NEW PORT RICHEY
Free Program will help you quit smoking
Pasco-Hernando Community College is partnering with Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center to provide a free program to those interested in quitting tobacco use. The program, sponsored by the Florida Department of Health, aims to facilitate the process of quitting smoking using counseling and optional nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Participants are eligible to receive up to four weeks of free NRT products including gum, patches, and lozenges. Interested participants can choose to attend one of two session dates, 5 to 7:30 p.m. on either Tuesday or Feb. 19. The sessions will take place in room C-205C at PHCC west campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. To register, call (813) 929-1000, extension 213.
Workshop offers healthy living tips
CARES is offering a "Living Healthy" workshop for those with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, chronic pain, and arthritis. This six-week workshop helps people learn real-life tools to help live a fuller, more comfortable life. Participants will learn practical tips and methods for pain management and fatigue; appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals; and nutritional guidelines. Classes are interactive and facilitated by trained leaders. This free workshop will be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday for six weeks, starting Monday, at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 SR 54, Trinity. Reservations required. (727) 834-5630.