'Understanding Your Medicare Options': This program answers Medicare-related questions. Topics include original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs) and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Offered at the following locations:
•10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
• 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive.
• 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.
Advance registration is recommended but not required. (352) 754-4043.
Caring for Cancer support group: 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital, administration conference room, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Another meeting will be April 17. Alan Schukman, (352) 597-6095.
Diabetes Mellitus education series: 1 p.m. Monday, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. The topic is "Diabetic Complications and Risk Management," conducted by Verna Pedersen Runyan, a nurse practitioner. Reservations required. RVSP to Jeanna or Mariah, (352) 597-7249.
'Food of Life Cannot Be Cheapened: Your Body is Worth Everything' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. Reservations required. (352) 688-8116.
'Lumbar Spinal Stenosis' seminar: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Presented by Dr. George D. Giannakopoulos, a neurosurgeon at Oak Hill Hospital. A complimentary hot meal will be served. Sponsored by Oak Hill Hospital as part of its For Your Health community education series. Free, but seating is limited and reservations required. RSVP to (352) 597-6333 or oakhillhospital.com/foryourhealth.
Vista Grand Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Vista Grand, 10380 Quality Drive. Free event includes health and wellness exhibits, information about wound care, stroke screenings (fee), eye checks, blood pressure checks, Medicare information, spinal adjustments and giveaways. (727) 825-0018.
'Living Healthy' chronic disease self-management program: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, April 3 to May 8, cafeteria, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, 14000 Fivay Road. Facilitated by two trained leaders. Classes are interactive and include techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation; appropriate exercise; appropriate use of medications; communicating effectively; nutrition, and how to evaluate new treatments. The program is free, but class size is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to (727) 869-5498.
'Chatterboxes' support group: 3 p.m. Thursday, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. For people suffering from communication deficits, such as aphasia, apraxia or dysathria. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. (727) 834-4445.
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.