Jan. 8, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Cardiac Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda

Learn heart-healthy, low fat and low sodium food options. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register.

Jan. 8, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lung Cancer Support Group. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Find out what support and assistance is available to you and your family, and how others are coping. No registration required. For details, call 941-637-9575.

Jan. 8, 15-minute Time Slots Available 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Personalized Balance Assessment. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Center for Balance Disorders, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Anyone can lose the ability to balance. Receive an individualized assessment and learn ways to improve balance. Free. Limited time slots available. Call 941-766-4903 to register.

Jan. 8, 15 and 22, 6 p.m. to 8 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.

Jan. 9, noon to 1 p.m. Hip and Knee Pain? Ask Dr. Davis. Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Have your questions answered one-on-one for all your hip and knee ailments. Free. Lunch provided. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Jan. 9, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayfront Baby Place Tour. 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.

Jan. 15, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pulmonary Diet Nutrition Class. Bayfront Health Wellness & Rehab Center, 733 E. Olympia Ave., Punta Gorda. Learn how eating habits can affect your breathing. Free. Call 941-637-2450 to register.

Jan. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Why does my hip and knee hurt? Speaker: Mark Davis, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, 2001 Shreve St., Punta Gorda. Learn the causes of both hip and knee pain and what treatment options are available. Free. Lunch provided. Seating is limited. RSVP required. Call 941-637-1655 to register.

Jan. 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. B.E. F.A.S.T. To Spot a Stroke. Villa San Carlos, 2550 Easy St., Port Charlotte. Seconds count when it comes to surviving a stroke. Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealthEvents.com.

Jan. 16, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 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.

Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two Part Series: Run, Hide, Fight and Stop the Bleed. The Gardens of North Port, 4900 S. Sumter Blvd., North Port. (Part One) Run, Hide, Fight was implemented by the Department of Homeland Security as a “whole community” approach to raise awareness and knowledge of what to do in an active shooter situation. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Since incidents vary, it is important to learn and understand when and how to utilize run, hide or fight. (Part Two) Stop the Bleed training follows a national initiative and teaches bystanders how to quickly control bleeding in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Participants will be taught how to save a life by applying pressure, as well as how to properly use a tourniquet. Help when given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Free. Lunch provided. Seating is limited. RSVP required. Call 941-423-0658 to register.

Jan. 16, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Afternoon Tea with Dr. Eileen. Bayfront Health Medical Group, 2380 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Some research suggests that drinking tea will help with arterial stiffness, reduce arterial plaque and has anti-inflammatory effects. Please join Dr. Eileen for an afternoon tea social with an open discussion on vascular disease and how to keep your blood vessels healthy. Free. Seating is limited. RSVP required. Call 941-206-0325 to register.

Jan. 17, 11 a.m. to noon. Hands-Only CPR and Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). Sandhill Gardens Retirement Center, 24949 Sandhill Blvd., Punta Gorda. 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 cardiac arrest then not doing anything. Help given immediately in an emergency can often make the difference between life and death. Free. Register at www.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 19, 11 a.m. to noon.Bayfront Baby Place Tour. 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.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 22, noon to 1 p.m Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: How the Aorta Controls Them All. Speaker: Eileen de Grandis, M.D., Vascular Surgeon. Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 4th Floor Conf. Room, 713 E. Marion Ave., 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. Register at www.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 22, 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.

Jan. 23, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Attend a Seminar: What Do You Have To Lose? Bayfront Health Punta Gorda Medical Office Plaza, 713 E. Marion Ave., Suite 131, 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.BayfrontCharlotte WeightLoss.com or call 941-766-4564 to schedule a free consultation.

Jan. 24, 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. Lunch provided. Register at www.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Two Part Series: Run, Hide, Fight and Stop the Bleed. Senior Friendship Center of DeSoto County, 219 W. Oak St., Arcadia. (Part One) Run, Hide, Fight was implemented by the Department of Homeland Security as a “whole community” approach to raise awareness and knowledge of what to do in an active shooter situation. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Since incidents vary, it is important to learn and understand when and how to utilize run, hide or fight. (Part Two) Stop the Bleed training follows a national initiative and teaches bystanders how to quickly control bleeding in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Participants will be taught how to save a life by applying pressure, as well as how to properly use a tourniquet. Help when given immediately can often make the difference between life and death. Free. Seating is limited. RSVP required. Call 863-494-5965 to register.

Jan. 24, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Robotic-assisted Treatment Options for Hip and Knee Pain. Speaker: Nicholas Connors, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is the first and only hospital in Charlotte County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and total hip arthroscopy as a surgical option. Learn how patients receive a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Free. Live demo. Register at www.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 25, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mended Hearts Support Group. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Conference Center, 2500 Harbor Blvd., Port Charlotte. Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that provides support to those diagnosed with heart disease. Chapter 405 is right here in Charlotte County! Its members draw on personal experience as they offer peer-to-peer support. If you are a heart survivor or family caregiver, we would like to invite you to our special educational and support session. Free. Call 941-766-4686 to learn more and reserve your seat.

Jan. 26, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Attend a Seminar: 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.

Jan. 28, 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.

Jan. 29, 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.BayfrontHealth Events.com.

Jan. 31, 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.

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