Community health events in your area
The Hearing Loss Association of America, Clearwater Chapter, will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday (the first Tuesday of every month) at the Cheek-Powell Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Room A, second floor, Clearwater.
The community meeting provides support, information and education. Live caption and light refreshments will be provided.
Visit hla-fl.com, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 799-0398.
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Dr. Paul Arnold will cover the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and what medical and surgical treatments are available for an enlarged prostate, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. Guest speaker will be urologist Dr. Christopher Shiepis. The seminar is free. Reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600.
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Stephen J. Amato, a registered pharmacist at Medicine Shoppe, will present a free Lunch and Learn seminar, "Generic Drugs: How to Save Money on Your Prescriptions," at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the auditorium of Mease Manor, 700 Mease Plaza, Dunedin. A complimentary lunch will be served. Seating is limited. For information or to RSVP, call (727) 738-3204 by Monday.
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Florida Knee and Orthopedic Centers will offer a free informational talk about the latest treatments for knees and how to know what is best for your ailment at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Largo Medical Center, Indian Rocks (formerly Sun Coast Hospital), 2025 Indian Rocks Road, Largo. Visit fla-ortho.com or call (727) 446-5633.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness, a family and consumer national organization focused on education, support and advocacy for families and those with severe mental illnesses, offers the following free meetings and support groups at Suncoast Hospice, Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater:
• Consumer support group, 6:30 p.m. every Monday.
• Education meeting with guest speaker, 7 p.m. Thursday (the first Thursday of every month).
• Family support group, 7:30 p.m. Thursday (the third Thursday of every month).
Call (727) 791-3434.
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., Palm Harbor; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail naranonfamily email@example.com, visit naranonfl.org or call toll-free 1-888-947-8885.
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.; 2 p.m. Saturdays at Dry Dock, 1733 Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Visit oapinellas.org or call (727) 327-4555.
RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E 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.
brain tumor support group: 6 p.m. today, Mease Dunedin Hospital, Meeting Room 1, 601 Main St. For information call (727) 734-6839.
big brothers big sisters: 6 p.m. today, Mease Countryside Hospital, fifth floor conference room, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.
childbirth preparation/half-day intensive: 9 a.m. Sunday, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. There is a fee.
cpap/bi-pap clinic: 9 a.m. Friday, Bay Care Outpatient Center, 12780 Race Track Road, Tampa, (813) 749-7800.