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Sitting or standing, move with Ageless Grace

Ageless Grace, a fitness and wellness program consisting of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities, meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center, 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

The exercises are based on natural, everyday movements and focus on the healthy longevity of body and mind.

The movements are designed to be performed seated, but they can also be done down on the floor or standing. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions. Class cost is $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers. Call (727) 298-3299.

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Laughter Yoga is based on the fact that the body can't tell the difference between fake and real laughter. The practice combines laughter with yogic breathing (Pranayama) to reduce stress, improve health and foster a positive and hopeful attitude.

Participate in the experience at 6 p.m. Monday at Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers. Call (727) 733-7296.

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Meal planning becomes even more important when living with diabetes. Learn about the best kinds of foods to eat at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Morton Plant Hospital Complex (Cheek-Powell Pavilion), 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Call (727) 725-6111.

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Are you really getting the rest you need? Dr. Stuart Sinoff, neurologist, will explain how to get to sleep and stay asleep at a noon lecture Wednesday at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 953-6877 or visit

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Morton Plant Mease's Cancer Patient Support Services offers patients and their families a new program, the Art of Well-Being, that focuses on the connection between creativity and health at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor.

Rotating monthly activities include painting, journaling, poetry, music and movement. Free, but registration is required. Call (727) 953-6877.

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For 11 years, Jillian Michaels has starred on NBC's The Biggest Loser. She comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with her Maximize Your Life show, where she will share her keys to health, success and happiness to help people harness potential, kick-start goals and live an exceptional life. Tickets are $49-$75. Call (727) 791-7400 or visit

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As part of Autism Awareness month, follow director Richard Everts on a 40-day, 11,000 mile journey across America in the film United States of Autism, to visit 20 families and individuals living with autism. Interviewees come from a broad cultural spectrum, each showing how autism has shaped their world.

The film will be screened at 7:30 p.m. at Woodlands Square 20, 3128 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Tickets are $10.70. Call toll-free, 1-888-262-4386.

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Orthopedic surgeon Richard V. Abdo will discuss ways to ease hip pain through nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques, including arthroscopy, at 12:30 p.m. at Morton Plant Hospital Complex (Cheek-Powell Pavilion), 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater. Call (727) 298-6718.

Mail health news to Tampa Bay Times, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 441-4119; or email

'Evening of Healthy Elegance'

Earth Origins, 30555 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor, presents "An Evening of Healthy Elegance" at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring wine and food tasting, healthy shopping and live acoustic music with singer/songwriter Ted Wray. Free. Call (727) 786-1231 or visit

Sitting or standing, move with Ageless Grace 04/13/13 [Last modified: Friday, April 12, 2013 6:55pm]
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