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

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Mended Hearts | noon, fourth Tuesday, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Community Hospital. 843-685-3378 or rmkeilen@mercyhospice.org

▪ Young stroke survivors between ages 20 and 65 | 11:30 a.m. third Wednesday, first-floor classroom, Waccamaw Hospital or 5:30 p.m. education center, Georgetown Memorial Hospital. 843-655-2835 or www.YoungStroke.org.

▪ Waccamaw Regional Family Caregiver | 1-2 p.m. last Wednesday, Belin United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. 843-436-6144

▪ Grief | 10:30-noon first and third Wednesday, Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet. Free. 843-979-0304

▪ The Better Breathers Club | 1-2:30 p.m. third Friday, first-floor classroom, Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

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.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Belin United Methodist Church, 4183 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Ocean Lakes Recreation Center, 6001 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach

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

12:30 - 6:30 p.m. Thursday, McLeod Loris, 3655 Mitchell St., Loris

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, North Myrtle Beach Middle School, 11240 Highway 90 Little River

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatics and Fitness Center, 1100 Second Ave. S., North Myrtle Beach

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

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25, Santee Cooper - Grand Strand, 305A Gardner Lacy Road, Myrtle Beach

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27, Palmetto Pointe Apartments, 3919 Carnegie Ave., 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

Seminar: Osteoporosis | 5 p.m. Monday, CMC auditorium. Free. 843-347-8108

Seminar: Joint Replacement | Noon Wednesday, CMC auditorium. Free. Lunch served. 843-347-8108

Childbirth class | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Conway Medical Center. 843-347-8108

Seminar: Spine | Noon June 3, CMC auditorium. Free. Lunch served. 843-347-8108

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ 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

▪ Weight Loss | 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, CMC auditorium. 843-234-6686

▪ Diabetes | 6 p.m. May 23, CMC Nursing classroom. 843-347-8013

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.

Walk-in screenings | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, HealthFinders. Offers low cost cholesterol and A1C screenings daily. 843-692-4444

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

Art Therapy class for adults | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 25, HealthFinders. Free. 843-692-4444 to register.

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Addiction counseling | Narconon. Call for free assessments or referrals, 800-468-6933 or www.narcononarrow- head.org

▪ Survivors of Suicide Loss | 6 p.m. third Monday, Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. Free. 336-707-0022

▪ Adult Survivors’ | 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 1551 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach. 843-448-3180

▪ Inflammatory Bowel Disease | 6:30 p.m. third Friday. 843-997-1671 for location

▪ Recovering couples anonymous | 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays, 48th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach. Call for directions, 843-602-4380 or 843-602-3171

▪ Living with Kidney Disease education | Varying schedule, varying locations in Horry and Georgetown counties. Free. 866-647-9396 or visit www.fresenius kidneycare.com

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

▪ ARC | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Grief | 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Thyroid Cancer | 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

▪ Transplant | 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 23, HealthFinders. 843-692-4444

LORIS/NORTH MYRTLE BEACH

McLeod Health/Loris/Seacoast sponsors the following events, classes and meetings. www.mcleodhealth.org

Sports Injury screenings | 9-11 a.m. every Wednesday, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. 360-213-3620

SUPPORT GROUPS

▪ Al-Anon | 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday, 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

▪ Parenting of Teens | 6-8 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday, the Brunswick County Courthouse, 310 Government Center Drive NE #1, Bolivia, N.C. Free. 910-253-4087 or mmount@cisbrunswick.org to pre-register.

▪ Parkinson’s | 2 p.m. third Wednesday, parish hall, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. 843-399-7029

▪ NAMI Family | 6-8 p.m. first Thursday, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 Eighth Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach. 843-281-0245

▪ Ostomy | 2-3:30 p.m. fourth Sunday, first-floor conference room, Brunswick Medical Center, 240 Hospital Drive, Bolivia, N.C. 910-721-2018.

To have your local health events and information listed, please 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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