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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number.
I CAN COPE SESSIONS: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and April 22 and 29, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; American Cancer Society program; will address cancer diagnosis, cancer treatments, side effects, nutrition, exercise, stress management and more; free; registration encouraged; 731-9900 or (800) ACS-2345.
FREE DIET COUNSELING: For diabetics or those with high cholesterol; CSRA Partners in Health, Augusta West Parkway; class times and schedules to be announced; 860-3001.
VOLUNTEERS FOR UNITED HOSPICE OF AUGUSTA: Need volunteers for United Hospice of Augusta to lend support to terminally ill patients; training done at convenience of volunteers; Kathy Gerstein, 650-1522.
ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; adult day center and home care available; provides families and caregivers a break during day and provides activities; 738-5039.
HEPATITIS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 6-7 p.m. third Mondays, Dining Room B, Aiken Regional Medical Center, 302 University Parkway, Aiken; Jeff Maxey, (803) 593-5461, 339-7822 or (803) 641-5926.
TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 7-8 p.m. third Mondays, Dining Room C, Aiken Regional Medical Center, 302 University Parkway, Aiken; Jeff Maxey, (803) 593-5461, 339-7822 or (803) 641-5926.
BLOW THE WHISTLE ON ASTHMA WALK: 9 a.m. to noon May 3, Savannah Rapids Pavilion, Evans to Lock Road, Evans; sponsored by American Lung Association of Georgia; Carol Hickok, 738-6435.
RAFFLED VACATION PACKAGES: Augusta West Rotary Club is raffling vacation packages coordinated through Augusta's AAA travel agency office; to benefit Walton Rehabilitation's Camp To Be Independent program for children with traumatic and debilitating head injuries; $25 per ticket; Jeremy Coglan, 736-7600.
SUPPORT GROUP FOR LUPUS FOUNDATION GEORGIA CHAPTER: 6:30 p.m. first Monday each month beginning May 5, Summerville Professional Building, suite 420, St. Joseph Hospital; Vera L. Butler, 772-9001.
OPTIFAST - WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, University Hospital Weight Management and Nutrition Center, 3500 Walton Way; free; registration required; 774-8917.
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 nursery, Monte Sano Avenue and McDowell Street; 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.
WOMEN, CHILDBIRTH, EDUCATION
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.