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Health-related events in North Pinellas

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Today

Beginner Tai Chi: Achieve stress reduction and improve balance and flexibility through a series of gentle movements and learn basic techniques for strength and relaxation. Register in advance, space is limited. $20 monthly with rec card, $30 monthly without. 9 a.m., Oldsmar Senior Center, 107 State St. W. (813) 749-1155.

Saturday

Extended Guided Hike: Take a brisk 2.8- to 4-mile walk on the Brooker Creek Preserve's longer trails. Water, hat and closed-toe shoes recommended. May be challenging for children under 12. Free, but registration required. 9 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. (727) 453-6800. brookercreek preserve.org

Wednesday

Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga is fun for all ages, combining laughter exercises with yoga breathing to improve overall health and relieve stress. $5 members/$7 nonmembers (per class). 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. (727) 733-7296.

Recurring

Al-Anon: Al-Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. There are more than 40 meetings every week in locations throughout Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 548-6811 or visit al-anon-pinellas.org.

Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a support group designed for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these upcoming times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake­view Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake. (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater. (727) 942-9008; and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Largo Alliance Church, 1633 Lake Ave. NE. (727) 586-2585. Free, but offerings are appreciated.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Donations accepted. Visit foodaddicts.com.

Mid-Pinellas Brain Trauma Support Group: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosery Road, Largo. Call (727) 442-1819. Visit mid pinellasbraintraumasupportgroup.com.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-1837.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church of Dunedin (behind church in fellowship hall), 411 Wood St.; 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Largo Alliance Church, 1633 Lake Ave. NE; and 10 a.m. Saturdays at United Methodist Church, Manahan Hall, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar. Call toll-free at 1-888-947-8885. Visit naranonfl.org.

Caregiver Support Groups: Local author and senior advocate Linda S. Burhans facilitates caregiver support groups at the following times and locations: 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Harmony Home Health, 13787 Belcher Road S, Suite 220, Largo; 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grand Villa of Largo, 750 Starkey Road; and 10 a.m. the last Thursday of every month at Barrington Terrace, 333 16th Ave., Largo. Burhans presents a journaling workshop for caregivers at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at Pacifica Senior Living, 620 Belleair Road, Clearwater.

Co-dependents Anonymous: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Union Street United Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. This 12-step meeting welcomes men and women. Call (727) 798-7069.

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Health-related events in North Pinellas 12/19/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:37pm]
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