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.
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.