Originally created 04/23/04

Health and fitness calendar



The health and fitness 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. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SEMINARS, CLASSES

BALLET WORKOUT CLASSES: 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate) Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginner/intermediate) Thursdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Evans School of Ballet, 4274 Washington Road, Suite 3-B, Evans; combines stretching for flexibility, modified pilates, ballet exercises for core body strength, stability, toning; $10 per class; 210-5678.

MORNING FITNESS CLASS: 8:45-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; members only; Doctors Hospital, Building III, 1305 Interstate Parkway; 651-6716.

WATER AEROBICS: 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $32 a month; 823-5294.

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9- 9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $37.50 a month; 823-5294.

WHEELCHAIR AND EQUIPMENT CLINIC: 1-3:30 p.m. third Mondays and second Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. fourth Thursdays, Augusta Rehabilitation Associates Building; serves children and adults; 722-1244.

AUGUSTA BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. second Thursdays; Walton West, 2501 Center West Parkway; for brain injury survivors, family and caregivers; 737-9300.

FOCUS ON HEALING: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; an exercise class for breast cancer survivors of all ages and fitness levels; 823-5294.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 1-2 p.m. last Wednesday of the month, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; open to all stroke survivors in the area; 823-5213.

HEADACHE SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30-7:30 p.m. third Thursdays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Classroom, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-5252.

JAZZERCISE CLASSES: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays; Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road; 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, North Augusta Activities Center, 101 Riverview Drive; $32 a month; 722-2605.

MENINGITIS VACCINATIONS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccination against meningitis for all first-year college students living in dormitories; contact University Medical Associates Travel Clinic for information and appointment; 774-7400.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Transitions Centers Inc., 1835 Wrightsboro Road; 737-3393.

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 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. Monday-Friday, 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 Centers, 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 Centers, 302 University Parkway, Aiken; Jeff Maxey, (803) 593-5461, 339-7822 or (803) 641-5926.

FREE CHOLESTEROL SCREENINGS: CSRA Partners in Health Inc. provides cholesterol screenings for women 65 and older, men 55 and older; for appointment, call 860-3001.

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 STDs; 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 use alone to inhaled steroid combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pill; participants must have moderate, persistent asthma for at least six months; will be compensated; Betsy Willis, 721-7405.

HATHA YOGA: 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, St. Joseph Wellness Center, Daniel Shopping Center; $60 per month, $10 per class; 738-2782.

PILATES-BASED EXERCISE CLASSES: 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, 5:45 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; The Core Center, 3617 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; pay by the class or buy multiple-class packages; 869-1544.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MARCH OF DIMES WALKAMERICA: 8 a.m. Saturday; Lake Olmstead Stadium; walk to raise money for premature babies; (800) 525-9255.

ORAL CANCER SCREENINGS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, fourth floor, Medical College of Georgia Ambulatory Care Center, 1123 15th St.; screenings for head, neck, oral cancers; 721-5493.

CSRA PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. Tuesday, St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St.; lecture on Caregiver's Role; 855-7690.

GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Summerville Professional Building, 2258 Wrightsboro Road, suite 120.

DONATIONS NEEDED: University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center requests donations of old, broken or discarded hearing aids to help others less fortunate; program is funded by University Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center, The United Way of the CSRA and University Health Care Foundation; 774-8666.

HEALTHY KIDS

CAR-SEAT EDUCATION: First Fridays; Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; offered by SAFE KIDS of East Central Georgia; 721-5437.

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES CLINIC: By appointment; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 722-1244.

WEE WISDOM PROGRAM: Free parenting sessions for families with children 5 or younger; noon Wednesdays, Children's Medical Center Family Resource Library, 1446 Harper St.; topics include discipline, nutrition, keeping children safe, finding quality child care and disabled children; 721-KIDS.