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Pinellas heath notes

Bardmoor Outpatient Center Hosts Health-O-Ween: Goblins, ghosts, scarecrows and other seasonal characters and their families are invited to celebrate Health-O-Ween 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Bardmoor Outpatient Center, 8787 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. This free, family-friendly event includes a costume contest for youngsters ages 12 and younger, games, pumpkin decorating, face painting, putt-putt golf, refreshments, health screenings and information about Bardmoor health care services. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 253-4183.

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Largo Aquatics Offers Water Exercise Classes at Royal Palms: The city of Largo has partnered with the Royal Palms to use its heated swimming pool during the fall and winter months.

Aqua Fit and Trim classes are scheduled for 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Royal Palms, 200 Lake Avenue NE, Largo. The class is conducted in waist- to chest-deep water and focuses on cardio and working large muscle groups using special equipment.

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program is taught by certified instructors and is offered 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the same location. There is a stair step entry and the water temperature is a minimum of 84 degrees.

Daily fees for water exercise classes are $4 for residents, $5 for nonresidents and $8 for guests. A 20-visit punch card is $48 for residents and $60 for nonresidents.

As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before starting. Lifeguards will be on duty during all classes. For more information, call (727) 518-3126 or visit

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Senior Health and Wellness Expo in Oldsmar: Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N, Oldsmar, will be the scene of this year's Senior Health and Wellness Expo 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. There will be health screenings, music, raffles, healthy snacks, a tai chi demonstration, local health and fitness services, with local senior-related organizations present to hand out information and answer questions. Admission is free. Call (813)749-1155 or visit for more information.

Seminars, classes, support groups

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETINGS: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor, 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Room 102, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. E-mail or visit

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RECOVERY INC., SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: The group offers steps to feeling better and raising self-esteem at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater; 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 813 Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs; and 4 p.m. Tuesdays at North Branch Library, 861 70th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Call (727) 525-1749.

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ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP: 9:30 a.m. Monday (meets weekly), Palm Harbor Community Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors are welcome. Open discussion. Call (727) 787-1837.

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CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (W0MEN): 6 p.m. Monday, Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 953-6877.

Pinellas heath notes 10/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:30pm]
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