Health Happenings

• Coweta County Senior Center is hosting an organizational meeting for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Kinship Caregivers on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. The meeting is for grandparents who have had to give up retirement or are facing disabilities to raise grandchildren or kinship 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 Pink Posse Walk will occur Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m. The Pink Posse is a foundation that helps support cancer patients while in treatment since 2006. 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 (but please no dogs). The walk takes place at 251 Mask Rd., Brooks, GA. Registration opens at 7 a.m. on the day of the walk. For more information call Alice Ramsey at 770-883-0056 or email at alice001@bellsouth. net.

• Emeritus at Newnan is having a car show on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $10. People who register a car will get a free lunch. The event will also be having hamburger and hot dog plates for $5, as well as a raffle. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association. Emeritus at Newnan is located at 355 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. in Newnan. Call Lisa Klein for more information at 770-252-9007.

• Food and wine tasting event, 'Tasting for the Ta-Tas, hosted by the Pink Ladies is Friday, Sept. 27, at Newnan Country Club, 1356 U.S. Hwy. 29 North, Newnan. Raffles, door prizes and drink specials. Doors open 5:30 p.m. for cocktails in the 1919 room. Food and wine tasting begins 7 p.m. From 6 to 9 p.m. there will be live music by Musicology's Doug Kees & Tim Shepard of Sweet Grass Sally. A silent auction runs 6-8:30 p.m. Dancing begins at 9 p.m. Cost is $29.95 per person - includes wine tasting, hors d'ouevres, and door prize. All proceeds benefit It's the Journey, and money raised in Georgia stays in Georgia. Business casual attire. For information email events@ .

• Biblical Counsel ing Training - Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg is offering two Biblical Counseling Training sessions. Classes cover a practical theology of biblical counseling and a practical methodology of biblical counseling. Option one meets 7-9 p.m. and began Aug. 26 - meeting Mondays through Dec. 9, and Jan. 6 through April 28, 2014. Option two meets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. two Saturdays a month and began Sept. 7; it runs through Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 - April 19, 2014. Details: call the church at 770-252-8244.

• Kidney Smart - Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group are working to raise education on kidney disease. Kidney Smart classes are held monthly second Wednesdays on the bottom floor of Piedmont Newnan next to the cafeteria at 4:30 p.m. 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. Fourth shift/professional shift allows for dialysis patients wishing to work or wishing to free up the day to enjoy the outdoors. Also, Urgent Start is a program being collaborated with hospitals regarding unexpected kidney failure in an attempt to avoid dialysis in center and return the patient home as soon as possible by beginning an alternate modality at home. All interested patients must go to www.kidneysmart. org under 'classes near you' to register for any upcoming classes. Classes are offered across Georgia for individuals that live farther. 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. There event will feature music, refreshments and food, free samples, product trials, demonstrations and raffle prizes from The North Face, GORETEX and more. The race is from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. The fee is $5 parking. 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 Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. The ride begins at the Moreland Mill with a ride lengths optional (12, 25, 62 and 100 mile rides). Registration for individuals is $28, $75 for families. Pre-registration should be completed by Sept. 10. Signing up on-site on the day of the event will increase registration fee to $35. Lunch is included at the end of the race to every rider. Rest stops, refreshments and bike repair vehicles are available at certain intervals. For more information, email Nelda at or Linda at

• 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.

• Cancer Support Group meetings are held at First Baptist Church in Newnan and kick off the new program year Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. The church is at 15 West Washington St.; meetings are on the main church level in Room 129C. Programs focus on cancer and the needs of Coweta's cancer patients. The September program features Rev. Dan Dixon, pastor of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church in Turin. Mt. Gilead has provided large support to expand the Survivor program of Relay For Life Coweta. All meetings are planned to include time for sharing, questions and conversation along with refreshments and fellowship. Details: Annie Joe Berkowitz at 770-252-0894 or Katie Jackson at 770-5029097.Group also operates a Durable Medical Equipment program. Items may be donated or obtained by calling 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 second Saturdays, 1 p.m., Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, Bistro Conference Room, 0-019. Details: Bill Becker, 770-683-2613 or 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 770-5993245. Email: senoiaunitedmeth@ . Meets at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets. Emphasis is also placed upon the role of the caregiver in support of the patient and family members.

• Narcotics Anonymous - Meets Monday-Thursday 6 p.m., Fridays 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, 770-842-4519.

• Amputee Support Group Meeting - Details: 770-583-2158.

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