Health events calendar for Pinellas

Massage in pregnancy demonstrated

Mothers-to-be can experience a free mini-massage demonstration by prenatal massage therapists and learn how they can help with a healthy pregnancy and birth from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Balance Chiropractic, 2185 Logan St., Clearwater.

Visit tampabaybirthnetwork.org.

Suncoast Hospice will open the doors to its regional community service centers during an open house from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor; and 4-6 p.m. Monday at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Suncoast Hospice will offer information on caregiver support and services, home health and supportive care, hospice houses, grief and loss support programs and advanced care planning resources.

Refreshments will be served. No RSVP is required. For information, including maps, visit thehospice.org or call (727) 467-7423.

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Deborah Grassman, director of the hospice program at the VA Medical Center at Bay Pines, will sign copies of her new book, Peace at Last: Stories of Hope and Healing for Veterans and Their Families, 3-5:30 p.m. Monday at Suncoast Hospice, Building 400, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Grassman, a 25-year employee with Bay Pines, works with veterans who are nearing the end of their lives. She will tell stories about their end-of-life experiences and explain how military culture can effect peaceful dying.

"We are honored to have Deborah speak about her book at Suncoast Hospice. Her compassion and dedication to serving the unique end-of-life needs of our nation's veterans is commendable," said Kathy Egan-City, executive director of Suncoast Institute at Suncoast Hospice.

Books will be available for purchase. To RSVP call (727) 523-3397.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a family and consumer national organization focused on education, support and advocacy for those with severe mental illnesses and their families. The following support groups and educational meetings will be at Suncoast Hospice, Building 100, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

• A support group for families and friends of persons with mental illness meets at 7 p.m. today (every third Thursday of the month).

• A support group for persons with mental illness meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Meetings are free. Call (727) 791-3434. Visit nami-pinellas.org.

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Nar-Anon is a fellowship of people who gather to share experiences, strength and hope for recovery from the ravages that a loved one's drug addiction has brought to their lives.

Recovery begins with meetings. Visit naranonfl.org or call toll-free 1-888-947-8885.

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Recovery Inc., a support group for anxiety and depression, meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater, and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Call (727) 525-1749.

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Overeaters Anonymous groups meet at 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor.

Visit oapinellas.org or call (727) 327-4555.

Seminars, classes, support groups

brain injury support group: 6 p.m. today (the first and third Thursday of every month), St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, second floor, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. Interactive Metronome, a brain-based rehab and training program, will be discussed. Call (727) 442-1819.

alzheimer's caregivers support group: 9:30 a.m. Monday (meets weekly), at Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors are welcome. Call (727) 787-1873.

Health events calendar for Pinellas 03/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:42pm]

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