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North Pinellas health news for July 28

The Citizens Alliance for Progress Inc., GFWC Woman's Club of Tarpon Springs and Florida Hospital North Pinellas are sponsoring "For the Health of It," a community health fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Union Academy Family Center, 401 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs.

The annual event features adult health screenings, free children's school and sports physicals, presentations, speakers, interactive demonstrations, diet tips and a free "healthy meal."

The Bloodmobile from Florida Blood Services also will be on site.

Space is limited. Every child must be pre-registered and accompanied by a parent or guardian. For information and to reserve a child's appointment, call (727) 943-3600.

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Studies suggest that reading, writing and engaging in other mentally stimulating activities at any age may protect memory later in life.

Meagan Flores, Older Americans Program coordinator at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, will facilitate "Stimulate Your Mind," at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

During the program, Flores will provide participants with stimulating activities and discussions designed to keep the mind young and active.

Donations will be accepted.

Call (727) 479-1826 for more information.

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All ages are invited to participate in the Sunsets at Pier 60 Beach Race Series, presented by the West Florida Y Runners Club, featuring a 5K race at 7 p.m. and a 1-mile kid's fun run at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

The race starts and finishes at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach.

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $15 (without race shirt) or $20 (with race shirt).

Call (727) 462-6466 or visit

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Support diabetes research while having a great time on the Intracoastal Waterway this weekend at a "Paddle to Cure Diabetes.

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sand Key Intracoastal Waterway area, 1001 Gulf Blvd. in Clearwater.

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Chapter of JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and its Young Leadership Committee, the fundraiser includes a 6-mile distance race for competitive paddle boarders, kayaks and single-occupant outriggers; a 3-mile short course for beginners or those who prefer a shorter course; and paddling events for kids.

Don't have a paddleboard? Rentals will be available.

Registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds benefit JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes research and its largest charitable supporter.

For more information call (727) 344-2873; email; or visit

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Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating and provides a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity.

OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor.

There are no dues or fees. It is self-supporting through member contributions. Meetings are open to all.

Local meetings are scheduled at 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Point Road, Palm Harbor; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 State Road 580, Room 4, Clearwater; 11 a.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland St.; and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor, 2021 Nebraska Ave.

For more information, call (727) 785-9208.

Mail health news to Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100-A, Clearwater, FL 33755; fax to (727) 445-4119; or email

North Pinellas health news for July 28 07/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 3:18pm]
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