Knights, parish slate blood drive Dec. 17

The subsequent blood drive for the Knights of Columbus Council 6168 and Our Lady of Grace Parish will likely be on the standard third Saturday of December, Saturday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the council corridor, 2389 W Norvell Bryant Highway, on the nook of West Pinecone Avenue and County Road 486 in Lecanto.

There isn’t any higher present to offer for the vacations than the present of well being and life to our neighborhood, a present in thanksgiving for the numerous items we’ve acquired all through our lives. Donors additionally obtain tokens of appreciation in return, comparable to Egift playing cards, a complimentary continental breakfast, and holiday-themed shirts. For extra info, name LifeSouth at 352-527-306.

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The Oct. 15 drive collected 16 items from 16 donors on the council corridor, and three items from three donors at a LifeSouth Facility, for a complete of 19 items from 19 donors. Although the turnout was considerably lower than common, one unit can deal with as much as three individuals, a worthwhile contribution to our native medical neighborhood.

HCA Florida Citrus Hospital to host wellness seminar

HCA Florida Citrus Hospital will current a wellness seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, on the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in Lecanto.

“Body in Motion” will function a presentation from HCA Florida Citrus Hospital’s bodily remedy crew. The seminar will give attention to the advantages of train and tips on how to preserve motivated.

The presentation will embrace tips for novices who’re simply getting began however wish to guarantee they’ve an extended and wholesome life forward. A short query and reply session will observe.

Seating is restricted so an RSVP is required to attend. Call 352-637-3337 or go to to order a seat.

RBOI Fireside Chat to be held

Dr. Joey Bennett’s “Fireside Chat” will likely be held at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, 522 N. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto.

The visitor speaker will likely be Dr. B.J. Ezell. She is the Chronicle’s 2022 Healthcare Hero for Community Outreach and can discuss out there vaccines.

Dr. Ezell retired to Florida from working with the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control however determined to perform extra in her subject after the worldwide pandemic unfold. She continues to work on the Florida Department of Health in a number of capacities.

A lightweight lunch will likely be served so RSVP by calling 352-527-0106.

VITAS to current dementia care workshop

VITAS Health Care will current a free dementia care and consciousness workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, positioned at 3280 W. Audubon Park Path, Lecanto.

Entitled “The ABC of Dementia,” the presentation will function Debbie Selsavage, an authorized dementia practitioner and president of Coping with Dementia LLC.

Selsavage, who’s an everyday columnist within the Citrus County Chronicle, studies that the workshop will clarify the character of assorted types of dementia, what to anticipate from this progressive illness, steps for changing into a more adept and less-stressed care companion, and what sources can be found in Citrus County for households residing with dementia.

Workshop host VITAS Health Care will present gentle refreshments and a free instructional packet to all attendees.

The occasion is free and open to the general public, however reservations are required. To reserve seats, name 352-422-3663 or electronic mail

GriefShare vacation session out there

One of the issues that the GriefShare program warns about is the acute emotional reactions to the vacations, significantly the primary time after demise.

While the common program supplies some assist on this space, they’ve put collectively a one session video and helps for those who are approaching the primary vacation season with out the particular person they’re grieving. However, grief across the holidays could be vital even a few years later.

North Oak Church is providing this session on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. for anybody who needs to return. No pre-registration required.

The session takes about an hour, there may be some dialogue and there will likely be a handout. It supplies useful hints on coping with the feelings and tips on how to preserve from being overwhelmed.

The session is open to anybody who needs to attend – members of the church, individuals concerned in GriefShare now or who’ve been concerned at one other time however haven’t seen this video, individuals from the neighborhood. There isn’t any cost.

North Oak is positioned on the intersection of North Elkcam Boulevard and North Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. For extra info, go to or name 352-489-1688.

DOH to conduct wants evaluation

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus), in partnership with the Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation, has kicked off its months-long Community Health Needs Assessment course of.

NicelyFlorida Council, a nonprofit company which works with 16 counties in North Central Florida, is facilitating the wants evaluation for Citrus County.

The evaluation will search enter from neighborhood members via one-on-one interviews, surveys and in-person focus teams.

The remaining product will establish the neighborhood’s well being priorities and wishes for the county at massive which can in flip information planning initiatives for DOH-Citrus, decide funding priorities for the Community Charitable Foundation and supply knowledge for different entities locally to make use of for grants.

Surveys will likely be distributed starting in mid-November and proceed via January. For extra info, go to or observe @FLHealthCitrus on Twitter.

Relief Share charity seeks volunteers

Relief Share, a Citrus County-based medical surplus restoration group, is looking for volunteers to assist with sorting and inventorying a big amount of medical provides donated by space hospitals and well being care services.

Volunteers meet most Saturdays at Technology Conservation Group (TCG) in Lecanto, which has donated air-conditioned cupboard space to Relief Share.

Adult volunteers will work with native highschool pupil teams to type, stock, and field medical provides for cargo to hospitals and clinics in creating nations. Other volunteer days/hours are additionally out there and retired well being care professionals are welcome.

For practically 20 years, Relief Share has recovered medical surplus domestically to avoid wasting lives all through the world. The charity not too long ago delivered greater than three tons of provides to hospitals and the entrance line in Ukraine. It has offered disaster aid to Haiti, Central America, and Nepal, and ships medical provides to Venezuela.

HPH Hospice seeks neighborhood assist

HPH Hospice in Lecanto supplies consolation and care, giving sufferers the very best remaining high quality of life and supporting their households via this disturbing time. As a nonprofit, HPH Hospice by no means turns anybody away for lack of funds.

Sometimes the wants of sufferers and their households increase the realm of their care. The Citrus Hospice House has a meals pantry with nonperishable objects, however different objects will not be included, like paper items and cleansing provides. Help might also be wanted to pay an influence invoice, hire or mortgage for a caregiver.

To assist, organizations might have a “supplies drive” or fundraiser with members on behalf of economic assist of sufferers together with a presentation by HPH Hospice. To schedule or for extra info, electronic mail or name 352-359-8373.

Items wanted are paper towels, rest room paper, rubbish luggage, dish cleaning soap, air fresheners, towels & washcloths, toothpaste & toothbrushes, physique lotion, deodorant, shampoo, bar cleaning soap, physique wash, new blankets, private care wipes, mouth wash, razors, shaving cream and facial tissues. HPH Hospice additionally accepts non-perishable meals objects and is in want of volunteers for companion visits of the sufferers.

Coastal Region library has train collection

Exercise is taken into account the most effective methods to remain wholesome. Unfortunately, simply going out and exercising isn’t all the time the simplest choice. A earlier damage could make it tough to maneuver round or the excessive influence workout routines that everybody else is doing could also be too exhausting.

This is the place your native library is available in. The Coastal Region department in Crystal River affords a free, low influence chair train collection referred to as “Sit & Be Fit!”

Classes are held Thursdays starting at 10:30 a.m.

This class focuses on low influence stretches and strengthening workout routines, all completed from a seated place. These workout routines are geared toward enhancing flexibility, studying weight management and lowering the possibility of damage.

Also, cease by the Homosassa department on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. for stomach dancing or the Lakes Region department in Inverness on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. for Yang Tai Chi.

These applications are free for everybody with no registration required. For extra info, go to or observe @CitrusLibraries on Facebook and Instagram.

Zumba courses out there each week

Zumba courses with Certified Instructor Donna are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to midday on the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto.

Classes are low influence and geared to seniors with a whole lot of laughter included. Get a superb exercise whereas dancing and having enjoyable. The price is $5 per class.

To pre-register or for extra info, name 352-527-5993 or electronic mail Classes will not be held on authorities holidays.

Socialize with others at Café Break!

Among the wellness applications provided by Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast at its Wings Grief Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane (gold constructing on proper) in Homosassa Springs is Café Break!

At Café Break! Anyone grieving or lonely can discover a secure place to socialize with others, work puzzles, play video games or chat over a cup of espresso and snacks for 2-1/2 hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

For extra info or to affix this program that follows CDC tips, name 352-249-1470.

Salon affords free facial train courses

From Head To Toe Salon affords free face elevate train courses at 9 a.m. each Monday. The salon is positioned at 21 N. Croft Ave. in Inverness.

In this one-hour class, be taught to sculpt and revitalize your face with 25 facial workout routines that construct quantity, reduce wrinkles and elevate and tone for a younger look.

Space is restricted, so name grasp esthetician Stephanie Gombrelli at 352-613-6111 to order a spot.

Chemo sufferers obtain free remedy

Chemotherapy sufferers obtain free microblading (eyebrow everlasting make-up) by Stephanie Gombrelli at From Head To Toe Salon in Inverness.

Call 352-613-6111 for extra info and to schedule.

Citrus Libraries: Healthy thoughts, wholesome physique

Citrus Libraries will host a number of Health & Wellness occasions.

On Mondays at 5:30 p.m. on the Homosassa department, stomach dancing courses will likely be out there.

  • On the final Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m., the Coastal Region department hosts Doreen Lavista who guides an immersive meditation session. Bring a yoga mat, cushion, pillow or again assist for utilizing a chair.
  • Every Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. on the Lakes Region department, Eric Poling teaches Yang Tai Chi 13. This type emphasizes constructing energy, steadiness and coordination via easy actions. Registration is required.
  • On Thursdays, Tai Chi courses are held on the Floral City department. The top notch is Beyond the Basics Tai Chi at 9:30 a.m. and is designed for seasoned members. Those seeking to be taught extra about Tai Chi ought to attend the ten:45 a.m. newbie class.

For extra info, observe @CitrusLibraries on Facebook and Instagram or go to

Lions Club affords imaginative and prescient look after veterans

Any veterans in Citrus County who can not afford their eyeglasses or are in want of imaginative and prescient care can contact Inverness Lions Club at 352-560-8741.

The membership might help with any imaginative and prescient want. Residency and earnings necessities apply.

Community middle affords courses

The East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway in Inverness, affords wholesome selections on its neighborhood class schedule.

Tai Chi will likely be provided from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. From 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, licensed Silver Sneakers Flex teacher Kathy Johnson will lead “Kathy’s Crazy Cardio Class.”

The price for every class is $3 per particular person or $1 for Silver Sneakers members. For those that want to take part in each courses, there’s a lowered price of $5 per particular person. For extra info, name 352-344-9666.

Water aerobics at Bicentennial Pool

Citrus County Parks and Recreation’s supply a water aerobics class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Bicentennial Park Pool, 8145 W. Bicentennial Park Drive in Crystal River.

The price is $3 per particular person per class. These courses supply a enjoyable, wholesome health exercise with out added stress on joints. Participants have to be 16 years or older.

For extra info, name 352-795-1478.

‘Stepping Stones to Wellness’ meets weekly

Stepping Stones to Wellness will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday on the Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast Wings Grief Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane in Homosassa.

The group is facilitated by yoga trainer Ellen Armitage. By combining strolling in place, guided meditation/rest workout routines and a course of group, it’s designed to assist promote total well-being.

Provided as a neighborhood service, the category is obtainable at no cost. To reserve a spot, name 352-249-1470. For extra info, name or go to Friends of Citrus on Facebook.

Wings Grief Center affords superior yoga

The Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast superior yoga group meets from 4 to five p.m. each Thursday on the Wings Grief Center, 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane in Homosassa.

The class is facilitated by Ellen Armitage, a yoga trainer with greater than 20 years of expertise serving to others discover their strategy to their highest self.

Sessions are offered as a neighborhood service and are provided at no cost. To reserve a spot, name 352-249-1470. For extra info, name or go to Friends of Citrus on Facebook.

Free being pregnant testing, sonograms out there

Citrus Pregnancy Center is providing free being pregnant testing and free early being pregnant sonograms at each areas: 726 NE U.S. 19 in Crystal River and 3185 E. Thomas St. in Inverness.

For extra info, name 352-341-5176.

Attend Dr. Bennett’s ‘Fireside Chats’

Dr. Joseph Bennett affords month-to-month “Fireside Chats” starting midday the primary Wednesday of every month on the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute (RBOI), 522 N. Lecanto Highway.

Sessions usually function visitor audio system, in addition to open dialogue concerning well being and most cancers care. A lightweight lunch is offered; due to this fact, RSVP is requested.

Bennett welcomes questions and open dialogue, so convey your questions or electronic mail them forward of time to Those who haven’t acquired their COVID-19 vaccination will likely be requested to put on a masks and apply social distancing contained in the constructing.

Call Shawn at 352-527-0106 to make a reservation.

RBOI has provides for most cancers sufferers

If you’re in want of scarfs, wigs, or different useful objects for these going via most cancers remedies, name Medical Social Worker Wendy Hall, LCSW, at 352-527-0106. Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute in Lecanto has a useful resource room with greater than 100 wigs out there free of charge. Stop within the Lecanto workplace from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday via Friday or name to make an appointment.

Medical Social Workers at RBOI will help people needing assist via the emotional turmoil brought on by most cancers with sources, together with utility for Citrus Aid Cancer Foundation help. Many companies together with Zoom conferences for assist and schooling can be found for sufferers with most cancers, and their family members. Call 352-527-0106.

Free listening to screening out there

Citrus Healing Impaired Program Services (CHIPS) is providing free listening to screenings for Citrus County residents on the outdated prepare depot, 109 NE Crystal St. in Crystal River.

Screenings are by appointment solely. Low-income listening to assist help is out there.

To be taught extra, name Maureen 352-795-5000.

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