September 2011


Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk
The local chapter of the American Heart Association will host its annual Heart Walk at 9 am Sept. 24 at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Activities begin at 7:30 am. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! If you are interested in joining Sarasota Memorial’s team, call Jeanne Bonsall at (941) 917-2399, or visit AHA’s website: sarasotamanateeheartwalk.org

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The Digital Dilemma – What’s a Parent to Do?
Forty Carrots Family Center will host its 9th annual free community education event on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd of the Arts. This year’s speaker is Harvard professor, pediatrician and director of the Center on Media and Child Health, Michael Rich, MD, who will present practical & science-based solutions to help manage your family’s media concerns in a rapidly evolving technological age. Two presentations will be held (5:30 pm – focus on children birth to 11 yrs; and 7:30 pm – focus on youth 12-18). The event is sponsored in part by Sarasota Memorial and endorsed by the Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County. Seating is limited. Please RSVP: fortycarrots.org or call (941) 365-7716.

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s
This year’s 2-mile walk takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, at Payne Park, Sarasota. Pre-walk activities begin at 8 am, with the walk beginning at 9 am. Strollers and friendly dogs (on leashes) are welcome. Information: (941) 365-8883 or mcclatchyk@alzflgulf.org

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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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Florida Brain Tumor Association
Starting this month, meetings of the FBTA will take place 6:30-8 pm the second Tuesday of each month at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. The support group is free, professionally facilitated, and open to the community. The group offers support and information to survivors, caregivers, friends and families of brain tumor patients to help them cope with challenges associated with the condition. For information, email: sposin@FBTA.info

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Understanding Memory Loss
Learn how memory works, what changes normally occur as we age and things you can do to maintain a healthy brain. Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic provides free monthly screenings for memory disorders and free informative group presentations. Information: (941) 917-7197.

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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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