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 Please include a contact name and phone number.


MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA OB TOUR: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, seventh floor west, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; free; Carla Allen (706) 721-2688

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GROUP: Information meeting 5:30 p.m., support meeting 7-8:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Trinity Hospital, ground floor, Sister Mary Louise Conference Room, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; Amy Williams (706) 481-7298

TOURETTE'S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP: 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, Vineyard Church of Augusta, 3126 Parrish Road; for guardians of children with Tourette's; (706) 359-2052


FAMILY FOCUSED CHILDBIRTH TOURS: Tours of mother/baby wing; Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; by appointment; (706) 481-7727

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

LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER: 5-7 p.m. third mondays, american cancer society, 2607 commons blvd.; helps women cancer patients maintain appearance and self-image during treatment; makeup kit for each participant; free; registration required; (706) 731-9900

PULMONARY FUNCTION SCREENINGS: 10-11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, University Hospital, Professional Center 2, Suite 200, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; appointments required; (706) 774-5777

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY CHAPTER GA 110: 5:15-6:15 p.m. social and private weigh-in, 6:30-7:30 p.m. meeting and motivation, Mondays, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Fellowship Hall, 2321 Lumpkin Road; nonprofit weight loss support group; Joy Southern (706) 737-1120,


CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING: Single sessions; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; $20; two-year certification earned; (706) 955-0911,

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERMEDIATE LEVEL: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, second floor, terrace dining, Magnolia Room, 1120 15th St.; $40 per course level; (706) 721-6929

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. and 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $37.50 per month; (706) 823-5294

BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive; (706) 823-5294

BREAST SELF-EXAM CLASSES: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141

CAR SEAT CLASSES: 9:30 a.m. to noon third Mondays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor classroom, 1446 Harper St.; safety, education and training; $10 registration fee; registration required; must be Medicaid or Peach Care eligible; Rene Hopkins (706) 721-7606

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND PARENT PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. second Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor conference center; discussion with tools and techniques; plan to attend during fifth to ninth months of pregnancy; $50; registration required; (706) 721-9351

FIBROMYALGIA AQUATICS: Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Building, 1355 Independence Drive; $32 per month; (706) 823-5294

JOINT EFFORTS: 11-11:45 a.m. thursdays, augusta orthopaedic clinic, 1521 anthony road; causes of knee and hip pain and latest treatments, tips on medicine, food and exercise; (706) 481-7604

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

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH: 6 p.m. board meeting, 7 p.m. general membership meeting, first Thursdays, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; for those interested in mental health issues; volunteers and computer needed; (706) 733-8838

PROJECT LINK LECTURE SERIES: 6:30-8 p.m. first Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center main conference center BT 1810, 1446 HARPER ST. ; free; educational resources and guidance for families who have children with developmental disabilities and special health concerns; (706) 721-5437

WEE WISDOM-CARING FOR NEWBORNS: Noon to 1 p.m. wednesdays, medical college of georgia children's medical center, first floor, family resource library, 1446 harper st.; free; for parents of children under 5; various topics on newborn care; (706) 721-5437


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

ALZHEIMER'S CARE: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care, 1901 CENTRAL AVE. ; (706) 738-5039


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

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

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

BLOOD CANCER/STEM CELL TRANSPLANT SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 p.m. last thursdays, medical college of georgia alumni center, garden room, 919 15th st.; educational and emotional support for patients, families, friends and caregivers; refreshments; (706) 721-2752

BRAIN TUMOR GROUP: 12:15-1:15 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor, Family Services Conference Room, 1446 Harper St.; for patients with brain tumors, their families and loved ones; (706) 721-0193

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30-7 p.m. second thursdays, medical college of georgia medical center, first floor, breast health services, 1120 15th st.; nicole aenchbacher (706) 721-4109

BREAST SELF-EXAM: 4 p.m. second Mondays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; free; registration required; (706) 774-4141, (866) 774-4141

CANCER SHARE: 7 p.m. first Mondays, University Hospital, Cancer Learning Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 104, 818 St. Sebastian Way; registration required; (706) 774-7000


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP: 2-3 p.m. second Tuesdays, Doctors Hospital, Medical Office Building I, Cradle Club Classroom, Suite 310, 3623 J. Dewey Gray Circle; for all types of caregivers; (706) 651-2283

CELIAC DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Summerville Professional Building, Suite 120, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; also for gluten intolerance; (706) 738-8253,

CHROMOSOME DISORDERS SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. first tuesdays, medical college of georgia children's medical center, first floor, family resource library, 1446 harper st.; supports families and individuals with chromosome disorders; (706) 721-5160

COPING WITH GRIEF AND LOSS GROUP: 6-7 p.m. third thursdays, doctors hospital, medical office building i, suite 110, 3623 j. dewey gray circle; light refreshments; (706) 650-1522

CSRA BEREAVED PARENTS: Grief support for parents, siblings and grandparents after the death of a child; Augusta meeting 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3185 Wheeler Road; Aiken meeting 7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 E. Pine Log Road; Cathy McNitt, (803) 279-8179

CSRA PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, dining room in St. John Towers, 724 Greene St.; (706) 364-1662

EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN: 10 a.m. third Saturdays, University Hospital Education Center, third floor, 1350 Walton Way; for infants through elementary school age; (706) 863-5557

DIALYZE FOR LIFE: 6-7 P.M. first Thursdays, 1829 Wrightsboro Road, in front of Macedonia Baptist Church; for dialysis patients, group support and help; free; (706) 447-1114

HOPE FOR TOMORROW: 6:45-7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Millbrook Baptist Church, 176 East Pine Log Road, Aiken; for women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss; child care available; (803) 295-2080

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