Open enrollment

Open enrollment in the HealthCare.gov Marketplace started on Nov. 1 and will continue through Dec. 15. To view the affordable plans available, visit HealthCare.gov. Those interested also can get free advice from CoveringFlorida navigators and other grassroots experts. Appointments can be made through CoveringFlorida.org. … [Read more...]

Breast-feeding support

St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will host a breast-feeding support group Nov. 13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in Garden Classroom B. Admission is free. To register, call (813) 443-2046. … [Read more...]

Skin and wound healing

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will present a seminar on skin and wound healing Nov. 13 at noon, at Inspiration Place, Wellness Plaza, third floor. Dr. Surhbi Jain, wound care and hyperbaric medicine, will discuss the signs and symptoms of improper wound healing, and when to seek treatment. A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by calling (813) 929-5432. … [Read more...]

Healthy meal planning

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will offer “A Fresh Start: Meal Planning to Improve Your Health” on Nov. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Wellness Plaza, Health & Wellness Center Classroom, second floor. Chef Jerry Dzialo and Registered Dietitian Carlos Urriola will give a cooking demonstration. Participants can also learn tips, tricks and recipes, and try samples. Registration is required by … [Read more...]

Surviving the holidays

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, will offer a Grief Share program Nov. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Nicodemus Room. Anyone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one and needs help getting through the holidays can attend. The cost is $5. Register on line by Nov. 12 at LadyRosary.org/bereavement. For information, call (813) 949-4565. … [Read more...]

Wellness program

The Florida Medical Clinic, Wiregrass Campus, 2352 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, will host an Open House on Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m., in the third-floor multipurpose room. Guests can learn about a 14-week Wellness Transformation Program, focusing on health from the inside out through mindfulness, nutrition and fitness. To RSVP, call (813) 870-8774, ext. 24042, or email … [Read more...]

Grief workshops

Gulfside Hospice’s bereavement support team will host four holiday grief workshops called “The Season of Family.” For residents in East Pasco, two workshops are scheduled for Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, 5760 Dean Dairy Road in Zephyrhills. For West Pasco residents, workshops will take place on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Gulfside’s Bereavement … [Read more...]

Robotics for knees

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., will offer a lecture on robotic technology for knees on Nov. 13 at noon, in the Cypress Room. Dr. Randolph Knight, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss how the surgical procedure is performed, as well as partial and full knee replacements. A light lunch will be provided. To RSVP, call (877) 534-3108. … [Read more...]

DUI awareness seminar

Pasco-Hernando State College will host a DUI Awareness Seminar on Nov. 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. The guest speakers will include Ellen Snelling, chair of Tampa Alcohol Coalition; a representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving; and a personal story from an individual in recovery. The panel discussion will … [Read more...]

Foot screenings

Florida Hospital Zephyrhills’ CREATION Health Wellness Center, 38233 Daughtery Road, will offer foot screenings Nov. 15 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Dr. Val Haddon, of the Ankle and Foot Center of Tampa Bay, will conduct the free screenings. If you are diabetic, you are encouraged to make an appointment. Reservations are required by calling (813) 715-6683. … [Read more...]