July 2013

HealthSquare August '13 Events
Take a moment to relax at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare, located in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square. HealthSquare offers free screenings and health programs each month.

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 9 am – HealthFit presentation: Hydration & Stamina
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 9 am – HealthFit presentation: Bones & Back
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1 pm – Hand Therapy: Managing Arthritis in Your Hands

For more information, browse our online calendar at smh.com, call (941) 302-4271 or email healthsquare@smh.com.

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Stroke – After Therapy
Sarasota Memorial's next Stroke Support Group meeting is July 10, 10-11:30 am at Sarasota Memorial Hospital's conference room 4 A&B, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Physical Therapist Patricia Schau will discuss what stroke patients can do after they are discharged from therapy. The group is free and complimentary refreshments and free valet parking are available.

For information or to register, please call (941) 917-7048.

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Caregiver Connection
Sarasota Memorial’s Caregiver Connection support group has expanded to south county residents.

The group, geared toward those caring for Parkinson's patients but open to all caregivers, meets at Sarasota Memorial's ER & Health Care Center in North Port, 2345 Bobcat Village Center Road, on the second Wednesday of each month (1:30-3 pm). The Sarasota Caregiver Connection group meets the second Wednesday of every month (9:30-11 am) at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd, off Clark Road, Sarasota.

For information, call (941) 917-4156.

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Breastfeeding Support Group
World Breastfeeding Week is Aug, 1-6. For help or support with breastfeeding challenges, join Sarasota Memorial’s free weekly support group facilitated by a Certified Lactation Consultant, 2-3:30 pm every Tuesday in the Waldemere Medical Plaza (second floor), 1921 Waldemere Street. No registration necessary.

Call (941) 917-1700 or visit smh.com for other childbirth preparation classes held each week.

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Spinal Cord Injury/Mobility Support Group
Sarasota Memorial is pleased to introduce a new spinal cord injury support & information group.

Starting Aug. 7, the group will meet the first Wednesday of each month, 6-7 pm in the Education Room at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., about a half mile west of I-75 off Clark Road.

For information, please call (941) 917-4156 or email: johnberkey56@gmail.com.

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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) 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
  • » Breast Feeding Support: Every Tuesday. Information: (941) 917-1700


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