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Hernando health and support calendar

Memory Screenings: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will offer free memory screenings at a Brooksville location on Nov. 13. Appointments must be scheduled. Those interested may call (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888-496-8004.

'Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: The discussion will include Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs) and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. The program will be offered at the following locations:

• 10:30 a.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

• 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

• 10 a.m. Nov. 9, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

After each presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. Advance registration is recommended. RSVP to (352) 754-4043.

Ridge Manor West

Prostate Cancer Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Denny's Restaurant, 31015 Cortez Blvd. (352) 438-4847 or garyrpickering@yahoo.com.

Spring Hill

Hernando County Ostomy Association: 7 p.m. today, Grace Lutheran Church, 411 Mariner Blvd. Bob Barnard, (352) 442-9787, or Carol Krause, (352) 683-5586.

Holiday Grief Workshop: 3 p.m. Nov. 8, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. Led by a hospice bereavement counselor who will give tips on coping with grief during the holiday season. Preregistration requested. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784. Web: hph-hospice.org.

'Lose Your Belly: Shape Up' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Nov. 8, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh, a medical doctor, and Dr. Nyree Abdool, an alternative medicine practitioner. Abdool will discuss her alternative medicine practice and describe chelation and other alternative treatments for a variety of health problems, including weight reduction. RSVP to (352) 688-8116.

National Alliance on Mental Illness/NAMI Hernando offers 'Dual Diagnosis' presentation: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Beautiful Mind Outreach Center, 10554 Spring Hill Drive. Barbara Ghen from Wellspring Counseling Center and Martha Rodriguez from Baycare will speak and answer questions about dual diagnosis. Both women are certified addiction specialists. A person who has both an alcohol or drug problem, as well as an emotional or psychiatric problem, is said to have a dual diagnosis. There is no cost to attend. The public is welcome.

Weeki Wachee

'Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays' program: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 10, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building B, 10051 Country Road. The cost for the workbook is $5. Register online at ccwildwood.com (click on "Register for Events"). (352) 596-1388, ext. 224.

Hernando health and support calendar 10/31/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 5:55pm]

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