Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando County health events, Feb. 21 and upcoming

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.

Brooksville

'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.

Spring Hill

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.

Pasco County/Trinity

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.

Send information for the Health and Support column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email pday@tampabay.com. Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County health events, Feb. 21 and upcoming 02/20/13 [Last modified: Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:22pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Funeral starts for soldier at center of Trump fight

    Military

    COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him.

    The casket of Sgt. La David T. Johnson of Miami Gardens, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. is wheeled out after a viewing at the Christ The Rock Church, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017  in Cooper City, Fla. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP) FLMIH102
  2. Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with 'Faust'

    Stage

    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

    The St. Petersburg Opera Company begins its season with Faust, in a production seemingly aligned with the original intent of French composer Charles Gounod and librettists Jules Barbier and Michel Carre. [St. Petersburg Opera Company]
  3. Police plan community meeting as search for Seminole Heights killer continues

    Crime

    TAMPA — With people in Seminole Heights on edge following three related shooting deaths on their streets, police have planned a community meeting for Monday.

    The three Seminole Heights victims, from left: Benjamin Edward Mitchell, 22; Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32; and Anthony Naiboa, 20. [Facebook, family photos]
  4. Bucs-Bills: Tampa Bay's fatal habit of falling behind

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Okay, all you road scholars, why do the Bucs keep falling behind in games not played at Raymond James Stadium?

    Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) recovers a fumble during the first half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  5. Hudson man, 19, killed by hit-and-run driver while walking in street, FHP says

    Accidents

    A 19-year-old Hudson man walking in the street Friday night was struck and killed by a pickup truck that fled the scene, the Florida Highway Patrol said.