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Assess your fitness level

No matter what your level of fitness, there's always room for improvement. Find out ways to enhance your athletic potential at a free lecture with Dr. Nedd at 6:30 p.m. today at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Call (727) 443-6703.

Ruth's Promise: A Community Care Center opens today at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. The center's purpose is to provide a safe environment, therapeutic activities, care and socialization for adults who cannot be left alone, affording caregivers time for errands and personal interests.

A registered nurse directs the center, with help from a nursing assistant and volunteers. An initial evaluation must be completed to determine the ability of Ruth's Promise to meet the needs of the participant.

Participants can attend all-day or part, and lunch and a snack will be provided. Reservations must be made one week in advance, and cost of care is $10 per hour.

Participants of all faiths and beliefs are welcomed, encouraged and respected.

Those with questions or a desire to attend can call (727) 584-4338.

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The North Pinellas MS Self Help Group presents Dr. John Stevens, a pharmacologist, who will discuss "The Seven Pillars of Successful Weight Loss" and lifelong weight management at 7 p.m. today at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor.

RSVP by calling Bud Llewellyn at (727) 698-4346 or Eileen Smith at (727) 365-0987.

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A workshop dealing with addictions, depression, bipolar disorder and codependency will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6 at the Gathering Place at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., near Largo.

Topics will include how to use our unique toolbox of recovery to re-evaluate our self-worth and come to a place of positive thinking and spirituality. Lunch is included.

There is a suggested donation of $7. Reserve a space by calling (727) 822-3480 or e-mail

Seminars/ support groups

(Free unless otherwise noted.)

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 (central Pinellas): 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 365-4896.

Qi Gong beginner training program: 3:15 p.m. Thursday, and Sept. 11 and 18, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Diabetes support group: 3 or 6 p.m. Thursday, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

alzheimer's caregivers support group: 10 a.m. Sept. 8 and 22 (the second and fourth Monday of every month), Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

birth center tour: 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

birth center tour: 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and Sept. 21, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

SCAMP (stroke club at morton plant): 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

cpap/bi-pap clinic: 10 a.m. today (every Tuesday), Mease Countryside Medical Arts Bldg., 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

cpap/bi-pap clinic: 9 a.m. Wednesday (every Wednesday), Bardmoor Medical Arts Bldg, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, (727) 462-7500.

Health briefs 09/01/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:29pm]
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