Cancer Screenings: Nash Health Care is offering free fecal occult blood test kits to people ages 45-75 to screen for colorectal cancer. Kits are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Nash Cancer Treatment Center and from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at HealthFirst Wellness Center. Return postage is provided, and the deadline for returning kits is April 15. The kits will be analyzed at the labs of Nash Health Care, and results will be mailed to participants. For information, call 962-3466 or 962-8947.
Classes Offered: Nash Health Care will offer the following free community outreach classes from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Nash General Hospital Auditorium. For information or to register, call 962-8891. > April 17, “Challenges of Foster Parenting." > May 15, “Today’s Hottest Topics Regarding Youth and Their Sexual Health." > June 19, “Anger Management." > Aug. 21, “Overview of the Rocky Mount Pregnancy Care Center." > Sept. 18, “Addiction and Its Effects on the Family Unit." > Oct. 16, “Violence Against Women." > Nov. 20, “Communication in Marriage.”
Special Event: Mental Health First Aid training, a training course to educate people on how to respond to an emotional or mental health crisis, will be held April 18-19 at the Edgecombe County Memorial Library and May 30-31 and June 18-19 at Braswell Memorial Library. Scholarships are offered on a first come, first served basis. Space is limited. For information, call 538-1384 or go to tipsinc6774.com.
Classes Offered: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will hold a senior stretch class at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a low impact exercise class. The monthly cost is $5 for city residents and $6.25 others. Class registration is held on the first of each month. For information, call 972-1152.
Special Event: The city of Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department will hold “Step It Off!” classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Booker T. Washington Community Center. Classes are held on a drop-in basis and the cost is $5 per class. For information, call 467-4925.
Pilates Classes: The Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St., will offer pilates mat classes from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays in the parish hall. Classes are $8 each. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing. For information, call 442-1134, ext. 234.
Special Event: Project GRACE, a consortium of community organizations and individuals committed to preventing HIV/AIDS in Edgecombe and Nash Counties, is seeking black youth between the ages 10-14 and their adult caregivers to participate in a research study to help talk about risky sex behaviors and how to say no. The study will begin May 5. For information, call 823-1733 or 977-0765.
Zumbatomics: Zumbatomics, a fitness class designed for children, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays for ages 4-7 and at 10 a.m. for ages 8-12 in the parish hall at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 231 N. Church St. Cost is $30 for a five-class session. For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to goodshepherdrmt.org.
Special Event: The EMPOWER! small changes diabetes management program is seeking African-American women that live in Edgecombe County to participant in a diabetes study. To qualify, you must be a blackwoman with Type 2 diabetes, have an elevated HbA1C reading, be between the ages of 19-75 and be willing to participate in a year-long study and provide information for research. For information or to see if you qualify for this study, call 855-748-4424 or email email@example.com.
Support Group: Mental Health America of The Tar River Region Mental Wellness Support Group, which brings together adults facing similar mental issues, meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Mental Health America of the Tar River Region Office, 230 Sunset Ave. Preregistration is required. For information or to register, call 937-8820.
Support Group: Divorce Care will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Englewood Baptist Church, 1350 Winstead Ave. For information, call 937-8254.
Support Group: Englewood United Methodist Church, 300 S. Circle Drive, will hold its Grief Share program, a 13-week program for people who are grieving the lost of a loved one, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call 955-7867 or 972-3816.
Support Group: Grief Share, a support group for people who have lost love ones, will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Englewood Baptist Church. For information, call 937-8254.
Support Group: The Most Excellent Way, a weekly recovery program, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Calvary Chapel, 3731 Red Oak-Battleboro Road. For information, call 443-0811.
Support Group: The Breast Recovery and Support Group, a support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients receiving care within Nash Health Care or affiliated providers, meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Claude Mayo Surgery Pavilion Lobby. For information, call 962-6110.
Support Group: Taking Off the Pounds Sensibly will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Sharpsburg Church of God, 407 John J. Sharpe St., Sharpsburg. Cost is $26 to join for one year. For information, call 210-2642 or go to tops.org.
Yoga Classes: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 231 N. Grace St., will offer free yoga classes at noon Tuesdays in the parish hall. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. For information, call 442-1134, ext. 221.
Support Group: Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step support group for people struggling with hurts, hang ups or habits, will hold a Celebrate Recovery support group for women from 4 to 5:45 p.m. every Sunday at Burning Hearts Fellowship, 6214 Moore Road, Nashville. For information, call 446-8136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Offered: Young Moms Connect, a free community-based program provide by the Nash County Health Department for young expectant moms ages 13-24, will offer workshops from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 652 Raleigh Road. For information, call 446-2378 or 212-5480.
Support Group: Wisdom AFG, a 12-step support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1217 Bethlehem Road. For information, call 883-0105.
Support Group: Taking Off the Pounds Sensibly will meet at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., Nashville. For information, call 813-2555.
Support Group: Rocky Mount Parkinson Support Group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Benvenue Baptist Church, 2464 Benvenue Road. For information, call 446-9581.
Support Group: Emily Ellis Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group meets at 5 p.m. on the first three Thursdays of each month at Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, 2400 Medpark Drive. For information, call 451-3704.
Support Group: Overcomers, a Christ-centered family drug- and alcohol-recovery program, meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Parkwood Baptist Church. For information, call 315-4579.
Support Group: National Alliance on Mental Illness meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Le’Chris Behavioral Health Services, 130 Jones Road. Support group provides help for families and caregivers with loved ones who have a mental disorder. For information, call 443-2585.
Services Offered: Nash County Health Department provides annual check-ups for women, including free mammograms for qualifying women with little or no insurance. For information, call 459-9819 (Nashville office) or 446-0027 (Rocky Mount office).
Classes Offered: The Rocky Mount Senior Center will offer a senior stretch class at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is held at the beginning of every month. Cost is $5 for city residents, $6.25 others. For more information, call 972-1152.
Support Group: Healthy Hearts meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at HealthFirst Community Wellness Center, 1051 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount. For information, call 962-3468.
Support Group: Nar-Anon Family Group meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E. Washington St., Nashville. Group provides fellowship and support for family and friends of addicts. For information, call 478-4044.
Seminar: The Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., will offer a hearing-impaired seminar at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. For more information, call 972-1152.
Support Group: Family Caregivers meets at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Rocky Mount Senior Center, 427 S. Church St., and 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., Nashville. Group provides fellowship for caregivers and periodic speakers on related issues. For more information, call 459-1365.
Support Group: Better Breather’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at HealthFirst Wellness Center, Community Medical Plaza, 1051 Noell Lane, Rocky Mount. Group provides support for pulmonary disease patients. For information, call 962-3468.
Support Group: Diabetes Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Nash General Hospital auditorium. For information, call 962-8854.
Support Group: Acceptance Al-Anon Family Group meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Sunset Avenue Baptist Church, 3732 Sunset Ave. Group provides fellowship and support for relatives or friends of alcoholics. For information, call 443-2531.
Support Group: Divorce Care meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Nashville United Methodist Church, 209 E. Washington St. Group provides help for people going through divorce and separation. For information, call 459-7178.
Support Group: Nash Support Group for the Blind meets at 2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Nash County Senior Center, 103 N. Alston St., Nashville. For information, call 459-7681.
Support Group: Cancer Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Calvary Baptist Church, 505 S. Englewood Drive. For information, call 442-4836.
Support Group: Nash/Edgecombe National Federation of the Blind meets at 11:15 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant, 1520 N. Wesleyan Blvd. For more information, call 937-1979.
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