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Health notes

By MICHELLE JONES
Published May 28, 2007


Hospice thrift store Memorial Day sale

Hernando-Pasco Hospice's Thrift Store and More, 6528 Massachusetts Ave., East Richey Square, New Port Richey, will celebrate Memorial Day with a Red, White and Blue Sale to honor veterans and members of the military from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. At check-out, shoppers can draw a chip that gives them anywhere from a 15 to 25 percentage off their purchase. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and most holidays. Donations appreciated. Call (727) 841-7356.

Support groups

The West Pasco Fibromyalgia Support Group meets from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Conference Center of the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. During the meeting for people with fibromyalgia and their family and friends there are speakers, discussions and information on research, help, products and therapy. Call (727) 847-8866.

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The Adult Epilepsy Support Group meets at 1:30 p.m. June 12 at the Suncoast Epilepsy Association, 9851 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Call (727) 375-7774 or (727) 546-2856.

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Nicotine Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first, second and fourth Thursday of each month at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Call (727) 937-1396.

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The Depressive Bipolar Support Alliance of West Pasco meets at 2 p.m. each Tuesday at the A Club, 5650 W Missouri Ave., New Port Richey, behind Jimmy's Restaurant. Call (727) 819-9427.

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The Alzheimer's Family Organization support group meets at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Park, 37135 Coleman Ave., Dade City. Call Mary Beth Lumbra or Ramona Scott at (352) 567-8615.

The organization offers a program to assist caregivers of dementia and Alzheimer's disease sufferers called the Wanderers Identification Program. This program provides the person with memory disorder an identifying bracelet or pedant with a code number and phone number to the Sheriff's Office. If the person should become lost or wander from home, they can be identified through a shared database that houses patient information and caregiver contacts. This program is open to all Pasco County residents caring for an individual with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Call (727) 848-8888.