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 lindsay.thetford@augustachronicle.com. Include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIALS

ALZHEIMER'S LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 919 15th St.; seminar for families and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias; lunch provided; free; registration required; (706) 721-0609

kids radiothon: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13 and 14 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center lobby, 1446 Harper St.; tune in to radio station WBBQ-FM (104.3) WBBQ and WBIL-FM (102.3) to hear patients and families share stories and experiences; live broadcast from the lobby, proceeds benefit the center; volunteers needed to take phone calls; (706) 721-3957

HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT: Daily, University Hospital, Weight Management and Nutrition Center, 4106 Columbia Road; $35; registration required; (706) 868-3241

PULMONARY FUNCTION SCREENINGS: 10-11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, University Hospital, Professional Center 2, Suite 200; free; appointments required; (706) 774-5777

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: 5-7 p.m. third Mondays, University Hospital, American Cancer Society Office, 2607 Commons Blvd.; help female cancer patients maintain their appearance and self-image during treatment, makeup kit given to each participant; free; registration required; (706) 731-9900

CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTION: Second Wednesdays, Columbia County sheriff's substation, 650 Ronald Reagan Drive, and first Fridays, MCG Annex II, 15th Street; technicians from Safe Kids East Central teach how to use a car seat properly; free; by appointment; Kara McGahee (706) 541-3905, (706) 721-7606

SPEECH AND HEARING SCREENINGS: By appointment Monday-Friday, University Hospital Speech and Hearing Center, 1430 Harper St., Suite C3, or Professional Center 2, Suite 102, 4321 University Parkway, Evans; $10 for children and adults; (706) 774-5777

HOME CARE ASSESSMENT: Skilled in-home clinical care or personal aides provided by University Home Health Services; free; (706) 774-4160

CLASSES

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

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

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 and 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 and Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital's Outpatient Building; $32 a month; (706) 823-5294

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

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:15 a.m. to noon third Monday of each month; Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center; classes about children and restraint safety, education and training; $10 per child; families receive a $10 gift card if they attend a child safety seat inspection after the class; registration required; Rene Hopkins (706) 721-7606, MCGHealth.org/SafeKids

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center Conference Center, first floor; experienced instructors discuss labor and birth while sharing tools and techniques, expectant mothers should plan to attend during their fifth to ninth month of pregnancy; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351

PROJECT LINK LECTURE SERIES: 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center main conference center BT 1810; free; educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental disabilities and special health concerns; (706) 721-5437

SUPPORT GROUPS

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP: 6-7 p.m. thursdays, doctors hospital, 3651 wheeler road, medical office building i, suite 110; monthly meeting facilitated by doctors for those coping with grief and loss; free; (706) 650-1522

SKIP TO MY LUPUS: 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Saturdays, Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building I, Suite 309, Classroom 1; a support group for those who suffer with lupus and similar autoimmune disorders; (706) 496-2558 or www.skiptomylupus.org

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-RICHMOND COUNTY: 10 a.m. first Thursdays, Alzheimer's Association, Augusta Office, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE-WESTWOOD: 3 p.m. third Thursdays, Westwood Nursing Facility Conference Room, 561 University Drive; (706) 731-9060

BARIATRIC SURGERY GROUP: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital; for people who have had or are considering bariatric surgery; (706) 868-3241

BARIATRIC INFORMATION: 3-5 p.m. third Mondays, University Hospital; information sessions for people who have had or are considering bariatric surgery; (706) 868-3241

PARENTS HEALING TOGETHER: 7 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital, Pre-Admit/Testing Waiting Room, first floor; for parents, families and friends who have lost infants through miscarriage, death, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth; (706) 774-2751, (706) 774-5802

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES ADULT SUPPORT GROUP: 5 p.m. second Thursdays, University Hospital Cafeteria Dining Rooms 1 and 2; (706) 868-3241

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

HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE GROUP: 6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Movement Disorders Program building, Room 1122, 1429 Harper St.; learn more about Huntington's disease; (706) 231-2775, (706)721-2798

LEUKEMIA AND MYELOMA SUPPORT: 7-8:30 p.m. second mondays, warren baptist church, 3203 washington road; (800) 399-7312

MCG BRAIN TUMOR GROUP: 5:30-6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Alumni Center, 15th Street; for patients with brain tumors, their families and loved ones; (706) 721-0193

MCG BREAST CANCER GROUP: 6:30-8 p.m. second Thursdays, mammography area, Medical College of Georgia Breast Health Services; (706) 721-4726

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

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Meetings throughout the week; open discussion, closed discussion (addicts only), open text study, step study; smoking and nonsmoking areas; (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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Call for meeting locations; (706) 860-8331

ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT: 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Alzheimer's Association, Augusta chapter, 1899 Central Ave.; (706) 731-9060

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

MCG PREGNANCY LOSS GROUP: First Tuesdays; provides forum for discussion and resources for friends, family and anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby; (706) 721-8299 for times and location

MOMMY AND ME GROUP: 10-11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, Babies R Us, Mullins Crossing, 4225 Washington Road, Evans; for new moms and infants; (706) 774-2825 to register

MY MOM HAS BREAST CANCER GROUP: 5 p.m. third thursdays, breast health center, professional center 2, suite 205; support group for children of women who have breast cancer; (706) 774-4141

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: 5 p.m. second Thursdays, University Hospital Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 and 2; an adult support group; (706) 868-3241

PARENTS HEALING TOGETHER: 2-7 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital, pre-admit/testing waiting room, first floor; for parents, families and friends who have lost infants through miscarriage, death, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth; (706) 774-2751 or (706) 774-5802

PINK MAGNOLIAS BREAST CANCER: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital, Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205; for partners of women with breast cancer meets at the same time; free; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

BREAST SELF-EXAM: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141 or (866) 774-4141

COMMUNITY SERVICE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center Red Wagon Society needs members to help at fundraisers, volunteer at special events and play with children who are patients; (706) 721-4004


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