Health Happenings

• Walk n’ Wag, hosted by Keep Newnan Beautiful and Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, is Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. Participants are invited to walk their dogs with them (dogs aren’t required to participate) on the one-mile walk starting at the Asa Powell Expo Center behind Waffle House on Temple Avenue in Newnan. The entry fee is $15 if registered by the Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.; $20 for registering day of event. Participates will receive a shirt, as well as food and drink. Dogs must have ID tag, be on a leash, be vaccinated and not be aggressive. To register go to http://www.keepnewnanbeautiful.org/Walk-N-Wag-Registration.html.

• Cancer Support Group will meet at First Baptist Church in Newnan on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m. The site is 15 West Washington Street, on the main church level in Room 129C. Street and off street parking are available. Programs during the year focus upon cancer and the needs of Coweta’s cancer patients. Guests are invited to hear the program presenters and to participate with CSG efforts. The October program will be presented by Winston Skinner, assistant news editor of The Newnan Times-Herald and a contributing writer for the newspaper’s Newnan-Coweta Magazine.

• Steps for Life Walk — Coweta Pregnancy Services is hosting a fundraising walk on Oct. 12. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 9 a.m. There is no cost to walk. Anyone who raises $150 or more will get a free tee shirt. Those raising $450 or more will get a free sweatshirt and a free tee shirt. The walk begins in front of the CPS office at 29 Brown Street in downtown Newnan. After the walk, there will be family activities - face painting, bouncy house, cake walk and more from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $1 for kids activities and all funds will go to Coweta Pregnancy Services. At Noon, Four Corners Church will have a Pig Pickin' at Jackson Street and West Washington. BBQ plates will be for sale, live music and more. All proceeds will go to Coweta Pregnancy Services. For more information call 770-251-7158 or visit the website. at http://www.coweta-ps.org/

• Biblical Counseling 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.

• Prevent Child Abuse Coweta at the October meeting welcomes ideas from people new to the organization. The regular membership will be planning events for the coming year and this meeting provides the perfect timing for input of new thoughts and ideas. The PCAC Fall Planning Lunch Meeting is Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon at the Rutledge Center on Hospital Road, Newnan. For more information and to register for the lunch meeting or to join the PCAC mailing list, contact Susan Ebersbach at sebersbach@numail.org or call 770-652-7625.

• Lewis Grizzard & Catfish Memorial Bike Ride — The Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy holds its fundraising bicycle ride in Moreland Sunday, 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 was $28, $75 for families. Pre-registration was through 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 nboren59@att.net or Linda at lbrass@wspackaging.com.

• 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: Call First Methodist Church, 770-253-7400.

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

• 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 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. 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.

• 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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