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North Pinellas health notes: Hospice schedules caregiver programs


Hospice schedules caregiver programs

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast will host opportunities to share information and encouragement among caregivers who help care for a family member or friend.

Caregivers can ask questions and learn ways to make time more meaningful and comfortable for all. No registration is required.

The sessions are 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and July 10 at the hospice's community service center, 2675 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor.

Call Brenda Stewart at (727) 523-3435.

Red Cross offers infant, child CPR

The American Red Cross will offer a comprehensive infant and child CPR program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the Golda Meir/Kent Jewish Center, 2010 Greenbriar Blvd., Clearwater.

Those attending will learn how to recognize an emergency, take precautions necessary to prevent disease transmission, use the "Check-Call-Care" system, help a choking child or one who is not breathing, prioritize care, and care for cardiac emergencies.

The program cost is $55 for Jewish Community Center and Kent Jewish Center members and $60 for nonmembers.

Reservations must be made in advance no later than Sunday by calling Debi Forman at (727) 736-1494.

Group helps adults heal

loss linked to suicide

A bereavement support group for adults who have lost someone to suicide will be offered in six Tuesday evening sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. June 17 through July 22 in the Center for Loss and Healing at the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater.

Trained counselors will offer ways to cope with the loss of a friend or loved one.

Out of respect for the group process, new members will be admitted to support groups up until the second session only.

For information and to register, call (727) 523-3455.


Lunch and learn about hospital volunteering

Learn about the volunteer opportunities available at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital during a free informational "Lunch & Learn" session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Volunteers are needed in clinical and nonclinical areas, such as the information desk, gift shop and snack bar.

Reservations are required. For details and to reserve a seat, call (727) 943-3600.

Workshop will focus on ending strokes

The American Heart Association presents a one-hour workshop, "The Power to End Stroke," at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St.

The workshop includes a cooking demonstration with recipes from the AMA's Healthy Soul Food Cookbook, and each participant will get a free 2008 copy.

Call (727) 943-4922.


Heart Association offers programs

The American Heart Association is in your community with programs, activities and life-saving information.

To learn more, call toll-free, 1-800-275-0448, or visit

Seminars and

support groups

(free unless otherwise noted)

BREATH OF HOPE LUNG CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 6 p.m. June 17, Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium, Room A, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

CANCER PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS HOPE GROUP: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (WOMEN): 6 p.m. Monday (the first and third Mondays of every month), Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

PROSTATE CANCER DISCUSSION GROUP: 2 p.m. Wednesday (the second Wednesday of every month), fourth floor, Family Resource Room, Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

WOMEN'S HEART SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. today (every second Tuesday of the month), Mease Countryside Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500. Registration required.

BIRTH CENTER TOUR: 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. June 18, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

BIRTH CENTER TOUR: 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. June 18, Sarah Walker Women's Center, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7743.

SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT GROUP: 5 p.m. today, Morton Plant Mease Lung Center, 206 Jeffords St., Clearwater, (727) 461-8094.

BETTER BREATHERS SUPPORT GROUP: 1 p.m. Thursday, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room B, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (the second Wednesday of every month), Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

AWAKE (Sleep Support Group): 7 p.m. June 17 (the third Tuesday of every month), Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, (727) 462-7500.

CPAP/BI-PAP CLINIC: 10 a.m. today as well as June 17 and 24, Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 462-7500.

North Pinellas health notes: Hospice schedules caregiver programs 06/09/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 11:03am]
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