Originally created 03/15/05

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@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENINGS: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 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; 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 area cancer patients; 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.

BRAIN TUMOR SUPPORT: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 15; Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center, Family Resource Library, on Harper Street; to provide information, experiences on brain tumors; 721-3596.

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.

GASTRIC BYPASS SUPPORT: 7 p.m. Monday, March 28; Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 3360 Wrightsboro Road.

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.


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