Originally created 10/11/05

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.


DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR: 6 p.m. today; Wesley United Methodist Church; 825 N. Belair Road, Evans; with Dr. Miriam Atkins; free; meal provided; reservations required; 828-2502.

THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA'S LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK: 5 p.m. Saturday; Augusta Common, on the 800 block between Broad and Reynolds streets; nationwide evening fundraising walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer; $100 suggested donation; (770) 438-6006, ext. 245.

STEPPING INTO MANHOOD: 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; location TBA; discussions on sexuality, peer pressure, responsible decision-making; $10 a person; for information and location, call 481-7604.

MEMORY WALK: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., mile walk begins at 9 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 22; First Baptist Church of Thomson; hosted by The Alzheimer's Association Georgia Chapter; 731-9060.

DINNER WITH THE DOCTOR: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25; First Baptist Church of Augusta; with Dr. Randy W. Cooper; free; meal provided; reservations required; 828-2502.

joint efforts: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays in October; Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; seminar on hip, knee pain, tips for treatment, medicine, food, exercise; registration required; 481-7604.

INTERMEDIATE SIGN LANGUAGE: Wednesdays through Nov. 23; location TBA; eight-week course continues from material from the beginner's class and adds skills, practice, use of signs to communicate on intermediate level; $35 a person; call for information, location; 481-7604.

infant safety: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1; University Hospital Medical Center South Richmond County, 3121 Peach Orchard Road; with Dr. Alan Getts; free; various meetings throughout the week; call 774-2825.


EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, University Hospital Education Center, third floor; for infants through elementary school-age children; 863-5557.

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center; bring a covered dish; 774-5864.

FREE BREAST HEALTH LUNCH AND LEARNS: Noon to 1 p.m. Fridays in October; MCG Medical Center, Magnolia Room of Terrace Dining, 2nd floor; reservations required; 721-7716.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Various meetings throughout the week; 855-2419.

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. Mondays, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 26; Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 3360 Wrightsboro Road.

HEALING MEDITATION: 1 and 7 p.m. Tuesdays; Positive Image Awareness Center Inc., 116 Shaw St., Martinez; learn meditation techniques to help lower blood pressure, stress levels, ease suffering of cancer, other illnesses; $11 love offering; 210-4849.

HIV/AIDS HEALTH SCREENS: 5:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, by appointment; Community Awareness and Prevention Program, 1829 Wrightsboro Road; second, fourth Wednesdays at CARE, 1138A Druid Park Ave. and St. Vincent DePaul Health Clinic, 1384 Greene St.; includes drug, alcohol, wellness counselling; free; 364-6135.

HUNTINGTON'S 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.


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