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Community Health Programs October, November, December 2014 Communit y Health programs UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education and the prevention of illness and injury. Scan the QR code on the left with your smartphone or go to uclahealth.org/calendar for more information. COMMUNITY EVENTS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AUTISM West LA Chamber of Commerce Health Festival Alzheimer’s Caregiver Education Webinars ABCs of Autism Join us for a free, live-streaming webinar series that addresses the needs and concerns of caregivers, loved ones and anyone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) and UCLA Child Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CAN) Clinic experts will discuss the latest research on autism and related disorders, available resources, treatments and strategies. When: Wednesday, October 15 / 6 – 8 pm Where: Auditorium at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Visit UCLA Health booths for screenings, information and more. When: Sunday, October 12/ 10 am – 4 pm Where: On San Vicente Bl in Brentwood (between Barrington and Gorham) Be Bold, Be Bald! Delirium Risk in Dementia Patients Speaker: TBA When: Wednesday, October 15 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Join the UCLA Fights Cancer Team and wear bald caps to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. Proceeds will benefit the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. When: Friday, October 17 Info & RSVP: cancer.ucla.edu/beboldbebald Getting Help with Caregiving: In-Home & Residential Placement Speaker: Lindsay Embree, PhD, Geriatric Neuropsychologist When: Wednesday, November 19 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Well-Being Festival Dementia and Fall Risk Speaker: TBA When: Wednesday, December 17 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Visit UCLA Health booths and exhibits including screenings, information, fitness classes and more. When: Saturday, October 18 / 11 am – 4 pm Where: Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Lot, 1855 Main St Volunteering Learn about joining our volunteer team of more than 3,000 dedicated individuals. We have a diverse group of volunteers from various backgrounds, all with a common interest: hospital volunteerism. Parking will be provided and refreshments will be served. When: Thursday, October 23 / 10 am Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Rm B791 RSVP: Lisa Harden (310) 267-8182 Info & RSVP: dementia.uclahealth.org Beyond Alzheimer’s Support Group Do you have a loved one with a memory problem or dementia? Is the stress of being a caregiver overwhelming to you? A support group may be your answer. When: Tuesday & Thursdays (except holidays) / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St, Rm G210 Info: (310) 319-3222 ANTIBIOTIC USE Guide to Antibiotics Use AGING Aging Eyelids Mehryar Taban, MD, UCLA oculofacial plastic surgeon, will discuss the various eyelid conditions related to aging. When: Wednesday, December 10 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Rachel Ferrara, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will discuss when antibiotics are necessary, and what questions to ask your provider. When: Wednesday, November 12 / 4 – 5:30 pm Where: Conejo Family YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (800) 516-5323 BARIATRIC SURGERY Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery Rabindra Watson, MD, GI interventional endoscopist, will discuss the causes of weight gain years after bariatric surgery and a new minimally-invasive procedure to tighten the gastric pouch. When: Saturday, October 18 / 9:30 – 10:30 am Where: Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E Janss Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 BRAIN ANEURYSM Brain Aneurysm Support Group The Brain Aneurysm Support Group is for patients diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, those having survived a ruptured aneurysm and all caregivers to provide information and education relating to the diagnosis, research, treatment options and r