Originally created 11/23/04

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.


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

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

BETTER BREATHERS: Chronic lung disease support 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, 1350 Walton Way; 774-5864.

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

MORNING FITNESS: 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 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.

BRAIN-INJURY SUPPORT: 6 p.m. second Thursdays; Walton West, 2501 Center West Parkway; 737-9300.

FOCUS ON HEALING: Breast cancer survivor exercise 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; 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.

LIFE SKILLS CLASSES: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 8; Walton Options for Independent Living, 948 Walton Way; for people with disabilities; free; enrollment required; 724-6262, ext. 321.

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: 1-2 p.m. last Wednesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; 823-5213.

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

HEADACHE SUPPORT: 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.

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; 738-5039.

HEPATITIS SUPPORT: 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 STDs treatment; 828-3444.

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


PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: 6 p.m. today; St. John Towers, dining room, 724 Greene St.; with holiday dinner, music by Bill Snyder; 855-7690.

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30; front lawn of University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way; local choirs, musicians to perform, visit from Santa, tree lighting ceremony; free.

GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20; Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 2258 Wrightsboro Road.


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

DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE TOYS SEMINAR: 6:30-8 tonight; Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center main conference center BT-1810, on Harper Street; free; 721-5437.

WEE WISDOM: 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 healthy and safe, child care, disabled children; 721-KIDS.



FREE HEALTH CHECKS: Neighborhood Improvement Project Inc. offering free asthma, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and diabetes screenings; free; reservations required; 790-4440 ext. 115.

AUGUSTA LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital Education Building, 1350 Walton Way; Vera L. Butler, 772-9001.

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. second Thursdays; Medical College of Georgia Breast Health Services, first floor, MCG Medical Center; 721-0246.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; outpatient registration, main lobby, St. Joseph Hospital, 2258 Wrightsboro Road; cholesterol, HDL, triglycerides, blood sugar testing available; $14; 481-7474.

GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER SUPPORT: 7-8:30 p.m. Second Tuesdays; Medical College of Georgia, 8 West Conference Room, 8084; 721-3992.


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