Hearing aid battery giveaway

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida will have a free hearing aid battery giveaway June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon, at 6333 River Road in New Port Richey. The most common sizes of 10, 13, 312 and 675 will be offered, while supplies last. For information, visit FamilyHearingHelp.org. … [Read more...]

Volunteer for SHINE

SHINE (Serving health insurance needs of elders) is a Florida Department of Elder Affairs program through which volunteers provide free, unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling and information about Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their families and caregivers. The next class is the last week of June, and meals and travel are reimbursed. For information about the … [Read more...]

Senior health

The Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave., N.W., will offer these senior health events: May 19 at 1 p.m.: Handling Depression: Healthy ways to relieve it May 22 at 11 a.m.: 50 Ways to Exercise: Ways you may not have thought of to stay fit May 31 at 10 a.m.: National Senior Health and Fitness Day: Celebrate with fresh-air Tai Chi For information, call (813) 264-3804. … [Read more...]

Birth center tours

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer free birth center tours and orientation programs for the entire family at 2 p.m., on May 14, May 21 and May 28. Registration is required. Call (813) 443-2046. … [Read more...]

Senior health

The Lutz Senior Center, 112 First Ave., N.W., will offer these senior health events: May 15 at 11 a.m.: Easy Meals for One or Two: Making them healthy and well-balanced May 16 at 11 a.m.: Importance of Exercise: Never too late to begin a healthy routine May 17 at 1 p.m.: Fire Prevention and Extinguisher Safety: Protect yourself May 19 at 1 p.m.: Handling Depression: Healthy ways to … [Read more...]

Neuropathy clinic

CARE Tampa Bay provides education and support for coping with neuropathy, dealing with physical limitations, home safety, and symptom management. The free volunteer-run clinic is taking appointments for May and June. Space is limited. For information, contact Cindy Tofthagen at (813) 396-9441 or neuropathyhelp@caretampabay.org. … [Read more...]

Birth center tours

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer free birth center tours and orientation programs for the entire family at 2 p.m., on May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28. Registration is required. Call (813) 443-2046. There also will be a prepared childbirth class on May 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a two-session class that will cover the third trimester, labor, breathing, … [Read more...]

Hospice needs volunteers

Gulfside Hospice is looking for volunteers and is scheduling orientation sessions. Volunteer opportunities include sitting with patients, providing spiritual care and counseling, assisting with the Pet Peace of Mind program, and helping in administrative offices. The thrift shops also need help with accepting and sorting donations, organizing shelves and window displays, greeting customers … [Read more...]

Brains, balance, strength

The Groves Golf and Country Club, 7924 Melogold Circle in Land O’ Lakes, will host a Brains & Balance class on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., to help improve seniors’ memories. There also is the Silver Sneakers Strength & Balance class on Wednesdays at 9 a.m., and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., in the ballroom. These are low-impact classes for men and women designed to help improve flexibility and … [Read more...]

Men’s health

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will offer “Men’s Health: What You Should Know” March 21 at noon. Dr. Ralph Highshaw, urologist, will discuss BPH (enlarged prostate), prostate health and erectile dysfunction. For information and to register, call (844) 504-9378.   … [Read more...]