Originally created 10/11/05

Seniors calendar



The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@ augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

SPECIAL

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

SENIOR WELLNESS SCREENINGS: 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19; Community Resource Center, 4106 Columbia Road; free blood pressure check, glucose screening, body mass index, hearing and bone density screening; $5 lipid profile; $9 Prostate Specific Antigen test; 828-2502.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20; location TBA; Dr. Karen Yeh will give a presentation highlighting early detection methods, new treatment options; $5 a person, lunch provided; call 481-7604.

BREAST CANCER UPDATE 2005: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, location TBA; an overview of current data, screening recommendations, diagnostic and treatment options, resources for breast cancer survivors and families, friends; free; 481-7604.

SPECIAL EVENTS

AARP SENIOR EMPLOYMENT: Jobs and training for workers are available for residents of Richmond, McDuffie, Columbia, Lincoln and Wilkes counties who are older than 55; 722-4700.

SENIOR WHEELS USA: Power wheelchairs available to senior citizens and the permanently disabled at no cost if they qualify; (800) 246-6010.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Match seniors with low-cost prescription help through the GeorgiaCares program; flexible hours, training provided; Area Agency on Aging; 210-2029.

ST. JOSEPH CENTER FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

DISCOVERY: 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Pastoral Care Library, second floor, St. Joseph Hospital, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; support group for those who have lost a loved one; 729-6021.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. one Saturday or Sunday a month, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park's visitor center; greet visitors, give out literature; 828-2109.