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Operation Medicine Cabinet scheduled for Saturday, October 26

Operation Medicine Cabinet scheduled for Saturday, October 26

Pinellas County, Florida -- The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit is set for its tenth installment of "Operation Medicine Cabinet."

The event is an opportunity for citizens to safely discard unused or expired prescription medications; and is a multi-agency effort aimed at addressing the problem of prescription drug abuse and keeping a clean environment.

The event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. 

Increase overall fitness with Largo boot camps

Increase overall fitness with Largo boot camps

Largo, Florida - Tone muscles, build core strength, lose weight and increase your overall fitness with two different boot camps offered through the City of Largo's Recreation Department. 

Join certified instructors for a variety of cardio-focused exercises and drills both indoors and outdoors, in the park or at the new Highland Recreation Complex. Classes are offered at two different locations and two times a week to fit every schedule.

Non-stop dancing at Highland's Monster Mash Zumba Bash

Non-stop dancing at Highland's Monster Mash Zumba Bash

Largo, Florida - Come out for an evening of non-stop dancing with a haunting twist, healthy snacks, raffle prizes and much more at Highland's Monster Mash Zumba Bash on Saturday, October 19.

At 6 p.m., join a team of Zumba instructors as they lead an exciting, fun and easy-to-follow dance class set to Latin and international music. All adults and children 8 and up are encouraged to come experience this great mix of music, fitness and fun. Comfortable clothing or costumes and dance shoes or sneakers are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

Avoid being taken by Affordable Care Act scams

Avoid being taken by Affordable Care Act scams

Pinellas County, Florida -- There are three aspects of the Affordable Care Act that make it easy for scams to thrive. First, the law affects nearly every American in some way, so consumers across the U.S. are vulnerable to getting scammed. Second, the act is not standardized nationwide, allowing each state to administer the law in different ways. Third, the complexity of the law leaves consumers confused. 

SHINE Medicare Seminar

SHINE Medicare Seminar

Pinellas Park, Florida -- Are you confused about changes to Medicare?

The Pinellas Park Library will host a series of free seminars for local residents.

Volunteers with SHINE will be available to assist residents with any Medicare, Medicaid and general health insurance questions they may have.

SHINE offers their services for free on an unbiased and confidential basis.

The seminars will take place on Friday, October 4th, 18th and November 1st with each starting at 1 p.m.

Protect yourself from the flu- Where to get a flu shot in Pinellas County

Protect yourself from the flu- Where to get a flu shot in Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida -- Pinellas residents can protect themselves from the seasonal flu with one of the vaccines now available at the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) and many community clinics in the Tampa Bay area.

National Senior Center Health and Wellness Event

National Senior Center Health and Wellness Event

Pinellas Park, Florida -- Celebrate National Senior Center Month at the Health and Wellness Event.

Join in the excitement at the Pinellas Park Senior Center and Fitness Annex on Friday, September 27th.

This free event will run from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Visit and speak with medical professionals about your health and Medicare coverage.

Experts will be available to discuss issues important to seniors including: Breast Cancer Awareness, Pain Management, Balance Testing, Crime Prevention and more.