DOWNTOWN AKRON — A Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meeting will take place April 17 at 6 p.m. at Neurology & Neuroscience Associates, 130 W. Exchange St. Caregivers, family members and patients can learn about treatment, rehabilitation and more. To register, call Pam at (330) 376-1902, ext. 137. Beverages, appetizers and free parking will be provided. The support group meets on the third Tuesday every other month.
GREEN — The Chapel will offer a workshop session to help participants through the loss of a loved one. GriefShare is a 13-week video seminar featuring nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery. The next session will take place April 17 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at the Green Campus, 1800 Raber Road. The cost is $12 and includes a workbook. To register, call Linda at (330) 315-5462.
DOWNTOWN AKRON — The Autism Society of America Greater Akron Chapter, along with ASPIES and Spark, will present Sondra Williams speaking on “How to Bait the Hook on Autism” April 17 at 7 p.m. at Akron Children’s Hospital’s William Considine Building auditorium. No reservations are needed. Williams is a woman with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and shares her perspective on life through text and poetry. As a wife, mother to four children with ASD, a classroom aide and a member of the Ohio Autism Task Force, Williams provides information and support for others dealing with an ASD. For details, visit www.asagreaterakron.com or call (330) 543-3955.
GREEN — The American Cancer Society Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group will meet April 18 at 7 p.m. at Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road. Dr. Daniel Zelling, founder of The Ohio Institute of Medical Hypnosis Inc., will present a program on cancer-related stress and management techniques. For information, call Roger Martin at (330) 603-0650. JACKSON — Dr. Michael London will present a free lecture and informal discussion on Advances in Joint Care and Total Joint Surgery April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at OMNI Orthopaedics Medical Center, 4760 Belpar St. N.W. London, a specialist in orthopedic surgery, will explain recent developments in joint replacement surgery and advances in prosthetic materials. A question-and-answer period will follow. To register, call (330) 492-9200.
GREEN — The South Akron Lupus Support Group, sponsored by the Akron Area Lupus Foundation and the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, will meet April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1025 Interstate Parkway. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information, call (330) 945-6767.