 17.) Little Company of Mary Hospital, Center for Health Education, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 9 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 540-9631.

WEDNESDAY

* Mental illness group. Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:45-9 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

* "Being Alive" AIDS group. (Meets weekly.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 889-9259.

* Caregiving group. (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1330 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 3-4:30 p.m. Free. (818) 502-2396.

* Lung cancer support group will focus on surgical treatment for lung cancer. HOAG Cancer Center, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Reservations required. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. For information, call (949) 7-CANCER.

* Fibromyalgia group. (Meets the third Wednesday of every month.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 901-9384.

* Better Breathers Club. (Meets third Wednesday of every month.) San Pedro Hospital, DeMucci Conference Room, 1300 W. 7th St., San Pedro. (310) 832-3311, Ext. 6268.

THURSDAY

* "Burn Survivors." (Meets first and third Wednesdays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 7 p.m. Free. (818) 907-4584.

* Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma group. Wellness Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. (805) 379-4777.

FRIDAY

* Diabetic group. Little Company of Mary Hospital, Center for Education, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 4-5 p.m. Free. (310) 543-6777.

SATURDAY

* Trigeminal neuralgia group. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, South Tower Entrance, Conference Room B, 8700 Gracie Allen Drive, Los Angeles. 1 p.m. Free. (323) 897-9173.

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ONGOING

* Team Survivor, a nonprofit organization that provides free exercise, health education and support to women affected by cancer, is beginning two new weekly walking groups in Orange County. The Monday group will be in Irvine and the Thursday group will be in Mission Viejo. Call for location and time. (949) 275-3888.

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