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Health and support
By Phyllis Day, Times Staff Writer
Published March 6, 2008
Alcoholics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call 683-4597.
Alzheimer's Association: Caregiver support groups are offered at several locations:
- 2:30 p.m. Friday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Meetings are on the first Friday of each month. Jerry Fisher, 688-4537.
- 2 p.m. Tuesday, Crown Pointe Senior Living Community, 11291 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. Sandy Croson, 799-1422.
- 2 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill. The next meeting is March 17. Diane Koenig, 683-9009.
- 6 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. The next meeting is March 19. Joyce Pursell, 596-2055.
Narcotics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call 754-7200.
Weight Watchers: For area meetings, call toll-free 1-800-651-6000.
Grief Share 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 208: 6 p.m. today, Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road. Linda, 796-1236.
Ridge Manor/Ridge Manor West
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 530: 8:15 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, First Lutheran Church of Ridge Manor West, 30419 Park Ridge Drive. Eve, 796-0477.
Cardiac Support Group: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Evergreen Woods Health and Rehabilitation Center, 7045 Evergreen Woods Trail. The topic will be "Controlling High Blood Pressure." The speaker will be Dr. Jonadab Uzoho. Breakfast will be served. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 584-7644. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Sponsored by Evergreen Woods Health and Rehabilitation and the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida.
Compassionate Friends of Brooksville/Spring Hill: 7:30 p.m. March 13, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. behind Oak Hill Hospital. Lorraine, 684-1308, or Marie, 683-8038.
Fibromyalgia Support Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone who has been diagnosed with this syndrome is invited. The group shares information on alternative approaches, medicines, current research and personal experiences. Irene, 666-2803, or Joan, 686-0238.
Florida Cancer Institute's Caregiver Support Group: 4 to 5 p.m. March 13, Florida Cancer Institute, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 203, in the Medical Arts Building adjacent to Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Dorothy Hiller, 688-7744.
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.
Restless Legs Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd. There will be a presentation about a clinical research study that members of this group can participate in. The study includes using the StepIt medical device. RLS sufferers who take part in the study and benefit from this device will receive the device free of charge at the end of the study. Information will also be given regarding a genetic research study being conducted by the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Dr. William Kohler of the Florida Sleep Institute should be available to address questions. RSVP to Betty or Bill Kinahan, 200-5440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 604, weigh-in from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd.; Doris, 666-9525, or Nancy, 592-1088. TOPS 701, weigh-in at 9 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, United Methodist Church, Shady Hills Road; Beverly, (727) 856-2436, or June (727) 856-4988. TOPS 716, 10 a.m. Fridays, Fellowship Wesleyan Methodist Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive; 683-2063 or 686-0261. TOPS 746, weigh-in from 8:30 to 9 a.m., immediately followed by the meeting until about 10 a.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, Building B, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Mary, 200-7869, or Mary, (727) 869-1814.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 461, 9 a.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Marilyn, 686-5120, or Dorothy, 596-6697. TOPS 547, weigh-in from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, Nativity Lutheran Church. Betty, 686-8719.
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