Health Happenings

• Decision-making tools for Medicare plans has been offered in three sessions at First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St., Newnan. Sessions designed to show Medicare options for recipients. Last meeting is Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information call Gregory Coleman at 404-246-6252.

• Summit Family YMCA is gearing up for Winter Basketball Season. Registration open through Nov. 22. Ages 4-15. Scholarships available. Details: Summit YMCA, Highway 34 East, Newnan, 770-254-9622.

• Prostate Cancer Information Group meets Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m. at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building Third Floor, Fayetteville, Ga. Program includes a series of short videos on PROVENGE®, an FDA approved treatment. Open discussion. Men (and partners) encouraged to attend. Details: Jim O'Hara, 770-632-2898.

• Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Turner Field is 9 a.m. Dec. 7. Haley’s Heros, led by Mapp family, runs in 5k event against arthritis. Wear a holiday-themed costume, with jingle bells tied to your shoelaces in order to raise money for the nation’s leading cause of disability. Register at www.jbrwatlanta.kintera.org/carriemapp to be a part of Haley’s Heros.

• 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 .

• Heart Healthy Class — Held last Tuesdays, 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.



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