Health Happenings

• Gentle Yoga – In a gentle, non-competitive environment, participants are guided through soothing breathwork, simple mindful yoga postures and deep relaxation. Yoga calms the mind, body and emotions so even first-time participants enjoy an improved sense of well-being. Next class is July 24 at 10:30 at Cancer Wellness Center at Newnan. Class lasts until 11:30. Call 770-719-5860 to register. • Free Summer Food Program — Housing Authority of Newnan through its Breakaway Childcare Center is offering a free summer food program with sites in Newnan and Senoia. Meals are provided to all children without charge. Participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children, notes Alfrieda W. Thomas, executive director of the Housing Authority of Newnan's childcare program. Lunch sites and hours include: 17 Hampton Place in Newnan, noon to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m.; and 53 Middle Street in Senoia, with hours noon to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. For details, contact the Breakaway Childcare Center, 106 West Washington St. in Newnan, at 770-251-5167.

• A Free Summer Food Program is also being offered at the Newnan/ Coweta Boys and Girls Club at 72 Wesley Street in Newnan with lunch noon - 1 p.m. and a snack from 3-3:30 p.m. The food site is being operated under Georgia Nutritional Services Inc. For more information contact Child and Adult Care Food Program, 974 Knoldike Court, Suite 105, Conyers, GA 30094; or call 770-860-0509.

Alzheimer's Association fundraiser — The Newnan Ruby Tuesday's restaurant through the company's Ruby Tuesday's Community GiveBack Program is working with the local Alzheimer's Association to raise funds for the Walk To End Alzheimer's. On specified dates, for meals where patrons mention the Alzheimer's Association effort, the Ruby Tuesday's at 1120 Bullsboro Drive will give 20 percent of the purchase to the organization. Upcoming dates include: Aug. 6, 20, 24 and 27. "They must mention they are there for the event," said Alzheimer's Association volunteer Lynnette Smith.

• Children’s Health Month screenings are being hosted by Sam’s Club to help parents and kids get ready for back to school. The screenings will offer free tests and kits (which are valued at up to $50) including: Take-home DNA kit, Child safety ID kit, Dental tablets, Body mass index (BMI), Blood pressure, and Vision screening. Events are Saturday, Aug. 10, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy, including at the store at 310 Fisher Rd., Sharpsburg.

• Biblical Counseling Training — Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg will offer two Biblical Counseling Training sessions beginning in August. Classes will cover a practical theology of biblical counseling and a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Option one will meet 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 26 through Dec. 9, and Jan. 6 through April 28, 2014. Option two will meet 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. two Saturdays a month from Sept. 7 through Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 through April 19, 2014. Details: contact the church at 770-252-8244.

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church, Greenville Street, Newnan, second Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room in the main building. Caregivers welcome. Details: Herman Fletcher, 770-251-1687.

• Kidney Smart — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group are working to raise education on kidney disease. Kidney Smart classes are held on a regular basis. The one-hour class is free and materials are sent home with the recipient, said Cassie Carson, a licensed practical nurse with Davita Dialysis of Newnan. All interested patients must go to www.kidneysmart.org under “classes near you” to register for any upcoming classes. Other classes are offered across Georgia for individuals that live farther.

• Heart Healthy Class — Held last Tuesday of each month, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Piedmont Heart Institute, 20 Francis Way, Sharpsburg, third floor conference room. Register with cardiac rehab office, 678-854-2970.

• Scleroderma Support Group — Meets every other month. Bridge Community Center, 208 Willow Bend Rd., Peachtree City. Details: Richard or Barbara Moore, 770-252-1633.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group — Meets first Thursday of month, 10 a.m., Wesley Woods of Newnan, 2280 Hwy. 29 N. Details: Beth Lever, 770-683-6833.

• Celiac Disease Support Group — Meets second Saturday, 1 p.m., Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Bistro Conference Room, 0-019. Details: Bill Becker, 770-683-2613 or billbecker@numail.org. Chapter of Celiac Sprue Association/ USA.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group — Meets third Wednesdays, 2 p.m., Savannah Court, 27 Belt Rd., Newnan. Details: Ellie Farrington, 770-253-4402.

• Lupus Support Group — Meets monthly at Country Inn and Suites, 1125 Newnan Crossing Blvd. E. First Mondays, 7 p.m. Details: Regina Olmstead, 404-550-5263.

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly — Meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 958 Summers-McKoy Rd., Newnan. First meeting free, annual dues $28.

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly — Thomas Crossroads Area. Meets Mondays with weigh-in 6:15 p.m., meeting to follow. Community Christian Church, 1717 Hwy. 154, Sharpsburg. Details, Ruth, 770-254-8913.

• Al-Anon Meetings — Mondays 7:30 p.m. Community Christian Church, Highway 154 at Lower Fayetteville. Details: Barbara, 678-876-0102.

• Diabetes Support Group at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Newnan. Meets second Tuesday, every other month, 2-3 p.m.

• Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Support Group — Meets second Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Room 112 of Crossroads Church, Highway 154 Campus, Newnan. Meeting is free and open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Details: Lynn and Nancy Bradley, facilitators, at 770-251-6216.

• East Coweta Cancer Support Group — Meets 2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. Call Ivie Bowman at 770-599-3245. Email: senoiaunitedmeth@bellsouth.net . Meets at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets.

• Narcotics Anonymous — Meets Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., 9 Perry St., Newnan Club. Details: 678-758-3552.

• Multiple Sclerosis Support Group — Meets second Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Heatherwood Baptist Church, 721 Shenandoah Blvd., Newnan. Details: 770-502-1984.

• Alcoholics Anonymous — Meetings at Newnan Presbyterian, St. Paul’s, Ramah Baptist, Turin UMC, Senoia UMC, Grantville Baptist, and at 9 Perry St. in Newnan. For details and meeting times, call Chris at 770-842-4519. • La Leche of Newnan — Mother to mother breastfeeding support offered. Call Lara McCarthy, 678-423-9881.

• Amputee Support Group Meeting — For details call 770-583-2158.

• Stroke Support Group — Meets third Thursdays, 4 p.m., Center for Therapeutic Recreation. Roosevelt Institute, Warm Springs. Details: 706-655-5658.

• Overeaters Anonymous — St. Andrew’s in the Pines Episcopal Church, Peachtree City, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. Details: Barbara, 770-502-1358.

• Cancer Support Group will resume its meetings in the fall. Group normally meets at First Baptist Church of Newnan, 15 W. Washington St. Details: Annie Joe Berkowitz at 770-252-0894 or Katie Jackson at 770-502-9097. Group also operates a Durable Medical Equipment program. Items may be donated or obtained by telephoning John and Nancy Weinig at 770-502-1835.



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