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Health and support
By MICHELLE JONES, Times Staff Writer
Published August 14, 2007
The Office Depot Back to School Blood Drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the store, 2029 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. All donors will be entered to win a back-to-school backpack including school supplies. They will receive a free T-shirt, a wellness checkup, a buy-one-get-one free admission to Pirate's Dinner Adventure in Orlando plus entry into a weekly drawing to win two round trip tickets frome Southwest. Teachers will have a special drawing. Call 1-800-682-5663 or visit the Web site at www.bloodrelief.org.
Mental illness series
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a 12-week series of the nationwide Family-to-Family Education Class from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Aug. 28 at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. The series emphasizes problem solving, listening, communication skills as well as describing the major brain disorders, treatments, medications and community resources. Classes are free for families who have relatives with serious mental illness. Seating limited. Call Gloria at 727 992-9653 to register.
Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunction Families meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Unity of Port Richey, 5844 Pine Hill Road in Port Richey. This is an anonymous 12-step program. Call Bonnie James at (727) 862-4556.
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The Epilepsy Support Group for adults will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Suncoast Epilepsy Association, 9851 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Call (727) 375-7774 or (727) 546-2856.
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The Pasco County Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness offers three types of support group meetings each month for family and friends of those with mental illness. This is for all types of brain disorders, including, but not limited to OCD, depression, autism, bi-polar, schizophrenia and multiple personalities. Daytime meetings are from 3 to 5 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at the Regency Park Civic Association Building, 10240 Regency Park Blvd., Port Richey.
The evening meetings are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Resource Room at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Call (727) 992-9653. A group, for families and friends of adolescent children meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the North Pinellas Children's Medical Center, 5508 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Charity at (727) 457-8514.
A consumer support group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Community Hospital Resource Room, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey. Call Mike at (727) 842-3372.
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Nicotine Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Educational Center of St. Vincent DePaul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive in 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 offers three support groups this week.
-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Summerville Senior Living, 5539 Charles St., New Port Richey. Call Debbie Jones at (727) 848-4459.
- 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 6630 Kentucky Ave., New Port Richey. Call Lea Mahoney at (727) 845-8726.
- 3 p.m. Thursday at Forest Glen Lodge, 7435 Piathe Road, New Port Richey. Call Karen Jones at (727) 845-0609.
Send any health related meetings or information to Michelle Jones at email@example.com fax to (813) 684-2457 or mail to P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL 33595. Call (813) 685-2200.