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Health and support calendar for Dec. 4

Alcoholics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call (352) 683-4597.

Alzheimer's Association: The Florida Gulf Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will offer the following support groups:

• 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11361 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Jerry Fisher, (352) 688-4537.

• 2:30 p.m. Friday of each month, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Jerry Fisher, (352) 688-4537.

• 1 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw St., Homosassa. Free day care provided with reservations. Sue Piatek, (352) 228-4399.

Visit the Alzheimer's Association website at alz.org. To reach the local office, call (352) 688-4537 or toll-free 1-800-272-3900.

Spring Hill

Alzheimer's Caregivers Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd. The workshop, offered through the United Way of Hernando County, will include a presentation about the prevention of falls. Speakers will include Christine Hamacher of the Pasco-Pinellas Fall Prevention Coalition and Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness. RSVP to LeBlanc, (352) 345-6270 or us41books@bellsouth.net.

Comfort for Caregivers Support Group: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Forest Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd. Provided by HPH Hospice. (352) 597-1882.

'Considering Knee Replacement Surgery? Know Your Surgical Options: Replace or Resurface' seminar: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The speaker will be Dr. Fady D. Zeidan, an orthopedic surgeon, who will discuss available surgical options for advanced knee arthritis. Hosted by Oak Hill Hospital as part of the For Your Health community education series. Admission is free. A complimentary hot meal will be served. Seating is limited; reservations required. RSVP to (352) 597-6333 or oakhillhospital.com/foryourhealth.

'Headaches: Why They Happen and What You Can Do to Help Alleviate the Pain' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Conducted by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. (352) 688-8116.

Holiday Grief Workshop: 3 p.m. Tuesday, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. The workshop is for grieving adults. A hospice bereavement counselor will provide tips on coping with grief during the holiday season. No cost, but preregistration requested. RSVP toll-free 1-800-486-6784. hph-hospice.org.

'Tools to Quit' smoking cessation class: This two-hour program is provided at no cost by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and the Florida Department of Health. Four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy is available (patches, gum or lozenges). Upcoming programs include:

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital).

• 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.

• 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17, Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way.

Registration is required. Call (813) 929-1000, ext. 213.

Pasco County/Trinity

'Chatterboxes' support group: 3 p.m. Thursday, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. The group is for individuals suffering from communication deficits, such as aphasia, apraxia or dysarthria. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. (727) 834-4946.

Send information for the Health and Support column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email pday@tampabay.com. Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Must include time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable), contact person and phone number. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Health and support calendar for Dec. 4 12/02/13 [Last modified: Monday, December 2, 2013 6:06pm]

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