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Seminar on total hip or knee replacement

Free seminar on joint replacement set at Helen ellis

A free seminar on total hip or knee replacement and postoperative physical rehabilitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Helen Ellis Memorial Hospital, 1395 S Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Vincent Kiesel, certified orthopedic surgeon, as well as physical therapists from Helen Ellis Rehabilitation Center.

Reservations are required. Call (727) 943-3600.

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Pinellas County, is conducting a free Peer-to-Peer Education Program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. This unique, experiential nine-week program will meet at various locations from 1:30 to 4 p.m. every Saturday starting March 20 and continuing through May 15.

A team of three trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness will teach the program.

The course provides participants with tangible resources: an advance directive; a relapse prevention plan: to help identify telltale feelings, thoughts, behaviors or events that might warn of impending relapse; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers, family members and the public.

Registration is required. Call Bill Desmond at (727) 709-2611. Visit

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Nar-Anon is a fellowship of people who gather to share experiences, strength and hope for recovery from the ravages that a loved one's drug addiction has brought to their lives.

Recovery begins with meetings. Visit or call toll-free 1-888-947-8885.

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Recovery Inc., a support group for anxiety and depression, meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater, and 1 p.m. Mondays at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 812 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs.

Call (727) 525-1749.

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An Alzheimer's caregivers support group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Monday at Palm Harbor Senior Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Visitors are welcome.

Call (727) 787-1873.

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Overeaters Anonymous groups meet at 10:15 a.m. Mondays at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor; 11 a.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin; and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Saturdays at Palm Harbor Presbyterian Church, 2021 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor.

Visit or call (727) 327-4555.

Seminars, classes, support groups

The basics about breast cancer, orientation program: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (the third Tuesday of every month), Powell Cancer Center, Community Room, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Cancer support group (Women): 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mease Countryside Hospital, Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Resource Library, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor, (727) 462-7500.

Improving the chemotherapy/radiation experience an orientation program for patients: 5 p.m. today (the second Thursday of every month), Powell Cancer Center, 303 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Thyroid cancer support group: 10:30 a.m. Saturday (the second Saturday of every month), Morton Plant Hospital, Tuttle Auditorium Room D, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Scamp stroke support group: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ptak Orthopedic and Neuroscience Pavilion, Room 114, 430 Morton Plant St., Clearwater, (727) 462-7500.

Seminar on total hip or knee replacement 03/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:28pm]
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