Health calendar: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

October 28, 2015

Health calendar: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

By Ginny Hollingsworth, Pensacola News Journal
September 30, 2015



American Cancer Society Benefit Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Car’s and Coffee meet and greet, motorcycle show; noon, lunch $8; 1 p.m. live merchandise auction. Moose Lodge #557, 8851 Lewis St. Fourth annual American Cancer Society Benefit. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society for cancer research. Details, 748-4236.

Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, 2401 Executive Plaza Road, Suite 3A. Consumers needing assistance with special enrollment or those who have questions about the upcoming open enrollment period beginning Nov. 1, can meet with a certified navigator, free of charge. Walk-ins welcome, but appointments highly recommended, call 877-553-7453 to schedule.

Newborn Parenting Monday, 6 p.m. Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 N. Ninth Ave., Women’s Education Classroom. This class strives to prepare parents in caring for their new baby, from birth through the first few weeks at home. Taught by experienced nurses, a local pediatrician will be available to answer questions. Partners encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required, list of available dates online. $20 per couple, only one registration needed per couple. Scholarships available. Park in the Ninth Avenue garage or in the lot in front of the Children’s Hospital. Details, 416-6378, or

Pensacola Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. beginning ceremony; 9:30 a.m. two-mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Bayview Park, 2001 E. Lloyd St. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds for care, support and research, and strives to help families across the country by continuing to provide and enhance programs focusing on education and support; advance critical research studies into methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately, a cure; speak up for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s through public policy initiatives. Registration and admission for this event is free, but people are encouraged to set personal and team fundraising goals. Details and registration, visit

The Grief Journey Thursdays through Nov. 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Emerald Coast Hospice, 1555 N. Palafox St. Series of grief educational group sessions, snacks will be provided. Registration required, 438-2201, or 529-4818. Oct. 1, Grief During the Holidays. Oct. 8, Anticipatory Grief – Closing the Relationship Wheel; The Grief Journey – Grief’s Chaos. Oct. 15, Grief Common to All, Unique to Each. Oct. 22, Returning to Work After the Loss of a Loved One; Grief and its Four Friends – Physical Changes. Oct. 29, Grief’s Labor; Disenfranchised Grief; The Grief Language Activity. Nov. 5, New Normal; Four Grief Temperaments Activity; Four Tasks of Bereavement.


Fitness Yoga Class today, 7:30 a.m. West Florida Budokan, 5719 U.S. 90, Chantilly Plaza, Milton. Fitness Yoga for beginner and intermediate students. Mindful pace with hatha yoga poses, breathing, relaxing, meditation. Improve the quality of your life with a mindful yoga practice.

Pilates Barre, Body Sculpt and Classical Pilates Friday, East Pensacola Heights Clubhouse, 3208 E. Gonzalez St. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, morning classes; Tuesdays and Thursdays, evening classes. Details, Mary Frances, 255-1500.

Zumba with Shannon Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, 6205 North W St., Bldg. A, Door 4. Mondays, 6:20 p.m. Homestead Village Community Center, 7830 Pine Forest Road. Party your way to a new you. Zumba combines Latin and international music that creates a fun-filled, easy, calorie burning dance party fitness workout that is an exciting way to burn up to 800 calories per hour. Ditch the workout, join the party. $3 per class. Shannon, 449-1949.

Support groups

Al-Anon Sundays, 5:30 p.m., Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 N. Ninth Ave., Room 621 upstairs. Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Community Life Center, 4115 Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze; 7 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1100 E. Nine Mile Road; 8 p.m., Bellview United Methodist Church, 4945 Saufley Field Road. Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze, Education Room 6; 7:30 p.m., Woodbine United Methodist Church, 5200 Woodbine Road, Pace, portable classroom building in back on the right; 7 p.m., Lillian United Methodist Church, 12770 S. Perdido St., Lillian, Ala. Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Room 621 upstairs; 7 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church. Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 10650 Gulf Beach Highway; 8 p.m., The Friary, 4400 Hickory Shores Blvd., the Point Room in back of campus. Fridays, 6 p.m., Cokesbury United Methodist Church, downstairs. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 6451 Park Ave.; 1 p.m. Wide Away Cafe, 5711 U.S. 90, Milton. Peggy Gale, 995-8549,

Narcotics Anonymous – HOWL Friday through Sunday. Adventures Unlimited, 8974 Tomahawk Landing Road, Milton. Greater Pensacola Area of Narcotics Anonymous’ 36th Annual Spiritual Retreat. Registration will be open at the HOWL during designated times, fill out registration form and submit with $25 fee to a subcommittee member. If you are camping at Group Camp it is $5 per night, per person to be paid at the HOWL when you pick up your registration packet. If you wish to camp elsewhere, or reserve a private cabin, speak with Adventure’s Unlimited, 623.6197. For details about the HOWL, e-mail, or visit

Compiled by Ginny Hollingsworth,

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