Health Happenings

• Cambridge House holds a big yard sale Saturday, May 10, 7 a.m. to noon with items such as an electric wheelchair, twin bed, entertainment center, sofas, love seat set, household items and more. Everything must go. Details: contact Jada at 678-423-8700 or email Cambridge House is an adult day-care center for persons with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

• Second annual RACE for the Orphans 5K is Saturday, May 10, at Coweta County Fairgrounds. More than 360 runners and walkers took part last year and organizers are hoping for even more this year. Two local families are recipients of RACE for the Orphans grants and 90 percent of the proceedsbgo to help them in their adoption fundraising, while 10 percent goes to First Baptist Church of Newnan's Orphan & Foster Care Ministry.

• Community blood drive by Air Life Geogia and the American Red Cross is Tuesday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coweta County Fire Department headquarters, 483 Turkey Creek Road. To schedule a donation time contact the fire department at 770-254-3900 or visit and use code cowetacfd .

• Coweta County March of Dimes’ “March for Babies” is May 17, 10 a.m. at Newnan Utilities’ Carl Miller Park on Sewell Road, Newnan. Registration begins 9 a.m. Annual three-mile walk benefits March of Dimes, which works to prevent premature births. Details: 770-977-3114 or .

• A Community Health Fair hosted by Cambridge House is May 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. under a big tent on their front lawn, 2687 Hwy. 154 near Thomas Crossroads. Fair will focus on health care needs of the whole family from grandparents to infants – with free health screenings from blood pressure to dental and information on ID's for children and adults through Project Life Saver. There will be tips on fire safety, stress and nutrition; games and a bounce house for the kids; and raffles for the adults. Bring the entire family for a healthy fun day. Enjoy BBQ Burrito's with chips and drink. Providers interested in participating may call Jada at 678-423-8700 or email .

• Lily Tinney Day benefit for a Sharpsburg child with a rare genetic disorder is May 24 at Great South Harley Davidson, 185 Highway 16 East. Vendors, food, music, raffles, cake walks, a yard sale and more planned. Vendor charge: $20 per booth. Ride for Lily motorcycle ride starts at Harley at 10 a.m. – entry $20 per biker and $10 per additional rider. Registration begins 8 a.m. Family friendly event runs 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. To donate yard sale items email Ansley Byrd at . For motorcycle ride details contact Rhenna Tinney at 770-686-0101 or .

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church on Greenville Street in Newnan, second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. Details: Call 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 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.

• Senior Friends provides fun, fellowship, education and entertainment to help people live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Sponsored by Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Senior Friends meets 10:30 - 12:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at Coweta County Fairgrounds, Pine Road. Includes catered hot meal – $7. Call 770-400-2374 to make meal reservation. Annual membership fees: $15 single, or $25 per couple. Details: 770-400-2374.

• 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.

• 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: .

• 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.

• 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. 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 under “classes near you” to register. Classes offered across Georgia. Call Cassandra Carson at 770-304-5850 for 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: .

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