August 2011


National Night Out Against Crime
Free family event featuring entertainment and activities that promote public safety and support healthy families, 5-7:30 pm Tuesday, Aug. 2, Payne Park (2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota – free parking in Sarasota County Garage, corner of Ringling & School). For information, call (941) 954-2612 or visit www.nationalnightout.org/nno/

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Stickney Point Urgent Care Open House
Join us for a fun-filled Grand Opening 9 am-noon Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sarasota Memorial’s Urgent Care Center at Stickney Point, 6331 S. Tamiami Trail. Meet the physicians, enjoy family-friendly activities and a teddy bear clinic (bring a stuffed animal for a check-up!), bounce house, music, games, characters, clowns, and more. First 50 children will receive a free SMH teddy bear. Also enter a drawing for a free Wii Fit Plus! Information: (941) 917-7777.

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Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk
The local chapter of the American Heart Association will host its annual Heart Walk at 9 am Sept. 24 at Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota. Activities begin at 7:30 am. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome! If you are interested in joining Sarasota Memorial’s team, call Jeanne Bonsall at (941) 917-2399, or visit AHA’s website: sarasotamanateeheartwalk.org

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Coping with Anxiety or Depression?
If you or someone you care about is struggling with depression, anxiety or substance abuse, Sarasota Memorial’s licensed mental health professionals are available to provide free mental health assessments, referrals and advice. Call our Bayside Center at (941) 917-7760.

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Understanding Memory Loss
Learn how memory works, what changes normally occur as we age and things you can do to maintain a healthy brain. Sarasota Memorial’s Memory Disorder Clinic provides free monthly screenings for memory disorders and free informative group presentations. Information: (941) 917-7197.

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Healing Hearts
Starting in September, Sarasota Memorial’s cardiac rehab team will offer its monthly support group for people and families affected by heart disease, noon-1 pm every Wednesday in the education room at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. Call (941) 917-6139 or email: jill-edwards@smh.com

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School Sports Physicals - Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its three urgent care centers through Oct. 31: Heritage Harbour, 1040 River Heritage Blvd., Bradenton (941-917-6440), University Parkway, 2401 University Parkway (941-917-1234) and Stickney Point, 6331 S. Tamiami Trail (941-917-5678). No appointments necessary.

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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) 822-0952
  • » 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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