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Briefs: Stroke support group meets in Tarpon Springs

Stroke support group meets at Tarpon Rec Center

Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital is the sponsor of a stroke support group meeting at noon today at the Tarpon Springs Recreation Center, 400 S Walton Ave.

Sheree Leppinen, R.N., manager of Intensive Care at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, will facilitate.

Admission is free and a light lunch will be provided for those who attend.

To reserve a seat, call (727) 943-3600.

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The free seminar, "Overactive Bladder: There Are Solutions," will be presented at 1 p.m. Friday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Guest speaker will be urologist, Dr. Christopher Shiepis.

Reservations are necessary. Call (727) 943-3600.

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Dr. James Pitts will give a presentation on the latest advances in dentistry, including new procedures, anesthesia choices and financing options, at 6 p.m. today at the Palm Harbor Public Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave.

No registration is required.

For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.

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Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to the holidays, travel schedules, inclement weather and illness.

January, in particular, is a difficult month for blood centers. To recognize National Blood Donor Month, the Palm Harbor Library will host its first blood drive 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2330 Nebraska Ave.

A donation takes only 7 to 10 minutes.

For information, call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3002.

Seminars, classes, support groups

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail or visit

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave.; and 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Dry Dock, 1733 Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 327-4555 or visit

RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 525-1749.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 9 to 10 a.m. weigh-in, 10 to 11 a.m. meeting every Thursday at United Methodist Church, 1025 Union St., Clearwater. Call Beulah Little at (727) 461-7101. There is a fee for this class.

The basics about breast cancer, orientation program: 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Powell Cancer Center, community room, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

cancer support group (women): 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, fourth floor, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

early stage alzheimer's support group for patients: 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, PTAK Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, room 114, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater. To RSVP, call (727) 298-6384.

Briefs: Stroke support group meets in Tarpon Springs 01/13/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:34pm]
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