Asaro and D’Amario are volunteers of the year
Dominc Asaro and Collen D’Amario have been named the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s 2013 Volunteers of the Year. Asaro has more than 10 years of service and 12,750 hours of dedication. D’Amario joined the volunteers in 2009 and has more than 16,000 hours of service.
Health insurance services
Premier Community HealthCare is offering outreach and enrollment services for those that need help with Access, Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Plan applications.
There will be an information table at the Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, on Thursdays in May from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The information also is available at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information, call (352) 518-2000, ext. 9238.
Walk for mental health
Dressing Angels Inc., is hosting its Walk for Mental Health Awareness at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive in Wesley Chapel, May 17 beginning at 9 a.m.
The Dressing Angels charity provides clothing and shoes to mentally ill and homeless children and adults.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., near the Dillard’s parking lot. There will be refreshments and snacks.
Registration is $10 for ages 14 and older, and $5 for children ages 5 through 13.
Gulfside memorial services
Gulfside Hospice is hosting a memorial service May 19 at 3 p.m., at Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road in New Port Richey.
The service is for anyone to remember loved ones who have passed away.
There will be refreshments after the service.
For information, call Gulfside’s bereavement department at (727) 844-3946.
Diabetic travel tips
Access Health Care, 4270 Lake in the Woods Drive in Spring Hill, is offering a lecture called “Travel Tips for Diabetics” May 19 at 1 p.m.
Seating is limited, and reservations are required.
For information, call (352) 597-7249.
The Tampa area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet May 21 at the Church of the Nazarene, 5902 N. Himes Ave., in Tampa.
There will be a general meeting at 1 p.m., and those with Parkinson’s will meet separate from caregivers at 2 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
For information, call Jane Lowry at (813) 932-6902.
Gulfside Hospice honors its volunteers
Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care’s volunteer department showed its appreciation for its volunteers at three picnics during National Volunteer Week. Gisele Connor, left, and Jeanette Tatro were among the Gulfside Hospice volunteers who were celebrated at the East Pasco Volunteer Appreciation picnic at Zephyr Park during National Volunteer’s Week April 6-12. (Courtesy of Kirsty Churchill)
Free support groups at Florida Hospital
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, 7050 Gall Blvd., offers the following monthly support groups:
- Depression/Bipolar Support Group: every Monday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Stroke Support Group: every third Thursday, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
- Diabetes Support Group: every first Tuesday, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Parkinson’s Support Group: every second Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
No registration is required.
For information, call (877) 534-3108.
Silver award for Bayfront Health Dade City
Bayfront Health Dade City has received the Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart/Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients.
The hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period.
These measures include proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability, and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Men’s health seminar
The Wellness Plaza at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2600 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., will host a free men’s health seminar June 10 at 10 a.m.
There will be a heart health lecture at 10 a.m., a lecture on low testosterone at 11:15 a.m., and a lecture on erectile dysfunction at 12:30 p.m.
Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
For information, call (813) 929-5432.
Community Health Fair
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, C1 Bank and Elks USA will host their Community Health Fair June 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Elks Lodge 2731, 6851 Wire Road in Zephyrhills.
The event will feature free health screenings, health and wellness education, door prizes, and a low-cost lunch.
Fashion show fundraiser
The Alzheimer’s Family Organization will host its annual Alberta’s Fashion Show at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity, June 17 at noon.
The event includes lunch, a Chinese auction, door prizes, vendor tables and raffles.
Cost is $30 per person, with discounts for table purchases. Sponsorships are available starting at $75.
All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Family Organization.
For information, visit tinyurl.com/AlbertaFashion.
CARES Enrichment Center, 13906 Fifth St., in Dade City, offers these activities:
- Adult Day Care: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants receive breakfast, lunch and a snack, along with organized activities. The program provides social and health services to adults who need supervision in a safe place outside the home. Reservations are required, and veterans are accepted. For costs and available funding, call (352) 519-9300.
- Senior Moments Early Memory Loss Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations or information, call (352) 518-9300.
Hospital needs volunteers
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks including transporting patients to and from tests, driving the shuttle, distributing mail, cafeteria, clerical and administrative, and more. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
There is a minimum requirement of four volunteer hours per week.
Volunteers receive a complimentary meal in the café on the days they work, and recognition at the annual volunteer banquet. Orientation sessions are twice a month.
If interested, applications are available online at FloridaHospital.com/Zephyrhills, or by calling (813) 779-6256.
Support for stroke patients
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has a stroke support group that meets the third Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. The group offers support to stroke patients and their caregivers.
The meetings are in the hospital’s wellness conference room at the hospital, 7050 U.S. 301, in Zephyrhills.
For information, visit FHZeph.org.
Volunteer at Bayfront Health
Bayfront Health Dade City, 13100 Fort King Road in Dade City, is looking for energetic men and women to join its volunteer team, including junior volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18.
Opportunities are available in both clinical and nonclinical areas of the hospital.
To learn more about the program, call Amy Fort at (352) 521-1195.