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HPH Hospice offers free memory screenings for people 50 and older

PASCO/HERNANDO COUNTIES

HPH Hospice has memory tests for ages 50-plus

HPH Hospice will offer free 20-minute memory screenings for people 50 and older who are concerned about memory impairment. The screenings will be offered between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the HPH Hospice office at 12260 Cortez Blvd. Participants meet privately with Jerry Fisher, program specialist for the Alzheimer's Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. The screening is not a diagnostic tool and not intended for those with dementia or Alzheimer's, but is helpful in determining if there is a serious problem. Appointments are required. Call Jen Carlevatti at (352) 573-8514.

SPRING HILL

Nonprofit seeks helping hands

People Helping People in Hernando needs volunteers to help distribute literature to local businesses and community centers. Also, groups — large or small — are needed to prepare an entree for one of the Sunday dinners; assistance is provided. Monetary donations, which are tax deductible, are always needed. People Helping People is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, interfaith organization that serves nutritious meals to local homeless people and needy individuals and families. Meals are served every Sunday at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Donations can be mailed to the organization at P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill, FL 34611. For information or to help, call (352) 686-4466.

Adopt a pet at a 'Kitten Palooza'

Home at Last Pet Adoptions will host "Kitten Palooza" adoption events from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays through the end of July at Petco, 7223 Coastal Blvd., in the rear of the store. Although the organization specializes in Siamese, other cats and kittens will be available. All are spayed or neutered, have had age-appropriate vaccinations, have tested negative for feline leukemia and AIDS, have microchips and have been treated for parasites. Special reduced prices are in effect and are tax-deductible. All pets can be viewed online at halpetadoptions.petfinder.com. Requests for specific pets to be brought to an adopt-a-thon can be made (individual appointments can also be scheduled). Call (352) 476-6832 or e-mail to halpetadoptions@yahoo.com.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Commission/Teamsters Local Union 79, collective bargaining session, 8:30 a.m., Development Department, 1653 Blaise Drive, Brooksville.

Today's picks

Florida Library Youth Program presents Make and Take Craft: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to stop by the library to make a special craft. (352) 540-6391.

Florida Library Youth Program presents "Snip Snap Shout" with John Hlivyak: 11 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. (352) 540-6391.

Stage West presents 'Rocky Horror Show': 8 p.m., Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. $16, which includes a souvenir bag. (352) 683-5113.

HPH Hospice offers free memory screenings for people 50 and older 07/06/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:26pm]
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