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

free health screenings at Walgreens stores: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 3204 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 796-7240; Saturday, 3900 Wash-ington Road, (706) 868-8084

adaptive golf clinic: 10 a.m. to noon, second Tuesdays, The First Tee of Augusta, 3165 Damascus Road; clinic provides people age 15 and older who have disabilities with the opportunity to play golf using adaptive equipment; Vicki Greene (706) 823-8584, vgreene@wrh.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: 2-3 p.m. first Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Trinity Hospital of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Road; tours of mother/baby wing; (706) 481-7727

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

CLASSES

american sign language-intermediate: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, first-floor conference room, 1446 Harper St.; $40, plus $35 for text materials; (706) 721-6929

ARTHRITIS AQUATICS: 9-9:45 and 10-10:45 a.m., 12:15-1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fri-days, 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-FEEDING CLASSES: 6:45-9 p.m. third Tuesdays, Medical College of Georgia Ambulatory Care Center, fifth floor, Room 5306, 1447 Harper St.; provides support and knowledge on breast-feeding; free; registration required; (706) 721-9351

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 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. third Saturdays, Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, 1446 Harper St., first-floor conference center; discussion with tools and techniques; plan to attend in 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 ORTHO-PAEDIC 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. 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. FIRST 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 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

AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP: Noon to 1 p.m. third Thursdays, Walton Rehabilitation Health System, 1355 Independence Drive; new amputation patients and experienced prosthetic users invited; (706) 823-8504

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

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: 6-7:30 P.M. SECOND THURSDAYS, WALTON WEST TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER, 2501 CENTER WEST PARKWAY; FOR SURVIVORS OF BRAIN INJURY AND THEIR FAMILIES; FEATURES SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, SPEAKERS AND MORE; (706) 829-0370

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