Community Shorts

Posted September 21, 2006

Pet of the month, Heidi
Learn all about little Heidi in next week's Times.

It's time to walk the dog

Do you love animals? Do you have some extra time to volunteer at our MSPCA? Volunteers are needed immediately to assist the staff with a variety of tasks such as dog walking, cat and dog socialization (holding and petting), cleaning the cages, and feeding.

The MSPCA is looking for help in the morning from 8 to 10 am and also during regular hours when the shelter is open to the public. People are also needed for administrative work. Any amount of time you can give would be appreciated.

The MSPCA of Martha's Vineyard is located on 276 Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, near the Triangle, in Edgartown. Shelter hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 am to 4pm and Thursday, 12 noon to 4 pm. Call 508-627-8662.

Changing patterns

A new 10-week program for women begins in October. Pattern Changing Women's Group will focus on recognizing and changing patterns which are no longer helpful. Work on building skills in boundary setting, assertiveness, saying no, learning about people's rights, and having healthier relationships.

To register for this program call Women's Support Services at 508-693-7900 ext. 219.

Alzheimer's seminars

Tomorrow, Sept. 22, the Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod and the Islands will present two seminars, "Insulin Resistance In Alzheimer's disease: Is This Type-3 Diabetes?" and "Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease: What's Nutrition Got To Do With It?"

The first seminar will take place at 9 am, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. Dr. Suzanne de la Monte will speak on insulin resistance and the disease.

At 2 pm, Maggie Davis will lead the second seminar on Diabetes and Alzheimer's at Trinity United Methodist Church, Parish House, in the campground.

Both seminars are open to health-care professionals and lay people interested in Alzheimer's disease.

For more information or to register, call 508-775-5656.