Georgia Division of Family and Children Services needs individuals of all ages in the community who have what it takes to be effective, resourceful, loving parents. DFCS is looking for strong, consistent role models to make a difference in a child’s life and in their community by fostering and/or adopting children who are in the care of DFCS. Call 877-210-KIDS (5437) to start the process in fostering and or adopting Georgia’s children.
GENTIVA HOSPICE WARNER ROBINS OFFICE FOOD DRIVE EVENT FOR THE GRACE HOUSE
Throughout August, the Gentiva Hospice office in Warner Robins will be blanketing the community distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for The Grace House as part of the annual food drive. Part of the Kindred at HOme family of home healthcare. Area residents, physicians and referral sources can contact Vicki Arant at 478-953-1016 to learn more about this service. The Gentiva office is located at 319 Margie Drive in Warner Robins.
TAI CHI-BEGINNING AND ADVANCED
11 a.m.-noon from now through Aug. 25, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-9771 to preregister.
SMALL STEPS: HOW TO PREVENT OR DELAY TYPE 2 DIABETES
4-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS (MONDAY SERIES)
7 p.m. Aug. 17. Call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register, $50 fee, prepayment required. Refresher Class: 7 p.m. Aug. 25.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Noon, Aug. 18 at the Perry Hospital Cafeteria, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry. For adults with diabetes and their support system. Taught by a Certified Diabetes Nurse. Caregivers and support persons encouraged to attend. Call 478-923-9771.
SAFE KIDS OF HOUSTON COUNTY
12:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. A non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of keeping children safe and free from injury. For more information or to volunteer with Safe Kids, call the Centerville Fire Department, 478-953-4050.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
4 p.m. Aug. 18, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-201-6500.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-201-6500.
NAVIGATING PERSONAL SAFETY: A WOMEN’S HEALTH SERIES EVENT
6 p.m. Aug. 18, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Dinner provided. Call 478-633-4733 for reservations.
FREE ANGIOSCREENS FOR VETERANS
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 19, Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Call 478-654-2002 for details.
DIABETES UPDATE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
8 a.m.-4 p.m. (register 8-8:30 a.m.) Aug. 19, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 North Houston Road, Warner Robins. Intended for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists involved in providing education and support to patients with diabetes. Approved for a total of 6 contact hours. Program is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk. Handouts, refreshments and lunch provided. To receive CEU credits, participants must pre-register online at www.mycecenter.com.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
2:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 20, Perry Hospital Dining Conference Room, 1120 Morningside Drive, Perry. Cost: $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration required. Call Bob Woodall, 478-345-3013 for Warner Robins and Sherman Falana, 478-987-3658 for Perry.
THE PINK ALLIANCE BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR GROUP
Noon Aug. 20, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for reservations.
RIVER EDGE COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD MEETING
Noon Aug. 20, 175 Emery Highway, Macon.
PAMPER ME PINK MAMMOGRAPHY PARTY
3-7 p.m. Aug. 20, Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, 1960 Ga. 247 Connector, Byron. Call 478-654-2011 for appointment.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP
2 p.m. Aug. 20, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. For patients and caregivers. Call 478-201-6500.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lobby Conference Room, 1601 Warner Robins. For those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Call 478-227-7939.
CHEMOTHERAPY ORIENTATION CLASS
10 a.m. Aug. 24, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for reservations.
HELP FOR THE HEART: HEART FAILURE EDUCATION
1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 24, 25, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. A two-session education program designed to improve the quality of life for persons with heart failure. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.
RITE BITE DIABETES COOKING SCHOOL
2-4 p.m. Aug. 25, Houston County Government Building, 801 Main St., Perry. Each session features a presentation followed by a cooking demonstration and sampling of delicious recipes for diabetics. Portion Control: The Key to Diabetes Control. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register. Elevator and handicapped parking available.
ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP
7 p.m. Aug. 25, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lower Lobby, Classroom 3, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins.
1 p.m. Aug. 26, Monroe Regional Medical Complex Community Room, 120 N. Lee St., Forsyth. Call 478-633-4733 to register.
LUNCH AND LEARN: DEVELOPING A COPD ACTION PLAN
Aug. 27: 11 a.m.-noon, free spirometry and blood pressure screenings. Noon-1 p.m., lunch and learn program. Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. For persons diagnosed with COPD or their caregivers. Lunch provided for those who pre-register. Call 478-923-9771.
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 800-627-2393 for appointment.
NAVICENT HEALTH “A MATTER OF BALANCE”
Noon Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6. 13, 20, 27, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals to increase activity, make changes to reduce fall risk at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. Call 478-757-7817 to register.
WINGS OF HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
For an appointment with a transitions counselor, call 478-633-7573.
More than 100 AA meetings are held weekly throughout the midstate. For a schedule, visit www.aageorgia.org.
HEARTLAND HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Looking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families. Provide services such as friendly visiting and clerical services. Call Laurie Martin, 478-550-8969 if interested.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Meets four times a year. United Hospice, 6060 Lakeside Commons Drive, Macon. Call Christine Mitchell, 478-745-9204.
9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Visit www.thewellnesscentermacon.com for information.
TOPS CHAPTER MEETINGS
9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, Centerville United Methodist Church, corner of Houston Lake Road and Wilson Drive, Centerville. Weigh-in and visit at 8:30 a.m. Call 478-953-1054.
GET MOVING!!! AEROBICS
11:30 A.M. Monday and Wednesday; 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Frank Johnson Community Center, 2227 Mercer University Drive, Macon. Free classes taught by Lisa Odom of On Point Fitness. Call 478-751-9274.
PROSTATE CANCER 101
Noon every second Monday of the month, Lanier Building, Lanier Conference Room, 1014 Forsyth St., Macon. Free teachings on prostate cancer basics, knowing your stage, hormone therapy, surgery, radiation and more. Light lunch served. Call 633-8537.
“LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER” WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE CANCER PATIENTS
6-7 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month, Coliseum Medical Centers, 330 Hospital Drive, Building C, Suite 240, Macon. Call 478-765-4805 to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, Medical Center, Navicent Health, Lanier Building conference room, 1062 Forsyth St., Macon. Call 633-8537 to register. Workshop to help female cancer patients cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment. American Cancer Society, 800-227-2345 or www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org.
TOPS CHAPTER 218
6 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church (in the back), at Ga. 96 and Old Perry Road, Bonaire. Call 929-0634.
PARENTS OF PRODIGAL CHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP
7-8:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month, Shirley Hills Baptist Church, 615 Corder Road, Warner Robins. Call Joy, 478-988-5430, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
9 a.m.-Noon, every Tuesday and Friday, Medical Center, Navicent Health’s Health Resource Center Library, 877 Hemlock St., Macon.
POWER OVER PARKINSON’S
9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, the Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Visit www.thewellnesscentermacon.com for information.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
3:30 p.m. second Tuesday of each month, 886 Mulberry St., Macon. Facilitator: Robyn Davis, 478-501-7426. Please call before attending group to confirm location and time.
HEART OF GEORGIA THRESHOLD SINGERS
6:30-8 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. A non-denominational women’s a cappella singing group which performs for hospice and other seriously ill patients. Call 478-397-5513 or email HeartOfGeorgia@thresholdchoir.org. They also have a Facebook page.
COMPASSIONATE HEARTS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
7 p.m. the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, Rock Springs Hope House, 219 Rock Springs Road, Milner. Call 770-229-8663.
“MEN TO MEN” SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAM FOR PROSTATE CANCER
7 p.m. first Tuesday of each month. The Wellness Center, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Discuss treatment, side effects. Spouses welcome.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month (third Tuesday for Nov. and Dec.), Houston Health Care Classroom No. 1, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Facilitators: Jimmy Hall, 478-923-2532 and Judy Cook, 478-923-0733. Please call before attending to confirm location and time.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month, Martha Bowman UMC, 500 Bass Road, Macon. Facilitator, Mott Smith, 478-746-7050. Please call before attending to confirm location and time.
SOS-SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
6-7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Coliseum Psychiatric Center, 340 Hospital Drive, Building E, Macon. For those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Call 478-464-8138. or visit www.gspin.org.
WEEKLY AL-ANON MEETINGS FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF ALCOHOLICS AND ADDICTS
6 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Saturday at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 565 Wimbish Road, Macon; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at St. Paul Episcopal Parish Hall, 753 College St., Macon; 1 p.m. Monday and Thursday at Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, Mabel White Baptist Church, 1415 Bass Road, Macon. 8 p.m. Friday, Fellowship Hall, 151 Woodfield Drive, Macon. Call 478-254-3414.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Francis Episcopal Church, 432 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Call Kristi, 912-541-1679.
GROUP FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Color Me Pink, 100 N. Houston Lake Road, Centerville. Free lunch. Call Judy Mason, 478-953-1377.
NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CAFE: A PLACE OF CONNECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
2-3:30 p.m. every 3rd Thursday, Serenity Adult Day Health Inc., 105 Westcliff Blvd., Warner Robins. For those with early-stage memory loss and their spouse or care partner. Refreshments, laughter and connection. At this time, a person with aggressive behavior, advanced stage memory loss, or children under 18, are not appropriate for the cafe’. To reply or volunteer, call Michelle at 478-302-5772 or www.memorycafe.wix.com/memorycafe. Sponsored by Summer’s Landing of Warner Robins and The Alzheimer’s Association.
BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP
6-7:30 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Thursday, Coliseum Psychiatric Center, 340 Hospital Drive, Building E, Macon. Call 478-741-1355.
ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
6-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins. Call 478-953-5161.
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF MIDDLE GEORGIA: SUPPORTING FAMILY AFTER A CHILD DIES
7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month, Byron United Methodist Church, 103 W. Heritage Blvd., Byron. Support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child. For more information, call Karla Chidester, 478-954-4592, or email email@example.com.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
7-8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Houston Medical Center, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Call 478-396-0118.
TOPS #0325 WEIGHT LOSS MEETINGS
10 a.m. (weigh in) 10:30 a.m. (meeting) Friday, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Weight-loss support organization. Call Ruth Uhl, 478-935-2316.
TURNER CHAPEL AME HEALTH FREE HEALTH TEST
9-11 a.m. first Saturday of each month, 153 Dolly St., Gray. Free blood pressure, pulse rate, height, weight and body mass index checked by a licensed nurse. Call 478-986-6445.
WOMEN ON THE GO ENERGY NETWORK
11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month, LaQuinta Inn, 3944 River Place, Macon. Call 478-718-7331.
GLUTEN-INTOLERANCE GROUP SUPPORT MEETINGS
Meets the third Saturday of each month at Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. Visit www.middlegeorgia.gigbranches.org.
1-2 p.m. Saturday, Macon Health Club, 389 First St., Macon. Taught by Paula East, using isometrics, tai chi and other exercises. Mats used. $10 per person. Call 478-750-0802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACON COUNTY AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP
1:30 p.m. every Sunday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 608 Rawls St., Montezuma. Call 478-472-6518 or email@example.com.
CROHN’S AND COLITIS SUPPORT GROUP
3 p.m. the third Sunday of each month, Peyton Anderson Health Education Center, Medical Center, Navicent Health, Macon. Call Kelly, 478-737-8788.
OSTOMY SUPPORT GROUP
3 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month, January through October, Coliseum Medical Center cafeteria, in the back section, Macon. Free. Call 478-477-8337.
MIDDLE GA. REGIONAL COMMISSION AREA AGENCY ON AGING
Funds programs that keep seniors living independently. Includes delivered meals. 478-751-6466 or 888-548-1456. To learn about chronic disease self-management, call 478-751-6411.
CANCER GENETIC SCREENING COUNSELING PROGRAM
See whether you are genetically predisposed to cancer. By appointment, call 478-633-6329.
SENIOR WHEELS USA
Electric wheelchairs available free to qualified seniors and the disabled. Call 800-246-6010.
UNITED IN PINK
Free services offered to breast cancer survivors and their families. Visit www.unitedinpink.org or call 478-254-5247.
HOSPICE CARE OPTIONS
Office volunteers and volunteers for patient companionship needed. Call Kristyn Boothe, 478-743-3033 or 800-563-8680. 486 New St., Macon.
REACH TO RECOVERY BREAST CANCER PROGRAM
Designed to help people cope with their breast cancer experiences. All volunteers have been through a breast cancer experience themselves. To receive a kit and a call from a volunteer trained by Reach to Recovery, call 800-227-2345.
MIDDLE GEORGIA GLUTEN INTOLERANCE GROUP
If you have celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis or are following a gluten-free diet, visit www.middlegeorgia.gigbranches.org for meetings.
CT SCAN FOR SMOKERS
Medical Center, Navicent Health offers CT scans for smokers or former smokers between the ages of 50 and 74. The fee is $150 and no insurance is filed. For a referral form, call 478-633-9111.
CANCER WELL FIT
An oncology 12-week series recovery program that meets three times a week. Combines exercise, education and support to help cancer patients return to their fullest potential. Call 478-757-7847.
CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS
To learn more about clinical trials, call 478-633-1738 or go to www.mccgclinicaltrials.org.
KROGER HEALTH SCREENINGS
Health screenings for $35 by a trained Kroger pharmacist for blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index and lipid panel with a scheduled appointment. Midstate Krogers. Call 877-444-9689 to schedule an appointment.
IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR SUPPORT GROUP
Free support group helps patients with ICD learn how to stay fit and keep the heart healthy. No regularly scheduled meetings but call 478-633-7157 for details.