Originally created 05/24/05

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.

SPECIAL

SKIN CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN: Noon Wednesday; Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, Dogwood Room of Terrace Dining; Melanoma: An Epidemic in the Southeast, with Dr. David Scott Lind; free; bring sack lunch; 721-4726.

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHIES: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, Savannah River Site; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 2, University Hospital; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, Richmond County Health Department, 950 Laney-Walker Blvd.; 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, Monday, June 13, Thursday, June 16, Monday, June 27, Veterans Affairs Medical Center; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 9, Jenkins County Hospital; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, The Augusta Chronicle; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington, Ga.; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 20, Jockey, Millen, Ga.; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Neighborhood Improvement Project, 30906 Community Clinic; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, Community Resource Center; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Lincoln County Health Department; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Richmond County Health Department South Augusta Clinic; yearly mammograms are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies; open to public; appointments required; 774-4145.

WEE CAN SKI PROGRAM: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4; Clarks Hill Recreation Area at Thurmond Lake; waterskiing, tubing, personal watercraft; boat rides for kids with special needs; for ages 5-18; volunteers needed; 721-1188.

CANCER SURVIVORS LUNCHEON: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5; Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 2 10th St.; with Stephanie Martson, author of Life Lessons for Women from the Chicken Soup for the Soul series; free for cancer survivors, guest; 828-2502.

DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR: 6-7 p.m. Thursdays; Levi W. Hill III Auditorium, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way; Heat Stroke with Dr. Cissy Mullinax, June 9; Melanomas and Skin Cancer No. 22, with Dr. Avis Yount, June 16; free; reservations required; 828-2502.

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: 5 p.m. Thursday, June 9; University Hospital, dining room 1, 1350 Walton Way; Robin Petry to discuss diabetes updates covering insulin, medications, pumps, meters; 774-5798.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SCHOOL: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays in June; Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; What is MS?, with Dr. Mary Hughes, June 9; Improving Quality of Life, One Symptom at a Time, with Dr. Mary Hughes, physician's assistant Kia Campbell, June 16; Living with MS, Adjusting and Coping with the Daily Challenges, with Drs. Lara Stepleman, Mary Hughes, June 23; MS and Wellness, with Dr. Mary Hughes, physical therapist Celeste Ray; buffet provided; free, registration required; 721-1411.

BABY FEST: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11; Babies R Us, 220 Bobby Jones Expressway; will feature program, Dads in Training, with seminars, hands-on project demonstrations, games and more; free; 651-9300.

MOMMY AND ME: 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14; Babies R Us, 220 Bobby Jones Expressway; for new moms, infants; free.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 15; Community Resource Center, 4106 Columbia Road; free blood pressure checks, glucose screening, body mass index, hearing and bone density screens, $5 lipid profile, $9 prostate specific antigen; no appointment necessary; 828-2502.

FOOD SAFETY IN THE SUMMER: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21; Levi W. Hill III Auditorium, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way; with Mary Beth Arnold; free; reservations required; 828-2502.

FRESH START SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM: 7:30-8:30 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28; University Hospital Cafeteria, 1350 Walton Way; with University Hospital instructors, sponsored by the American Cancer Society; registration required; 774-8900.

SEMINARS, CLASSES

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 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: 7 p.m. first Mondays; University Hospital, Cancer Learning Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 104,1350 Walton Way; registration required; 774-7000.

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, May 23, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 3360 Wrightsboro Road, June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 16.

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

HUNTINGTON DISEASE SUPPORT: 6-8 p.m. last Tuesdays; Medical College of Georgia, Marks Building, 1429 Harper St.; 721-2798.

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.

HEALTHY KIDS

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.

SPECIAL SERVICES

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.

FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS: 5-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Community Awareness and Prevention Program, 1829 Wrightsboro Road; provides health screenings for HIV/AIDS and hypertension; to schedule an appointment, call 364-6135.

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.