Originally created 09/21/04

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.


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

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; 737-9300.

FOCUS ON HEALING: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; exercise class for breast cancer survivors; 823-5294.

PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS CAN EXERCISE: 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; 823-5294.

REHAB PLUS: 8:30-10 a.m., 1- 2:30 p.m., 2:30-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; includes supervision, weights, aerobic equipment, individual exercise programs; $30 a month.

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; 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.

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; 860-3001.

VOLUNTEERS FOR UNITED HOSPICE OF AUGUSTA: Lend support to terminally ill patients; 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; 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.

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

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.

KIDNEY DISEASE STUDY: Those with adult diabetes with mild kidney disease might qualify to participate in a clinical trial for new treatment; receive study medication, study-related tests at no charge; 721-7405.

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

TRAFFIC INJURY PREVENTION ADVOCACY GROUP: Sponsored by Safe Communities Coalition Augusta; noon to 1:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Health Department training room, Building D, 1916 North Leg Road; Priscilla Bence, 667-4691.


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