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Health fair at PHCC next weekend


© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001

Point of Care Clinics Foundation Inc. is sponsoring a health fair from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pasco-Hernando Community College, Wesley Chapel campus, State Road 54 (a quarter mile west of Interstate 75).

Free health screenings will be offered for blood pressure, diabetes, bone density and sessions with medical specialists on a variety of health issues.

Free refreshments will be served. The Bellamy Brothers will be at the fair Saturday.

Support group meetings

The American Cancer Society's breast cancer support group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at East Pasco Medical Center, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. For information, call (800) 940-1969.

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The American Cancer Society's "Man-to-Man" prostate cancer support group meets at 2 p.m. Wednesday at East Pasco Medical Center, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. For information, call Donald Charest at (813) 779-1772.

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A Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meeting is at noon Wednesdays at Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, Dade City. For information, call (352) 583-0527.

The Alzheimer's Family Organization offers the following support groups:

Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. For information, call (727) 845-8726.

Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. For information, call (727) 938-6289.

Seminar, classes, lecture

Dr. Thanh T. Le will present a free lecture on back pain causes and treatments at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson.

For information, call (727) 869-5498 or (888) 741-5119.

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First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19 in Hudson, and CARES are co-sponsoring a free seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday on Florida Elder Law and services.

Topics of guest speakers will include regional enrichment activities, elder law, legal documents, Medicare and services for seniors and veterans. For information, call (727) 868-6178.

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Pasco Eye Institute is sponsoring free diabetes management classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at VFW Post 6180 in Hudson and Thursdays at the VFW Post 10167 in Holiday. For information and directions, call (800) 226-2020.

Dinner event

Alzheimer's Family Organization will have its second annual gong show and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Port Richey.

Dinner will be catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Tickets are $20; tables of eight can be reserved. Participants can register for a maximum performance time of four minutes for $15. The show is limited to 12 acts.

All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Family Organization. For information, call (727) 848-8888 or (888) 496-8004.

Clinic to reopen

The Zephyrhills Clinic the Pasco County Health Department will reopen from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at 4717 Airport Road. For information, call (352) 521-1450.

- Send items for the Health Notes column to the Pasco Times, 37951 Meridian Ave., Dade City, FL 33525 or fax to (352) 521-0290. Please submit items at least 10 days prior to the event. For information, call Angela Miller in Dade City at (352) 521-5757, ext. 29 or (800) 333-7505, ext. 6108, then 29.

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