21 graduate from NAMI crisis training
The Pasco County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has graduated its latest crisis intervention team of those in law enforcement as well as prison guards, nurses, chaplains and dispatchers, giving each deeper insight into mental illness.
They include Curtis Adams, Gloria Strother, Maryann Senderling and Larry Engle. First row, Robert Mocsary, Karen Miller, Amy Turner, Jeff Lissoy, Christopher Schaeffer, Jeffery Inman, Robert Bruno, Jeremy Othouse, Ben Crawford, Michael Habib and Travis Button. Middle row, Paul Leininger, Frank Pizzuto, Paul Fadeley, Seth Adams, Edward Barginere, Sean Powers and Caleb Steele. Back row, Victor Longo, Chris DeMarco, Jan-Michael Hargrett, Greg Colaluca and Patrick Marshello.
The Co-Dependence Anonymous group at the Medical Center of Trinity meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., at the Center’s West Pasco Campus, 5637 Marine Parkway in New Port Richey. Upcoming meetings are March 13, March 20 and March 27.
For information, call (727) 816-8678, or (727) 858-3013.
Hearing aid battery giveaway
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida is offering free hearing aid batteries March 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at its offices, 4443 Rowan Road in New Port Richey.
The batteries are available in sizes 10, 13, 312 and 675, while supplies last.
For information, call (727) 834-5479.
Healthcare Marketplace enrollment
Open enrollment for the Healthcare Marketplace ends March 31. Premier Community HealthCare is hosting support sessions to provide guidance to anyone seeking health insurance coverage.
Certified application counselors will provide one-on-one assistance at these sites:
• Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway: March 14, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey: March 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For information, call (352) 518-2000, ext. 9228, 9227, or 9331.
Trinity obstetrics tour
The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering a tour through its obstetrics program March 15 at noon.
Guests can visit the mother-baby and birthing suites, and observe the Infant Safety and Security Program.
Spaces are limited. To make a reservation, call (727) 834-5630.
Free seminars at Lighthouse
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind is offering free seminars on low vision, video magnification and CCTV devices that increase access to visual information.
The seminars are:
• March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brooksville Lighthouse, 6492 California St.
• March 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Port Richey Lighthouse, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd.
To RSVP, call Darlene at (727) 815-0303.
A Matter of Balance
The Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, is offering the program A Matter of Balance to help people manage concerns about falls and increase physical activity.
Classes begin March 17 and are every Monday and Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., for four weeks. Classes end April 9.
The program incorporates group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise.
For information and reservations, call (727) 834-5630.
‘Look Good … Feel Better’
The American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program is being offered March 19 at 2 p.m., at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54.
The program provides educational information as well as wigs, hats, turbans and prostheses for women cancer patients to help improve their appearance and self-image.
Each woman receives a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.
For information, call (727) 834-5630.
The obstetrics program at the Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, hosts monthly sibling classes. The next class is March 19 at 5 p.m., for children 7 and older.
The class features fun and interactive activities to help prepare your child for a new baby.
Cost is $10 per child. For information, call (727) 834-5630.
Paula O’Neil to speak
The Center for Women’s Health at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2700 Healing Way, will host guest speaker Paula O’Neil, Pasco County clerk of circuit court and comptroller, March 19 at 5 p.m., to talk about her fight with breast cancer.
Registration is required. For information, call (813) 929-5432.
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