Healthy Dates

Lupus Walk Volunteers NeededCall (478) 238-6862 for more information.

Heartland Hospice Volunteer TrainingLooking for caring and dedicated people with an interest in serving terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers provide services such as friendly visiting, errand running, child care and clerical services. Call Mary Jane Gardner, (478) 314-0150. Advance Directives For Final Healthcare meeting9-10 a.m. today, Coliseum Northside Hospital, Conference Room, Macon. Nancy White will be the presenter. Call (478) 464-8171.

Tobacco Cessation4:30-5:30 p.m. today, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Free course to help you quit smoking or using tobacco products. Call (478) 923-9771.

Small Steps: How To Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Call (478) 923-9771.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center.

TOPS Club Inc. Meetings9 a.m. Fridays, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road, Macon. A weight-loss support and wellness education organization. New members welcome. Call (478) 953-0189.

Asthma Camp 20099 a.m.-noon Saturday (registration at 8:30 a.m.) Includes presentations by physicians and medical professionals for adults and children living with asthma. Lake Joy Primary, 995 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins. Hosted by Houston Healthcare. Call (478) 923-9771.

Do’s and Don’ts of Exercise for SeniorsNoon-1 p.m. May 18, Perry Hospital Medical Library. Presented by Brett Moore, Sports Medicine Specialist with Houston Healthcare. Free light lunch served. Pre-registration required. Call (478) 923-9771.

Breast Cancer Support and Education7 p.m. May 18, Health Connections in the Houston Mall.

Arthritis Support Group Osteoporosis Luncheon11:30 a.m. May 20, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Speaker will be Dr. Mark Lafferty, OB/GYN discussing prevention tips and treatment options for osteoporosis. Call (478) 923-9771 to pre-register.

Alzheimer’s Support Group7 p.m. May 26, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. For families, caregivers and friends dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association-Central GA Chapter.

Anemia11:30 a.m. May 27, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Program on common anemias and how to increase your iron intake with diet. An iron-rich lunch will be served. Call (478) 923-9771 to register.

Carlyle Place Health Fair10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 28, Carlyle Place, 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon. “Rally for Wellness” with vendors offering demonstrations, health screenings, prizes and giveaways. Healthy cooking and container gardening demonstrations on the outside along with a produce market. Please bring a nonperishable food item or items for the Middle Georgia Food Bank. These items may be exchanged for coupons for produce at the market. Call (478) 405-4500.

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Support Group meetings5:30 p.m. June 25, Aug. 27, Oct. 29, Dec. 3 in the Luce Heart Tower, corner of First and Hemlock streets in Macon. Light refreshments served. To pre-register, call (478) 633-7157.

Mountain Climb Against The Odds for Breast Cancer PreventionApplications are now being taken for this fundraiser held June 21-27 at Mount Shasta, Calif. Mountain is 14,162 feet. Call Carly Chomer, (415) 346-8223

Hope Floats MS Support GroupMeetings are at 6:30 p.m. (during daylight-saving time and return to 6 p.m. in October) on the last Monday of each month (except November and December). Held at Pinegate Retirement Center, 300 Charter Blvd. (near Coliseum Northside Hospital), Macon. Call Marty, (478) 742-9011.

Adult Bereavement Support Group6-7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday at Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins. Call (478) 953-5161.

IDEAL: Panic Attack, Anxiety and Stress Program7 p.m. Wednesdays. To register, call Panic Relief Inc., Judy Schiffman, (732) 940-9658, or John, (478) 987-3317. or go to

Parkinson’s Disease Support GroupFuture meetings are Thursday and May 21, Central Georgia Rehabilitation Hospital, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Free. If you, a family member or friend are affected by Parkinson’s Disease (PD), please join us at our free monthly support group. Featuring topics such as cognitive rehabilitation, medical and psychosocial care, positive speech and outlook, depression, yoga therapy, helpful hints for caregivers and much more. We also provide information about clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease under way involving sleep, neuroprotection and well-being. Contact Mary Toole at (478) 743-7092, extension 211.

Bipolar Support Group6-7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Coliseum Psychiatric Center, 240 Hospital Drive, Macon. Hosted by Dr. Ali Ahmadi and Coliseum Psychiatric Center. Call (478) 741-1355.

Narconon ArrowheadOffers free addiction counseling, assessments and referrals to rehabilitation centers nationwide. Call (800) 468-6933 or go to

SouthernCare HospiceVolunteers are needed. Opportunities to help deliver goodie bags, run errands, visit patients, relieve caregivers, make a difference, be part of a team, provide snacks, read or write, make friends, feel proud and feel needed. Call Tassie Wood at 476-4627.

Hospice Care OptionsVolunteers needed for Houston County and Bibb County areas. Call Mary Taylor, (478) 743-3033 or (800) 563-8680.

Cancer Genetic Screening Counseling ProgramTest to determine whether you are genetically disposed to cancer. By appointment, call 633-6329.

Angels Have WheelsAll Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease and respiratory disorders and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they could be eligible to receive an electric wheelchair paid for by Medicare. Call (800) 810-2877 to hear about Medicare eligibility.

Wishes on WheelsThis group makes available electric wheelchairs to nonambulatory seniors (65 years old and up) usually at no out-of-pocket expense if they qualify. No deposit required. (800) 823-5220 or visit

Middle Georgia Regional Development Center/Area Agency on AgingFunds programs that keep seniors living independently in their homes. Some of the services include home-delivered meals, in-home respite care, homemaker services, caregiver services and more. Call (478) 751-6466 or (888) 548-1456. For information on the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call (478) 751-6411.