March 2014

Robotic Prostate Surgery
Sarasota Memorial Urologist Daniel Kaplon, MD, will present a free lecture 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday, March 6, in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

A brief Q & A will follow. RSVP required: (941) 917-7777.

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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 every Saturday through March 8, at Westfield Sarasota Square.

Walks begin at 9:30 am, followed by wellness talks at 10 am (talk starts at 9:30 am March 8). Also visit HealthSquare for a free presentation 10-11 am March 13 on “Choosing the Right Provider."

Information: (941) 302-4271 or email.

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Pulmonary Rehab Education Series
Sarasota Memorial's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation team will celebrate Pulmonary Rehab Week with a free education series March 10-14.

Activities and events include physician lectures, pulmonary risk assessments (heart rate and blood pressure checks, oxygen saturations, Alpha-1 screening) and nutrition counseling.

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

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Spring Break Fitness & Fun
Sarasota Memorial HealthFit’s Spring Kids Camp is ready to brighten kids’ 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 or call (941) 917-7000 for information.

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Footnotes – Walk and Talk Book Club
Join Sarasota Memorial health experts at HealthSquare in Westfield Sarasota Square mall for a walk to the Gulf Gate Library and this month’s Book Club feature “Water for Elephants” with a discussion on aging led by Sarasota Memorial Geriatric Nurse Karen Reynolds, 1-2:30 pm Friday, March 14.

Next month’s club meeting is April 8, 10:45 am-noon and will feature the book, “Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition,” by T. Colin Campbell and a discussion led by Sarasota Memorial Exercise Physiologist/Cardiopulmonary Therapist Jill Edwards, MS.

Information: (941) 302-4271 or email.

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

The next meeting will be 3-4:30 pm Thursday, March 20, at Sarasota Memorial's Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road).

Information: (941) 917-4156.

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OZ and YOU: Women’s Heart Health
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation will host OZ+YOU, a fundraising event featuring television personality Mehmet Oz, MD.

The popular cardiothoracic surgeon from Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Hospital will present “Women’s Health: Prevention of Cardiac Disease with Proper Nutrition,” at 2:15 pm Friday, March 28, in the Hyatt Sarasota Ballroom, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts.

Visit or call (214) 765-0064 (CST) for ticket information and reservations.

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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:
  • » 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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