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.
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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.
PHOENIX CENTER COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD MEETING
Noon Aug. 10, Fort Valley City Hall, 204 W. Church St., Fort Valley. Time is provided at meeting for public input and or questions about accredited services of the mental health services in Houston, Peach and Crawford counties. Call 478-988-1002, ext. 115, for more information.
PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASS (MONDAY SERIES)
7 p.m. Aug. 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.
LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER WORKSHOP
5-7 p.m. Aug. 11, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Workshop for female cancer patients. Call 800-395-5665 to register.
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, Houston Medical Center, Northwest Tower Lower Lobby, Classroom 2, 1601 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins. Program dedicated to educating, motivating, and supporting those coping with MS. Call 478-397-8145.
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.
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.
6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, Navicent Health, 3964 El Nora Drive, Macon. For potential patients. Call 478-476-4883.
WORKING AND BREASTFEEDING MADE SIMPLE-NEW CLASS
6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Houston Health Pavilion EduCare Center, 233 N. Houston Road, Warner Robins. Learn about milk production, pumping, childcare, milk storage and handling, and more. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.
GROCERY SHOPPING ON A BUDGET
11 a.m.-noon Aug. 14, Rozar Park, 1060 Keith Drive, Perry. Learn how to shop smart, save money and buy healthy foods. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEARTSAVER CPR AED TRAINING
8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 15, Houston Medical Center Learning Center, 110 Hospital Drive, Warner Robins. Cost: $15 and must be paid in advance at the EduCare Department at the Houston Health Pavilion. Note: This class is not recommended for health care professionals needing CPR training. Call 478-923-9771 to pre-register.
10 a.m. Aug. 15, call 478-633-2229 or www.navicenthealth.org/pages/beginnings-classes to register. Free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1 p.m. Aug. 26, Monroe Regional Medical Complex Community Room, 120 N. Lee St., Forsyth. Call 478-633-4733 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, Houston Lake Road and Wilson Drive, Centerville. Weigh-in and visit at 8:30 a.m. Call 478-953-1054.