October 2013


Orthopedic Solutions for Painful Joints?
If you suffer from chronic joint or cervical spine pain, join us for a free physician lecture series on the latest treatments for painful joints. The series takes place 4:30-5:30 pm on the following dates in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Seating is limited.

Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or visit our calendar for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 3 – The Latest Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty, by Brian A. Schofield, MD.
Tuesday, Oct. 8 – The Basics of Knee Replacement Surgery, by R. Vance Askins, MD.
Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Anterior Total Hip Replacement, by Edward Stolarski, MD.
Thursday, Oct. 10 – New Treatments in Hip and Knee Arthritis, by Sean Dingle, MD.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Treating Foot & Ankle Pain, by Patrick O’Neill, MD.
Thursday, Oct. 17 – Treatment of Common Disorders of the Cervical Spine, by Ashvin I. Patel, MD.

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Mammos & Manicures
Join us for an afternoon focused on prevention, pampering and fun! The event includes an array of free health products and services for women – manicures, mini facials, chair massages and hair consultations – as well as vouchers for discounted screening mammograms and health education presentations – 2-5 pm Saturday, Oct. 12, at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

Information: (941) 917-7777..

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Parkinson’s Distinguished Speakers Event
Neuro Challenge Foundation, Inc. and Sarasota Memorial will present four distinguished speakers with the latest information on the secondary factors of Parkinson’s, 9 am-noon (registration 8 am), Saturday, Oct. 12, at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota.

Admission is $25. Registration is required: (941) 926-6413 ext. 702 or neurochallenge.org.

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Benefits of Oncology Massage
Free community presentation by Neuromuscular Massage Therapist Brandy Beckford, noon Thursday, Oct. 24 at Sarasota Memorial HealthFit, education classroom, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

All participants will receive a voucher for a complimentary 25-minute massage.

Information: (941) 917-7000.

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The Many Faces of Care
The 13th annual Community Caregiving Forum will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 am-2 pm, in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium for caregivers and professionals in allied fields. A complimentary lunch will be provided to those who pre-register by Oct. 25.

Free respite care is available for attendees caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Call (941) 365-8883 to obtain respite information. CEUs will be provided for qualified professionals for $20.

To reserve a seat and lunch, call (941) 556-3268.

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Perfect Posture through Pilates
Free community presentation by Certified Pilates Instructor Nina Desloge, 1 pm Friday, Nov. 6, at Sarasota Memorial HealthFit, education classroom, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

Information: (941) 917-7000.

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Lung Cancer Prevention & Screening
Free community education program, 10 am - 1 pm, Saturday, Nov. 9, in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free CT scan lung cancer screenings will be provided to the first 50 qualified Sarasota County residents. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

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FootNotes: Walk & Talk Book Club
Visit Sarasota Memorial’s HealthSquare in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square mall, 12:30-2 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 12, for a healthy discussion about Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Blood Sugar Solution, introduced by SMH registered dietitian and diabetes educator Kathy Namolik.

FootNotes features regular discussions with SMH experts, mall walks, Q & A sessions and more. Call (941) 302-4271 or email healthsquare@smh.com for the full story!

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