Originally created 11/28/02

Health and fitness 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 Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: 7 p.m. Monday, Doctors Hospital, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle; refreshments; 651-2450.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Doctors Hospital, 6 East Rehabilitation Dining Room; for those who have experienced a stroke to share with others who have had similar experience; 651-6160.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Doctors Hospital, First Floor, classrooms 1-2; includes free cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure testing; $5 for thyroid screening only on Wednesday; 651-6280.

FREE WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINIC: 6-8 p.m. first, third and fifth Tuesdays, Salvation Army and Welfare Center, 1383 Greene St.; pap smears, breast exams, diagnosis and treatment of STD's; 828-3444

VOLUNTEERS FOR 12-WEEK STUDY: The Medical College of Georgia Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care needs volunteers for a study on long-term treatment for asthmatic adults; compare inhaled steroid used alone to inhaled steroid combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pill; participants must have moderate, persistent asthma for at least six months; will be compensated; 721-9680.

PILATES-BASED EXERCISE CLASSES: 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, The Core Center, Ron Jones Academy of Ballet, 639 Fury's Ferry Road; pay by class or multiple-class packages; 399-9715.

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION ADVOCACY GROUP MEETING: Sponsored by Safe Communities Coalition Augusta, Inc.; noon to 1:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Health Department training room, building D, 1916 North Leg Road; area businesses provide lunch; members provide surveys, letters to editor, exhibits and fact sheets; Priscilla Bence, 667-4691.


SHOE COLLECTION DRIVE: Today through Dec. 31, Podiatrist's offices, 1515 Laney Walker Blvd., 4434 Columbia Road, Suite 106, Martinez, 811 13th St., Suite 11, Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro, Ga., Jefferson Hospital, Louisville, Ga.; all sizes and types of shoes for homeless; sponsored by Georgia Podiatric Medical Association; 724-4468, 651-0097, 722-3338, 554-2877 or (478) 625-8675.


WEE WISDOM PROGRAM: Free parenting sessions for families with children 5 years old and younger; noon Wednesdays, Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; topics include discipline, nutrition, keeping children healthy, keeping children safe, the medically fragile child, and finding quality child care, "differently-abled" children and child care for children with disabilities; 721-KIDS.

SIBSHOPS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. third Saturdays, Children's Medical Center, first floor; $5; program for siblings of children with special health and developmental needs; registration required; 721-KIDS.


THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: For relief from pain and stress; Monday-Friday, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; $35 for 30 minutes, $65 for 60 minutes and $95 for 90 minutes; by appointment only; 823-5294.


LA LECHE LEAGUE: 10 a.m. second Thursdays, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, Monte Sano Avenue and McDowell Street, 736-1893, and 10 a.m. second Fridays and 7 p.m. fourth Mondays, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, 736-1893.

MOTHERS AS MENTORS: Intervention program trains mothers of children to age 4 to function as mentors for pregnant teens; mentors must be 20 or older; (803) 641-4164.

MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES: 7 p.m. second Thursdays; Becky Okkerse, 854-0781.


INFANT CPR: 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, Doctors Hospital Campus, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Medical Office Building II, Suite 101; 651-BABY or (800) 265-8624.

BREASTFEEDING: 6:30-8:30 Dec. 12, Doctors Hospital Campus, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Medical Office Building II, Suite 101; 651-BABY or (800) 265-8624.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: 7-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 10 and Mondays through Dec. 16, Doctors Hospital Campus, 3624 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Medical Office Building II, Suite 101; recommended that both parents attend; 651-BABY or (800) 265-8624.

LABOR AND DELIVERY TOUR: 7-8:30 Dec. 5, Doctors Hospital, 3651 Wheeler Road; 651-BABY or (800) 265-8624.

WELCOME BABY: Support group for new mothers providing infant-care packets and community resource information; sponsored by Aiken County Mental Health Association; (803) 641-4164.

DOCTORS HOSPITAL: 3651 Wheeler Road; classes offered for new and expectant parents; topics include breast feeding, infant CPR, hospital tours, childbirth preparation and programs for siblings and grandparents; registration required; 651-2229.

MCG HEALTH: 15th Street; offered for new and expectant parents and siblings; topics include breast feeding, baby-care basics, infant CPR and hospital tours; registration required; 721-9351.

ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL: 2260 Wrightsboro Road; offered for new and expectant parents; topics include baby-care basics, breast feeding, infant CPR and programs for siblings; registration required; 481-7727.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: 1350 Walton Way; offered for new and expectant parents; topics include childbirth preparation, Lamaze, breast feeding, parenting and grandparenting and programs for siblings; registration required; 774-2825.

BRADLEY METHOD CHILDBIRTH CLASSES: Natural childbirth classes; topics include pregnancy, exercise, nutrition, relaxation, pain management, labor and delivery and breast feeding; registration required; call for fees and locations, 541-0970 for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday classes; 210-9371 for 7-9 p.m. Thursday classes.


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