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 newsroom@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

SPECIALS

mcg ob tour: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, seventh floor west, Labor and Delivery, 1120 15th St.; free tour guides expectant parents through mother and baby units; registration required; Carla Allen (706) 721-5502

sleep apnea and its effect on the heart: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Belair Conference Center, 4083 Singh Lane; with pulmonologist Dr. Bashir Chaudhary; dinner served; free; reservations required; (706) 828-2502, www.universityhealth.org

Child Safety Seat Inspection: First Fridays, Medical College of Georgia Annex II, 15th Street; how to use a car seat; free; (706) 721-7606

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

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, www.tops.org

CLASSES

American sign language-plus training: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first floor, conference room, 1446 Harper St.; $55; (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; financial assistance available to Medicaid or Peach Care eligible families; (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

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; topics on newborn care; (706) 721-5437

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous: For anyone who needs help with drinking problems; call for meeting times and locations; (706) 860-8331

ALS SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. second thursdays, medical college of georgia ambulatory care center, fourth floor, room 4306, 1447 harper st.; for als patients and their loved ones; reservations required; lunch is provided; (888) 636-9940

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-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

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

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30-7 p.m. second thursdays, medical college of georgia hospital, first floor, breast health services, 1120 15th st.; (706) 721-4726

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

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7 p.m. second thursdays, augusta oncology associates, 3696 wheeler road; free; (706) 651-2283

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; (706) 651-2283

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; 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 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken; for women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant loss; child care available; (803) 295-2080

HUNTINGTON DISEASE GROUP: 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Medical College of Georgia Marks Building, Room 1122, 1429 Harper St.; (706) 721-2798

INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 P.M. SECOND TUESDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, 618 PONDER PLACE, SUITE 2, EVANS; FOR WOMEN AND COUPLES SUFFERING FROM INFERTILITY; (706) 210-0642

leukemia and myeloma support: 7-8:30 p.m. second Mondays, Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road; (800) 399-7312

LIVING WELL WITH DIABETES: 5 p.m. second Thursdays, University Hospital cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 and 2, 1350 Walton Way; adult support group; (706) 868-3241

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 P.M. LAST MONDAYS, MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA HOSPITAL, SIXTH FLOOR, AUGUSTA MS CENTER, 1120 15TH ST.; DINNER PROVIDED; (706) 721-7239

my mom has breast cancer group: 5 p.m. third Thursdays, University Hospital Breast Health Center, Professional Center 2, Suite 205, 818 St. Sebastian Way; (706) 774-4141

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Meetings throughout the week; open discussion, closed discussion (addicts only), open text study, step study; smoking and nonsmoking areas; (706) 855-2410, (706) 855-2419

NONOFFENDING CAREGIVERS OF ABUSED CHILDREN: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Child Advocacy Center, 2312 Walden Drive; Maggie Tucker, (706) 737-4631


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