Health Happenings

Free anti-bullying seminar is May 25 at Peachtree City Combat Fitness from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Open to public and members alike, for children and teens from the ages of 4 to 18. Will teach children and young adults to be confident, aware, and protected in potentially dangerous situations. Goal is to keep each and every individual as safe as possible by teaching them the proper ways to handle bullying before and after it has happened. Reservations and information, call 770-487-1000.

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Class is Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn on Herring Road in Newnan. Will prepare individuals ages 11 through 16 to care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and First Aid. Learn how to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Call Joanne Lynch, instructor, at 404-597-7260 to register.

• Cancer Support Group - First Baptist Church of Newnan, 15 W. Washington St. Final meeting of year is May 22, 10 a.m. -  “Ready For Summer.” Room 129C, main level. Details: Annie Joe Berkowitz at 770-252-0894 or Katie Jackson at 770-502-9097. Group also operates a Durable Medical Equipment program. Items may be donated or obtained by telephoning John and Nancy Weinig at 770-502-1835. 

Kidney Smart - Piedmont Newnan Hospital and a local dialysis group are working to raise education on kidney disease. Kidney Smart classes will be held at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, Poplar Road, on June 12 and another on July 10, both at 4:30 p.m. The one-hour class is free and materials are sent home with the recipient, said Cassie Carson, a licensed practical nurse with Davita Dialysis of Newnan. All interested patients must go to www.kidneysmart.org under “classes near you” to register for any upcoming classes.  Other classes are offered across Georgia for individuals that live farther.

Heart Healthy Class - 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 Road, Peachtree City. Details, call Richard or Barbara Moore, 770-252-1633.

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

• Celiac Disease Support Group - Meets second Saturday, 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 Road, 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 at 7 p.m., Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 958 Summers-McKoy Road, 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. Next: July 9, Bistro Conference Room, ground floor.

• 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. Call Ivie Bowman at 770-599-3245. Email: senoiaunitedmeth@bellsouth.net. Meets at Senoia United Methodist Church, Bridge & Seavy Streets.

• Narcotics Anonymous - Meets Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m., Fridays at 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 at 770-842-4519.

• Celebrate Recovery - Meets Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Begins with dinner followed by group meetings, Unity Baptist Church, Newnan. A Christ-centered recovery program.

• La Leche of Newnan - Mother to mother breastfeeding support offered. Call Lara McCarthy, 678-423-9881.

• Amputee Support Group Meeting - For details call 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, 9 a.m. Details: Barbara, 770-502-1358.

Parkinson’s Support Group meets at First United Methodist Church, Greenville Street, Newnan, second Tuesday of each month, 3:30 p.m. Meetings are in the Gathering Room. Caregivers welcome. Details: Herman Fletcher, 770-251-1687. Next: June 11.




More Close Up

Innovating pecan products get help from UGA researchers

A graduate student with a personal interest in pecan innovation is on a team of University of Georgia food science researchers that’s ... Read More


Craft Beer Corner

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

The great state of California is known for such wonders as the Golden Gate Bridge, Yosemite National Park, and the gnarliest waves this side ... Read More


Healthy Living

Youth volunteers end summer at Piedmont Newnan

Doubling the participation from last year, Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary’s Youth Volunteer Program recently concluded with rave r ... Read More


Health Happenings

• Lunch and Learn, “Reflexology: What Is It and What Can It Do for You” - Bring your lunch to Newnan Carnegie Library, 1 La ... Read More


Healthy Living

Sunrise on the Square road race downtown Saturday

The annual Sunrise on the Square Road Race held by Main Street Newnan is Saturday this Labor Day weekend. The 2014 race begins and ends in d ... Read More

Healthy Living

Breast cancer patient chooses lumpectomy over mastectomy

After a shocking breast cancer diagnosis, Piedmont Newnan Hospital pharmacy manager Kathy Gibbs had a decision to make: have surgery to remo ... Read More