Health Happenings

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

• 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.

• CrossFit Newnan 2nd annual Fall Golf Tournament to benefit Coweta County Special Olympics is Sept. 22 at Newnan Country Club, 1356 U.S. Hwy. 29 North, Newnan. Scramble format with 4-person teams. Longest drive, closest to pin contests. Entry $95 per person, $380 per team - includes breakfast, range practice, green fees, cart and lunch. Those who do not have team can be paired with others for tournament. Send check to CrossFit Newnan, 120 Werz Industrial Drive, Newnan, GA 30263 or pay with credit card by emailing information to crossfitnewnan@gmail.com . For details call 678-978-3400. Hole sponsorships available through Sept. 1 by emailing mrp@numail.org .

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.



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