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Community Health Programs October, November, December 2013 it begins with UCLA Health 50 - Plus is a program offering educational lectures, a walking program, information on community and health resources, membership amenities, a free community flu shot clinic, and special events. To sign up as a member, call (800) 516-5323. Westside Walkers: Free Mall Walking program Sign in at Macy’s storefront on level 2.5, Westside Pavilion on Pico Bl, between Overland Av and Westwood Bl, West Los Angeles. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays / 8 – 10 am Info: (800) 516-5323 Vaccinations for Older Adults FEATURED EVENT Health Screenings as We Age Milica Simpson, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will give an overview of when and why we need health screenings, the latest guidelines, and how screenings promote good health and wellness. She will discuss mammogram, colonoscopy, PSA and other tests. When: Thursday, October 24 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Malibu Senior Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Senior Scholars (ONGOING) Choose from hundreds of classes each quarter and learn from UCLA’s most distinguished professors while enjoying an intergenerational experience with bright undergraduate students. Registration deadline for winter quarter ends December 6, 2013. Where: Locations vary on UCLA campus Cost: $150 Info: or (310) 794-0679 or Memory Training Course (ONGOING) Learn practical memory-enhancing techniques in this four-week, two hours each week course. The program is designed for people with mild memory concerns and not for those with any form of dementia. Morning, evening and Saturday courses available. Where: Locations vary Info & Cost: (310) 794-0680 or or Learn which vaccinations are recommended for older adults for disease prevention and to maintain good health and vitality. When: Tuesday, October 15 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Joshua Grill, PhD, UCLA neuroscientist, will discuss the most recent research pertaining to risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and steps that individuals can take to lower that risk. When: Monday, October 21 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: OPICA, 11759 Missouri Av, Los Angeles When: Wednesday, November 13 / 1 – 2:30 pm Where: Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Zumba Gold Zumba Gold is a popular dance-exercise workout using Latin and international dance rhythms designed specifically for the active older adult participant. Get in shape, burn calories and have a blast! When: Tuesday, November 5 / 12:30 – 1:30 pm Where: YWCA Santa Monica / Westside, 2019 14th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Planning for the End of Life Learn about advance healthcare directives, palliative care and hospice care. When: Tuesday, November 12 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Scan to find out more, or go to: Cancer in the Elderly Melissa Cohen, MD, UCLA oncologist and geriatrician, will give an overview of cancers in older adults, including prevention, diagnosis and treatments. When: Wednesday, November 13 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Sunrise of Westlake Village, 3101 Townsgate Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Foot Problems as We Age Learn about common foot problems in older adults and how to treat them. When: Tuesday, November 19 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Sleep Changes as We Age Andrea Shaw, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will discuss changes in sleep patterns as we get older and how to get a good night’s sleep. When: Monday, December 9 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Malibu Senior Center, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Fall Prevention Learn about risk factors that cause falls and how to prevent them. When: Tuesday, December 17 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT Fitness U UCLA Health invites you to “Fitness U,” a day to get moving toward better health. FREE health screenings, exercise and yoga demonstrations, consultations, nutritional counseling, health education, exhibits and light, healthy refreshments. When: Thursday, October 26 / 10 am – 1 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Conference Center + Harman Garden Plaza, 1250 16th St (Free parking in the hospital parking structure located at 1311 16th St) Info & RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Fall 2013 Vol. 60 15