Calendar of Events

June 2023

Recurring Events

AdventHealth Brain Health Music Therapy Program

Join board certified music therapists every Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Maturing Minds Music Therapy group uses neurologic music therapy techniques to boost brain and behavior functions, such as memory, communication, attention, and movement. The meetings are taking place online using Zoom. The link for the recurring meeting is  Please email if you have any questions.

AdventHealth Maturing Minds Fit Minds Program

Every second and fourth Thursday at 1 p.m. seniors can participate in a program designed to improve their quality of life through stimulation-therapy combined with meaningful social interaction and a sophisticated cognitive improvement program. This is a virtual meeting accessible through Zoom at For more information, please email

AdventHealth Maturing Minds Functionally Fit Program – Virtual Exercise

During this online class, participants are guided through a series of functional strength training exercises to improve cardiovascular fitness, mobility, motor control, and balance. Caregivers are encouraged to join in on the exercises. This workshop is delivered through Zoom teleconferencing platform and takes place every 3rd Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. The link to join is For more information, please email

AdventHealth Maturing Minds Program Virtual Caregiver Support Group – Weekly

This group meets every Monday at 11 a.m. to discuss caregiver concerns and provide fellowship and support for one another. Meetings are currently taking place online using the Zoom platform. You can join the recurring meeting using this link:, or email for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Association offers support groups led by peers or professionals at a variety of times and locations in the area. All meetings are facilitated by trained individuals. There are virtual and in-person options available. You can find the right support group for you by visiting

Bariatrics Pre-Op Class

On the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. bariatric patients can prepare for their upcoming surgery online with Zoom or in person at Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (Mulaney Auditorium), located at 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd in Lakeland. Sign up for the free class online at, search for “Bariatrics Pre-Op Class.”

Diabetes Support Group Virtual

On the second Monday of each month, BayCare Health System hosts a virtual support group for diabetics from 12 – 1 p.m., led by a certified diabetes care and education specialist. Educational information is provided, followed by an open discussion. Access to a microphone and camera is required to attend this free online meeting. For more information, please call 855-269-4777 or go to

Get Active Walking Group

A weekly walking group sponsored by Lakeland Regional Health that meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland. Walkers meet up next to the bleachers that are adjacent to the parking lot. Get active and improve your health by committing to a weekly walkǃ

Restorative Yoga Cancer Program Virtual

This is a stress reduction yoga program designed to help cancer patients cope with their treatments and improve their quality of life. Learn techniques such as regulated breathing, visual imagery, meditation, and various stretching poses to improve balance, flexibility, and strength. The class is taught by a registered yoga teacher and exercise specialist. Microphone and camera access is encouraged but not required. The free lessons will take place from 7:30 – 8:15 a.m. every Wednesday. Register online at or call 855-269-4777 for more information.

Events and Fundraisers

June 1 – Total Joint Replacement

This free class is for patients who have a total joint replacement surgery scheduled, plus one guest per patient. All attendees must wear a face mask over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the building. The class will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Winter Haven Hospital – Wellness Conference Room, 200 Ave F NE in Winter Haven. For more information, please call 855-269-4777, or go online to register at

June 1 – 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.

June 2 – Relay for Life at Lake Mirror Promenade

Sponsored by AdventHealth, this fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. at Lake Mirror Promenade, 121 S Lake Ave in Lakeland. Celebrate Survivors, Caregivers, Teams, and Volunteers! Sign up at, or contact Suzanne Frank at

June 3 – Hoopin’ for Health (Basketball Tournament)

Lakeland Regional Health and the YMCA of West Central Florida proudly present this opportunity to take charge of your health through cardio activity and participation in health screenings at this one-day, fast-paced, 3-on-3 basketball elimination tournament, open to players age 18 and up. Get your team assembled and meet at the Lakeland Family YMCA, 3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd in Lakeland, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration is $100 per team (up to four individuals per team). For more details and to register, please go to or contact

June 3 – Sunshine State Deaf Fest

Celebrate the language, art, diversity, and talent of the Florida Deaf and Hard of Hearing community from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at RP Funding Center, located at 701 W Lime St in Lakeland! Admission is $10 per person and that includes parking. There will be vendors, ASL workshops and performances, kids’ activities, raffles, and lots more. You can find more information online at

June 5 – Supporting Motherhood & More Virtual

St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital is sponsoring this free virtual gathering of women who experience unexpected and difficult emotions during their pregnancies and the first year of motherhood. The group meets from 12 – 1 p.m. For more information, please call 855-269-4777 or go to to register.

June 11 – Let’s Talk Puberty for Boys

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is sponsoring this informative session for boys ages 10 to 13 to help them understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty, the male reproductive system, and ways to maintain a healthy body during the first half of the class. The second half will give an overview of the female changes of puberty, female reproductive system, and a discussion of conception and abstinence. This course is $35 and will be held from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North – Garden Classroom A, 4211 Van Dyke Rd in Lutz. For more information, please call 855-269-4777 or visit

June 12 – Forget Me Not Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group

Families and individuals who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death can gather with others to explore their grief while honoring their loss by learning how to strengthen communication with loved ones and engage in self-care activities. The meeting takes place from 1 – 2 p.m. at Winter Haven Women’s Hospital, Classroom C, 101 Ave O SE, in Winter Haven. It is a free meeting. You can register online at

June 14 – Better You Men’s Health

You can feel great at any age, so come learn about common health issues like heart disease, prostate disease, stroke, and more, plus get tips for reducing your risk and guidelines for preventive screenings from 12 – 1 p.m. at Florida Blue Center, 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven. For more information, please call (863) 291-0140.

June 20 – 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 6:30 – 8 p.m. You can get more information by calling 855-269-4777, or go to to register online.

June 28 – Better You Boosting Brain Health

Maintain the health of your brain throughout life by learning how you can incorporate daily activities to boost your brain health and improve your quality of life. Presented by Florida Blue and Your Winter Haven Neighborhood Care Team from 12 – 1 p.m. at Florida Blue Center, 385 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven. Contact (863) 291-0140 if you need more information.

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