Walk With a Doc

Walk With a Doc, a healthy living program sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Health and the Temple Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness, is held 9 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Miller Park, located at 1919 N. First St. in Temple. The program features a guest speaker followed by a walk around the park. For information email Brenda.Wallin@bswhealth.org.

Hospice volunteers

Baylor Scott & White Hospice in Temple is seeking volunteers to help support hospice families. Volunteers will work with professional staff to provide patient and family support. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old; have the ability to actively listen; and a satisfactory criminal background check; and have the ability to work with little supervision. For information or to volunteer, call 254-724-4090.

Support groups

Mended Hearts Chapter 12, a heart patient support group, will meet 6 p.m. Thursday in room 1715 of the Bayolor Scott & White Center for Diagnostic Medicine, located on the corner of 31st Street and Avenue R. in Temple. Cindy Luck, a cardiac nurse, will speak on maintaining good heart health. The meeting is open to the public.

A Veteran Spouse Resiliency Group open house will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Charlie R. Green Memorial Hall, 699 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard in Killeen. The group’s next session will be held 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. The group provides a safe place for veteran spouses and partners to come together, listen, share stories, and provide support and guidance. Register for sessions at https://sites.utexas.edu/vsn/programs or email hannahkob@austin.utexas.edu.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold two meetings 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27. One meeting will take place at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive in Temple. Use the entrance on the valet side of the hospital and take the elevator to the fifth floor, conference room 5G31. The other meeting will take place at Rosewood Assisted Living, 5700 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen. Use the front entrance facing the expressway; the meeting will be held in the TV room. Meetings are open to anyone interested in mental illness and its impact on family and the community. For information contact 254-771-3638.

An Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver support group meets 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Central Texas Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging, 2180 N. Main. St. in Belton. For information call 254-770-2336.

Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 5:30-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month Desk 3B GI conference room on the third floor of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple; except for holidays. For information, call 254-724-4485 or 254-724-3574.

The Jaywalkers Group of Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon meets 6-7 p.m. Wednesdays for a Big Book Study at the U-Haul building at 409 N. Highway 95 (across from the Dollar General) in Little River-Academy.

Overeaters Anonymous holds open meetings 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Luke Catholic Church, 2897 Oakdale Drive in Temple. The meeting takes place in the education building (left side entrance). For information call Ann at 254-563-5455.

The Compassionate Friends chapter of Temple meets 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at 803 S. Fifth St. in Temple. The support group is for families who have lost a child, regardless of age. For information call Sue Hamby at 254-228-6473 or Janet Sutton at 254-718-9502.

Take Off Pounds Simply (TOPS) meets 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Sammons Community Center, 2220 W. Ave. D in Temple. For information call 254-721-0541.

Alcoholics Anonymous has announced multiple meetings in the Temple area. The Brown Bag Group meets 12:15 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. The Serenity Group meets 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday and also 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Tem-Bel Group meets 8 p.m. daily. All meetings take place at 902 S. Main St. in Temple.