Health notes: New telephones available for hearing impaired in Tampa Bay

The Deaf and Hearing Connection recently announced the addition of several special new telephones available to Florida residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind or speech-impaired through its free equipment distribution program.

Equipment is available by appointment Monday through Friday at the Deaf and Hearing Connection's main office at 7821 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, or at satellite locations throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

The Deaf and Hearing Connection also offers free hearing screenings by appointment, low cost hearing aids, cleaning and repair.

For a list of distribution locations or to schedule an appointment, call (727) 399-9983 (Voice) or (727) 399-9422 (TTY). Hillsborough County residents can call (813) 579-4088.

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Dunedin chiropractor Dr. Patricia Snair will present the wellness seminar, "Understanding Fibromyalgia," at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. Free. Call Liz White at (727) 298-3080, ext. 224.

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Chef Debby DeGraaff will hold a free cooking class, "All About Almonds," at 11 a.m. Saturday at Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. She also will explain the density of protein, carbohydrates and good fats inherent in these nuts. For more information, Call (727) 443-6703.

Seminars, classes, support groups

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail naranonfamilygroups@yahoo.com or visit Naranonfl.org.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays, First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 7:30 and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave.; and 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Dry Dock, 1733 Alt. U.S. 19, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 327-4555 or visit oapinellas.org.

RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 525-1749.

TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY): 9 to 10 a.m. weigh-in, 10 to 11 a.m. meeting every Thursday at United Methodist Church, 1025 Union St., Clearwater. Call Beulah Little at (727) 461-7101. There is a fee for this class.

birth center tour: 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Sept. 20, 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. 20, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

childbirth preparation (two week series): 7 p.m. today, Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

natural childbirth: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500. There is a fee for this class.

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

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

hearts, arts and more: 9 a.m. Thursday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Health notes: New telephones available for hearing impaired in Tampa Bay 08/31/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 31, 2009 7:49pm]

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