August 2010


National Night Out
The City of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Sarasota Memorial and other community leaders will join together to host the 27th annual National Night Out, 6-9 pm, Aug. 3, Payne Park, 2000 Adams Lane, Sarasota. The free program is designed to heighten awareness about crime & drug prevention, generate participation in anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit. Information: (941) 954-2613.

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Free Nutrition & Fitness Classes
Sarasota Memorial dietitians host free monthly nutrition classes. Upcoming: Start Now to Slim Down the Holidays with Style! Wednesday, Nov. 3 (12-1 pm) at Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex/Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

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The Doctor is In – Osteoporosis
Join Kyle Garner, MD, OB-GYN, for a free presentation on preventing and treating osteoporosis, 1-2 pm Sept. 14 in the Healthplex Education Room, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Cheers to Chocolate!
Sarasota Memorial & the Neuro Challenge Foundation will host an annual tribute to caregivers on Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 am-noon (registration at 9:30 am), at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. The event will include entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and special surprises. Please RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or register online at www.smh.com.

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Heart Failure Exercise Program
People living with heart failure can increase their energy level and strengthen their hearts by making exercise part of their lifestyle. Sarasota Memorial's cardiac rehab exercise physiologists lead supervised programs for people living with heart failure who are starting a new exercise regime. Sessions are held every Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 pm, at Healthplex in Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. No physician referral is necessary. Cost: $20 for four sessions. Call (941) 917-6139 to register.

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Fit 411 – Youth Fitness
Sarasota Memorial's dietitians & fitness professionals have created a special month-long program for youth – a series of eight 1-hour classes that not only encourages them to get off the couch and exercise, but also teaches them the safe and proper way to use fitness equipment, how to monitor and measure their activity level and how healthy foods can help boost their ability in school and sports. The program – designed for 10- to 15-year-olds, is held monthly at the Healthplex Fitness Center, located in Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., ½-mile west of I-75 off Clark Road. Cost is $99. Healthplex membership is not required. For information, call (941) 917-7981.

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