August 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, call (941) 302-4271 or email

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Join Sarasota Memorial and more than 50 other kid-friendly community organizations for a free family health fair in Westfield Sarasota Square mall.

The free event – presented by the United Way and Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County – will be held from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday, Aug. 10, and feature live entertainment, information on health, education & safety, fun literacy activities, free healthy snacks for kids, and much more.

Enter at the southwest corner of the mall between JCPenney & Yoder’s Marketplace.

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Join TEAM SMH at Heart Walk
Join the SMH team at the Sarasota/Manatee 3K Heart Walk, 7:30 am Saturday, Sept. 21, Payne Park, 2050 Adams Lane, Sarasota.

SMH team shirts will be given to walkers who make a $25 donation to the American Heart Association Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk.

For information, call (941) 917-2399 or click to join one of SMH departmental teams.

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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:

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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 for other childbirth preparation classes held each week.

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