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Health Notes: Week of July 6

July 6, 2016
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

*** S.W FL Free Pain Clinic

S.W FL Free Pain Clinic offers whole person-body, mind, soul, and spirit health/wellness care. Its mission is "to treat those suffering from pain and without finances or insurance to pay for services." The clinic is non profit, licensed by the Florida Deptartmebt of Health, free, and is staffed by both volunteer lay and healthcare provides.

Clinic hours are Tues. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The clinic is at 13545 American Colony Blvd., Fort Myers at the First Church Of The Nazarene. Call 941-677-2077 The clinic

n LGBT grief support group

Hope HealthCare Services is offering a weekly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender grief support group at noon on Wednesdays at its community center at 13821 N. Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers.

Open to the community at no cost, the LGBT grief support group provides an opportunity to discuss feelings of loss and learn from the experiences of others. To attend, call Tricia Betters-Black, LCSW, ACHP-SW at 239-985-2485.

With generous community support, Hope is able to offer additional grief counseling programs including support for adults, teens and children, bereaved mothers, and those who have experienced the suicide of a loved one, as well as crisis support for community schools and businesses. Call 239-482-4673 to learn more or visit

Hope Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life's journey. For more information, call 239-454-3100 or visit

*** Juniper Village

Upcoming events are Juniper Village at Cape Coral include:

* Music & Memories "Alive Inside" Screening. This film dramatically portrays the power of music and memory and the astounding effects that music has on "seniors". Light refreshments will be served on July 7th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. (RSVP by today, July 6, to 239-542-3121.)

* 9th Annual Boogie Woogie Happy Hour. Swing on over and enjoy the sounds of musicians Bob and Joan as they entertain with their rendition of R&B songs from the past on July 15 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In keeping with this month's Juniper Village theme, "volunteerism," they will be collect donations of sun block, hand sanitizer and chap stick, which will be delivered to our troops overseas by the Red Cross.

* How Volunteering Changed My Life, on July 19 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm., featuring a special guest speaker Linda, Juniper Village Connections Department volunteer.

Linda has Muscular Dystrophy and recently gave a very remarkable and touching speech to the members at the Lee County MDA about the life changing effect volunteering has brought to her and she is honored to give an encore of her speech at our community so that the people whose lives she touches each day can hear her powerful story on

Juniper Village is at 4920 Viceroy Court. Call 542-3121for more information.

*** Narcotics Anonymous hotline

Addiction problems? Narcotics Anonymous can help.

Narcotics Anonymous holds 45 meetings per week in Lee County.

Call the 24 Hour Helpline at 866-389-1344 for meeting times and locations or visit our website at



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