June 2015

Managing & Preventing Stroke
Education and prevention are key when it comes to preserving and restoring quality of life. If you or a loved one are at risk for a stroke, or managing the effects of a previous stroke, join our stroke experts at two free education and support groups. Sarasota Memorial's Stroke Support Group meets 1 pm the first Wednesday of each month at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd.; our Stroke Wellness Club meets 1 pm the second Wednesday of each month, SMH main campus, Rooms 4A&B, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail.

Upcoming Stroke Wellness Club topics include:
• June 10 – "Dealing with Emotions, Fear & Anxiety after a Stroke," with Miriam Lacher, LCSW

• July 8 – “Important Conversations to have before a Neurological Event,” with SMH Chief of Geriatrics Bruce Robinson, MD

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Reduce Your Risk of 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 and Risk Factors. The 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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Parkinson Education & Support
Sarasota Memorial and the Neuro Challenge Foundation offer ongoing education and support for individuals affected by Parkinson's and other movement disorders at monthly wellness clubs and support groups in Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice and North Port.

All meetings are free, open to the public and require no registration. For meeting locations, topics and dates, please call (941) 926-6413 or visit our calendar.

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Prenatal Yoga with a Twist
Weekly class meets 7-8:15 pm Tuesday evenings in the Waldemere Medical Plaza Papaya Room (second floor), 1921 Waldemere St.

The twist...in addition to yoga, each class will include a discussion on a topic of interest such as nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, positions for labor, comfort measures during labor.

Information: (941) 917-1700.

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HealthLine Referrals & Support
Call (941) 917-7777 for physician referrals or visit smh.com/calendar for information about ongoing classes and support groups hosted or supported by Sarasota Memorial.

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