Volunteers’ stars shine for Regional Medical
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announced the recipients of its fourth quarter Volunteer Five Star and One Star Awards. Joining volunteer services manager Donna Owen, left, and volunteer association president Elliott Lorenzi, right, are Five Star winners, from left, Norma Wing, Adrien Borel and Ann Donahue. The One Star recipients were Greg Vlaikos, Rose Santise and Sharon McTeer.
Colon health seminar
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., in New Port Richey, will present the seminar “You and Your Colon” Feb. 20 at noon.
Dr. Jared Frattini will speak on colon cancer, polyps, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and surgical treatment options.
To preregister, call (727) 953-6877, or visit BayCareEvents.org.
The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, will host a support group for anyone whose life is affected by Huntington’s disease Feb. 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
For information, call Nina Qualters at (727) 236-3578, or email .
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., in Trinity, will offer a newborn care class Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. Cost is $15.
For information, call (727) 953-6877, or visit BayCareEvents.org.
Health and fitness fair
The Rotary Club of New Tampa Evening and the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will present the inaugural Wesley Chapel Health & Fitness Fair and 5k Walk Feb. 23 at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and The Shops at Wiregrass.
The 5-kilometer walk benefiting the American Diabetes Foundation begins at 11 a.m., at the hospital. There will be free tours of the hospital’s wellness center.
The main exhibition area opens at noon at The Shops, along with entertainment and vendors. There will be face painting, and Cub Scout and Zumba demonstrations.
Admission and parking are free. For information, visit GetFitFair.com.
St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road in Lutz, will offer an infant/child CPR course, following the American Heart Association guidelines, Feb. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Classroom A.
Cost is $35 per person, and a $10 fee if a completion card is required.
To register, call (855) 269-4777.
National Heart Month at Trinity
The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, will celebrate February as National Heart Month with the following events:
• Every Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to noon, free blood pressure screenings for the public in the main lobby.
• Every Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the dining room, a heart-healthy lunch with a recipe card. All meals come with a main item, side bowl of fruit, and water.
Cost is $5.
For information, call (727) 834-4000.
Group fitness class
The Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, will host a group fitness class Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
This is a 60-minute total body workout that incorporates aerobics, strength, toning and flexibility. All fitness levels are welcome.
For information, call (813) 996-7186, or email .
The Co-Dependence Anonymous group at the Medical Center of Trinity meets every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Center’s West Pasco Campus, 5637 Marine Parkway in New Port Richey.
For information, call (727) 816-8678, or (727) 858-3013.
Gulfside Regional Hospice is offering its Newly Bereaved Group at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes, Tuesdays at 1 p.m. It’s led by a trained grief counselor.
The support group is free for anyone who has experienced the grief of losing a loved one.
For information, call Kelly Cavagnetto at (813) 780-1235.
Food addicts program
The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wesley Chapel, 33420 State Road 54, hosts Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This is a 12-step program for men and women of all ages.
There is no fee and no weigh-ins.
For information, visit FoodAddicts.org.
New anxiety support group
The Tampa Bay Anxiety Association is a meet-up group set up so members can take an active part in making decisions about when and where to meet. The group meets throughout the Tampa Bay area. Panera Bread on Williet Way in Wesley Chapel is the newest venue to serve those in the North Tampa area. Meetings are usually in the evening. Membership is $5 a year.
For information, visit meetup.com and search for “Anxiety Association” under groups.
Soft landing for crafters
The Humana Charity Crafters, senior crafters from the Humana Guidance Center in Zephyrhills, donated more than 200 no-sew fleece pillows to patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Tampa. The handmade pillows, given to children prior to surgery, included customized get well cards made by the volunteers. In the back row, from left, are Jennifer Pidala, Humana Guidance Center activity coordinator; Jean Nichols and Dorothy Hein, crafters; and Alicia Argiz-Lyons, director of development and marketing at Shriners Hospitals. Sitting are, from left, Gloria DelGado, Roseanna Asztalos and Christina Sokol.
Senior health fair
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is sponsoring a free senior health fair Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive in San Antonio.
The event includes health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, and grip strength. There will be information on drug interactions, stroke, Medicare and other health topics, and door prizes.
Registration is required. For information, call (813) 929-5432, or visit FHWesleyChapel.org/events.
Men’s health forum
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute is teaming up with community organizations to host its Men’s Health Forum on March 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the University of South Florida’s Marshall Student Center, USF Cedar Circle in Tampa.
The event will have free health screenings to medically underserved and uninsured men in the Tampa Bay area. There will be health education workshops, fitness demonstrations and support services exhibitors.
Breakfast and lunch will be available while supplies last. Admission and parking are free.
To register, visit MHFTampa.com, or call (888) 663-3488, and press 4.
Riding for hospice
The Pasco Sheriff’s Mounted Posse will have its sixth annual Ride for Hospice March 15-16, at Diamond B Ranch, 21309 Kettering Road in Dade City, to benefit Gulfside Hospice.
The trail ride begins at 10 a.m. on March 16, and includes wagon rides, visits to the agriculture museum, a cowboy-shooting exhibition, and lunch. Camping options are available for March 15 for a fee, and include a bonfire and short trail ride.
To preregister, visit RideForHospice.net.
For information, call Erin Labbe at (800) 561-4883.
Hospice grief support
HPH Hospice is offering its free eight-week Grief’s Journey support group for adults who have experienced the recent death of a loved one.
The group meets Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., through March 26, at the HPH Resource Center, 37441 Clinton Ave., in Dade City.
Registration is required.
For information, call (800) 486-8784.
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