Health Happenings

• Coweta County Senior Center is hosting a meeting for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Kinship Caregivers on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. The meeting is for grandparents who have given up retirement or are facing disabilities and raising grandchildren or kin on their own. The Coweta County Senior Center is located at 29 Hospital Rd. in Newnan. For more information call Gloria Sanford at 706-303-6192.

• Pink Posse Walk - The 8th Annual walk will be Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. The Pink Posse is a foundation supporting cancer patients while in treatment. All funds are used locally. The walk will feature door prizes, t-shirts, jewelry for sale and special gifts for survivors. The event is open to all ages (please, no dogs) starting on 251 Mask Rd., Brooks, GA. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Sept. 21. For more information call Alice Ramsey at 770-883-0056 or email at

• Emeritus at Newnan is holding a car show on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $10. Those who register a car are given a free lunch. hamburger and hot dog plates will be available for $5 in addition to a raffle. Proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association. Emeritus at Newnan is located at 355 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. Call Lisa Klein for more information at 770-252-9007.

• Biblical Counseling Training - Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg is offering two Biblical Counseling Training sessionscovering a practical theology of biblical counseling and a practical methodology of biblical counseling. The first class meets 7-9 p.m. on Mondays through Dec. 9, and Jan. 6 through April 28, 2014. The second class meets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. two Saturdays a month and runs through Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 - April 19, 2014. Call the church for more information at 770-252-8244.

• Kidney Smart - Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group are working to provide education on kidney disease. Kidney Smart classes are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. on the bottom floor of Piedmont Newnan next to the cafeteria. The onehour class is free and materials are sent home with the recipient.

Urgent Start is a program collaborating with hospitals. The program is working to avoid dialysis in center and instead begin an alternate moadilty at home and return the patient with unexpected kidney failure home as soon as possible. All interested patients must go to to register for upcoming classes. Classes are offered across Georgia. Call Cassandra Carson at 770-304-5850 for more information.

• The North Face Endurance Challenge - On Sept. 28 and 29 at F.D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, The North Face Endurance Challenge will bring a hardy test for trail runners of all levels. The event will feature music, refreshments, food, free samples, product trials, demonstrations and raffle prizes from The North Face, GORE-TEX and more. The race is from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. A $5 parking fee is required. Call 706-663-4858 for more information.

• Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Memorial Bike Ride - The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy will host a fundraising bicycle ride in Moreland on Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. The ride begins at the Moreland Mill. 12, 25, 62 and 100 mile rides are available. Registration for individuals is $28, $75 for families if registering before Sept. 10. On-site registration fee is $35. Lunch is included at the end of the race to every rider. Rest stops, refreshments and bike repair vehicles are available at intervals. For more information, email Nelda at nboren59@att. net or Linda at

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

• Cancer Support Group meetings are held at First Baptist Church on the main level in Room 129C in Newnan with a kick-off on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. The church is at 15 West Washington St. The program will feature Rev. Dan Dixon, of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church in Turin. Mt. Gilead provides support in the expansion of the Survivor program of Relay For Life Coweta. Meetings include sharing, questions and conversation along with refreshments and fellowship. 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. Call John and Nancy Weinig at 770-502-1835.)

• Spina Bifida Association of Georgia holds SBAG's Walk-N-Roll Oct. 6 at Georgia Tech's campus in Atlanta. For details check at .

• 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 Thursdays, 10 a.m., Wesley Woods of Newnan, 2280 Hwy. 29 N. Details: Beth Lever, 770-683-6833.

• Celiac Disease Support Group meets biweekly on Saturday, 1 p.m., Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Bistro Conference Room, 0-019. Details: Bill Becker, 770-683-2613 or billbecker@

• 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. First meeting free, annual dues $28.

• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly at Thomas Crossroads meets Mondays at 6:15 p.m. 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 on Poplar Road meets second Tuesday, bimonthly, 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. 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 770-5993245. Email: senoiaunitedmeth@ . Meets at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets.

• Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday-Thursday 6 p.m., Fridays 7 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 p.m., 9 Perry St. 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., Newnan. Details and meeting times, call Chris, 770-842-4519.

• La Leche of Newnan Mother to mother breastfeeding support offered. Call Lara McCarthy, 678-423-9881.

• Amputee Support Group Meeting - Details: 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, 8:30 a.m. Details: Barbara, 770-502-1358.

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