Health Happenings

• The Newnan Carnegie will host “Gentle Yoga” Feb. 6 and Feb. 13 from 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. The class is for all levels of physical ability — stretch and strengthen muscles through mild cardio. Floor or chair exercises are offered. Participants can gain flexibility and balance, as well as relieve stress. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Equipment will be provided. The class is free but registration is required. The Newnan Carnegie is located at 1 LaGrange St. in downtown Newnan, 770-683-1347.

• Piedmont Newnan Hospital hosts a workshop, “Understanding and Managing Dementia,” for family and caregivers Friday, Feb. 21 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the hospital on Poplar Road in Conference Room 2. The workshop will cover diagnosis, types and stages of dementia, community resources, financial and legal concerns, communication techniques and the role of medications in managing challenging behaviors. Registration is $25; breakfast and lunch are provided. To register, call 770-400-2320.

• Yard sale donations — The 2014 Coweta County employees Relay for Life team is planning a yard sale and is taking donations of items. The Relay for Life event each spring raises funds for the American Cancer Society. Anyone who has items they would like to donate yard sale may contact Yvonne Binion, in the Coweta Planning Department at 770-254-2635 or Dora Hayes, in the Coweta Building Department at 770-254-2660. The 2014 Coweta County Relay for Life Team Yard Sale will be March 1, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Asa Powell Expo Center, 197 Temple Ave. in Newnan.

• Blood Drives — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and the American Red Cross will host blood drives at the hospital on Poplar Road 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 for an upcoming blood drive at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, 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. Visit www.njslonline.org for a registration form and more information or register online at www.active.com before March 12. Email questions to: njslshamrockrun@yahoo.com 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, or for more information go to the event’s Facebook page or emai 3sisters@abbysangelsfoundation.org .

• 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 .

• Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center in Newnan on Hospital Road at 10 a.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Wed. Jan., 15. Contact Gloria Sanford for more information: 706-302-6192 or glosanford@yahoo.com .

• 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.



More Close Up

Healthy Living

HealthSouth Newnan opening Dec. 2

As Newnan has become a medical destination in recent years, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will add yet another center for he ... Read More


Releasing Newnan time capsule

Editor’s note: Norma Haynes provided the thoughts from Mary Glover Nixon and contributes to the introduction of this column. Nixon&rsq ... Read More


Jubilee Singers spread joy to local seniors

In the summer of 1986, a group of ladies and men from Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg, began going to what was then calle ... Read More


Pat Johnson shows giving on Thanksgiving

Ten years ago, when Patricia “Pat” Johnson and her family finished eating Thanksgiving dinner, they came up with an idea: distri ... Read More


Community Calendar

The Holiday storytelling workshops for the youth comes to the Senoia Library, beginning Monday, Nov. 24 from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. The library ... Read More

Stanley Tate on Birds

One in four Americans watches birds

Market analysts optimistically estimate that eighty million Americans are interested in watching birds. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... Read More