Seniors & Aging

Health Briefs

GEORGETOWN

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Tidelands Health, but some take place at different locations. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.tidelandshealth.org

Chronic kidney disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com/TOPS

Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop | 1:30-4 p.m. every Monday, Wachesaw Conference Center. Free. 843-520-8490 to register

SUPPORT GROUPS

Autism | 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St. 843-436-5900 or 843-325-9355

▪ Survivors of Suicide-SOS | 6-8 p.m. first Wednesday of each month, meeting room, Inlet Square mall. 843-357-6848

▪ Grief | 10:30 a.m. to noon first Wednesday, Burroughs Funeral Home. 843-979-0304

▪ Parkinson’s | 7 p.m. second Thursday of each month, NHC Health Care, 9405 U.S. 17 Bypass, Garden City Beach. 843-357-2306

▪ Recovering couples anonymous | 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, open share meeting and 8:30-9:30 p.m. alternate Thursdays, step study meeting, Inlet Oasis, 4450 U.S. 17 Bypass, Suite D-5, Murrells Inlet. 843-602-4380 or 843-602-3171

▪ Grief | 1-2:30 p.m. second Thursday of every month, Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet. Free. 843-979-0304

GRAND STRAND

Blood drives sponsored by American Red Cross are scheduled as follows. Call 843-839-4483 or 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org.

▪ 2 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Langston Baptist Church, 763 S.C. 905, Conway

▪ 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Train Depot, 851 Broad St., Myrtle Beach

▪ 2 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Myrtle Beach Golf and Yacht Club, 6851 King Arthur Drive, Myrtle Beach

▪ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Waccamaw Medical Park South, 4367 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet

▪ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Waccamaw Community Hospital, 4070 U.S. 17 Bypass, Murrells Inlet

▪ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, 572 Cypress Ave., Murrells Inlet

▪ 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 12, Horry County Public Safety, 2560 Main St., Suite #4, Conway

▪ 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13, Santee Cooper - Grand Strand, 305A Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach

▪ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14, Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach

▪ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 15, Wal-Mart, 550 U.S. 17 N., North Myrtle Beach

CONWAY

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Conway Medical Center. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.conwaymedicalcenter.com.

Obstetrics tour | 2 p.m. every Sunday, Conway Medical Center. 843-347-8108

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Grief | 10:30 a.m. second Tuesday of the month, Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 U.S. 378, Conway. 843-397-2500

▪ Al-Anon | 8 p.m. every Tuesday, 508 Beaty St., Conway. 843-450-5620

▪ Conway Al-Anon | 6 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Serenity Hall, 2118 Oak St., Conway. 843-465-7416 or db0385@sccoast.net

MYRTLE BEACH

Many of these classes, events and meetings are sponsored by Grand Strand Medical Center, but some take place at the YMCA on 62nd Avenue North in Myrtle Beach or at HealthFinders in Coastal Grand mall. Call the numbers listed for more information or visit www.grandstrandmed.com.

Prime of life yoga classes | 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, HealthFinders. $8. 843-692-4444

Hatha yoga classes | 10-11 a.m. Fridays, HealthFinders. $8. 843-692-4444

AARP Smart Drive course | 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, HealthFinders. $20; $15 for AARP members. 843-692-4444 to register

Seminar: Need Health Insurance? | 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Jan. 12, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444 for an appointment

Prepared Childbirth course | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Grand Strand Medical Center. $50. 843-692-4444

Seminar: Managing Arthritis | 6-7 p.m. Jan. 14, HealthFinders. Light refreshments provided. 843-692-4444

Infant Care class | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16, HealthFinders. Free. 843-692-4444

Breastfeeding class | 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Jan. 16, HealthFinders. Free. 843-692-4444

Sibling Preparation class for children ages 3-10 | 2-3 p.m. Jan. 17, Grand Strand Medical Center. Free. 843-692-4444

Maternity center tour | 3:30-4 p.m. Jan. 17, Grand Strand Medical Center. Free. 843-692-4444

Infant/Child CPR and First Aid class | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 23, HealthFinders. $15. 843-692-4444

Health Fair | 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 6, Coastal Grand mall. $30 panel 30 blood profile and thyroid, physician/hospital booths offering free screenings and health information. 843-692-4444

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Brain and Stroke Injury | 6:30-8 p.m. second Thursday of each month, September through May, room A, Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach. 843-918-2380

▪ Waccamaw Regional Family Caregiver | 1-2 p.m. first Friday of each month, Grand Strand Senior Center,1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 843-436-6144

▪ Myasthenia Gravis | 2-4 p.m. second Saturday of each month, AA Health and Wellness Club, 4620 Dick Pond Road, Suite A, Myrtle Beach. Free. Open to patients and their caregivers. 843-504-8063

▪ Mended Hearts | 11:30 a.m. second Monday of each month, Mercy Care, 8216 Devon Court, Myrtle Beach. 843-685-3378 or rmkeilen@gmail.com

▪ Grief | 3-4:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday of each month, meeting room C, First Presbyterian Church, 3810 Robert Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach. 843-448-4496 to make reservation

▪ Spinal Cord Injury | 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Cushing’s | 1-2 p.m. Jan. 12, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Stroke | 2-4 p.m. Jan. 12, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ La Leche Breastfeeding | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Prostate Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 13, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

LORIS/NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

McLeod Health/Loris/Seacoast sponsors the following events, classes and meetings. The hospital system offers a physician referral line. 843-716-7527 or www.loris health.org

Parkinson’s symposium | 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. Free. 866-903-7275 or www.parkinsonassociation.org to register

Fitness classes | Center for Health and Fitness. Free for members; $5 for guest of members; $8 non-members. 843-716-7111

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Al-Anon | 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday of each month, A.A. Building, U.S. 17 S., Grissettown, N.C., across from Ocean Ridge, near Calabash and Shallotte. Email el-j-em@hotmail.com or just show up at the next meeting

▪ Coping Together | 6-7 p.m. first Monday of each month, McLeod Seacoast Hospital, 4000 S.C. 9 E., Little River. 843-997-9023

▪ Grief | 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of each month, the Center for Counseling and Wellness, 110 Ye Olde Kings Highway, North Myrtle Beach. 843-663-0770

▪ Alzheimer’s Caregiver | 11 a.m. to noon second Tuesday of each month, Loris Library, 4316 Main St. Free and open to the public. 843-655-7192

To have your local health events and information listed, send an e-mail to sneditors@thesunnews.com with the following information: Name of your group, time and date of meeting/event, location/address, topic/purpose, whether it is open to the public, whether it's free or the amount it costs. These announcements are listed each Monday on a space-available basis.

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