Alzheimer's Family Organization: Caregiver support groups — 2 p.m. Monday, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St., Brookridge; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Maria Curley, (727) 856-2196.
GriefShare Sessions: 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive. Designed for those who recently lost a loved one. (352) 799-3066.
Ridge Manor West
Take Off Pounds Sensibly 530: 8:15 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, First Lutheran Church, 30419 Park Ridge Drive. Meeting starts at 9 a.m. Evelyn, (352) 796-0477.
Al-Anon: Adult children focused step meeting, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Meetings are open to all Al-Anon members and anyone suffering from the confusion of being raised in a home where alcohol was a problem. Toll-free 1-888-4AL-ANON (425-2666).
CAUSE (Community for Autism to Understand, Support and Educate) Support Group: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Baycare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road. Meetings are on the first and third Wednesdays. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Flu Shots for Veterans: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 67, 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Veterans must present either a DD-214 or their VA card. (352) 796-1679.
Hernando County Ostomy Association: 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. New members welcome. Joan, (352) 686-1077, or Ellen, (352) 597-5426.
Holiday Bereavement Workshop: 3 p.m. Nov. 18, HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd. The 90-minute workshop is for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one and are anticipating difficulty getting through the holidays. A bereavement counselor will give helpful tips on how to cope and take care of oneself. There will also be a time for discussion. Call for reservations. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784.
Live and Learn Medical Lecture Series presents 'Vascular Disease — Are You at Risk?': 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The speaker is Dr. Fawzi Soliman, who will discuss signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment of stroke, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease and abdominal aneurysm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Free. The lecture is part of a series sponsored by Spring Hill Regional Hospital. Another lecture, "Birth Control — It's Your Choice," will be on Nov. 30. Seating limited, reservations required. (352) 666-6325.
'Look Good, Feel Better' program for female cancer patients: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Florida Cancer Center-New Hope, Spring Hill Regional Hospital Medical Arts Building, Suite 203, 10441 Quality Drive. Peggy Beckett, (352) 688-7744. Another program will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at Florida Cancer Institute's office at 7154 Medical Center Drive. RSVP to Mary Capo, (352) 596-1926, ext. 150. The program is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and is open to all women who are going through or just recently completed treatment. The purpose is to teach beauty techniques to combat the appearance-related side effects of treatment.
Multiple Myeloma Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The speaker is Jennifer Boldizsar, an oncology specialist with Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co. An informal dinner will be served at no cost. Pat Killingsworth, (715) 271-5037 or email@example.com.
Parkinson's Disease Support Group: Caregiver support group, 1 to 2 p.m. today, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road. Tai chi group for those with Parkinson's and their caregivers, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Body Fitness, 5181 Mariner Drive. Charlene Miller, (352) 688-7261, or Barbara Kent, (352) 666-1584.
Restless Legs Support Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd. There will be an update on the new RLS study planned for the Florida Sleep Center. There will also be an open group discussion. Betty or Bill Kinahan, (352) 200-5440.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 604, weigh-in from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd.; Doris, (352) 666-9525, or Nancy, (352) 592-1088.
'Understanding Neuropathy' seminar: 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Changes, 12587 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker is Dr. Robert J. Martinez of Martinez Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Topics include the seven signs of neuropathy, who gets it, how it affects you and balance, and available treatment options. Free. Reservations required. RSVP to Susan, (352) 686-1686.
Just-4-Men nurturing fathers program: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. (352) 279-2417.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS 461, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Dorothy Kuta, (352) 596-6697, or Pat Gall, (352) 688-6755. TOPS is a weight loss support group that promotes successful weight management with a philosophy that combines healthy eating, regular exercise, wellness education and support.
New Port Richey
Community Chatterboxes: 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, Community Hospital Health Care Center, 5400 School Road. For those with communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders. (727) 845-0757.
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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.