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Health and support in Pinellas County

Amanda B. Crabtree, substance abuse prevention specialist with Suncoast Center for Community Mental Health, will discuss how to make choices that promote healthy aging from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Community Center, 1950 Virginia Ave., Clearwater. Refreshments and health resources will be provided. Call (727) 736-1494.

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Broaden you understanding of hormone health at a free seminar, "Hormones and Peak Performance," with Dr. David Minkoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday at LifeWorks Wellness Center, 301 Turner St., Clearwater. To reserve a seat, call (727) 466-6789.

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The Sickle Cell Disease Support Group invites the public to learn more about how to better manage sickle cell disease at a free dinner meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Island In the Sun clubhouse, 100 Hampton Road, Clearwater.

Special guest will be Dr. Gregory Hale of the Hematology Department at St. Petersburg's All Children's Hospital.

For information, call Naomi L. Mathews, Outreach Coordinator, at (727) 943-2355.

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The following free seminars and classes will take place at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater:

• 6:30 p.m. Thursday, "Eat 2 Live," discussion group with Arnell Burghorn.

• 11 a.m. Saturday, "Living Foods Made Easy," free raw foods class with chef Joseph Custer.

• 7 p.m. Feb. 24, "The Truth About Weight Loss," seminar with Steve Turano, AFPA certified personal trainer.

For details, call (727) 443-6703.

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Are you losing your temper with the children more often? Do you dream of a more calm and loving environment in your home? The Morton Plant Mease Foundation's Skip Cline Young Leadership Society is offering parents a Peaceful Parenting Workshop from 8:15 a.m. to noon Saturday in Morton Plant Hospital's Tuttle Auditorium, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater.

A panel of experts will give advice on reducing conflict, creating boundaries, improving communication and learning how to understand a child's needs. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, and specialists will be on hand to demonstrate physical exercise techniques to help reduce stress in the home.

Cost is $30 per couple, $15 per person. Child care is available with advance request. Because participants will engage in movement techniques, casual dress is requested.

To register, call (727) 462-7000.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness Pinellas Family Support Group provides a time of caring and sharing for family members of those with mental illness and meets from 7:30-9 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Bldg. 100 — "The Gathering Place," 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

For information, call (727) 791-3434.

Seminars, classes and support groups

T.O.P.S. (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St., Largo, (727) 538-2361. Fee.

T.O.P.S. (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): Noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, (727) 938-0934. Fee.

CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS (12 STEP): 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Grand Villa ALF, 750 Starkey Road, Largo, (727) 460-7824.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at 517 Crystal Beach Ave., Crystal Beach; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Room F108, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Paul's Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Room 102, Largo. E-mail naranonfamily

Health and support in Pinellas County 02/16/09 [Last modified: Monday, February 16, 2009 5:09pm]
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