October 2014


Flu Shots: Just $25
Sarasota Memorial is offering $25 flu shots (or we can bill Medicare) at our five urgent care centers (conveniently located in Sarasota, Venice and Manatee). Clinics also are being scheduled in North Port later this month.

The centers are open 8 am - 8 pm daily, including most holidays. No appointments necessary. For information and locations, call (941) 917-7777 or click here.

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Stroke 101
Sarasota Memorial Stroke Neurologist Mauricio Concha, MD, will present "Stroke 101" at 1 pm Wednesday, Oct. 8, followed by our regular stroke support group, in the 4A-B meeting room at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (take B elevators to the 4th floor past Windows Cafeteria).

Refreshments & free valet parking available. Information: (941) 917-3890 or email: Jill-Garrett@smh.com.

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Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes
Join our certified Diabetes Education team for a free class on ways to prevent diabetes.

Topics include:
• Stress Reduction
• Weight Management
• Healthy Eating Tips
• Risk Factors

Class meets in Sarasota Memorial Hospital's Diabetes Classroom (4th floor near "C" elevator) 11 am-noon second Thursday OR 3-4 pm fourth Tuesday of each month. Information: (941) 917-7468.

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HealthSquare – October '14 Events
Join us at Sarasota Memorial HealthSquare in the center of Westfield Sarasota Square mall for free health presentations and FootNotes, a book club featuring mall walks and discussions with SMH experts.

Call (941) 302-4271 or email for information. Upcoming events:

Fri, Oct. 3 (2-3:30 pm) - Footnotes will feature a discussion of the book Why I Wore Lipstick to my Mastectomy by Geralyn Lucas.
Tue, Oct. 7 (10-11am) - Tips to safely manage blood thinners/anti-coagulation medications (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven, etc.).
Fri, Oct. 10 (1-2pm) - Cold/Flu Season: Common treatments & concerns.

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Join Team SMH
Sarasota Memorial staff, physicians, volunteers, family members and friends are invited to join Team SMH at three upcoming walks that raise awareness for important health causes.

• Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 10am Sat., Oct. 11 (registration begins at 9am) at JD Hamel Park (across from Marina Jack). To join our team, contact SMH Team Captain Kathleen Houseweart at (941) 917-7197.

• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, 9am Sat., Oct. 18 (registration begins at 7:30 am) at the Sarasota Polo Club. To join our team, email Sandy Lee Gray.

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Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving
The free 14th annual Community Caregiving Forum will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 am-1:30 pm, in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, for caregivers and professionals in the field.

Pre-register by Nov. 3 to reserve a seat and lunch: (941) 556-3268.

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