February 2014


Urologic Health – Free Lecture Series
Sarasota Memorial Urologists will present a free lecture series on urologic health issues in men and women starting this month.
Lectures will take place 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A brief Q & A will follow each presentation. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

• Thurs., Feb.13 – Advances in the Treatment of Urinary and Fecal Incontinence, by Kenneth J. Bregg, MD
• Tues., Feb.18 – Men’s Health Update (BPH, Prostate Cancer Screening, Erectile Dysfunction, Low Testosterone), by Matthew Perry, MD
• Tue., Feb.25 – Pelvic Floor Prolapse and Surgical Options, by Gerald Curtis, MD
• Thurs., Feb.27 – A New Paradigm for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Prostate Cancer, Tracy Gapin, MD
• Thurs., Mar.6 – Robotic Prostate Surgery, by Daniel Kaplon, MD

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Cardiopulmonary Health Series
Sarasota Memorial’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Team is celebrating American Heart Month with a free education series Feb. 10-14 that includes cooking demonstrations, movie screenings, grocery store tours, physician lectures, cardiac risk factor assessments and more.

Visit our calendar or call (941) 917-6139 for schedule or information.

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Power-Up Families! Walking Program
Families of all ages are invited to join Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare’s free mall-walking & wellness program at Westfield Sarasota Square.

Participants receive pedometers and journals to log their walks, followed by wellness talks, every Saturday through March 8. Walks begin at 9:30 am, followed by wellness talks at 10 am.

Information: (941) 302-4271 or email.

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Black History Month Activities
Sarasota Memorial will celebrate Black History Month in February with a series of free events open to the public.

Activities include:
• Arts & Gifts Bazaar, 8am to 3:30pm, Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7 in the hospital’s 4A&B Conference Rooms on the fourth floor.
• “Culture Cuisine” meals every Wednesday in February, prepared by Sarasota Memorial’s Food & Nutrition/Windows Cafe staff.
• Induction of this year’s honorees into the Sarasota Memorial’s Black History Month Hall of Fame, 6 pm Friday, Feb. 28 in the hospital’s first floor auditorium.

Information: (941) 917-7777

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OZ + YOU: Women’s Heart Health
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation has invited popular television personality and cardiothoracic surgeon Mehmet Oz, MD, to present “Women’s Health: Prevention of Cardiac Disease with Proper Nutrition,” 2:15 pm Friday, March 28, 2014, in the Hyatt Sarasota Ballroom, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts.

For ticket information, visit smhfoz.com or call (214) 765-0064 (CST).

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Spring Break Fitness & Fun
HealthFit’s Spring Kids Camp is ready to brighten their days with healthy, safe and fun kid-style fitness activities.

Sign up for one day or one week. All campers receive a FREE hour of group personal training daily with one of our HealthFit certified trainers, while also enjoying swimming, wiffleball, basketball, dodgeball, soccer, and kickball. Camp fees include lunch and snack daily.

Early drop off and after camp pick up also available. Register at smhfit.com or call (941) 917-7000 for information.

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

  • » Able Challengers: Every 1st Wednesday for people confined to wheelchairs. Info: (941) 917-4156 or email: johnberkey56@gmail.com
  • » ALS Support: (941) 917-4156
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700
  • » 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


 

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