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Stress hormones study

Ongoing Healthy volunteers ages 21-35 and over 65 are needed as control subjects in a University of Washington and Seattle Veterans Hospital study to better understand how stress hormones are affected in aging, compensation provided, Seattle Veterans Hospital, 1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, free, 206-764-2069 or www.washington.edu/healthresearch

Support groups

“Surviving the Holidays While Hard of Hearing”

Mon “Suggestions on Surviving the Holidays While Hard of Hearing,” will be discussed at the Downtown Chapter of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People (SHHH) meeting, SHHH offers information and support for all Hard of Hearing people, their families and friends, 6-7:30 p.m., Community Service Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1609 19th Ave., Seattle, free, 206-935-6337.

Gluten intolerance

Tue Monthly Snohomish County Celiac Support Group meets at Kaili’s Kitchen, please bring gluten-free cookies for holiday cookie exchange and party, 6:30 p.m., 9713 Firdale Ave., Edmonds, free, 206-527-6678.


Hospital volunteer opportunity

Ongoing The Auburn Regional Medical Center is seeking volunteers to assist at the gift shop and information desk, benefits include a free meal for each shift, applicants must be 18 years old and willing to commit to one year of volunteer service, Auburn Medical Center, 202 North Division St., Auburn, 253-333-2584 or www.armcuhs.com/p2370.html

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Jan. 4 This free 12-week course for parents, siblings, spouses, adult children and significant others of a person with serious mental illness, will provide information, coping skills and emotional support, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave, Seattle, free, 206-783-9264.