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Parent Institute is Oct. 22 at West Hernando Middle School


Caregivers get support at center

The grand opening of the Caregiver Survival Institute Education and Resource Center will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 10000 Cortez Blvd. (across from the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative).

This is a nonprofit social services agency that helps family caregivers to find practical ways to cope with the demands of caring for ill or disabled family members. It was founded by Dr. David A. Travland, a clinical psychologist, and Rhonda K. Travland, a gerontologist and former nursing home administrator.

Additional upcoming activities include: an informal coffee and dialog throughout the day on Wednesday; a men's caregiver support group at 10 a.m. Thursday; a support group for men and women, 2 p.m. Oct. 23; informal coffee and dialogue throughout the day Oct. 24; a ribbon-cutting with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27; "Overview of Key Caregiver Survival Ideas" seminar, 11 a.m. Oct. 28; informal coffee and dialogue throughout the day Oct. 29 and 30; and signup for the caregiver co-op program, coffee and dialogue on Oct. 31.

CSI is open to clients from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For information or to schedule a free consultation, call (352) 232-7032.


African-American Club throws oldies party

The African-American Club of Hernando County will host an Oldies but Goodies Dance Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 24 at the SNPJ Lodge/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road.

Music will be provided by DJ Mr. Lynn. Guests may bring their own drinks and snacks; ice will be provided.

Tickets are $10. Call (352) 597-8098 or (352) 596-3694.


Oct. 24 golf tourney benefits HPH Hospice

Golfers can register for Smitty's Golf Outing to benefit HPH Hospice scheduled for Oct. 24 at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 11500 Old Tampa Bay Drive.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There will be a putting contest from 7 to 8 a.m., or during the round after the ninth hole.

Cost is $40 per golfer ($20 for Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club members), which includes golf, contest prizes, a fajita bar lunch, a Bloody Mary drink (alcohol for ages 21 and older) and other prizes.

Register online at or by calling Mike Fox at (352) 588-3132 for a registration form.

Forms are also available at the golf course's pro shop.

All proceeds will benefit HPH Hospice's patient care and support programs.


Evening of seminars designed for parents

The Hernando County School Board invites parents and students to its eighth annual Parent Institute on Thursday at West Hernando Middle School, 14325 Ken Austin Parkway.

Registration will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m., exhibitors and a complimentary sandwich dinner will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the Parent Institute will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be workshops in reading, math, brain training, how to help your student with the FCAT, discipline, art, music, learning styles, nutrition, drug and alcohol abuse, gifted sessions, disability awareness and transition issues.

There is no cost to participate, but parents are asked to register before Monday, which can be done online at www.hernando or by calling Dawn Locke at (352) 797-7070, ext. 432.

Parent Institute is Oct. 22 at West Hernando Middle School 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 7:06pm]
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