Health Happenings

• 'Divorce and Beyond,' eight-week program at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Tuesday Jan. 7. Provide support and guide participants during this time. Register: Barbara Stevens, 678-854-9984 or Sharon Burke 770 317-7990.

• Sam's Club in Sharpsburg, on Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will host free 'New Year, New You' health screenings to kick off a year of healthy resolutions and healthy living. Screenings will be open to Sam's Club members and the public. All Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy are participating.


• Kidney Smart Piedmont Newnan Hospital and dialysis group classes monthly second Wednesdays at Piedmont Newnan, Poplar Road, at 4:30 p.m. Free including materials. Professional shift available for dialysis patients. Interested patients go to www.kidneysmart.org under 'classes near you' to register. Classes offered across Georgia. Details: Cassandra Carson 770-304-5850.


• Women with Depression Open discussion, prayer, and support for women with depression. Meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Crossroads Church, 2564 Hwy. 154: http:// crossroadsnewnan.org .


• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street, second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Caregivers welcome. Details: First United Methodist Church, 770-253-7400.


• Heart Healthy Class last Tuesday monthly, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Piedmont Heart Institute, 20 Francis Way, Sharpsburg, third floor conference room. Register 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.


• Scleroderma Support Group meets bimonthly. 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. 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. Free and open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Details: Lynn and Nancy Bradley 770-251-6216.


• East Coweta Cancer Support Group meets 2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets. Emphasis also on role of caregiver. Details: Ivie Bowman 770-599-3245 or senoiaunitedmeth@bellsouth.net .


• Narcotics Anonymous 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.Details: 770-502-1984.


• Alcoholics Anonymous 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.





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