Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Volunteer Coffee Hour. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, The Daily Grind, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Join us for coffee and meet with staff and other volunteers to learn how you can enrich your life by becoming a volunteer yourself! To reserve your seat, call 941-766-4285 or visit http://bit.ly/BayfrontVolunteer to learn more and complete an online application.

Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How the Aorta Controls Them All, Speaker: Eileen de Grandis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It begins at the heart and extends down the center of the body. Dr. Eileen will discuss why it’s important and what you can do to help keep it healthy. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. Call 941-637-1655 to register.

Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 3-Class Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hands-Only CPR and Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). North Port Pines Retirement Center, 4950 Pocatella Ave., North Port. Hands-only CPR is a method of CPR that has been recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2010 and is 10 times more likely to save someone in cardia arrest then not doing anything. Help given immediately in an emergency can often make the difference between life and death. Free. Lunch provided. RSVP is required. To register, call Amy at 941-423-0658.

Oct. 17, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Be Free from Knee Pain. Speaker: Ronald Constine, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Boulevard, Port. If you suffer from knee pain, you know how it can limit your daily activities. Learn more about treatment options, including robotic-assisted knee resurfacing that can result in a shorter recovery time with less pain when compared to traditional total knee replacement. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to noon. Top 10 Things You Can Do for Arthritis. Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda. Arthritis is shockingly common, but not very well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have some form. Join us to learn the top 10 things you can do if you are experiencing joint pain. Understanding the cause of your pain and the condition of your joints goes a long way in developing a care plan. Free. Boxed lunch provided. RSVP is required. To register, call 941-764-6577.

Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Infant CPR Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Caregivers learn how to respond during the first critical minutes of an emergency until a professional arrives. CPR techniques, safety, and accident prevention tips are covered. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Quit Your Way. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Bayfront Health and Tobacco Free Florida offer free tools and services to help you get started. Free. Call 866-534-7909 to register.

Oct. 23, noon to 1 p.m. Top 10 Things You Can Do for Arthritis. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Arthritis is shockingly common, but not very well understood. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, and more than 50 million adults in the U.S. have some form. Join us to learn the top 10 things you can do if you are experiencing joint pain. Understanding the cause of your pain and the condition of your joints goes a long way in developing a care plan. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 23, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Emotions of the Heart: Stress Management Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; however, excessive stress can take a toll on your health. Learn techniques to recognize, manage, overcome and cope. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register.

Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Forever Bonds Breastfeeding Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. New moms—and moms-to-be — are invited to share and learn about breastfeeding. Free. Call 941-624-7214 to register.

Oct. 24, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 131, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. That’s why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotteWeightLoss.com or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation.

Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Port Charlotte Bariatric Services Suite, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. If you’re considering weight loss surgery, the best place to start is with the right information. That’s why we offer free weight loss seminars as an opportunity to talk with the experts. Seminars are interactive and include members of our weight loss team. You are invited to bring a family member, friend, or other support person with you. Free. Register at www.BayfrontCharlotteWeightLoss.com or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation.

Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Childbirth and Newborn 1-Day Course. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. In this course, you will leave with a better understanding of labor and delivery, the birthing process, anatomy and physiology, birth basics, comfort techniques, hospital procedures and medical interventions. ($) or ask how you can take this course for Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to noon. Bayfront Baby Place Tours. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Lobby, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Expecting? View the birthing suites, meet the staff and get questions answered in preparation for an exceptional experience. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Oct. 30, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breastfeeding Class. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Taught by a Registered Nurse, this class will give expectant mothers important information to prepare for a successful breastfeeding experience. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

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