Alzheimer's Family Organization
• Caregiver support group, 1 p.m. Mondays, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Medical Arts Building, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Brooksville; John Winans, (352) 232-0081.
• Support Group Leader Orientation/In-Service, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Spring Oaks, 7251 Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The purpose of this meeting is to instruct individuals in the running of a support group. Upon completion, the support group leader will receive a certificate and be eligible to affiliate the group with the AFO. This training is free, but registration is required. (727) 848-8888, toll-free 1-888-496-8004 or online at alzheimersfamily.org.
'Just the Facts — Understanding Your Medicare Options' program: The Hernando County Public Library System will offer this program at two locations:
• 10:30 a.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
• 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.
There will be a discussion about original Medicare and what it covers, Medicare Advantage, Medicare D (prescription drugs) and how to compare plans while looking at out-of-pocket limits. Cupcakes will be served. (352) 754-4043.
'Aging Gracefully, Tips for Navigating the Healthcare Maze' seminar: Noon to 2 p.m. March 1, Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Hosted by HPH Hospice. A panel of local physicians with expertise in various chronic illnesses will discuss how to better manage one's health problems, how to tap into the health care system to get care and suggest community caregiver resources. Several health care organizations that offer help to caregivers will be on hand to answer questions. A light lunch will be provided at no cost. Preregistration required. RSVP to Sandi, toll-free 1-800-486-8784.
Hernando County Ostomy Association: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Brooksville Regional Hospital, Conference Room 2, first floor, 17249 Cortez Blvd. Bob Barnard, (352) 683-9787, or Linda Ravenhorst, (352) 686-1956.
Comfort for Caregivers Support Group: 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 28, Catholic Charities, 8370 Forest Oaks Blvd. Provided by HPH Hospice. (352) 597-1882.
Diabetes Mellitus series: 5:30 p.m. today, Access Healthcare, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive. The topic will be "Meal Planning and Portion Control," presented by Verna Pedersen, a registered nurse and nurse practitioner. Free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. (352) 597-7249.
Community Chatterboxes: 3 p.m. today, Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54. For those with communication deficits as a result of a cerebral vascular accident or other neurological disorders. Caregivers and spouses welcome. (727) 845-0757.
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