HEALTH AND SUPPORT
Alcoholics Anonymous: For Hernando County locations, call (352) 683-4597.
Alzheimer's Association: The Florida Gulf Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will offer the following support groups during the coming week:
Alzheimer's Family Organization: AFO offers the following caregiver support groups:
Hernando County Ostomy Association: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 21, Brooksville Regional Hospital, first-floor Conference Room 2, 17249 Cortez Blvd. Bob Barnard, (352) 442-9787, or Linda Ravenhorst (wound care nurse), (352) 686-1956.
Diabetes Mellitus education series: 1 p.m. Monday, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. The topic will be "Planning for Thanksgiving Meals." Taught by Verna Pedersen Runyan, a nurse practitioner. Seating is limited; reservations required. RSVP to Jeanna or Mariah, (352) 597-7249.
National Diabetes Awareness Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Foot and Ankle Care Center/Dr. John E. Baker, 6317 Sealawn Drive. Includes, at no cost, diabetic foot screening by Baker, foot massages, vascular screenings, gait analysis, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, neurological sensory testing and diabetes education. Entertainment will be provided by John Timpanelli. There will be food, drinks, prizes and raffles. (352) 597-2223.
Nature Coast Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Chiropractors Drs. Philip Brunton and Ann Marra will give a presentation. There will be a complimentary dinner buffet. The group is for anyone fighting multiple myeloma, family members and friends. Learn more about treatment options and management. Richard Blustein, (352) 428-4536 or [email protected]
'On Prescription Medicine — What Are These Pills We Are Taking?': 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Conducted by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. (352) 688-8116.
Overeaters Anonymous: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Option coffee and fellowship will follow the meeting. This is a newly-formed group. Ann, (352) 428-5142, or Julie, (352) 688-2877. New Beginnings group, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, also at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Nettie, (352) 556-5485. This is a 12-step program for those suffering from compulsive overeating. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins for this support group.
Prostate and Breast Cancer Seminar: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive. Have questions about prostate cancer or breast cancer answered by the staff at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute: Drs. Mary M. Li and Larry Gandle, as well as Sherri Lalenda, a nurse practitioner. Refreshments will be served. (352) 683-0587.
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. Must include time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable), contact person and phone number. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.