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Health and support
By Times Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2008
Alcoholics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call 683-4597.
Narcotics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call 754-7200.
Weight Watchers: For area meetings, call toll-free 1-800-651-6000.
GriefShare Sessions: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Dr. Sessions designed for individuals who have recently lost a loved one. Open to the public. 799-3066.
Breast Cancer Support Group: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. behind Oak Hill Hospital. 684-4549.
Compassionate Friends of Brooksville/Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). This is a self-help group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the death of a child at any age, whether recently or long ago. Lorraine, 684-1308, or Marie, 683-8038.
Dyslexia and Related Learning Differences Support Group: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Arc Nature Coast's Community Cafe, 4560 U.S. 19. The group is for parents of children who have or are suspected of having, dyslexia or related learning differences. Children are welcome; a large craft-style room is available for them during the meeting. Nikki, 584-5512, or visit the group's Web site at www.hernandodyslexia.com.
Gardner Audiology to host open house and "Hear TV Dialog Clearly with Less Volume" seminar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8, Gardner Audiology Clinic, 5340 Spring Hill Drive. Master audiologist Dan Gardner will demonstrate new television listening devices that improve TV dialog at minimum volume levels. He will provide free counseling on other listening devices as well. Light refreshments and a demonstration movie (with popcorn) will also be offered. There is no cost, no appointments required and walk-ins are welcome. 666-8910.
GriefShare: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. This is a new support group that is open to anyone who has lost someone close to them. Janet Moorman, 200-7422, or Sally Cloughly, 666-8806.
"Man to Man" Prostate Cancer Support Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Florida Cancer Institute, 7154 Medical Center Drive. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Betty Lawrence, 596-1926.
NAMI Hernando to offer its Family-to-Family Education Course: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, starting Feb. 7, at the Beautiful Mind, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. This is a free 12-week education class for family members or close friends of someone who is depressed, bipolar, obsessive-compulsive or suffers from any other mental illness. Class size is limited and reservations are required. Bill or Judy, 544-0352.
Senior Strength and Stretching classes: 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, starting Feb. 4, Changes Adult Fitness Center, 1244 Mariner Blvd. This class will be offered free throughout February; gym membership is not required (the class normally costs $6 per class or is free with gym membership). Exercises will include gentle stretching, seated strength work with dumbbells and exercise bands. This class is for those wanting to improve their posture, strength and flexibility. The class is taught by massage therapist and personal trainer Rowan Hill. Call to reserve a spot, 200-4680.
Spring Hill Parkinson Support Group: 1 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Physical therapist Greg Zavin will talk about fall prevention. All Parkinson's disease patients and caregivers are welcome. Charlene or Don, 688-7261.
"Stop Falling, Start Living" free seminar: Noon Feb. 8, 11373 Cortez Blvd., Suite 300. The topic will be "Fall Prevention." Speakers include Drs. Rashid Saba, DO, and Q.A. Fattah, and physical therapist Tom Saltzman. Refreshments will be provided by Gentiva Health Services. Space is limited. RSVP to Pam, 683-6858.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 604 to host open house: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. TOPS is open to anyone who wishes to lose weight and wants to be part of a support group. Weelkly meetings are on Tuesdays, with weigh-ins from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Meetings include programs and advise for losing weight. New members welcome. Along with meetings, members participate in social functions, such as auctions, fashion shows and picnics. Doris, 666-9525, or Nancy, 592-1088.
Women's Breast Cancer Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Cancer Institute, 7154 Medical Center Drive. The meeting will be dedicated to the Relay for Life. Tammy Amsler will speak. Light refreshments will be served. Tambra Randazzo, 592-8128.
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