Originally created 11/29/06

Health calendar



The Health 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 (706) 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIAL

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. Thursdays; Augusta Orthopaedic Clinic, 1521 Anthony Road; seminar on hip and knee pain, tips for treatment, medicine, food, exercise; (706) 481-7604

SIXTH ANNUAL 104.3 WBBQ AND 105.7 THE BULL CARES FOR KIDS RADIOTHON: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 14-15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16; lobby of the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St.; (706) 721-3957, www.mcghealth.org/kids

SEMINARS, CLASSES

TAKE OFF THE POUNDS SENSIBLY: 6:30 p.m. Mondays; St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2321 Lumpkin Road; (706) 792-0563

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, University Hospital Education Center; for infants through elementary school-age; (706) 863-5557

BETTER BREATHERS: 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays; University Hospital Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, St. Sebastian Way at 13th Street; bring covered dish; (706)774-5864

MY BROTHAZ HOME INC.: HIV prevention education and health education/risk-reduction counseling; weekly HIV/AIDS educational groups; (706) 798-0244

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Meetings throughout the week: open discussion, closed discussion (addicts only), open text study, step study; smoking, nonsmoking; wheelchair accessible; (706) 855-2419

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care; (706) 738-5039

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays; Alzheimer's Association, Augusta chapter, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 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; (706) 823-5294

FIBROMYALGIA AQUATICS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays; Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $32 a month; (706) 823-5294

BARIATRIC SUPPORT: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital Weight Management and Nutrition Center, on St. Sebastian Street at 13th Street; (706) 774-8917

BRAIN-INJURY SUPPORT: 6 p.m. second Thursdays; Walton West, 2501 Center West Parkway; (706) 737-9300

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital; (706) 823-5294

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays; Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 1350 Walton Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CANCER SHARE SUPPORT: 7 p.m. first Mondays; University Hospital, Cancer Learning Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 104,1350 Walton Way; registration required; (706) 774-7000