Parents for Parents support group to meet

Parents for Parents, a support group for family members of people with special needs, will hold its next meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11, at the Connections North Center at 10825 Bennett Road (Route 60) in Dunkirk.

The topic is the significant impacts that sugary beverages can have on the human body. Those attending will learn about healthier beverage choices and will have the opportunity to taste some of them.

Parents for Parents is a monthly parent/caregiver support group organized by The Resource Center and Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The group, directed by a licensed master social worker, connects and supports families of individuals with special needs. The group offers support, information, speakers and presentations on topics pertaining to parents and caregivers in Chautauqua County. This is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to come together to discuss common triumphs, challenges, issues and concerns.

There also is a Jamestown parent support group that meets the first Wednesday of each month at TRC’s administrative offices, located at 200 Dunham Avenue.

New members are welcome to join Parents for Parents. Meetings are free. Parents desiring assistance with child care, respite or transportation should phone in advance to make arrangements. Those planning to bring their children must call ahead so that organizers can have enough refreshments and children’s activities on hand.

For more information, phone 661-1490 for the Jamestown meeting or 366-8176, extension 265, for the Dunkirk meeting.