Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

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

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

For more information, call (386) 847-2322.

Understanding birth complete and newborn care

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

The first three weeks will cover labor and delivery preparations. The last week participants will learn how to care for a newborn once home, including Dr. Karp’s Happiest Baby on the Block techniques to soothe a fussy baby.

The class fee is $40 per couple for the four-week series. Tour of Labor & Delivery included.

Class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. each week in France Tower Meeting Room F at 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach. For a reservation, call (386) 425-2229 or register online at

Breastfeeding Class

Halifax Health Medical Center will host a breastfeeding class from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, France Tower Meeting Room F at 303 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The four-hour class will be led by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Participants should bring a pillow and baby doll (if available) to class. Class fee is $15.

For a reservation, call (386) 425-2229 or register online at

Breastfeeding support group

Halifax Health Medical Center will host a free breastfeeding support group from 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at Ormond Beach Family YMCA Healthy Living Center, 500 Sterthaus Drive.

Instructor will be Susan Bekken, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

For a reservation, call (386) 425-2229 or register online at

Think Pink Connection

Halifax Health Medical Center will host Think Pink Connection from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. The class will meet in person and on Zoom.

The networking support group is open to patients of all stages of breast cancer, including initial diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

For more information and to find out location or Zoom link, contact Certified Breast Patient Navigator Jennifer Peludat at (386) 425-2378 or

Diabetes Support Group

Halifax Health Medical Center will host a Diabetes Support Group Oct. 18 at Ormond Beach Family YMCA, Healthy Living Center 500 Sterthaus Drive.

For more information, visit

Bereavement Groups

Halifax Health-Hospice offers a variety of Bereavement Support Groups in Volusia and Flagler counties.

For more information, call (386) 425-3738. For pet loss bereavement support, call (386) 425-3337.


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

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

For more information, dates and times of upcoming groups, call (386) 425-3337.

Monoclonal antibody infusion center opens

A state-run monoclonal antibody therapy treatment site for patients diagnosed with Covid-19 or considered high risk if infected is at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St.

The location will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is able to serve more than 300 patients per day. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ups may be accommodated if space allows.

Appointments may be made at

Caregivers and Receivers Support Group

Caregivers and Receivers Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Saturday each month in the Cafe at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1014 N. Halifax Ave., Daytona Beach.

All are welcome. Lending library also is available.

For information contact (407) 760-2304.

Creative Caregiving

Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach will host Creative Caregiving at 11:30 a.m. Mondays to Nov. 15 at Harris House, 214 S. Riverside Drive.

Open to 12 participants. To register or for more information, visit or call (386) 410-2890.

Art Connects ALZ

Art Connects ALZ at The Hub on Canal will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 352 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

In partnership with The Alzheimer’s Foundation, Art Connects ALZ is an art program designed for people experiencing early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia. No art experience is necessary.

Free for patients and their caregivers. Reservations are required due to limited space To make a reservation, call (800) 272-3900.

West Volusia Covid-19 testing site

Volusia County Government, the Florida Department of Health and cities have contracted with a private company to open a testing site.

Nomi Health is at Dewey O. Boster Park, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday with a walk-up, outdoor site.

For an appointment, visit Walk-ups will be accepted.

Patients will be asked about health insurance, but those without it will not be turned away. Masks and social distancing are required.

Covid-19 testing moves to Daytona International Speedway

The site for free Covid-19 testing has moved from the city’s Midtown Community Center to a parking lot at the Daytona International Speedway (enter off of Bill France and International Speedway boulevards).

Testing is available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are preferred; however, walk-ups are welcome.

Appointments can be booked through Curative’s online portal at or by calling (888) 702-9042. There is no charge for the test, but patients will be asked for health insurance information. Patients without health insurance will not be turned away. Patients can expect results within 48 hours upon receipt at the lab.

Health department Covid-19 testing

The Department of Health in Volusia County has Covid-19 testing and vaccinations available at:

•1845 Holsonback Drive, Daytona Beach

• 775 Harley Strickland Blvd No. 110, Orange City

PCR testing is now available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only for symptomatic individuals and those who have been exposed to Covid-19.

Vaccines and testing are free. For an appointment, call (386) 274-0500.


Al-Anon Family Group for families and friends of alcoholics will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays at First Presbyterian Church, 509 Magnolia St., New Smyrna Beach.

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

Quit smoking classes

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

A variety of class options are available, call to find a 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.

AA meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings in all of Volusia County.

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

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous helps with eating problems in Volusia County with a 12-step recovery program.

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

Volunteers needed to call seniors

ElderSource, a non-profit that strives to give seniors independence, is recruiting volunteers for its Caring Connections Telephone Reassurance Program.

The program offers a simple way for someone to make a difference in the life of a homebound older adult.

For more information, call (904) 391-6699 or email

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