'Affordable Care Act and You': 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. Certified assistant counselors will be available to explain eligibility requirements, outline the different plans available and assist with signing up. Provided by the Hernando County Public Library System and the Nature Coast Community Health Center. Appointments are recommended. Call (352) 540-6842.
Caring for Cancer support group: 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital, administration conference room, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Alan Schukman, (352) 597-6095.
'Diabetes 101' lecture: 1 p.m. Monday, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. Conducted by Verna Pedersen Runyan, a nurse practitioner. Seating is limited; reservations required. RSVP to Jeanna or Mariah, (352) 597-7249.
'Diabetes 102' For Your Health presentation: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital, cafeteria conference room, Entrance A, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Presented by clinical dietician Mary-Anne Flowers and physical therapist Valerie Rapideau. This is an education clinic designed for diabetics and their spouses or caretakers. Space is limited to 15 couples. RSVP to (352) 507-6333.
'Diabetes Update' lecture: 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Access Healthcare, 5350 Spring Hill Drive. Conducted by Dr. Maria Scunziano-Singh. RSVP to (352) 688-8116.
'Loss of a Child' support group: 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, starting today, HPH Hospice, Building 2, 12254 Cortez Blvd. This is an eight-week group for parents or guardians who are grieving after the death of a child of any age. The group is open to all individuals who have lost a child, whether in hospice care or not, regardless of the circumstances. An experienced hospice bereavement counselor will facilitate. Participants will have an opportunity to talk about their emotions and experiences in a confidential setting while learning how to better understand and manage their grief. There is no cost to participate. Toll-free 1-800-486-8784.
'Chatterboxes' support group: 3 p.m. Thursday, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. The group is for individuals suffering from communication deficits, such as aphasia, apraxia or dysathria. Caregivers and spouses are encouraged to attend. (727) 834-4445.
Helping HANDs (Hope for Autism and Neurological Disorders): 7 p.m. March 12, Medical Center of Trinity, Conference Room B, 9330 State Road 54. For families and friends affected by autism and related neurological disorders such as Tourette syndrome, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, Asperger syndrome or other autism spectrum disorders. Jonica Chittum, [email protected], (813) 402-9442 or (727) 534-8230. Web: facebook.com/HelpingHANDs.Trinity.
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.