All area codes are 850 unless specified
Sacred Heart Hospital
The following classes will be held at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast. To register, call 278-3600 or toll-free (877) 416-1600 unless noted.
• Breast cancer support group: Meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Olson Women’s Diagnostic Center. Call 278-3980.
• Online childbirth class: Families will learn about the stages of labor, comfort techniques, common medical procedures, including epidurals and cesareans, and newborn and postpartum care. Engaging videos, personal birth stories, 3D animations, games, and activities make learning easy and fun. Rolling registration. Cost is $35.
Grief support group
Covenant Hospice will offer a six-week grief support group from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 31 at the Covenant Hospice office, 220 Eglin Parkway N.E. in Fort Walton Beach. The support group is free, but registration is required by Jan. 25 at 729-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer’s CARE program
Area families have access to free resources included in a new program designed to help them cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Developed by the Home Instead Senior Care network, in conjunction with a team of the top Alzheimer’s experts in North America, the Alzheimer’s CARE Program focuses on the care and dignity of individuals rather than the symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and possible cures for the disease.
Available at HelpForAlzheimersFamilies.com, the online training will teach participants how to use the CARE approach to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for themselves while caring for their loved one.
Also available is a free booklet, Helping Families Cope, which includes information about the CARE approach and additional information to help families who struggle with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
To receive a free copy of the Helping Families Cope booklet, call 243-6464 or visit HelpforAlzheimersFamilies.com.