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Hernando County health and support listings for Oct. 18

Spring Hill

Alzheimer's Caregivers Workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd. Offered by the United Way of Hernando County. There will be two speakers: Gary Joseph LeBlanc, author of Staying Afloat in a Sea of Forgetfulness, will use his decade of personal caregiving experience to help other dementia caregivers cope with everyday challenges and emotional struggles. Linda Burhans, author of Good Night and God Bless, will attempt to help others laugh through their tears and realize the strength they have within as they learn to celebrate love, laughter and the lessons of loss. RSVP to LeBlanc, (352) 345-6270 or email to

Quit Smoking Now series: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Oct. 26 to Nov. 16, Hernando County Health Department, 7551 Forest Oaks Blvd. Provided by Gulfcoast North Area Health Education Center and sponsored by the Florida Department of Health. This is a free four-week program for those wishing to give up tobacco. The program provides optional free nicotine replacement therapy, including patches, lozenges or gum. (813) 929-1000. Web:

Pasco County/Trinity

Lymphedema Support Group: 3 p.m. today, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. RSVP to (727) 834-5630.

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 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.

Hernando County health and support listings for Oct. 18 10/17/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:47pm]
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