June 2014

School Sports Physicals – Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its five urgent care centers (conveniently located in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee) throughout the summer.

The centers are open 8 am-8 pm daily, including most holidays. No appointments necessary.

Call (941) 917-7777 or visit our website for information and locations.

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Driver Rehabilitation
Sarasota Memorial’s occupational therapists will discuss Driver’s Evaluation & Rehabilitation at this month’s Parkinson’s Wellness Club meetings.

Call (941) 926-6413 for information about the following club meetings and caregiver support.

Bradenton – June 4, 10-11:30 am, Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour, 1040 River Heritage Blvd.
North Port – June 11, 1:30-3 pm, Neuro Challenge Foundation, 5600 Peace River Road.
Sarasota – June 18, 9:30-11 am, Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd.
Venice – June 26, 10-11:30 am, Venice Chamber of Commerce, 597 Tamiami Trail S.

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Mediterranean Diet & Brain Health
Registered dietitian Laura McLeroy will present “Maximize Brain Health with the Mediterranean Diet” at Sarasota Memorial’s Stroke Education & Support Group on June 11, 10-11:30 am, in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s 4A-B meeting room (4th floor near Windows Cafeteria).

No registration necessary. Information: 917-7048

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HealthSquare – June 2014 Events
Join our staff at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square, for free health presentations and FootNotes, a book club featuring mall walks and health education discussions with SMH experts.

Upcoming presentations:
“Advances in Pain Management,” 10-11 am June 18; and "Skin Protection/Skin Cancer," 1-2 pm June 26.

Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

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ALS Support
Sarasota Memorial and the Muscular Dystrophy Association facilitate a free education group for people affected by Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The next meeting will be 3 pm June 19 at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

Information: (941) 917-4156.

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Physically Challenged?
Join the Able Challengers education and support group 6-7:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine.

The group provides information and advocacy for adaptive fitness and sports, peer mentoring, education and support for individuals with limited mobility and their caregivers.

Information: (941) 917-4156.

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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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