Health Advice, February 11, 2022 | Messages

creative care

The Atlantic Center for the Arts is hosting creative nurturing classes at Menard-May Park in Edgewater every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from February 7 through March 14 and every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. from February 8 through March 22 :00 p.m., at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.

Caring for a loved one is a journey of joy and difficulty. Learn how to connect body, mind and spirit by using art as a tool for self-care, social interaction and lifelong learning.

Free and open to everyone. Visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org for more information.

Covid-19 tests at City Gym

The City of New Smyrna Beach, in partnership with Nomi Health, has a Covid-19 testing site at the City Gym at 1000 Live Oak St.

The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

The site will offer both PCR and antigen testing with a 24 to 48 hour turnaround time for PCR testing and a one hour turnaround time for antigen testing.

People who need a test are asked to bring an insurance card with them. Without insurance they will not be turned away. Appointments are not required, but participants can pre-register by visiting nomihealth.com/fl.

West Volusia Covid-19 testing site

The Volusia County government, Florida Department of Health and cities have contracted with a private company to open a test site.

Nomi Health is located at Dewey O. Boster Park, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with an outdoor walk-in area.

Visit http://testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl to make an appointment. Walk ups are accepted.

Patients are asked about health insurance, but those who don’t have one are not turned away. Masks and social distancing are required.

Covid-19 vaccines in the health department

The Florida Department of Health in Volusia County continues to offer the three approved Covid-19 vaccines.

Locations are:

•1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach

•717 W. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach

•775 Harley Strickland Blvd., Suite 110, Orange City

• 123 W. Indiana Ave., Room 1010, DeLand.

PCR tests are by appointment only for symptomatic people and people who have been exposed to Covid-19.

For a midweek Covid-19 vaccination or test, call (386) 274-0500 ext. # to make an appointment.

Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/ for more information.

Wellness programs for seniors

Northeast Florida AHEC offers free wellness programs for seniors.

The programs include falls prevention, diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, tai chi, healthy living, pain management and a new nursing program.

Classes are offered online, over the phone, and in person.

For more information or to register, call (904) 482-0189.

Al Anon

The Al-Anon Family Group for Families and Friends of Alcoholics meets Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 509 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach. masks required.

Al-Anon, family groups for families and friends of alcoholics, offer numerous daily meetings in Volusia County.

For more information, call (904) 315-0233, (888) 425-2666 or visit AFGArea9.org.

Self-help group for caregivers

The Church of the Holy Child will be held on Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. at W. Granada Ave. 1225, Ormond Beach, host a support group for caregivers.

The group meets every other Sunday. For more information, call Kim McMaster at (386) 299-5138.

Tools to Quit Tobacco Lessons

A free Tools to Quit Tobacco class will be held on Monday, February 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the AdventHealth Daytona Beach Cancer Institute, 224 Memorial Medical Parkway.

The class provides a four-week supply of nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.

For more information or to register, call (904) 482-0189.

Deadline for health survey extended

The Flagler and Volusia Counties Community Health Needs Assessment Collaborative has extended the deadline for their health survey to February 22.

Community input is an important part of the plan to address community concerns and improve the quality of life.

The survey is available online at countyhealthsurvey.com and in English and Spanish.

Distribution of free at-home Covid-19 test kits

Covid-19 services at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand have changed from on-site testing to distributing free at-home Covid testing kits.

Reservations are not required to obtain a test kit, and hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vaccinations are no longer offered at the site.

For more information on Covid vaccinations, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines/vaccine-locator/.

Covid-19 testing on City Island

Curative’s proving ground has been relocated from Daytona International Speedway to 105 Jackie Robinson Parkway (City Island) and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Appointments are required at curative.com or by calling (888) 702-9042. The tests are free, but patients are asked for health insurance information. Results can be expected within 48 hours.

Diabetes Education

Halifax Health is hosting a 12-week diabetes series on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Port Orange YMCA Healthy Living Center, 4701 City Center Parkway and via Zoom.

To register, email [email protected]

Participants can also see if they are at higher risk for prediabetes by taking a prediabetes risk test. For more information, call (386) 425-2242 or (386) 425-4829 or email [email protected]

Understand birth and newborn care

Halifax Health runs a four-week series to prepare mothers for the labor and delivery process.

The course fee is $40 per couple for the four week series. Guided tour through work and birth included.

Classes meet each week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the France Tower Meeting Room F, 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. To reserve, call (386) 425-2229 or register online at halifaxhealth.org/ob.

Breastfeeding support group

Halifax Health Medical Center hosts a free breastfeeding support group every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ormond Beach Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 500 Sterthaus Drive.

To reserve, call (386) 425-2229 or register online at halifaxhealth.org/ob.

bereavement groups

Halifax Health-Hospice offers a variety of bereavement groups in Volusia and Flagler counties.

For more information, call (386) 425-3738. Call (386) 425-3337 for pet grief management assistance.

Bridge4Hope

The Bridge4Hope group provides support for people who have lost a loved one to an opioid overdose.

Meetings are at the Halifax Health Hospice Grief Center, 655 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach and the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center Orange City, 1625 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

For more information, next group dates and times, call (386) 425-3337.

provider required

The SMA Healthcare Foundation hosts the seventh annual Who is Jay? Mental Health Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, contact Jennifer Secor at [email protected]

Support group for caregivers and recipients

The Caregiver and Recipient Support Group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the coffee shop at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach.

All are welcome. Lending library is also available.

For information, contact (407) 760-2304.

Self-help group for caregivers

An education and support group designed to provide emotional, educational and social support to people caring for people with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, meets at 10:30am on the third Tuesday of each month at 50 Allwood Green Blvd, Aberdeen. , Ormond Beach.

Masks are compulsory. Call (386) 847-2322 for more information.

Quit smoking

Northeast Florida AHEC offers free virtual and in-person smoking cessation classes.

Various lesson options are available. Call to find one that fits your schedule. Get a free four week supply of nicotine patches, gum and lozenges.

For more information or to register, call (904) 482-0189.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Friday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Port Orange Presbyterian Church, 4662 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

The group meets in the hall behind the church. Masks are compulsory.

Call (386) 847-2322 for more information.

Wellness programs for seniors

Northeast Florida AHEC offers free wellness programs for seniors.

The programs include falls prevention, diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, tai chi, healthy living, pain management and a new nursing program.

Classes are offered online, over the phone, and in person.

For more information or to register, call (904) 482-0189.

AA meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings throughout Volusia County.

For more information, visit aadaytona.org or call the hotline at (386) 756-2930.

Anonymous Overeaters

Overeaters Anonymous is helping Volusia County with eating issues with a 12-step recovery program.

For more information or to find a program, visit oa.org or call (505) 891-2664.

Providers of Health and Human Services Summit

One Voice for Volusia, in partnership with Flagler Cares, will present its 2022 Health & Human Services Summit on Thursday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Pre-registration is open to exhibitors. Flat rate is $100 with additional fees for upgrades or discounts for nonprofits and One Voice for Volusia members. Advance payment unnecessary.

To pre-register, visit ovfv.org/Summit2022. For more information, email Kajsa Lebo at [email protected]

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