Healthy dates

Bunko for Breast CancerVisit for programs and services provided at no charge for young breast cancer survivors, their children and families. 718-4123.

Heartland HospiceSeeking caring volunteers to be trained to provide friendly visits, respite care, calls to bereaved families and general office duties for Heartland Hospice patients and families. Flexible hours. Call P. Diane Lester, 477-0101 or 538-0411.

Central Ga. Breast Care Center Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genetic Screening and Counseling ProgramTen percent of all breast, ovarian and colon cancers are inherited. Genetic counseling by a genetic counselor from the Emory University School of Medicine for those at a higher risk. A doctor’s referral is required. Call 633-6327. Small Steps: How to Prevent or Delay Type 2 Diabetes4-5 p.m. today, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Call 923-9771 to register.

Tobacco Cessation4:30-5:30 p.m. today, March 1 and March 8, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Call 923-9771.

Alzheimer’s Support Group 7 p.m. Tuesday, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center.

Heart Luncheon and Cardiac Support and Education11:30 a.m. Wednesday, lunch served, followed at noon by the speaker, cardiologist Dr. Rahil Kazi. Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Call 923-9771.

Breastfeeding Classes10 a.m.-noon Saturday, The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Pre-registration required. Free. Call 633-2229.

AARP Driver Safety Program5-9 p.m. March 1, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. For drivers older than 50. Cost: $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Call 783-1988.American Heart Association CPR9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 6, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Participants receive American Heart Course C certificate. Cost $35 and must be pre-paid. Call 923-9771.

Advance Directives For Final Healthcare9-10 a.m. March 8, Coliseum Northside Hospital, Conference Room, Macon. Presenter is Nancy White. Call 464-8171.

AARP Driver Safety Program1-5 p.m. March 8, Perry Hospital Cafeteria, Perry. For those older than 50. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Call 956-6662 to register.

Hypertension Self-Management4-5 p.m. March 8, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. An initial one-hour session followed by five monthly weight and blood pressure screenings. 923-9771.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group6:30 p.m. March 9, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center.Fifth Annual Houston Heart Institute Rhythm Run8 a.m. registration begins, followed by race at 8:30 a.m. March 13, Houston Heart Institute on the Houston Medical Center campus. Cost is $10 if pre-registered by March 11, and $15 day of race. Visit for a race application.

Breast Cancer Support and Education7 p.m. March 15, Health Connections in the Houston Mall.

Arthritis Support and Education10 a.m. March 17, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center.

Al-Anon Family Group MeetingsFor family members and friends of alcoholics. Call Dolores S., 923-1499, for meeting place and time.Middle Georgia Gluten Intolerance GroupIf you have celiac disease, gluten-sensitivity, dermatitis herpetiformis or are following the gluten-free diet, check out the group’s Web site for its meetings, Call 397-5061.

“Directions to Destiny” Group FormingWondering where you’re going in life? If you’re interested in being part of a group meeting weekly to explore responses to this and other questions, call Gail West, 254-3751. Group will meet at New Dawn Counseling Center, 688 Walnut St., Macon.

Weight Watchers5-6 p.m. Mondays, Perry Hospital Medical Library. Cost: $18 to join, with a weekly member fee of $12. Call 987-4468.

Adult Bereavement Support Group6-7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins. 953-5161.

TOPS Club5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Perry Hospital Medical Library. Weight loss support group. Cost: $26 annual membership fee with a $1 weekly member fee. 923-9771.

SOS-Survivors of Suicide Support Group6-7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Coliseum Psychiatric Center, 340 Hospital Drive, Macon. For those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Call Gaye, 464-8138 or 741-1355 or visit Yoga Class6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Jones Chapel at Christ Episcopal Church, 582 Walnut St., Macon. Taught by Dr. Elizabeth Patrenos in candlelight. Free. Call 745-0427.Tai Chi Class (Basic 24 Form)6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Great Hall of the Parish House at Christ Episcopal Church, 582 Walnut St., Macon. Free. Class taught by Jeff White. Helps reduce stress and improve balance, flexibility, muscle tone and overall fitness. Call 745-0427 or visit

IDEAL: Panic Attack, Anxiety and Stress Program7 p.m. Wednesdays. To register, call Panic Relief Inc., Judy Schiffman, (732) 940-9658, or John, 987-3317, or visit Bipolar Support Group6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Coliseum Psychiatric Center, Ground floor conference room, 340 Hospital Drive, Building E, Macon. Call 741-1355.

TOPS Club6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center. Weight loss support group. Cost: $26 annual membership fee with a $5 monthly chapter fee. Call (478) 923-9771.

Survivors Group for Cancer Survivors11:30-1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Color Me Pink, 100 N. Houston Lake Road, Centerville. Free lunch. Call Judy Mason, 953-1377.

Alzheimer’s Support Group6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Peachbelt Rehabilitation Center, 801 Elberta Road, Warner Robins. Led by Jerry Bisting, DCO of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. Call 922-1418.

TOPS Club Inc. Meetings9 a.m. Fridays, Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 5511 Bloomfield Road, Macon. Tops is a nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education group. Call 781-8140.

Paulanetics1-2 p.m. Saturdays, Health Club, 389 First St., Macon. Course taught by Paula East using isometrics, Tai-chi and other elements of exercise. Men and women. Mats used. $10 per person.

Middle Georgia Gluten-Intolerance Group Support MeetingsThe third Saturday of each month at Central Baptist Church, 1120 Lake Joy Road, Warner Robins.

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

SouthernCare HospiceVolunteers are needed. Opportunities to help deliver goodie bags, run errands, visit patients and relieve caregivers. Call Tassie Wood, 476-4627.

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

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

Wishes on WheelsProvides electric wheelchairs to nonambulatory seniors (65 years old and up) usually at no expense if they qualify. (800) 535-3063 or visit

Senior Wheels USAElectric wheelchairs available free to qualified senior citizens and the permanently disabled free. Call (800) 246-6010.

Miracle on Wheels for SeniorsElectric wheelchairs available free to qualified senior citizens and the permanently disabled free. Call (800) 400-4210.

Middle Georgia Regional Development Center/Area Agency on AgingFunds programs that keep seniors living independently. Services include delivered meals, respite care and more. (478) 751-6466 or (888) 548-1456. To learn about the Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program, call (478) 751-6411.