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F E ATURE D E V ENT Boomers & Beyond! Action Expo SATURDAY, APRIL 13 / 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Visit the UCLA Health tables at this special informational expo cosponsored by WISE & Healthy Aging, the City of Santa Monica and the Commission for the Senior Community, featuring resource tables representing experts in the areas of finance, legal, social services, human services, healthcare, housing and real estate, transportation and more. WHERE: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica INFO: (310) 394-9871 it begins with UCLA Health 50-Plus is a free 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. Senior Scholars 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 for summer session begins May 13 and the enrollment deadline is June 10. Course fee: $150. WHERE: Locations vary on UCLA campus INFO: srscholars@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 794-0679 Memory Training Course Learn practical memory-enhancing techniques in this four-week, two-hours- each-week course. The class is for people with mild memory concerns and not for those with any form of dementia. Cost: $50. WHERE: Locations vary INFO: (310) 794-0680 or sgoldfarb@mednet.ucla.edu or longevity.ucla.edu Brain Boot Camp TUESDAY, APRIL 16, MAY 14 or JUNE 11 Designed for people with age-related memory concerns, who wish to improve or maintain their memory ability. The course is not intended for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Cost: $300. INFO: bcamp@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 794-6314 Vision Problems in Older Adults TUESDAY, APRIL 16 / 2:30 to 4:00 pm Learn about common vision problems people experience as they get older — ways of reducing risks and the latest treatments for vision problems. WHERE: Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Health Maintenance and Disease Prevention Senior Health Fair WEDNEDSAY, APRIL 24 / 2:30 to 4:00 pm UCLA family physician Jennifer Timmons, MD, will discuss what steps you can take to improve your overall health, as well as focusing on the most up-to-date recommendations for cancer screening, disease screening and adult immunizations. Learn how to reduce your risk of various diseases and increase your sense of well- being. Assessments and screenings include blood pressure checks, cognition and memory techniques, fall prevention, sleep evaluation, nutrition, medication review, fitness education, ask the doctor and more. WHERE: Sunrise of Playa Vista, 5555 Playa Vista Drive, Playa Vista TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 WHERE: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd floor, 10730 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles INFO: (800) 516-5323 Tai Chi Workshop Vaginal and Bladder Mesh Surgery THURSDAY, MAY 9 / 12:30 to 1:30 pm Research shows that not only does Tai Chi improve balance, reduce stress and improve circulation, but it also increases brain size! Learn more and try this “moving meditation” at this introductory workshop. WHERE: YWCA Santa Monica Westside, 2019 14th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Introduction to Dementia WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm Informative lessons regarding delivering care to someone with dementia can improve not only your loved one’s quality of life, but also your own health. Rafael De Oliveira, MD, UCLA geriatrician, will explore dementia, diagnosis, treatment options and ways to improve dementia symptoms. FRIDAY, MAY 17 / 10:00 am to 1:00 pm MONDAY, JUNE 10 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm Chad Baxter, MD, UCLA urologist, will discuss the historic use of mesh in vaginal reconstructive surgery, bladder lifts and anti-incontinence surgery. WHERE: Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Dizziness THURSDAY, JUNE 27 / Noon to 1:30 pm Robert Baloh, MD, UCLA neurologist, will discuss different types of dizziness and how to recognize and treat the common causes. WHERE: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 WHERE: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th Street, Santa Monica TO RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FIND MORE ONLINE uclahealth.org/calendar Vital Signs Spring 2013 Vol. 58 15