Originally created 01/30/97

Health Calendar



The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, fitness and health activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403. Mark the release to the attention of Tharon A. Giddens and include a contact name and phone number.

Community events

MARDI GRAS BENEFIT: Presented by Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, fund-raiser to build accessible housing for people with physical disabilities; 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 8, Pullman Hall; $80 per couple; $45 for individuals; masquerade or black tie; music by Men of Distinction; Louisiana cuisine, king's cake, crowning of king and queen; 826-5809.

SMART HEART DAY: Educational classes on your heart; 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, University Hospital Educational Center, 1350 Walton Way.

RECONDITIONED HEARING AIDS AVAILABLE: University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center screens applicants to determine eligibility; for information on donating a hearing aid or to participate, call 722-1957.

WHEELCHAIR AND EQUIPMENT CLINIC: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8560.

SUMMER PROGRAM OFFERED: Medical College of Georgia program prepares minority and disadvantaged students for graduate education in health professions; college-credit courses in physiology or neuroanatomy and medical writing, noncredit courses in learning skills and preparation for the Medical College Admissions Test; rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who are Georgia residents and are interested in health professions can apply, and a limited number of out-of-state residents will also be considered; judged on grade-point average, standardized test scores and overall potential for graduate study; write the Office of Special Academic Programs, Student Educational Enrichment Programs, Medical College of Georgia, Suite AA-153, Augusta, Ga. 30913-1900, or call 721-2522.

Health classes

PLANNING WORKSHOP FORUM: Presented by New Found Freedom Chronic Pain/TMJ Support Group; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Walton Rehabilitation Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8595.

HOW STRESS AFFECTS YOUR BODY: Lecture/workshop; 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday; led by Dr. Henk de Graaf, de Graaf Chiropractic Health and Rehabilitation Clinic, 592 Bobby Jones Expressway; register, 868-8893.

TONE MANAGEMENT CLINIC: Evaluates children and adults with spasticity/high tone or hypotonicity/low tone in a comprehensive manner; first and second Tuesday mornings; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-8560.