Health Happenings

• Summit Family YMCA is removing the joining and reactivation fees in January. All members can participate in The Coach Approach Program. At no additional charge, members are paired with a YMCA personal wellness coach. The membership desk at Summit Y on Highway 34 East, Newnan, is open weekdays and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from noon-5 p.m. Tours are available.

• Run for Angels 5k/10k & Chicken Q — On Feb. 1, the 12th annual event will raise funds for Angel’s House. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. on Greenville Street, between Salbide Avenue and Savannah Street. Details: www.active.com or www.theangelshouse.org.

• American Red Cross Blood Drive in Senoia — The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area Feb. 3. Drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of Senoia United Methodist Church from 1 until 6 p.m.

• Yard sale donations — The 2014 Coweta County employees Relay for Life team is planning a yard sale and taking donations of items. The event each spring raises funds for the American Cancer Society. Anyone with items to donate may contact Yvonne Binionat 770-254-2635 or Dora Hayes, 770-254-2660. The yard sale will be held Saturday, March 1, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Asa Powell Expo Center, 197 Temple Avenue in Newnan.

• Blood Drives — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and the American Red Cross will host blood drives at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on March 7, May 2 and July 11. All will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 2. To schedule an appointment visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “piedmontnewnan” or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

• Eighth Annual Newnan Jr. Service League Shamrock 5k/10k/Leprechaun Dash benefiting Rowe Together, American Red Cross- 3 Rivers Chapter, Ronald McDonald House of Columbus and Newnan-Coweta Lions Club is March 15 in downtown Newnan. For details visit www.njslonline.org or register online at www.active.com before March 12 or call 404-272-0517, Kristi Mundt.

• Abby’s Angels Foundation 5K Rainbow Run/Family Fun Day is April 19 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds with all proceeds going toward the foundation. Those interested may sign up at active.com. For details go to the event’s Facebook page or email 3sisters@abbysangelsfoundation.org .

• 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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