Apply for basic eye care

The Zephyrhills Lions Club, 5827 Dean Dairy Road, accepts applications from Pasco County residents for basic eye care through its Sight Program, on the first Thursday of every month between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. To qualify, visit the list of required documents at, or by calling the clubhouse at (813) 788-1441 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and … [Read more...]

Al-Anon support group

The Al-Anon Family Groups are relatives and friends of alcoholics who share experiences, strength and hope in order to solve common problems. There are local day and evening groups that meet weekly. For meeting locations and times, and more information, visit the Pasco-Hernando-Citrus website at For information, call (352) 697-0497. … [Read more...]

Medicare 101

The Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City, will host a SHINE (Serving Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteer July 27 at 2 p.m., to meet with individuals and answer Medicare questions, complete forms and more. For information, call (352) 567-3576. … [Read more...]

Oils for health

There will be a free introductory Essential Oils class July 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., in Dade City. Participants can learn how to use oils to support health and healthier living. There also will be a raffle gift and a free oil gift. For information, call Deanna Jacobs at (813) 479-7724. … [Read more...]

Virtual dementia tour

The Alzheimer’s Family Organization will host a Caregiver Day July 28 at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness. There will be educational speakers and a virtual dementia tour, provided by Senior Helpers. Workshop speakers will include Debbie Selsavage, AFO president, on how to communicate with individuals living with dementia; and, Kenneth and Vera Swade, on elder advocacy and guardianship. The … [Read more...]

Forks Over Knives movie

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., will present “Forks Over Knives” July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The film examines the claim that most degenerative diseases can be controlled or even reversed by switching to a more natural, plant-based diet. A discussion will follow the film. For a reservation, call (813) 779-6476. … [Read more...]

Healthy cooking demo

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will present a Back-to-School Cooking Demo Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., presented by Executive Chef Jerry Dizalo and Registered Dietitian Carlos Urriola. Participants can learn how to make healthy back-to-school lunches, and try samples. Admission is free. For information and to register, visit … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s support

The Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, will host an Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. Topics will include the services and support available for patients with dementia. For information, email Phyllis Bross at *protected email*. … [Read more...]

Spanish NAMI class

NAMI Pasco (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will offer its Family-to-Family Education Program, in Spanish, starting Aug. 2 (for 12 weeks on a Wednesday) from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at North Tampa Behavioral Health in Wesley Chapel. The course is free for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Topics include information on illnesses, such as … [Read more...]

Scholarship fundraiser

The Medical Center of Trinity volunteers will host a Fashion Show & Dinner Aug. 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., to benefit the Scholarship Fund for medical students, at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The cost is $30, which includes dinner (choice of three entrees) and the show. Dillard’s Place will provide the fashions. There also will be a gift basket silent auction and a … [Read more...]