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Health events and support groups

Breathe better: Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, offers continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) clinics at 1 p.m. Mondays. Free. Call (727) 953-6877 or visit

Healthy eating store tour: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Publix at Mitchell Ranch Plaza, 3100 Little Road, Trinity. A registered dietitian leads a 45-minute tour and teaches participants nutrition tips and how to read food labels. Free. Reservations required. Call (727) 834-5630.

Heart healthy nutrition class: 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rao Musunuru, M.D. Conference Center, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Attendees learn eating habits to help prevent and treat heart disease. Handouts provided. Reservations required. Call (727) 869-5498.

Grief support group: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Generations Christian Church, 1540 Little Road, Trinity. Adults trying to cope with the recent death of a loved one may participate in HPH Hospice's Grief's Journey support and educational group. The group led by a bereavement counselor provides a confidential setting for participants to learn about the grieving process, share with others and receive tips on coping. The group meets for eight consecutive Thursdays ending on July 18. Pre-registration is required by calling (727) 863-7971.

Pet loss support group: 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Gulfside Regional Hospice's Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Meets every other week for participants to share their feelings and receive support from a bereavement counselor. Call (727) 457-7722.

Bariatric support group: 6 p.m. May 28 in Starkey Tower Meeting Rooms 2 and 3, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Free. Call (727) 953-6877 or visit

A Matter of Balance: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point offers a program designed to help people manage concerns about falling and increase physical activity. Classes start May 29 and are twice a week for four weeks at the hospital, 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson. Reservations are required. Call toll-free 1-877-442-2362.

Stroke survivor and caregiver support group: 10:30 a.m. May 30 in the Bekesh Education and Conference Center at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Call (727) 953-6877 or visit

Adult day care: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at CARES Claude Pepper Senior Center, 6640 Van Buren St., New Port Richey. Licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, activities and nurse monitoring. Charges are based on the level of care needed and are discussed at the time of admission. Call (727) 844-3077.

Blood drive: Noon to 5 p.m. June 1 at the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills. Everyone donating receives a mini wellness checkup, including a cholesterol screening. Call (727) 856-1860.

Health events and support groups 05/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 6:42pm]
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