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Daily journal workshop for caregivers

Caregivers can learn how to start a daily journal to sort through thoughts and relieve burdens. Free. Noon Saturday. Pacifica Senior Living Belleair, 620 Belleair Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-9464, ext. 208.


Gluten Story: Fad or For Real?: Find out why so many are going gluten-free and how to tell if you are gluten sensitive. Free. 3 p.m., Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 443-6703.

Multiple Myeloma Educational Group: Meets the first Saturday of every month. Free. 10:30 a.m. Meeting Room 3, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6877.


CPAP/BI–PAP Clinic: Meets every Monday. Free. 10 a.m. to noon. Sleep Disorders Center, Suite 103, BayCare Outpatient Center, 12780 Race Track Road, Tampa. (727) 953-6877.


Yoga Storytime: Bring the whole family for a special story intertwined with healthy yoga postures. Free. 11 a.m., East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 773-2665.

Coping With Cancer Diagnosis: This meeting provides a tool kit for patients, families and caregivers. Meets the first and third Tuesday of every month. Free. 3 p.m. Shaffer Tower, Evelyn R. Simmers Oncology Resource Library, fourth floor of Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6877.

Women's Heart Support Group: Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Free. 1 p.m. Medical Arts Building, Suite 105, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6877.

Bariatric Support Group: Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Free. 6 p.m. Meeting Room 2, Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 953-6877.

CPAP/BI–PAP Clinic: Meets every Tuesday. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sleep Disorders Center, Suite 120, Mease Countryside Hospital Medical Arts Building, 1840 Mease Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6877.


Laughter Yoga: Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing to lower stress and energize your life. $5, $4 residents. 6:30 p.m., Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. (727) 733-7296.

Birth Center Tour: 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Shaffer Tower, Mease Countryside Hospital, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 953-6877.

Newborn Care: 7 p.m. Powell Pavilion, Community Room, Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. There is a fee for this class. (727) 953-6877.

CPAP/BI–PAP Clinic: Meets every Wednesday. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. Sleep Disorders Center, Suite 210, Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo. (727) 953-6877.

Diabetes Support Group: Free. 6 p.m. Community Room A, Cheek-Powell Heart and Vascular Pavilion, Morton Plant Hospital, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877.


Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a support group designed for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these upcoming times and locations:

• 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lakeview Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N. (727) 942-4095.

• 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater. (727) 942-9008.

• 10 a.m. Saturdays, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. (727) 586-2585, or leave a message at (727) 525-1749.

The support group is free, but offerings are appreciated.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-1837.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Center, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church, Educational Building, second floor in "the Parlor," 421 Main St., Dunedin; and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo. Call toll-free at 1-888-947-8885. Visit

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS):

• 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. First meeting is free. (727) 726-2681.

• 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Union Street United Methodist Church, Choir Room, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 461-7101. Email

• 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at First Baptist Church of Ozona-Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Ozona. The group meets in the building in the back. Call (727) 786-1484 or (727) 785-9564.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Donations accepted. Visit

Celiac Support Group: Celiac disease, an intestinal disorder, affects one out of every 133 people. Although there is no cure, it can be controlled by following a gluten-free diet. Some people have found that going gluten-free is not easy. A support group can help. 10 a.m. the third Saturday of every month at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 734-0561 or email

Mid Pinellas Brain Trauma Support Group: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosery Road, Largo. Call (727) 442-1819. Visit

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To your health 08/29/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:13pm]
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