Life Center of Hernando: This is a residence for young, single mothers and their children who are homeless or have unstable living conditions. A variety of life skills classes are available at no cost, including: money management and consumer awareness, survival skills, food management, childhood development, interpersonal skills, and hygiene and health. Seminars are offered on topics such as time management, couponing, nutrition and household fire and safety. Classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday afternoons. For location information, class schedules and to reserve a spot in one of the classes, contact MaryKay Schenk at (352) 238-9561. For volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, call (352) 597-0119 or send email to [email protected] Web: lifecenter ofhernando.com or facebook.com/thelife centerofhernando.
'Bioidentical Hormones' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. RSVP to (352) 688-8116.
'Lumbar Spinal Stenosis' seminar: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. Presented by Dr. George D. Giannakopoulos. A complimentary hot meal will be served. The seminar is part of Oak Hill Hospital's "For Your Health" community education series. Admission is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to (352) 597-6333 or oakhillhospital.com/for yourhealth.
National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando: NAMI offers the following at the Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill:
• Peer-to-Peer class, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, starting May 31. This is a 10-week recovery education program that offers a holistic approach to recovery, using a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and stress management techniques. Taught by mentors who successfully manage their own mental health. Class size is limited; registration is recommended.
• Support groups, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays; 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. There are two separate meetings: one for those with mental illnesses, the other for family members.
Call the Beautiful Mind, (352) 684-0004. namihernandofl.org or NAMI.org.
Support for Caregivers to Veterans: 2 to 3 p.m. June 4, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. County veterans services officer Matt Peters will discuss service-connected disabilities, aid and help for veterans or their surviving spouses, and VA coverage of hospice care. Preregistration required. RSVP to Carla Hayes, (352) 597-1882.
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. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.