Originally created 11/22/05

Health 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 ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.


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

FIRST AID CLASS: 6 to 9:30 tonight Monday, Adult CPR; 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Infant/Child CPR; 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, First Aid; American Red Cross, 1322 Ellis St.; $35 for one class; 724-8481.


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, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street; bring a covered dish; 774-5864.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meetings: Various meetings throughout the week; types of meetings: open discussion, closed discussion (addicts only), open text study, open literature study, step study, smoking, nonsmoking; wheelchair accessible; 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.

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; Dec. 26; Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, St. Joseph Hospital, 3360 Wrightsboro Road.

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.

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.


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