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FOSTER/ADOPT

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.

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.

CHEMOTHERAPY ORIENTATION CLASS

10 a.m. July 27, Peyton Anderson 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. July 27-28, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. A 2-session education program designed to improve the quality of life for persons with heart failure. Understanding heart failure, nutrition, combating fatigue and medications. Caregivers or support persons encouraged to attend. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION AND SUPPORT GROUP

7 p.m. July 28, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lower Lobby, Classroom 3, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins.

COOKING FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTH

2-4 p.m. July 29, Houston County Government Building, 801 Main St., Perry. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register. UGA Cooperative Extension and the American Cancer Society partners with Houston Healthcare to provide education on breast, colon and prostate cancer. Also, cooking demonstration with tastings on recommended healthy cooking. Call 478-923-9771.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES AND REDUCTION OF FINANCIAL RISK

11:30 a.m. July 30, Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, 5300 Zebulon Road, Macon. Call 478-405-4500.

BACK TO SCHOOL CARNIVAL

2-7 p.m. July 30, Macon-Bibb County Health Department, 171 Emery Highway, Macon.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER WORKSHOP

6 p.m. Aug. 3, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Workshop for femal cancer patients. Call 478-633-8537.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS (MONDAY SERIES)

7 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, 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.

SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

6:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, 3351 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-201-6500.

MEN TO MEN PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

7 p.m. Aug. 4, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 478-633-6349.

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY FRESH START SMOKING CESSATION CLASS

5 p.m. Aug. 6, Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Navicent Health, 777 Hemlock St., Macon. Call 478-633-9090.

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS

9 a.m. Aug. 8, call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register, $50 fee, prepayment required.

CHEMOTHERAPY ORIENTATION CLASS

10 a.m. Aug. 10, 24, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537 for reservations.

PROSTATE CANCER 101

Noon Aug. 10, Peyton Anderson Cancer Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Call 478-633-8537.

INFANT CPR CLASS

6:30 p.m. Aug. 12, call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register one month prior to due date.

MAMMO MARATHON

7 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 13, Breast Care Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St., Macon. Diagnostics Hardeman, 1650 Hardeman Ave., Macon. Diagnostics Zebulon, Navicent Health, 5925 Zebulon Road, Macon.

BARIATRIC SUPPORT GROUP

5:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Navicent Health, 3964 El Nora Drive, Macon. Call 478-476-4883.

BARIATRIC SEMINAR

6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Navicent Health, 3964 El Nora Drive, Macon. For potential patients. Call 478-476-4883.

BREASTFEEDING CLASS

10 a.m. Aug. 15, call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register. Free.

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.

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.

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.

UNDERSTANDING STROKE

1 p.m. Aug. 26, Monroe Regional Medical Complex Community Room, 120 N. Lee St., Forsyth. Call 478-633-4733 to register.

ANGIOSCREEN

11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 27, Wellness Center, Navicent Health, 3797 Northside Drive, Macon. Call 800-627-2393 for appointment.

WINGS OF HOPE GRIEF SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

For an appointment with a transitions counselor, call 478-633-7573.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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.

CANCER WELLFIT

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.

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