Health Happenings

• Cancer awareness and education event is Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9 - 11 a.m. at The Summit Family YMCA on Highway 34 E. This event is free and open to survivors, families, Y members and the local community. Through a partnership with Winship/Emory Cancer Survivorship program, Summit Y will be providing information on breast, prostate and lung cancers. A breast cancer nurse navigator and an oncology nurse practitioner will answer questions and help assess risks for attendees along with sharign tips for preventing cancer through nutrition and physical activity. Details: Jennifer Rewkowski, 770-864-2756.

• Alzheimer’s fundraiser – Savannah Court of Newnan’s fundraising lunch featuring Huckleberry BBQ of Pine Mountain (barbecue chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread, a piece of cake, and a bottle of water) is Friday, Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per ticket. Make checks payable to the “Alzheimer’s Association.”

• Decision-making tools for Medicare plans is offered in three sessions at First Baptist Church on 15 West Washington St. Sessions will give information on Medicare options. Meetings are 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 14 and Nov. 20. Call Gregory Coleman at 404-246-6252, to register.

• Cancer Support Group meets at First Baptist Church on second Wednesdays. Next meeting is Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. 15 West Washington Street, Room 129C. Programs focus on cancer and 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 patients on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person. Event will feature Native American arts and crafts, food, singing, dancing, face painting and raffles. Info contact Melissa King at heartsthatmeet@hotmail.com .

• Prostate Cancer Information Group meets Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville, Ga. Program will include a series of short videos that describe the use of PROVENGE®, an FDA approved treatment, that can reprogram a patient’s own immune system to attack prostate cancer cells. Open discussion will follow. Men (and their partners) with concerns about prostate cancer are encouraged to attend. For details call Jim O'Hara at 770-632-2898.

• Race Away from Domestic Violence - 5K race at Ashley Park shopping center is Dec. 7. Begins and ends in front of Belk department store; door prizes and refreshments. Proceeds benefit Community Welcome House. Details: www.communitywelcomehouse.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. 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: 770-252-8244.

• Kidney Smart — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group hold Kidney Smart classes monthly second Wednesdays at Piedmont Newnan, 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. 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.

• Women with Depression — Open discussion, prayer, and continued support through difficult days for women with depression. Meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Crossroads Church, 2564 Hwy. 154, southeast of Newnan. Details: http://crossroadsnewnan.org .

• 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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