Health and support
America's Wellness Fair: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Includes free health screenings and massages, dance and martial arts demonstrations, book signings, vendors, giveaways and expert speakers. Seminars include: "Anti-Aging — What You Can Do Now" at 11 a.m., presented by Dr. Michael Higgins, and "Prevention Through Holistic Health" at 1 p.m., presented by Dr. Maria Scuziano-Singh. Natural foods and drinks will be available for purchase. Admission to the fair is free. Visit americaswellnessfair.com.
Comfort for Caregivers Support Group: 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Forest Oaks Assisted Living Facility, 8055 Forest Oaks Blvd. Author, columnist and caregiver Gary LeBlanc will speak, offering his perspective as the primary caregiver to his father, who has Alzheimer's disease, for almost 10 years. LeBlanc is the author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness. Hosted by HPH Hospice. Visitors welcome. Christine Adkins, (352) 597-1882.
'Diabetes — A Preventable Disease' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Presented by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. RSVP to (352) 688-8116.
Fall Health Fair and Senior Information Day: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. Free admission. Also, free lunch and door prizes. Hosted by the High Point Ladies Fire Auxiliary. Vivian Henegar, (352) 596-8485.
Pet loss bereavement workshop: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This interactive workshop is facilitated by experienced hospice bereavement counselors who are also animal lovers. The purpose is to help one better understand and come to terms with the depth of their grief. Participants will receive a workbook and have an opportunity to share their loss with others. Photos of one's pet are encouraged. Free, but space is limited and preregistration is required. RSVP to Carla Hayes, (352) 597-1882.
Send information for the Health and Support column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.