To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the development of CPR, Sarasota Memorial and local EMS providers are hosting a free cardiac health fair and community education event to promote CPR & AED (automatic external defibrillator) training, 9 am-noon June 26, at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. Join health and fitness professionals for free CPR/AED training (reservations required) and information on heart healthy exercise and diet, cardiac rehab, home health cardiac monitoring and the hospital’s state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Disease Assessment Center. For information and reservations, call (941) 917-7777.
Cancer survivors and a guest are invited to a special National Cancer Survivors’ Day celebration – an afternoon celebrating the music of life. This year’s event will be held 2-4 pm June 6 at Michael's on East Ballroom, 1212 East Ave. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required. Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register on smh.com
Join Washington Hill, MD, Perinatalogist and Medical Director of Sarasota Memorial’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department, for a free presentation, What You and Your Family Need to Know About Having a Healthy and Successful Pregnancy, 4:30-5:30 pm June 9 in the Healthplex Education Room, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7000.
Heart Failure Exercise Program
People living with heart failure can increase their energy level and strengthen their hearts by making exercise part of their lifestyle. Sarasota Memorial's cardiac rehab exercise physiologists lead supervised programs for people living with heart failure who are starting a new exercise regime. Sessions are held every Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 pm, at Healthplex in Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. No physician referral is necessary. Cost: $20 for four sessions. Call (941) 917-6139 to register.
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Join nurse educator and motivational speaker Marilyn Tait for a special weight management program based on self-empowerment and support (not a diet and exercise program). The group meets every second Wednesday (1-2 pm) and third Wednesday (6-7 pm) in the Healthplex Education Room, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. No registration necessary. Information: (941) 924-5071 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Relax at Sarasota Memorial’s free expressive arts studio, a weekly program to promote creative expression, relaxation, health and healing, every Monday, at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. Supplies provided. RSVP: (941) 917-7293.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with depression, anxiety or substance abuse, Sarasota Memorial’s licensed mental health professionals are on call 24 hours a day to provide free mental health assessments, referrals and advice. Call our Bayside Center at (941) 917-7760.
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When exercising in the summer heat, you need to protect your body from overheating. The following precautions will keep your summer workout safe.
Better yet, get out of the heat and into shape at the Healthplex Fitness Center! Upon becoming a member, we will evaluate your health and fitness levels, design an individualized program, and set you up on the computerized system called FitLinxx that provides continuous feedback on your workout and tracks your progress.
We offer many options to help meet your goals, including nutrition counseling, personal training, and group exercise classes. To learn more about our programs, we invite you to come by for a tour and experience the Healthplex difference. Visit www.SarasotaHealthplex.com or call (941) 917-7000 for more information.
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