October 2012


Parkinson’s Distinguished Speakers Event
This year’s Parkinson’s Distinguished Speakers Event — co-hosted by Neuro Challenge Foundation and Sarasota Memorial - will be held 9am-noon (registration 8 am), Saturday, Oct. 13, at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. Speakers include:
• Cheryl Waters, MD, Glickman Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University
• David Leventhal, founding teacher and program manager, Dance for PD® at the Mark Morris Dance Group, New York
• Dean Sutherland, MD, PhD, locally based neurologist who founded Southeastern Center for Parkinson Disease and serves as Medical Director of Neuro Challenge Foundation

CEUs available for qualified professionals. Registration required: 926-6413 ext. 702 or neurochallenge.org

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HealthSquare Oct '12 Events
Join our physician and health care experts at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located near Macy’s in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square mall, for free health lectures.
Please RSVP:
healthsquare@smh.com or 302-4271.
• Oct. 18 (1-2 pm) – Board-certified ophthalmologist Paul Brannan, MD: Droopy Eyelids – Cosmetic and Functional Approaches
• Oct. 24 (2-3 pm) – Breast Health Navigator Marie Borsellino, RN: Breast Cancer and Preventative Behaviors

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Wellness Walk Talks Oct '12
FREE, 10-week wellness journey for walkers of all abilities, at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in Westfield Sarasota Square. Walk to destinations around Florida with our fun mapping system - and never leave the cool mall! Also enjoy our Wellness Walk Talks:
• Oct. 2 (9-10am) – Heart Healthy Eating
• Oct. 11 (9:30-10:30am) – Exercise & Memory
• Oct. 18 (8-9am) – Foot Q&A Candice Kepich, DPM
• Oct. 25 (9-10am) – Osteoporosis
For information call 302-4271 or email: mackenzie-jones@smh.com

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Key to the Cure 2012
This year’s annual Key to the Cure kick-off party is Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-9 pm at Saks Fifth Avenue at Westfield Southgate Mall. To help raise money and awareness for women’s cancers, Saks Fifth Avenue will partner with Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and host the annual charity shopping weekend Oct. 18-21. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit Sarasota Memorial’s Cancer Care Programs. Tickets are $65 per person and available online at www.smhf.org or by calling 917-1286.

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Community Caregiving Forum
FREE education program for caregivers and professionals (CEUs available), Friday, Nov. 2, 10 am-2:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Complimentary lunch provided for all pre-registered attendees. RSVP: (941) 917-1779.

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Words Not Spoken - Mental Illness & Misconceptions
FREE Educational, Interactive Theatre Event dealing with the Challenges Facing the Families and Friends of the Mentally Ill, created & directed by Hedda Matza-Haughton, LCSW.
Open to the public, 10 am-noon (registration begins at 9:30 am) Saturday, Oct. 27, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.
2 CEUs available to qualified professionals for $10 fee.
Register at mhcci.com or call Bunny Coelingh at 953-3477.

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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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