Health Happenings

• 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. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Conf. Rm 2. Appointments: www.redcrossblood.org, enter sponsor code “piedmontnewnan” (1-800-RED CROSS).

• AARP Drivers Safety Class, March 10 at Wesley Woods of Newnan, 2280 U.S. Hwy 29 N. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 non-members. Participants encouraged to bring lunch. 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (half-hour lunch break). Available for those 25 or older. Details: Jim Carter, 770-304-1537.

• Cancer Support Group of Coweta meets March 12 at First Baptist Church, 15 West Washington St. For those with cancer, have survived cancer or wish to learn more. Fellowship with survivors and professionals, information and resources. Details: 770-252-0894 or 770-502-9097.

• Eighth Annual Newnan Jr. Service League ShamROCK and RUN 5k/10k/Leprechaun Dash is March 15 in Newnan. Visit www.njslonline.org for registration form and information. Register: www.active.com before March 12. Details: Kristi Mundt: njslshamrockrun@yahoo.com or 404-272-0517.

• Power in the Blood, blood drive and health fair hosted by Peachtree City Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is Sunday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To donate: redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: PTCSDA. Free salad bar lunch. 4957 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg.

• AARP Drivers Safety Class: Goodwill Career Center, 228 Bullsboro Drive is on Sat., March 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 678 423 3562, ext.102 for info and registration.

• Abby’s Angels Foundation 5K Rainbow Run/Family Fun Day is April 19 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. All proceeds for the foundation. Sign up at active.com. Details: 3sisters@abbysangelsfoundation.org.

• Kidney Smart — Piedmont Newnan Hospital and local dialysis group hold Kidney Smart classes monthly second Wednesdays at Piedmont Newnan, Poplar Rd., at 4:30 p.m. Free one-hour class includes materials. Fourth 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 Ga. Details: Cassandra Carson 770-304-5850.

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

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville St., second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Meetings in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. This month’s program is on swallowing difficulties. Details: 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. Emphasis also placed upon role of caregiver in support of patient and family. Details: Ivie Bowman, 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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