Alzheimer's Family Organization: Caregiver support groups — 1 p.m. today, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, Suite 105, Spring Hill Regional Hospital Medical Arts Building, 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill; Pam Penna, (352) 688-1262. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville; John Winans, (352) 232-0081. Weekly: 1 p.m. Mondays, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville; John Winans, (352) 232-0081.
Hernando County Ostomy Association: Christmas party, noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 19, Brooksville Regional Hospital, first-floor conference room, 17249 Cortez Blvd. Bob Barnard, (352) 442-9787, or Linda Ravenhorst, (352) 686-1956.
Diabetes Mellitus Education Series: 1 p.m. Monday, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. The topic will be "Frequently Asked Questions and Holiday Meal Planning." Presented by Verna Pedersen Runyan, nurse practitioner. Seating is limited; reservations required. RSVP to Jeanna or Mariah, (352) 597-7249.
I-Pad Users Group for Stroke Recovery: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). Open to those who wish to improve memory and dexterity after having a stroke. Renee Payne, (352) 263-9265 or [email protected]
Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Dec. 18, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). For myeloma patients, families and friends. A complimentary dinner buffet will be served. Richard Blustein, (352) 428-4536 or [email protected]
Send information for the Health and Support column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Must include time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable), contact person and phone number. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
'Tools to Quit' smoking cessation class
This two-hour program is provided at no cost by the Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and the Florida Department of Health. Four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy is available (patches, gum or lozenges). Upcoming programs include:
• 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
• 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way.
Registration is required. Call (813) 929-1000, ext. 213.