Health Happenings

• Yard sale benefiting the fight against Alzheimer's will be held at Emeritus at Newnan Saturday, Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. The sale will be held at 355 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. For info call 770-252-9007.

• Annual Car show by Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church in Turin on Saturday, Oct. 19, will benefit the local Cancer Support Group. Mt. Gilead has provided large support to expand the Survivor program of Relay For Life Coweta. Meetings in Newnan are planned to include time for sharing, questions and fellowship with refreshments offered. For details call Annie at 770-252-0894 or Katie at 770-502-9097.


• Cancer Support Group meets at First Baptist Church in Newnan second Wednesdays. Next is Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. at 15 West Washington Street in Room 129C. Programs focus on cancer and the needs of Coweta's cancer patients. Guests may be invited.


• 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. on 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 through Dec. 7 and Jan. 4 -April 19, 2014. For 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 at Piedmont Newnan on Poplar Road at 4:30 p.m. The one-hour class is free including materials. Fourth shift/professional shift is available for dialysis patients. Urgent Start is a program collaborating with hospitals regarding unexpected kidney failure in an attempt to avoid dialysis in center. All interested patients go to www.kidneysmart.org under 'classes near you' to register. Classes offered across Georgia. Call Cassandra Carson at 770-304-5850 for more info.


• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street in Newnan, second Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Meetings are 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 Suppor t 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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