Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics is pleased to offer to the community a variety of classes, workshops and support groups for the month of November.

The Type 1 Diabetes Support Group will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Ellinor Room of Mason General Hospital. This class is open to the public, but will focus on specific issues of people living with Type 1 diabetes every second Wednesday of the month. Call the Mason General Hospital Diabetes Wellness Center at 360-427-7332 for more information.

The Diabetes Wellness Center will also be hosting its regular Diabetes Support Groups in Shelton and Allyn in November. The topic for this month is “Why Being Physically Active Does a Body Good.” The groups invite you to discover some simple exercises that can make a world of difference to your health and well-being. Comfortable clothing is suggested. The guest speaker will be Vanessa Creed, PT, DPT. Family and friends are welcome. The Shelton Diabetes Support Group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Pershing meeting room at Mason General Hospital. The Allyn Diabetes Support Group will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Port of Allyn meeting room. Contact the Mason General Hospital Diabetes Wellness Center at 360-427-7332 for more information.

The District also partners with the Karen Hilburn Cancer Fund and Harmony Hill Retreat Center to offer a Cancer Wellness workshop for patients and caregivers impacted by cancer. This support group will meet from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Pershing Room of Mason General Hospital. This workshop typically meets every second Wednesday of the month. Call 360-432-7706 to sign up.

Learn the basics of first response by taking a First Aid/CPR/AED course from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics’ Learning Center, next to the McDonald’s on Olympic Highway North. Registration deadline was Nov. 7. A fee of $40, exact cash or check, is required in advance to cover the cost of books and materials and an eCard can be made available upon successful completion of the course. Comfortable clothing is recommended for all participants and a Spanish interpreter can be provided upon request. Call the Learning Center for more details about availability at 360-427-3609.

A full list of classes and support groups can be found at www.masongeneral.com/community/classes.