Health Happenings

• Free dental exams and cleanings are offered to children in the Newnan community at It’s A Small World Children’s Dentistry, 2680 Highway 34 E, Suite A, Aug. 2 for Kid’s Free Dentistry Day. A free exam and cleaning, plus a free hearing and vision screening will be provided to the first 300 children – first-come first-served – between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. School supplies and backpacks will be distributed, there will be a clown doing face painting, bounce houses, pizza from Steve B’s, a fire truck, and more. Details: 770-502-9733 or visit www.FreeDentistryDay.org.

• American Red Cross Blood Drive at Senoia United Methodist Church, Seavy and Bridge Streets in Senoia, is 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 4 Donors are encouraged to participate and give the “gift of life” while also bringing one or more non-perishable food items. Senoia Optimist Club members will make the food available to a local food bank. Donors may sign up online: www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Also, Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ivie Bowman may be contacted at 678-378-7151.

• Sunrise on the Square Road Race, held annually by Main Street Newnan, is Aug. 30 - the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. For information and an application contact the Main Street office on First Avenue or check at http://www.mainstreetnewnan.com.

• East Coweta Cancer Support Group – Meets 2 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets. Emphasis also placed on role of the caregiver. 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 – 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. Details on meetings: 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, 678-876-0102.

• Coweta County Farmer’s Market is Wednesdays through summer in downtown Newnan in coordination with Main Street Newnan - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, East Broad Street. Also Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Powell Expo Center, at Coweta County Recreation Department Temple Avenue Complex.

• Cancer Support Group of Coweta County will resume meetings in September at First Baptist Church of Newnan, 15 W. Washington St. Support group continues to provide information and services for cancer patients during the summer vacation months. CSG Durable Medical Equipment program is coordinated by John and Nancy Weinig, 770-502-1835. For details on group call Katie Jackson at 770-502-9097.

• Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group – First Thursdays, 10 a.m., Wesley Woods of Newnan, 2280 Hwy. 29 N. Details: Beth Lever, 770-683-6833.

• Parkinson's Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church, Greenville Street in Newnan, second Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. Meets in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. Details: First United Methodist, 770-253-7400. Next: Aug. 12. An attorney will speak this month on wills, advanced directives for medical care and power of attorney.

• Georgia Reproductive Specialists offers a free infertility seminar - Mind-Body, IVF and Fertility Options, Wed, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. The free seminar is held at their office at 5445 Meridian Mark Road, Suite 285, Atlanta, second Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.

• Kidney Smart – Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group hold classes second Wednesdays at Piedmont Newnan, Poplar Road, 4:30 p.m. One-hour class is free including materials. Fourth shift/ professional shift available for dialysis patients. Urgent Start program collaborates with hospitals regarding unexpected kidney failure in an attempt to avoid dialysis in center. Go to www.kidneysmart.org under “classes near you” to register. Classes offered across Georgia. Details: Cassandra Carson at 770-304-5850.

• 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 .

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

• Heart Healthy Class – Monthly last Tuesdays, 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.

• Celiac Disease Support Group – 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 – 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 – 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; 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. Free and open to anyone who has lost someone to suicide. Details: Lynn and Nancy Bradley, facilitators, at 770-251-6216.

• “Exercise is Medicine” is Mondays & Fridays at Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 LaGrange St. in downtown Newnan, as well as Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Piedmont Newnan Fitness Center on West Court Square. There is also a class held in the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Hospital on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 4 p.m. All classes are free. Details: Piedmont Fitness Center at 770-254-3550.



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