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A list to find help

Written by Healthy Living

Support groups are comprised of people who care for one another, and finding support when you need it is not difficult in this area. All the hospitals, many of the churches, and other groups provide help and hope for whatever your need may be. There are always others going through the same experiences, and just meeting them often helps.

Support groups in Lake and Sumter counties

Alcoholics Anonymous
For information on meetings and times in Lake and Sumter counties, see meetings.aalakesumter.com.

For information on AA meetings in The Villages in zip code 32163, see betteraddictioncare.com/32163-aa-meetings.

For information on AA meetings in Lady Lake, see betteraddictioncare.com/aa-meetings-lady-lake-fl.

AA meetings in The Villages are also available at sober.com/12stepmeetings-alcohol?city=the%20villages&state=florida.

AA meetings in The Villages villages1.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=239:aaal-anon&id=1477:aa-meetings-the-villages-&Itemid=164

Al-Anon and AlaTeen
District 6 serves Mount Dora, Tavares, Eustis, Leesburg, Lady Lake, The Villages, Oxford, and Wildwood.
afgdistrict6.org has a list of meetings
District 6 AFG
P.O. Box 241
Oxford, FL 34484
Contact: Sheri D., district representative, drafgdistrict6@gmail.com
Amy P., alternate district representative, altdrafgdistrict6@gmail.com

Autoimmune Diseases
Scleroderma Support Group
Contact: 352.753.9500 or 352.409.0429

Sjogren’s/Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Group
La Hacienda Recreation Center, The Villages
Julio Iglesias Room
4th Friday, 10am (Oct.-May)
Contact: 352.259.1309

Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group
New Life Presbyterian Church
201 LaVista St., Fruitland Park
3rd Monday of odd-numbered months, 7pm
Contact: 248.840.7805

AIDS
Catholic Community of St. Paul Church
AIDS Ministry
Phone: 352.787.6354
1330 Sunshine Ave., Leesburg
Services: Provides educational programs upon request and referral services for those in need of medical, financial, spiritual, and supportive services. Through this ministry, support groups are available for people infected with HIV and for parents of people living with AIDS or who have died from the disease. All age groups.
Contact: 352.787.6354

Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
600 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg
2nd Tuesday, Noon
Contact: Jenny Reynard, 800.272.3900

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group
The Villages Regional Hospital, East Campus
1501 U.S. Highway 441 N., The Villages
4th Thursday, 2pm
Contact: Jenny Reynard, 800.272.3900

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
New Covenant United Methodist Church
3470 Woodridge Dr., The Villages
Every Thursday, 10am
Free respite care during meetings
Contact: Louise Shuey, 352.753.8262
Rochelle Holcombe, 352.259.1243
Leslie Switzer, 352.274.3673

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Brookdale Place at Freedom Pointe
1700 El Camino Real, The Villages
2nd and 3rd Wednesday monthly
Contact: Zullie Oliver, 352.674.3940 to RSVP
Light lunch is served

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Sumter Place in The Villages
1550 Killingsworth Way, The Villages
Free respite care during meetings
3rd Wednesday, 1:30pm
Contact: Sheila Dickmann, 352.674.3500

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Mission Oaks
10780 N. U.S. Highway 301, Oxford
2nd Monday, 2pm
Contact: Cheryl Fletcher, 352.409.5360

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Lakeview Terrace
331 Raintree Drive, Altoona
2nd Thursday, 1:30pm
Contact: 352.409.5360

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, Room 7
3700 S. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 4pm
Contact: Deb Smith, 352.449.9449
Lindsay Collins, 352.484.8420

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
North Lake Presbyterian Church
975 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake
3rd Wednesday, 1pm
Contact: Louise Shuey, 352.753.8262
Don Dati, 352.259.5363

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Chapel of Christian Faith
1401 Paradise Drive, Lady Lake
3rd Thursday, 10am
Contact: Martha Hyatt, 352.748.7633

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
North Lake Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Center, Room 2
930 County Road 466, Lady Lake
1st and 3rd Thursday, 1pm
Contact: Louise Shuey, 352.753.8262

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Avante at Leesburg Nursing & Rehab Center
2000 Edgewood Ave., Leesburg
3rd Thursday, 1pm
Contact: Doreen Watson-Beard, 352.217.6476

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Cooper Memorial Library, Room 221
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont
Last Tuesday monthly, 1:30pm
Contact: Heather Carelli, 352.901.0239
Selly Castillo, 352.801.1545

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Lake Port Square, a Brookdale Community
800 Lake Port Blvd., Leesburg
4th Wednesday, 2pm
Contact: Allison Church 352.728.8525, ext. 1232

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Regency Park Assisted Living and Memory Care
15000 U.S. Highway 441, Eustis
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 2pm
Contact: Rick Wiggins, 352.661.9003

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
The Fellowship
25900 U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg
1st Monday, 2pm
Contact: Pamela Schmitz, 352.396.6927

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Osprey Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care
1761 Nightingale Lane, Tavares
1st Tuesday, 6pm, Early Stage Loved Ones
Contact: Rick Wiggins, 352.636.8517

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Brookdale Clermont
650 E. Minnehaha Ave., Clermont
1st Wednesday, 4pm
Contact: Pam Schmitz, 352.396.6927

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
The Cove at Tavares Village
1501 Sunshine Parkway, Tavares
2nd Monday, 1:30pm
Contact: Amy Lesner, 352.250.2602

Alzheimer’s Family Organization
Elan Senior Living at Spanish Springs
930 Alverez Ave., The Villages
2nd Wednesday, 2pm
Contact: Cathy Jackshaw, 352.300.1089

Alzheimer’s Family Organization Support Group
Bridgewater at Waterman Village
500 Waterman Ave., Mount Dora
3rd Wednesday, 1:30pm
Free respite care provided during meeting
Contact: Alan Jones, chaplain, 352-383-0051, ext. 285

Alzheimer’s Family Organization Support Group
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Room 108-B, Clermont
3rd Thursday, 2 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Snow, 352-406-8465
Carol McCarthy, 352-454-8303

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group
First Baptist Church Umatilla, Adult Annex
550 Hatfield Dr., Umatilla
One Thursday a month at 10 a.m. Please call for further information.
Contact: Vicki Rogers, 352-669-3622

Avante at Leesburg Nursing & Rehab Center
2000 Edgewood Ave., Leesburg
3rd Tuesday, 1pm
RSVP for free respite care provided during meeting
Contact: Doreen Watson-Beard, 352.217.6476

Home Companions Senior Care
2785 S. Bay St., Suite D, Eustis
4th Tuesday, 2:30pm
Contact: Kellie Keith, 352.483.3086

Interim Health Care
9738 U.S. Highway 441, Ste. 103, Leesburg
4th Tuesday, 1pm
Contact: Sheryl Root, 352.326.0400

Lake Harris Healthcare
Lake Port Square: Lakeside West Building
821 Lake Port Blvd., Leesburg
2nd Friday, 2pm
Free respite care provided during meetings
Contact: Chrystie Brooks, 352.728.8529

North Campus Rehab and Nursing Center
700 N. Palmetto St., Leesburg
2nd Wednesday, 2pm
Contact: Cheryl Fletcher 352.409.5360

Somerset Assisted Living Facility
2450 Dora Ave., Tavares
2nd and 4th Friday, 2pm
Free respite care provided during meetings
Contact: Betty Lee, 352.638.5394
Toni O’Donnell, 352.343.6483
Southpointe Baptist Fellowship
25900 U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg
1st Monday, 10am
Contact: Pamela Schmitz, 352.396.6927
Christen Wilson, 352.638.0804

Springs of Lady Lake Assisted Living Community
620 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake
2nd Tuesday, 10am
Contact: Julie Watson, 352.396.3911

St. Timothy Catholic Church
1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake
4th Friday, 1pm
Contact: Pam Gilhooly, 352.205.7121
Sterling House
700 South Lake St., Leesburg
3rd Thursday, 2pm
Free respite care provided at meeting
Contact: Maegan Safford 352.728.6661
Ruth Cantillon, 352.728.6666
Superior Residence of Clermont ALF
1600 Hunt Trace Blvd., Clermont
1st Monday, 3pm
Contact: Lindsay Finkbeiner, 352.394.5549
United Congregational Church
302 N. St. Clair Abrams Ave., Tavares
2nd Wednesday, noon
Contact: Cheryl Fletcher 352.409.5360
Lori Wintersdorf, 352.267.4205

ALS
ALS Association Florida Chapter
Hibiscus Recreation Center
1740 Bailey Trail, The Villages
4th Wednesday, 1pm
Contact: 888.257.1717 or alsafl.org

Breathing
American Lung Association Better Breathers
National Training Center, Education Dept.
1935 Don Wickham Dr., Clermont
1pm (call for information)
Contact: 352.241.7109

Better Breathers
South Lake Hospital
Education Department
1099 Citrus Tower Blvd., Clermont
2nd Tuesday, 1pm (Oct.-May)
Contact: Susan Harwood, 352.200.7096

Better Breathers
Florida Hospital Waterman
Garden Conference Room
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
3rd Wednesday, 1:30pm
Contact: Karen Bradner, 352.253.3396

Better Breathers Support Group
Good Life Emporium
Lake Square Mall
10401 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg
3rd Wednesday, 1pm
Contact: Erik Blamick, 352.589.3396

Cancer
Tri-County Breast Cancer Support Group
4th Thursday, 2pm
Outpatient Surgery Center
U.S. Highway 27/441 (Doctor’s Drive), The Villages
Contact: 352.259.9876

Tri-County Breast Cancer Support Group
Sharon Morse Medical Center
1400 N. U.S. Highway 441, The Villages
3rd Thursday, 2pm
Contact: 352.347.2806, 352.307.9797

Breast Cancer Education Support Group
Florida Hospital Waterman
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
Last Monday of month, 4pm
Contact: Jan Whitis, 352.253.3610

Breast Cancer Support Group
South Lake Hospital
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
2nd Friday, 7pm
Contact: 352.241.7109

Breast Cancer Support Group
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
2nd Thursday
Contact: 352.435.3202

General Cancer Education Support Group
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Conference Room
4000 Waterman Way, Tavares
1st Thursday, 1:30pm
Contact: Laytanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Breast Cancer Support Group
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Conference Room
4000 Waterman Way, Tavares
3rd Thursday, 1:30pm
Contact: Laytanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Look Good, Feel Better
Women undergoing chemotherapy
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Conference Room
4000 Waterman Way, Tavares
2nd Monday, 1:30pm
Contact: Laytanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Men’s Huddle Cancer Support Group
Male cancer survivors
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Conference Room
4000 Waterman Way, Tavares
4th Thursday, lunch served at noon
Contact: Laytanya Ruiz, 352.253.3605

Cancer Support Group
First United Methodist Church
927 7th Ave. at the Agape House, Clermont
2nd Tuesday of month
Contact: 352.394.8401

Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation
Support Group
First United Methodist Church
927 7th Ave. at the Agape House, Clermont
Various dates and times
Contact: 352.435.3202

Young Women Surviving Cancer
First United Methodist Church
927 7th Ave. at the Agape House, Clermont
2nd Monday, 7pm
Contact: Heather, 352.243.7900

American Cancer Society
Look Good…Feel Good Support Group
InterCommunity Cancer Center
1120 Citrus Tower Blvd., Ste. 130, Clermont
1st Monday, April, June, Aug., Oct., 1pm
Contact: 800.227.2345

One on One Man to Man
Prostate Cancer Phone Support 24/7
Florida Hospital Waterman
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
800.227.2345

Man to Man Cancer
Educational Support Group
Florida Hospital Waterman
Medical Office Bldg., Team Room II
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
3rd Thursday, 3pm
Contact: Fred Neilson
fredneilson@aol.com

American Cancer Society
Look Good…Feel Better Support Group
Female patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
Register a week before attending
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
4000 Waterman Way, Tavares
2nd Monday, 1:30pm
Contact: 800.277.2345

Multiple Myeloma
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages
1st Tuesday, 1pm
Contact: Dan List, 352.259.9435

The Villages Prostate Cancer
Education and Support Group
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Dr., The Villages
1st Wednesday, 7pm
Contact: 352.259.9433 or 352.259.1329

Ostomy Support Group
Chula Vista Recreation Center
1011 Rio Grande Ave., The Villages
2nd Tuesday, 6pm (Sept.-May)
Contact: 865.335.6330

Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
New Covenant United Methodist Church
3470 Woodridge Dr., The Villages
Thursdays, 10am
Respite care provided for meetings.
Contact: Rochelle Holcombe, 352.249.1243

Caregiver Support Group
Lexington Park
930 County Road 466, Lady Lake
1st Wednesday, 10am
Contact: Carol McCarthy, 352.454.8303

Caregivers Support Group
Newly Diagnosed Alzheimer’s Patients
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Room 108-B, Clermont
3rd Thursday, 2pm
Contact: Deborah Snow, 352.406.8465
Carol McCarthy, 352.454.8303

Stroke Caregiver Support Group
Counseling & Development Center
101 E. Maud St., Tavares
Meets monthly—call for dates
Contact: Dr. Karen Estill, 352.253.9348

Caregivers for Parkinson’s Support Group
Lady Lake Public Library
225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake
1st Monday, 2:30pm
Contact: Judy Brown, 352.391.1222

Women’s Parkinson’s Caregiver
Support Group
Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center
808 San Marino Dr., The Villages
Monday, 8:30am
Contact: 919.699.8362

Caregivers Support Group for ALS Sufferers
Hibiscus Village Center
1740 Bailey Trail, Lady Lake
Last Wednesday, 1pm
Contact: Rhonda Rittenhouse, 888.257.1717

Caring for the Caregivers (all types)
Dayspring Village
2725 Robie Ave., Mount Dora
1st and 3rd Mondays, 7pm
Contact: Ruth Blake, 352.383.3310

Caregivers Support Group
Sharing tips, insights, and info
Dayspring Village
2725 Robie Ave., Mount Dora
2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1pm
Contact: Ruth Blake, 352.383.3310

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver College
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30pm
Contact: 321.972.8867

Multiple Sclerosis Villages People Caregivers
La Hacienda Recreation Center
1200 Avenida Central, The Villages
4th Tuesday, 10:30am
Contact: 352.391.9707

COPD
COPD “Airheads” Support Group
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
2nd Tuesday, 10am
Contact: 352.206.7874

COPD “Airheads” Support Group
Rohan Recreation Center
Lake Miona Room
850 Kristine Way, The Villages
4th Tuesday, 10am
Contact: 352.205.7874

COPD Breathing and Exercise Class
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
Old Glory Room
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
1st Friday, 10am
Contact: 352.205.7874

COPD Breathing and Exercise Class
Rohan Recreation Center
Lake Miona Room
850 Kristine Way, The Villages
3rd Friday, 10am
Contact: 352.205.7874

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Social Times Group
Communicate via sign language only
Churchill Street Recreation Center
2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages
1st Wednesday, 6pm
Contact: 352.399.0711

Hearing Loss Association of America
Churchhill Street Recreation Center
Triple Crown Room
2375 Churchill Downs, The Villages
1st Tuesday, 1pm
Contact: 352.751.7599

Dementia
Dementia Caregivers Support Group
Avante at Mount Dora Nursing and Rehab Center
30501 Brown Ave., Mount Dora
1st Wednesday, 2pm
Contact Cheryl Fletcher, 352.383.4161

Depression
Depression Support Group
Lake Miona Recreation Center
1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm
Contact: thevillagesdsg@gmail.com

Diabetes
Public Pharmacy Diabetes Management
South Lake Hospital
847 8th St., Clermont
Contact: 407.237.6330

Diabetes Perfect Control
Sea Breeze Recreation Center
2384 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
Fridays, 10am-noon; Saturdays, 3-5pm
Contact: 352.430.0098

Diabetic Community Support Club
Savannah Recreation Center
1545 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
1st Thursday, 1pm
Contact: 352.751.7599 or dickbright@prodign.net

Divorce
Divorce Care Support Group
First Baptist Church
1000 E. 1st Ave., Mount Dora
Sundays, 5pm
Contact: 352.385.2222

Divorce Care Support Group
First Baptist Church
3551 East Orange Ave., Eustis
Call for information
Contact: 352.357.5640

Emotions
Emotions Anonymous Support Group
Call for more information
Contact: Mickey S., 352.394.0858

Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia Support Community
Truman Recreation Center
2705 Canal St., The Villages
3rd Wednesday, 3:30pm
Contact: 352.633.0313

Grief
Grief Share Program
New Covenant United Methodist Church
(Begins 9/10/18)
3470 Woodridge Drive, The Villages
Contact: Congregational Care Office, 352.750.4529

Grief Share Program
First United Methodist Church
600 S. Grove St., Eustis
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 10:30am
Contact: Rev. Ruth, 352.357.0996
Betsy, 352.483.3638

Grief Share Program
First United Methodist Church
600 W. Ianthe St., Tavares
Monday, 3:30pm, $15 for workbook
Contact: Betty, 352.308.8229

Grief Share Support Group
Adventure Christian Church
3800 U.S. Highway 19, Tavares
Sundays, 1:30pm
Phone: 352-343-9020

Grief Share
Real Freedom Support Group
Real Life Christian Church
1501 Steve’s Road, Clermont
Tuesdays, 7pm
Contact: 352.394.3553

Grief Share Support Group
Fairway Christian Church
251 Avenida Los Angelos, Room C/D, The Villages
Wednesday, 2pm
Contact: 352.259.9305

Grief Share Support Group
Adventure Christian Church
3701 N. Eichelberger Road, Tavares
13-week program that meets twice a year
Call for more information
Contact: 352.343.9020

Grief Support Group
First Presbyterian Church
117 S. Center St., Eustis
Sunday, 3pm
Contact: fpceustis.com

Grief Support
Florida Hospital Waterman
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
Call Pastoral Care office
Contact: 352.253.3389

Cornerstone Hospice
Community Bereavement
Adults and children
Camp Bridges for children
Camp Adventure for teenagers
Contact: Bereavement Department, 888.728.6234

Onlinegriefsupport.com
Created by Diana Young, Tavares
More than 14,000 members
Includes chats, blog, journals, photos

Live Again
First United Methodist Church
600 South Grove St., Eustis
1st and 3rd Thursday, 10:30am, church parlor
Contact: 239.791.7560

Compassionate Friends Meeting
For parents who lost a child
Trinity Lutheran Church
17330 U. S. Highway 27, Summerfield
3rd Tuesday, 7pm
Contact: 352.307.4500

Bereavement Group
Trinity Lutheran Church
17330 U.S. Highway 27, Summerfield
1st and 3rd Monday, 10am
Contact: Rita Luciano, 352.245.3975

Grieving Support Group
Hospice of Lake/Sumter
117 S. Center St., Eustis
Meets three times monthly
Contact: Tom, 352.357.2833

Grief Share Support Group
People Helpers Ministry
First Baptist Church
1309 High St., Bldg. 104, Leesburg
13-week program held throughout the year
Call for class schedule or to register
Contact: Karen Gardiner, 352.787.1005

Bereavement Support for Pet Loss
Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care
2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares
Wednesday, 10am
Contact: 352.752.6812

Heart
Women Heart
Sharon L. Morse Building, Room 520
1400 U.S. Highway 441 N., The Villages
3rd Wednesday, 3:30pm
Contact: Sue Prince, 240.271.9292

Congestive Heart Failure Support Group
Bacall Recreation Center
2041 Canal St., The Villages
1st Tuesday, 11am
Contact: 352.272.2326

Mended Hearts Support Group
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
600 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg
2nd Tuesday, 10am
Contact: 352.323.5640

Mental illness
Family to Family Support Group
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
7pm; call for more information
Contact: 352.989.2601

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Lake-Sumter Consumer Awareness Group
Lifestream AIMS Bldg.
404 Webster St., Leesburg
1st Wednesday, 7pm
Contact: Claire Hedgcock, 352.406.8695 or 352.787.1232

Miscellaneous
Mom’s Morning Out
For moms with newborns-4 months
South Lake Hospital
Center for Women’s Health, 2nd floor
1900 Don Wickham Dr., Clermont
Wednesdays, 10am; Cost: $5
Contact: 352.241.7109

Kidney Support Group
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
Jefferson Room
1985 Laurel Manor Dr., The Villages
2nd Friday, 3:45pm
Contact 203.206.6056 or 352.259.7040

Lupus Support Group
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
Noon; call for more information
Contact: 352.394.4210

Parents in the Home
Hibiscus Recreation Center
1740 Bailey Trail, The Villages
4th Tuesday, 2:30pm
Contact: 352.396.1679

Power over Polio
Sea Breeze Recreation Center
2384 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
2nd Friday, 1pm (Oct.-May)
Contact: 352.249.2051

The Villages Sleep Apnea Support Group
Bridgeport Recreation Center
1670 Lake Miona Drive, The Villages
2nd Monday, 6:30pm (Sept.-May)
Contact: 352.753.8773

Spasmodic Torticollis/Cervical Dystonia
Support Group
Sea Breeze Recreation Center
2384 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
2nd Friday (call for time)
Contact: 352.751.7392

Waterman Amputee & Limb Loss Konnections (WALK)
Florida Hospital Waterman
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
4th Monday, 6pm
Contact: Tracey Estok, 352.253.3892

Vasculities Foundation
Villages Chapter
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
1st Saturday, 1pm, Feb., May, Aug., Nov.
Contact: 352.328.2839

Vertigo Support Group
Chula Vista Recreation Center
1011 Rio Grande Ave., The Villages
4th Tuesday, 7pm (Oct.-April)
Contact: 231.328.2839

Visually Impaired Persons
Support Group
Bridgeport Recreation Center
1670 Lake Miona Dr., The Villages
1st Thursday, 1pm
Contact: 352.751.1322

Multiple sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
South Lake Hospital
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
3rd Wednesday, noon
Contact: 352.241.7109

Multiple Sclerosis Villages People
La Hacienda Recreation Center
1200 Avenida Central, The Villages
3rd Tuesday, 10am
Contact: 352.391.9707

Nutrition and diet
Overeaters Anonymous
Colony Cottage Recreation Center
510 Colony Blvd., The Villages
Tuesday, 4:30pm
Contact: 352.751.2614

Overeaters Anonymous
Using Steps
Hibiscus Recreation Center
1740 Bailey Trail, The Villages
Saturday, 10am
Contact: 352.430.2383

Overeaters Anonymous
Beginners
Hibiscus Recreation Center
1740 Bailey Trail, The Villages
Saturday, 8:30am
Contact: 352.430.2327

Overeaters Anonymous
Chatham Recreation Center
7415 SE 172nd Legacy Lane, The Villages
Tuesdays, 10am
Contact: 352.430.2383

Overeaters Anonymous
Moyer Recreation Center
3000 Moyer Loop, The Villages
Wednesday, 4:30pm
Contact: 352.571.4104

Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
Chapter 558
Paradise Recreation Center
1403 Paradise Drive, The Villages
Monday, 11am
Contact: 352.751.4746 or 352.753.8073

TOPS, Chapter 786
Lake Miona Recreation Center
1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages
Thursday, 5pm
Contact: 352.259.6552

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Support Group
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages
4th Monday, 10am
Contact: 352.751.4322

Osteoporosis Low-Impact
Strength Training Exercise Class
Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane, The Villages
Friday, 11am
Contact: 352.751.4322

Osteoporosis Low-Impact
Strength Training Exercise Class
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages
Monday, 11:30am
Contact: 352.751.4322

Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson’s Support Group
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont
4th Tuesday, 3pm
Contact: Deborah Snow, 352.241.7476

South Lake Hospital
Parkinson’s Support Group
Cooper Memorial Library
2525 Oakley Seaver Dr., Clermont
3rd Tuesday, 3pm
Contact: Deborah Snow, 352.241.7476

Lake County Parkinson’s Support Group
Lake Square Presbyterian Church
10200 Morningside Dr., Leesburg
2nd Tuesday, 1pm
Contact: Dave and Pat Tribbey, 352.343.0376

Lady Lake Parkinson’s Support Group
American Legion Bldg.
699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake
2nd Wednesday (Sept.-June), 2pm
Contact: Pat Pipa at pipipa1622@gmail.com

Parkinson’s Exercise & Support Group
Tierra Del Sol Recreation Center
808 San Marino Drive, The Villages
Monday, 9am
Contact: facebook.com/villagesparkinsonsupport

Parkinson’s Exercise & Support Group
Chatham Recreation Center
7415 SE 172nd Legacy Lane, The Villages
Thursday, 1:30pm
Contact: facebook.com/villagesparkinsonsupport

Parkinson’s Fight Club
Rohan Recreation Center
850 Kristine Way, The Villages
Thursday and Sunday, 1pm
Contact: 352.674.9058 or 352.259.2318

Parkinson’s Support Group
Florida Hospital Waterman
Conroy Creation Health Center
1000 Waterman Way, Tavares
2nd Monday, 1pm
Contact: 352.253.3685

Stroke
Stroke Support Group
South Lake Hospital
National Training Center
1935 Wickham Dr., Clermont
2nd Thursday, 12:30pm
Contact: 352.241.7109

The Villages Stroke Support Club
Bridgeport Recreation Center
1670 Lake Miona Dr., The Villages
1st Thursday, 2pm
Contact: Nancy Borden, 352.259.2212

Stroke Support Group
Laurel Manor Recreation Center
1985 Laurel Manor Road, The Villages
4th Thursday, 1:30pm (Sept.-June)
Contact: 352.259.2212

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Healthy Living

Healthy Living is unique in a sea of health magazines that only present information on nutrition and exercise. Published by Akers Media Group, Healthy Living goes much farther by focusing on the four pillars of a true wellness — physical, mental, spiritual and financial health.

Healthy Living promotes a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle with easy-to-read features, try-it-at-home exercise programs, and expert advice from financial planners, mental health professionals, and a variety of other leaders in their respective fields.

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