Health Happenings

• Sixth annual Autumn Chase by Piedmont Newnan Hospital Fitness Center is Saturday, Oct. 26, at Newnan Utilities' Carl Miller Park, Sewell Road. The Autumn Chase Trail Race, supports community fitness programs. It consists of a 15k (9 miles) and 5k (3.2 miles) race at 8 a.m., a onemile fun run at 9:15 a.m., and a tot trot at 9:30 a.m. Activities for the entire family, sponsor giveaways and more. Registration $30. Fun runners and kids 12 and under, fee is $10. Phantom Runner registration $20. Register online at piedmont. org/autumnchase or Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center. Awards go to overall winners and first, second and third place finishers in all age groups. For details call 770-254-3550.

• Cambridge House Yard Sale - Cambridge House Adult Respite Care will hold a community yard sale Friday and Saturday to fight Alzheimer's disease. Yard sale hours: Oct. 25 from 4-6 p.m. and Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open to all vendors. For details call Maryann or Jada at Cambridge House, 678-423-8700.


• Decision-making tools for Medicare plans will be offered in three sessions at First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St., Newnan. It's 'that time of year' for those who have Medicare. Sessions are designed to show Medicare options for recipients. Three dates available, all 10 a.m. to noon: Oct. 30, Nov. 14 and Nov. 20. Call Gregory Coleman at 404-246-6252 to register.


• Walk to End Alzheimer's - Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at the Coweta County Fairgrounds 8 a.m. Nov. 2. Learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved along with advocacy opportunities, Alzheimer's research and clinical trial enrollment. In addition to the 2-mile walk, participants will enjoy entertainment and a special tribute to those who are experiencing Alzheimer's. Team details: alz. org/walk.


• Cancer Support Group meets at First Baptist Church in Newnan second Wednesdays. Next meeting 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.


• Native American Pow Wow - Hearts that Meet is holding a Native American Pow Wow to benefit scoliosis postop patients on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. The event will feature Native American arts and crafts, food, singing, dancing, face painting and raffles. For more info contact Melissa King at heartsthatmeet@hotmail.com

• 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 holding Kidney Smart classes 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 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 details.


• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street in Newnan, second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. Details: Call First United Methodist Church, 770-253-7400.


• 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 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. Details: Ivie Bowman at 770-599-3245. Email: senoiaunitedmeth@bellsouth. net.

• 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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