August Calendar

August 1 – The Neuroscience of Stress and Wellness Series by Dr. Safia Debar 2022

This free series will take place on the first Monday of each month from 7 – 8 p.m. through December, 2022. Dr. Safia Debar has developed an innovative, holistic approach to health that emphasizes the role of the brain in overall well-being. She utilizes the latest scientific findings on the effects of positive psychology, stress management, mindfulness, and neuroplasticity to help people learn to better manage their minds with the goal of leading more fulfilling and healthy lives. You can learn more about Dr. Debar’s work at, and register for the online seminars she offers by searching for “The Neuroscience of Stress and Wellness Series by Dr. Safia Debar 2022” at

August 2 – Maternity Center Orientation Virtual

Prepare for delivery at BayCare by attending a virtual tour of the Maternity Center. This is a free class for expectant mothers. One support person may also attend. The class will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and is sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. For more information, please visit or call 855-269-4777.

August 2 – Bariatric Support Group

This is an in-person support group for presurgical and postsurgical bariatric patients and family members that provides a chance for group members to network with and provide support to each other. All participants must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while inside the building. The meeting will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. at Mease Dunedin Hospital Physicians Office Building, located at 646 Virginia St in Dunedin. You can register online at, or call 855-269-4777 if you need more information.

August 4 – Let’s Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

This latch party is an in-person event for breastfeeding mothers only, held at Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion, Community Room, 303 Pinellas St in Clearwater, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., and sponsored by Mease Countryside Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. Everyone must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth at all times. To register, please visit, or call 855-269-4777 for more information.

August 4, 11, and 18 – Pregnancy and Childbirth Education Classes

Watson Clinic patients who are expecting can attend this 3-part class to prepare themselves for the miracle of childbirth, as taught by a licensed registered nurse. The cost is $50 per couple and includes a workbook, coupons, and educational materials. The class takes place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays. If you have any questions, please call (863) 393-9475. You can register easily online at

August 9 – Life After Childbirth

If you are currently pregnant, or have delivered a child within the last year, this in-person support group can help you learn how to handle the challenges and adjustments that come along with having a new baby. Please bring your own diapering supplies, and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your nose and face throughout your visit. This group will meet from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Mease Countryside Hospital, Entel Education Center Room 1 & 2, 3231 McMullen Booth Rd in Safety Harbor. You can register online by visiting, or call 855-269-4777 for more information.

August 9 – Youth Focused Suicide Prevention QPR Training

This is an online event presented by the Council on Substance Abuse which will describe how to use the QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) technique to identify the warning signs of suicide and how to provide support and assistance to young people who may be at risk of suicidal behaviors. The course will be presented from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sign up for this valuable, informative session by going to and searching for “Youth Focused Suicide Prevention QPR Training.” 

August 13 and 23 – Boot Camp for New Dads Virtual

BayCare Health Systems is offering a virtual class just for expectant fathers, taught by a certified facilitator. Access to a camera and microphone is encouraged but not required. The $25 course will cover fatherhood, life changes, relationship changes, and hands-on experience. Previous participants will be involved with their own infants to offer their personal wisdom. You will receive course materials by mail before the class. This class will be held from 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, and 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23. You can get more information by calling 855-269-4777, or go to to register online. 

August 15 – Stroke Support Group

This group is open to stroke survivors and caregivers. Participants will have to go through a security screening before entry to the building and wear a face mask over their nose and mouth during their visit. Topics for discussion will be determined by the needs of the group. Registration is not required to attend this meeting, which will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium, 1200 7th Ave N in Saint Petersburg. For more information, please visit or call 855-269-4777.

August 20 – Let’s Kick Asthma 3rd Annual Benefit Gala

Put on your dancin’ shoes for this “Great Gatsby” themed event, presented by the Let’s Kick Asthma! Foundation. Entertainment will include a talent showcase, live music, a catered dinner, and more. Tickets are $100, with proceeds supporting treatment for asthmatic patients in Central Florida. The good times get going at 5:30 p.m. at Rosen Centre Hotel, located at 9840 International Dr in Orlando. For questions or concerns you may have, you can email Tickets can be purchased going to and searching for “Let’s Kick Asthma 3rd Annual Benefit Gala.”

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