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Pasco County Health notes

Adults and teens, age 14 and older, who would like to be Hernando-Pasco Hospice volunteers and do crafts or assist in the Hudson team office by answering phones, filing or working on special projects are invited to a training session from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 120298 Majestic Blvd., Suite 1 in Hudson. Pre-registration is required by calling Fred Blinds at (727) 863-9522.

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Heart surgeon Dr. N.S. Rattehalli and electro physiologist Dr. Kenneth Yamamura are the featured speakers for a lecture on Atrial Fibrillation — Treatment for Irregular Heart Rhythm at 3:30 p.m. May 20 at the Heart Institute at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., in New Port Richey. Sponsored by the Heart Institute at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, the lecture is free. Reservations are required by calling (727) 869-5498.

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Hernando-Pasco Hospice (HPH) invites adults and teens who are 16 and older to participate in one of its two-day orientations for prospective volunteers. The orientations are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 12029 Majestic Blvd., Suite 1 in Hudson and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same dates at the Marliere Hospice Care Center, 6801 Rowan Road in New Port Richey. A third orientation is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and will continue on May 22 at 37445 Clinton Ave., Dade City. These orientations provide information on HPH's programs, service and volunteer opportunities. Pre-registration is necessary. Call toll-free 1-800-486-87840.

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The Birthplace at Community Hospital, 5637 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, offers a motivational class outlining the health benefits of breast feeding. The next class is from 6 to

8 p.m. Thursday. Reservations are required by calling (727)

834-5630. The Birthplace will have a Saturday Childbirth Super-prep class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $50. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call (727) 834-5630.

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The bi-monthly Restless Legs Support Group meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Jessica Young, clinical research coordinator for the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, will give the presentation. Call (352) 200-544 to reserve a place.

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Hernando-Pasco Hospice will offer a bereavement support group for any grieving adult from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning today and continuing through June 30 at St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52 in Hudson. This is free and pre-registration is requested by calling (727) 863-7971.

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Helping the Elderly with Legal Problems (HELP) offers free 30-minute consultation appointments beginning at

1 p.m. May 22 at the CARES, Claude Pepper Senior Center New Port Richey Call (727)

844-3077 for appointment. Appointments are also available on May 20 at the CARES Phil Mishkin Center in Port Richey. Call (727) 862-9291.

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Volunteers are needed to help with the CARES Telephone Reassurance Program, a program that contacts the elderly who live alone on a daily weekday basis to give assurance that they are cared for. Training is provided. Call (727) 847-1290.

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Co-Dependent Anonymous: Freedom CoDA, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Community Congregational UCC, 6533 Circle Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 844-5525.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers several support group meetings for family and friends of those with mental illness and consumers (those with mental illness). This includes all brain disorders, including but not limited to OCD, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia and multiple personalities. Call (727) 992-9653 for times, dates and locations of other support groups.

Any questions call Michelle Jones at (813) 685-2200.

Pasco County Health notes 05/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:41pm]

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