Neighborhood Briefs

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z Neighborhood BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Program on prisons coming to St. Philip's

Quaker Fred Neidhardt will give a presentation on "The Moral Challenges of Arizona's Prisons: Torture, Privatization, and Executions" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the East Gallery at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

Neidhardt, professor emeritus at the University of Michigan and member of the Arizona Senior Academy, is part of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Admission is free. For more information call 299-6421.

Catalina Elks hosting forum on Parkinson's

Caretakers or loved ones of people living with Parkinson's disease are invited to a meeting of the Catalina Parkinson's Support Group at 2 p.m. May 20 at the Catalina Elks Lodge, 16045 N. Oracle Road.

Fitness therapist Vera Shury will talk about the benefits of in-chair exercises and senior-health-care specialist Sal Orlando will discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

For information call 1-206-841-6728.

Talk looks at youth, mental illness

Youth and mental illness will be discussed during Interfaith Community Services' Lunch and Learn Series from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 1145 E. Fort Lowell Road.

Featured speaker is Dr. Sandy Stein, associate medical director of the Community Partnership of Southern Arizona. Stein will talk about knowing the difference between usual adolescent behavior and more serious issues, supporting a young person dealing with a mental-health disorder, the value of early intervention and available resources for families.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch.

Go to to register or call 297-2738, Ext. 233.

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