The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will offer a balance and stability class on Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. Registration is online at PascoLibraries.org. For questions, call 813-788-6375.
The Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., will host chair Zumba on Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. The class is an introduction to Zumba that allows for modified movement with Latin routines performed while sitting in chairs. Class size is limited. Weekly registration, which begins each Thursday prior to class, is required. For information, call 713-780-0064.
The New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel, will host a Medicare 101 seminar on Jan. 20 at 10:30 a.m. This is an information session on Medicare basics, and will provide an overview of the the parts of Medicare, including A, B, C, D, Medigap and available assistance. For information and to register, call SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) at 727-217-8111.
Integrative Healing at OM will present a wellness lecture, “Authentic Healing for Sustainable Living,” on Jan. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the WellCome OM Integral Healing & Education Center, 4242 Lake in the Woods Drive in Spring Hill. Dr.Maria Scunziano-Singh will discuss naturopathic medical care, nutritional counseling, IV nutrition on chelation, and pure BioEnergy healing. For information and to register, call 352-600-4242, or visit WellComeOMCenter.com.
Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch and Life Church will host Teepa Snow, a leading advocate and educator for anyone living with dementia or other forms of brain change, on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Life Church, 6224 Old Pasco Road in Wesley Chapel. (Note: This is a different location than previously published for seminar.) Snow is an occupational therapist with more than 40 years of varied clinical and academic experience, medical research, and first-handing caregiving experiences. Her company, Positive Approach to Care (PAC), was founded in 2006 and now collaborates to improve dementia care in more than 30 countries. For tickets, visit BeachHouseWiregrass.com. For information on this day of education and training on dementia, call 813-508-6677. For more about Snow, visit TeepaSnow.com.
The 10th annual Hittin’ the Road for Hospice, a motorcycle poker run to raise money for Gulfside Hospice, is scheduled for Feb. 19. Registration is open now for groups and single riders. Several motocycle clubs are gearing up to raise funds and compete for the Wings & Wheels Award, given to the top fundraising team at the event. The run will start at the Harley-Davidson New Port Richey and end at the Moose Lodge in Zephyrhills.
The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is a statewide volunteer program that offers seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers free, unbiased counseling on Medicare, prescription drugs, and other insurance matters.
The SHINE SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Program educates beneficiaries on how to protect, detect and report suspected Medicare fraud, waste and abuse.
Individuals who would like to help prepare others for some of the most crucial decisions in life make successful volunteers for SHINE.
To learn more, call 727-217-8111, or visit FloridaShine.org and click “Join Our Team” at the top of the page to complete an online application.
The Alliance for Healthy Communities will host virtual health sessions every Wednesday at 1 p.m., via Zoom (Meeting ID: 864 2883 2023; Passcode: 355593).
Weekly topics include: mindfulness, self-care for caregivers, child safety, and education and resources.
There also will be a monthly roundtable of providers and guest speakers.
The annual Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) virtual Candlelight Vigil will take place on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Ryan Hampton, speaker, activist, person in recovery, and author of the book, “Unsettled: How the Perdue Pharma Bankruptcy Failed the Victims of the American Overdose Epidemic.” The first 75 attendees will receive a free, signed copy of Hampton’s book.
Other featured guests will be Hon. Judge Shawn Crane, of the Sixth Judicial Court of the Pasco County Drug Court program; and Luke Tomsha, founder and executive director of the Perfectly Flawed Foundation, a Central Illinois nonprofit that serves its community through harm reduction and support services. The event also will feature stories of hope from families.
Admission is free and open to everyone. Register online at EventBrite.com.