July 2011


Pain After Shingles
An outbreak of shingles usually lasts about a month. However, sometimes the pain of shingles does not go away as quickly, or disappears for a short time and then returns. This pain may last for months, and even years. Join Sarasota Memorial’s pain management specialists for a free community presentation to learn more about this condition and how you can manage it, 9-11 am July 16, classroom A&B, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

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School Sports Physicals - Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its three urgent care centers through Oct. 31: Heritage Harbour, 1040 River Heritage Blvd., Bradenton (941-917-6440), University Parkway, 2401 University Parkway (941-917-1234) and Stickney Point, 6331 S. Tamiami Trail (941-917-5678). No appointments necessary.

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Indoor Summer Sports Camp
Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex Fitness Center will provide indoor sports summer camps for youth (age 7-12) each week through Aug. 8. Camps feature all indoor sports, including swimming, basketball, wiffle ball, dodge ball, soccer, kickball, volleyball and more. Cost is $99/week for members or $129/week for non-members. Early drop off and late pick-up available. Call (941) 917-4623 for information.

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Bone Builders
Join Sarasota Memorial fitness professionals in a supervised exercise program designed to fight bone loss and osteoporosis. Sessions are held twice weekly along with monthly osteo education and support group meetings. A home exercise program also is available. A physician referral is not necessary. Call (941) 917-7000 or register online at: sarasotahealthplex.com 

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Smart Moves
If you are living with Parkinson Disease, Muscular Dystrophy or some other neurological disorder, Sarasota Memorial offers an integrative approach to fitness that keeps your mind, body and spirit up and moving. Sarasota Memorial’s Smart Moves offers medically supervised activities that range from aquatic therapy, acupuncture and therapeutic massage to ballroom dancing, gentle yoga, tai chi and art therapy. Each activity offers scaled down and customized movements that empower people to overcome their physical limitations and help them stay ahead of their disease. Call Healthplex, (941) 917-7000, for information.

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Moms in Motion
Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex Fitness Center offers free programs for pregnant and new moms for three months during pregnancy and three months after delivering at Sarasota Memorial. Information: (941) 917-7000 or sarasotahealthplex.com

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Community Health Calendar
Upcoming events, classes, support groups. Register online or call
(941) 917-7777

  • » Caregiver Connection: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Childbirth Education (free and fee-based classes); Mommies & Babies Get-Together - Every Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » Diabetes Education: 1st Monday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7468
  • » FREE Memory Screenings: (941) 917-7197
  • » FREE Mental Health Assessments: (941) 917-7760
  • » Living Well With Heart Failure: (941) 917-2114
  • » Men to Men Prostate Cancer Support Group: 4th Monday of the month. Information: (941) 309-7473
  • » MS Friends of Hope: 3rd Thursday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7777
  • » Stroke Support: 2nd Wednesday of the month. Information: (941) 917-7048
  • » Parkinson Support: Sarasota - every 3rd Wednesday; Venice - every 4th Thursday; North Port - every 2nd Wednesday; Manatee - every 1st Wednesday. Information: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


 

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