September 2015

Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk
Join Team SMH at the Sarasota/Manatee 5K Heart Walk (1-mile survivor route available) Saturday, Sept. 12, at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Benderson Circle, Sarasota.

Activities begin at 7:30 am, followed by the walk at 8 am. SMH team shirts will be given to walkers who raise or make a $25 donation to the American Heart Association Sarasota/Manatee Heart Walk.

For information, call (941) 917-6642 or click here.

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SMH Speech/Language Pathology Services Expands to Heritage Harbour
Starting Sept. 14, in addition to the existing Parkinson’s Voice Therapy (LSVT® Loud) program, a full complement of speech/language therapies will be available at Sarasota Memorial’s Care Center at Heritage Harbour in east Manatee County weekdays 1-5 pm by appointment.

Sarasota Memorial’s speech/language pathologists specialize in the evaluation, prevention and treatment of speech, language, cognitive-voice, fluency and swallowing disorders. A physician referral is required.

Information: (941) 917-6379.

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Cognitive Aging: How to Save Your Brain
Join Sarasota Memorial physicians and clinical staff 8-9 am Friday, Sept. 18, for a special Grand Rounds in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Grand Rounds is a medical education teaching series for clinical hospital staff and not generally open to the public; however, due to the community interest in this topic, the session is free and open to the public.

Bruce Robinson, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Sarasota Memorial, will lead a discussion of the new Institute of Medicine report on Cognitive Aging, the difference between cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease and the role lifestyle and medical treatment play in brain function through our lifespan.

RSVP required: Call (941) 917-7777.

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Falls Prevention Series
Join our physical/occupational therapists in SMH HealthConnection, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, from 1 to 2 pm daily Sept. 21-25 for a free Falls Prevention series.

Experts will be discussing balance issues, medication safety, better balance exercises and vision issues, culminating Friday with a free gait analysis and balance screening.

Information & RSVP: (941) 917-7011.

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Wellness Coaching
Sarasota Memorial HealthFit’s next Wellness Coaching session starts Sept. 21.

The 4-week program includes a one-month free membership to HealthFit, the only medically integrated fitness center in the area, a health risk assessment, four coaching sessions with a certified personal trainer, a nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian and four group-training sessions.

The fitness center is located at 5880 Rand Blvd. (off Clark Road). Call (941) 917-7000 or visit HealthFit for information.

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The Big Disconnect – Protecting Childhood & Family Relationships in the Digital Age
Parents and professionals are invited to this free community event presented by Forty Carrots Family Center.

Internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD. will share strategies to help families skillfully limit screen time, regain meaningful family connections and create a positive digital experience for children and families.

The event will be held 7-8:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. CEUs and Certificates of Attendance are available.

RSVP required: or (941) 365-7716.

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Advanced Options for Your Painful Joints or Spine
Join Sarasota Memorial’s Orthopedic Specialists as they offer their expertise on the latest treatments during a free lecture series in October.

All presentations will be held 4:30-5:30 pm in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. A brief Q & A will follow each lecture.

Call (941) 917-7777 or visit for information or to RSVP.

Thurs., Oct. 1 – How Science and Engineering Have Improved Hip and Knee Replacement Outcomes, by Edward Stolarski, MD
Thurs., Oct. 8 – What’s New and What Works in Treatment of Hip and Knee Arthritis; Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery; PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma); Stem Cells and More by Sean R. Dingle, MD
Wed., Oct. 14 – Past Present and Future of Shoulder Arthroplasty, by Brian A. Schofield, MD
Thurs., Oct. 22 – Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Therapy? What’s Right for You? by Ronald P. White, MD
Tues., Oct. 27 – Nonsurgical and Surgical Management of Spinal Stenosis and Other Common Disorders of the Spine, by Ashvin I. Patel, MD

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