May 2014


Brain Talk: A Community Forum
Presented by Sarasota Memorial’s Neuroscience Department, this free community event will be held 8:30 am to noon May 17 in the hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. Event will include physician lectures, blood pressure screenings, refreshments and information tables.

Reservations requested: (941) 917-7777.

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HealthSquare – May 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.

This month, Miriam Lacher, LMHC, will discuss “The Power of Resiliency” at 1 pm May 28, and FootNotes will feature a discussion of relaxation techniques and the book Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss, 1-2:30 pm May 21. Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information.

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School Sports Physicals – Just $20
Sarasota Memorial is offering $20 school sports physicals at its five urgent care centers (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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Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Join Sarasota Memorial in supporting All Faiths Food Bank’s CASH campaign (Campaign Against Summer Hunger) to help ensure 21,000 Sarasota County students on free and reduced lunch continue to have access to regular meals during the summer.

Drop off food donations at any Goodwill or Fire Station, or place your change in the cash donation containers at the hospital’s cafés and Gift Shop, through May 10.Learn more at SkipALunch.org.

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Big Strides with Exercise
If you’re living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or a progressive neurological disorder, Sarasota Memorial HealthFit offers customized fitness activities like aquatic exercises, indoor cycling, dancing, gentle yoga, tai chi, and strength training to help you overcome neuro-based challenges.

HealthFit’s Big Strides with Exercise program focuses on improving strength, range of motion, balance, posture and breathing, under the close supervision of HealthFit’s qualified staff members and in connection with referring physicians, therapists and the Neuro Challenge Foundation’s Medical Director Dean Sutherland, MD.  A physician referral is not necessary to join the program.

For information, call HealthFit at (941) 917-7000 or visit smhfit.com.

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National Cancer Survivors’ Day
Local cancer survivors are invited to a special afternoon celebrating life, laughter and music, 1-3 pm Sunday, June 1, at Michael’s on East, 1212 East Ave., Midtown Plaza, Sarasota.

The annual event is free, but seating is limited to participant and one guest.

Reservations requested: (941) 917-7777

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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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