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Briefs: Learn Nordic walking through YMCA class


Learn Nordic walking though YMCA class

The YMCA of North Pinellas is offering a new Nordic walking class Saturdays at John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road. Nordic walking poles help provide an upper-body workout. The group will meet at 8:45 a.m. at Shelter 1 in good weather and start walking at 9 a.m. The free class is for all ages and abilities. Poles and will be provided, as well as instruction. Call Leslie Stallings, wellness director, at (727) 772-9622.

Celebrate Easter with early-morning service

East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road, is offering an Easter sunrise service at 7:15 a.m. March 23 to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The service will feature acoustic guitar and hymns. Traditional services will also be held at 8:15 and 11 a.m. and service with contemporary music will be held at 9:35 a.m. Call (727) 784-9250.


Affordable housing, services at Goodwill

Did you know Goodwill offers living options for those with low incomes, including seniors and people with disabilities?

Goodwill's Freedom Villages, in Tampa, Pinellas Park and Clearwater, offer one- and two-bedroom apartments. Heritage Oaks in Palm Harbor offers one-bedroom units for those 62 and older.

All properties feature well-maintained buildings with community rooms and common areas. On-site Goodwill service coordinators at each facility help residents connect with community resources and services.

The HUD-subsidized apartments, owned and operated by Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, are architecturally barrier-free to accommodate the needs of people with physical disabilities.

There are often waiting lists for these apartments. Prospective residents should call the property in which they are interested to check availability or to be put on a waiting list. The four Goodwill apartment communities are:

• Freedom Village I, 7700 66th St. N, Pinellas Park, (727) 541-6620

• Freedom Village II, 5002 S Bridge St., Tampa, (813) 831-6988

• Freedom Village III, 1167 Turner St., Clearwater, (727) 443-6799

• Heritage Oaks of Palm Harbor, 2351 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, (727) 787-0792

For more about Goodwill apartments, visit the Housing page at


Are you good

at negotiating?

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is seeking people of all professional and cultural backgrounds who have concerns about residents' rights and are good at negotiating and advocating. Mileage and meal reimbursements are provided for official duties.

Call 588-6912 or toll-free 1-888-831-0404 to apply for the next training class.

Briefs: Learn Nordic walking through YMCA class 03/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:39am]
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