Health calendar

The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to Please include a contact name and a telephone number.



sign language for kids: 1-2 p.m. Saturday and July 24 and Aug. 14, 21 and 28, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $20; (706) 481-7604

STEPPING INTO MANHOOD: 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 14, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; $10; (706) 481-7604


childbirth tours: 7:30-8:30 p.m. first Tuesdays; 10:30-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Hospital, seventh floor west, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; advance registration required; free; Carla Allen, (706) 721-5502,

FAMILY FOCUSED CHILDBIRTH TOURS: 2-3 p.m. first Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; (706) 481-7727


american sign language-intermediate: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first-floor conference room, 1446 Harper St.; $40, plus $35 for text materials; (706) 721-6929,

BREAST-FEEDING CLASSES: 7-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Ambulatory Care Center, fifth floor, Room 5306, 1447 Harper St.; free; registration required; (706) 721-9351,

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR-SEAT CLASSES: 9:30 a.m. to noon third Mondays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St.; $10 fee; registration required; financial assistance available to Medicaid or Peach Care families; (706) 721-7606,

CHILD SAFETY-SEAT INSPECTION: First Fridays, Medical College of Georgia Annex II, 15th Street; how to use a car seat; free; (706) 721-7606

HEALTH AND VASCULAR EDUCATION: 8:25 and 9:25 a.m., 1:55 p.m. Wednesdays, University Hospital, Heart and Vascular Institute, Classroom 2, 1350 Walton Way;

HUNTINGTON DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m., first Thursdays; Medical College of Georgia Movement Disorders Clinic, Marks Building; (706) 721-4895,

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: In-home clinical care or personal aides provided by University Home Health Services; free; (706) 774-4160

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; tips on knee and hip pain causes, medicine, food, exercise; (706) 481-7604

LYMPHEDEMA EDUCATION CLASS: 5 p.m. first Tuesdays, University Hospital, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-4141

MY BROTHAZ HOME INC.: HIV-prevention education and risk-reduction counseling; weekly educational groups; call for times and locations; (706) 798-0244

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

WEE WISDOM-CARING FOR NEWBORNS: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor, Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; free; (706) 721-5437,

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CLINIC: 6 p.m. Mondays, The Club at Rae's Creek, 3206 Wimbledon Drive; free; (706) 826-5809


Alcoholics Anonymous: For anyone who needs help with drinking problems; call for meeting times and locations; (706) 860-8331

ALS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Ambulatory Care Center, fourth floor, Room 4306, 1447 Harper St.; reservations required; lunch provided; (888) 636-9940,

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care, 1901 Central Ave.; (706) 738-5039

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-RICHMOND COUNTY: 10 a.m. first Thursdays, Alzheimer's Association, Augusta office, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-WESTWOOD: 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Westwood Nursing Facility Conference Room, 561 University Drive; (706) 731-9060

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Alzheimer's Association, Augusta chapter, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: Noon to 1 p.m. third Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Health System, 1355 Independence Drive; (706) 823-8504

A.W.A.K.E. SLEEP APNEA SUPPORT: 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Resource Library, first floor, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; (706) 721-0793

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way; bring covered dish; (706) 774-5864

BLOOD CANCER/STEM CELL SUPPORT GROUP: Third Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center, first floor, Community Room; (706) 721-2752

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Walton West Transitional Living Center, 2501 Center West Parkway; (706) 533-3094

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30-7 p.m. second Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center, first floor community room, 1411 Laney-Walker Blvd.; (706) 721-4109

CANCER SHARE: 7 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital, Cancer Learning Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 104, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-7000

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m. second Thursdays, Augusta Oncology Associates, 3696 Wheeler Road; free; (706) 651-2283

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2-3 p.m. second Tuesdays, Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle; (706) 651-2283

CELIAC DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 7-8:30 p.m. third Tuesdays; Summerville Building, Suite 120, 2258 Wrightsboro Road; also for gluten intolerance; Rose Cruickshank (706) 738-8253,


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