Originally created 03/01/05

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 rebecca.smith@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


SPECIAL NEEDS INFORMATION SEMINAR: 6:30-8 tonight; Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center, main conference center, Room BT-1810, on Harper Street; Dr. Karen Carter and Regina Mertz to speak on A World of Information About Special Needs Issues and So Little Time to Evaluate: What's Worthwhile?; a part of the Project Link Series; free; 721-5437.

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, March 14, 28, Ob/Gyn Associates, 1430 Harper St.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, University Hospital Community Resource Center, 4106 Columbia Road; yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare, insurance companies; appointments required; 774-4145.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING: 9 a.m. to noon Friday; University Hospital, auditorium, 1350 Walton Way; with Sumara Karimi and Natalia Parra, of TAPESTRI, Inc. sponsored by The Augusta Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force; free; to register call 737-1400.

GROWING UP FOR GIRLS: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8; Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, Main Conference Center, Room 1810; program for girls ages 8-12 focuses on changes during puberty; must register; 721-5437.

TROUBLED YOUTH SEMINAR: 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 10; Columbia County Government Complex, Building A auditorium, on Ronald Reagan Drive; Dr. Alex Mabe will present What Troubled Children Look Like; free; 721-0179.

SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENINGS: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 16; University Hospital Community Resource Center, 4106 Columbia Road; free blood pressure check, glucose screenings; $5 cholesterol screening/lipid profile, 12-hour fast required; 828-2502.

LOOK GOOD. FEEL BETTER: 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 21; American Cancer Society office, 2623 Washington Road; program to teach female cancer patients how to maintain appearance, self-image; free; registration required; 731-9900.

COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS FORUM: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29; Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; with a panel of gastroenterologists, light refreshments served; free.

20TH ANNUAL HARRY W. JERNIGAN JR. MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday, May 2; Woodside Plantation, 1000 Woodside Plantation Drive, Aiken; proceeds from tournament to help needs of cancer patients in CSRA; sponsored by the University Health Care Foundation; 729-5660.


ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; 738-5039.

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

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.

BARIATRIC SUPPORT: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital Weight Management and Nutrition Center, on St. Sebastian Street and 13th Street; 774-8917.

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

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building; 823-5294.

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

CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE SUPPORT: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, 1350 Walton Way; 774-5864.

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.

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

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.

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

PARENTS HEALING TOGETHER: 7 p.m. first Mondays; University Hospital Women's Center fourth-floor classroom, 1350 Walton Way; for parents, families who have lost infants through miscarriage, death, stillbirth; 774-2751.

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.

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

SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. second Thursdays; Medical College of Georgia Breast Health Services, first floor, MCG Medical Center; 721-0246, 738-3359.

UNITED HOSPICE OF AUGUSTA: Lend support to terminally ill patients; Kathy Gerstein, 650-1522.

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

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


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

WEE WISDOM: Free parenting sessions for families with children 5 and 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.


AMERICAN RED CROSS: Open for donations noon to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays; Blood Collections Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, LePavilion Plaza shopping center.


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

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.

NARCONON OF GEORGIA: For questions about how to talk with children about drugs, or if you or someone you know is having a drug problem and would like more information; toll free (877) 413-3073.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: For those who want to stop using food as a drug and who want to recover from compulsive eating; free; 278-5156.

OPTIFAST WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: 5-6 p.m. Thursdays, University Hospital Weight Management and Nutrition Center, 3500 Walton Way; free; registration required; 774-8917.

PROJECT ACCESS INC.: Outreach program of the Richmond County Medical Society to assist qualified uninsured residents of Richmond County by providing comprehensive health care services through volunteerism; 733-5177; www.rcprojectaccess.org.

SHEPEARD COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER: Open for donations 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1533 Wrightsboro Road; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 112 Davis Road; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 1019 Pine Log Road, Aiken; 737-4551.

TAKE OFF THE POUNDS SENSIBLY: 5;15- 7:30 p.m. Mondays; St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road; 831-4529.

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE: For relief from pain and stress; Monday-Friday, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 355 Independence Drive; 823-5294.

TRANSPLANT AWARENESS GROUP: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, LifeLink of Georgia, 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Building 100, Suite 120; Gloria Dossett, 854-0333.


DOCTORS HOSPITAL: 3651 Wheeler Road; classes for new and expectant parents; breast-feeding, infant CPR, hospital tours, childbirth preparation and programs for siblings and grandparents; to register, 651-2229.

LA LECHE LEAGUE: 10 a.m. second Thursdays, St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church nursery, Monte Sano Avenue and McDowell Street; 736-1893.

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.

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.


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