Originally created 06/18/04

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

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays; Alzheimer's Association Augusta Chapter, 1899 Central Ave.; 731-9060.

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.

BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 p.m. First Mondays, Health Central, 945 Broad St.; 724-4408.

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, 1350 Walton Way; for people with chronic lung diseases; 774-5864.

CANCER SHARE SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. First Mondays; University Hospital, 10 West Family Room, 1350 Walton Way; registration required; 774-8900.

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.

PARENTS HEALING TOGETHER: 7 p.m. first Mondays; University Hospital dining room 1, 1350 Walton Way; for parents, families who have lost infants through miscarriage, death, stillbirth; 774-5800.

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

SEEDS FOR LIFE: 1 p.m.Wednesdays; for location, call 774-5802.

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: Centers for Disease Control 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. 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 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; 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 Village shopping center; $60 per month, $10 per class; 738-2782.

PILATES-BASED EXERCISE CLASSES: 8:30 and 9:45 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, 5:45 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays; The Core Center, 3617 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; 869-1544.

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. Second Mondays, University Breast Health Center, 1350 Walton Way; registration required; 774-4141.