Wednesday, Nov. 15

MENTAL HEALTH PEER RECOVERY PROGRAM: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Winter Haven Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, 1201 First St. S., Winter Haven, free, www.baycare.org. Provides education, support and socialization for participants diagnosed with mental health issues, moving them toward recovery.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT PREOPERATIVE EDUCATION CLASS: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, Classroom B201, 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, free, registration encouraged but not required, Clarissa Watkins at 863-687-1100 ext. 2975.

MEN'S EDUCATIONAL PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5 to 6 p.m. third Wednesdays, Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, free.

LUNG CANCER SYMPOSIUM: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center, Campisi Family Auditorium, 3525 Lakeland Hills. Blvd., Lakeland, free, reservations required, 863-687-1400. Presentations by Lakeland Regional Health and Watson Clinic surgeons, oncologists and pulmonologists.

COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN: 6 p.m. Nov. 15, Watson Clinic Highlands, first floor lobby, 2300 E. County Road 540A, Lakeland, free, reservations required, 863-680-7903, www.WatsonClinic.com/Events. Dr. Prashant Desai will discuss the causes of knee pain, the most innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatment solutions.

VEIN SEMINAR: 6 p.m. Nov. 15, The Oasis Spa, 245 E. Park Ave., Lake Wales, free, 863-679-6869, www.LakeWalesMedicalCenter.com. Dr. Fred Silvestri of Lake Wales Medical Group will present information on in-office treatments that can eliminate or reduce the appearance of spider veins and varicose veins. One attendee will receive a free vein screening and one person will win a free in-office vein treatment.

GRIEFSHARE/SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Heritage Baptist Church, chapel, 4202 Pipkin Creek Road, Lakeland, free, registration requested, 863-648-0432, charlherr@yahoo.com. Dealing with emotions, traditions and social events.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, Highland Park Church, Room 101, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, free, registration required, 863-291-5560, jthye@cshospice.org.

THE IMPORTANCE OF MOVEMENT IN MANAGING DIABETES: 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 16, Watson Clinic, Library, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, free, registration required, Becki Bentz 863-680-7307.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 16, Winter Haven Hospital, Wellness Center Conference Room, 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, free, registration required, 855-314-8352, www.baycare.org.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Nov. 16, Winter Haven Hospital, Wellness Center Conference Room, 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, free, registration required, 863-297-1808, www.baycare.org.

KIDNEY SMART: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Davita Kidney Care, 1125 Bryn Mawr Ave., Lake Wales, free, 888-695-4339, 863-679-9851, KidneySmart.org. Learn about chronic kidney disease and its causes, diet and nutrition, benefits of employment and managing insurance and treatment choices that may be available to you.

MEMORY ENHANCEMENT GROUP SESSION: 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Community Building, 1820 CR 540A, Lakeland, $15 per session fee includes care partner preregistration required, 863-838-2433.

PHYSICIAN LECTURE: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Poinciana Library, 101 N. Doverplum Ave., Kissimmee, free, registration required, 888-253-8117, for more information 407-530-2013, pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com. Dr. Nam Dinh will talk on minimally invasive anterior total hip replacement followed by a Q&A session.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 6 to 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, St. David's Episcopal Church, 145 E. Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, free, John at 863-513-2264. The Polk Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness support group for family, friends and caregivers of persons diagnosed with a mental illness.

 

Friday, Nov. 17

TOOLS TO QUIT: 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 17, Watson Clinic Cancer & Research Center, Boardroom, 1730 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, free, reservations required, 863-802-6220, www.WatsonClinic.com/Events. Includes information on various types of nicotine replacements, product samples and more.

 

Saturday, Nov. 18

BLOODMOBILE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18, Walmart, 2000 State Road 60 E., Lake Wales; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19, St. Matthew Catholic Church, 1991 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 19, First United Methodist Church, 316 Ariana Blvd., Auburndale; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 20, Anytime Fitness, 1318 State Road 60 E., Lake Wales; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Donor Appreciation Day "Thanksforgiving," 460 First St. N., Winter Haven, free, schedule is subject to change, please call 863-297-1840 to confirm locations and times.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: 5 p.m. Saturdays, Highland Park Church, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, free, 863-647-3518, celebraterecovery@hpnaz.org.

 

Monday, Nov. 20

MENTAL HEALTH PEER RECOVERY PROGRAM: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Lions Park clubhouse, 820 Ave. L SW, Winter Haven, free, www.baycare.org.

THANKS4GIVING BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 20, Chick-fil-A, 4132 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland and 4625 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, free, 888-936-6283, oneblood.org/thanksforgiving. All donors will receive a coupon for a 2018 Chick-fil-A Cow Calendar, which includes a free offer each month and a $10 Chick-fil-A gift card.

MEMORY ENHANCEMENT GROUP SESSION: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Senior Helpers Office, 2515 Troy Ave., Lakeland, $15 per session fee includes care partner, preregistration required, 863-838-2433.

CHAIR YOGA: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Lakeland Regional Health, Hollis Cancer Center, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, free, reservations requested, Karen Rose at 863-904, 1912, karen.rose@myLRH.org.

OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20, Winter Haven Hospital, Wellness Center Conference Room, 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, free, www.baycare.org.

CENTRAL FLORIDA WHILE WE'RE WAITING SUPPORT GROUP: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, The Church on The Hill, 1111 Scenic Highway, Dundee, free, Tammy 863-332-9140, TamSiegel@aol.com. Support group for people who have experienced the loss of a child at any age.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, VITAS Offices, 38251 U.S. 27 S., Suite B, Davenport, free, 863-583-7100.

MEMORY ENHANCEMENT GROUP SESSION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sunshine Bank, 101 W. Main St., Bartow, $15 per session fee includes care partner, preregistration required, 863-838-2433.

TOTAL JOINT REPLACEMENT: 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 21, Bartow Regional Medical Center, Classroom 1, 2200 Osprey Blvd., Bartow, free, registration required, 863-519-1665, www.baycare.org.

BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS: 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, South Florida Baptist Hospital, Community Resource Center (main lobby), 301 N. Alexander St., Plant City, free, 813-757-1200.

KIDNEY SMART: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Davita Kidney Care, 7220 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, free, 888-695-4339, 863-324-5040, KidneySmart.org. Learn about chronic kidney disease.

MAN-TO-MAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Winter Haven Hospital, Quality Improvement Conference Room, 200 Avenue F NE, Winter Haven, free, www.baycare.org. For men who have cancer or who have survived it.

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