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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 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. Senior Scholars (ONGOING) Senior Scholars will learn from UCLA’s most distinguished professors while enjoying an intergenerational experience with bright undergraduate students. Registration deadline for fall quarter ends September 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 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 / Cost: $50 Info: (310) 794-0680 or or Brain Boot Camp (ONGOING) An intensive course that teaches healthy lifestyles and enhances memory ability for people with age-related memory concerns. Where: UCLA Longevity Ctr, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 / Cost: $100 per session Info: or or (310) 794-6314 Constipation Update Learn ways to prevent and treat constipation. When: Tuesday, July 16 / 2:30 – 4:00 pm Where: Sunrise Assisted Living of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Dental Implants Sue Spackman, DDS, UCLA faculty dentist, will discuss current implants, pros and cons of usage, indications in the aging population, and costs/ insurance issues. When: Friday, July 19 / 10:30 am – Noon Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd Fl, 10730 W. Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Scan to find out more, or go to: Ups and Downs of Blood Pressure Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD, UCLA nephrologist, will discuss how to better manage blood pressure, including new modalities, as well as recent research. When: Saturday, August 3 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Conference Room 3-G370, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Beyond Memory Training Learn about the brain and how memory works, good brain foods, the role of meditation in stress reduction and review memory techniques. The class is for those who have taken UCLA Longevity Center’s Memory Training or Brain Boot Camp courses. When: Tuesday, August 6 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: UCLA Peter Ueberoth Building / Cost: $25 Info: (310) 794-0680 or or Wellness and Longevity Helen Lavretsky, MD, UCLA geriatric psychiatrist, will discuss resilience and wellness in older adults and highlight simple strategies of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. When: Wednesday, August 7 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Arthritis and Yoga A UCLA physical therapist will explore Yoga Therapy — a complementary and holistic approach to the management of arthritis to aid in the preservation of the mind and body. When: Thursday, August 8 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Westside Family YMCA, 11311 La Grange Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Health Screens as We Age Milica Simpson, MD, UCLA internal medicine physician, will give an overview of when and why we need health screens, the latest guidelines, and how screenings promote good health and wellness. She will discuss mammogram, colonoscopy, PSA, EKG and other tests. When: Tuesday, August 20 / Noon – 1 pm Where: Malibu Senior Ctr, 23825 Stuart Ranch Rd RSVP: (800) 516-5323 FEATURED EVENT 28TH Annual Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Well-Being 2013 Health and Fitness Festival Visit UCLA Health booths and exhibits at the health festival — screenings, information, giveaways and more. When: Saturday, July 27 / Noon – 5 pm Where: Third Street Promenade When Do I Need to See a Podiatrist? We all experience some type of foot problems during our lifetime. If left untreated, these problems can lead to serious long-term pain. Abbasseh Towfigh, DPM, and Mark Wallen, DPM, will focus on the symptoms and signs that warrant a visit to your podiatrist. When: Thursday, August 29 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA, 1332 6th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Preventive Care for Seniors Kavita Nair, MD, UCLA family medicine physician, will explore preventive services for individuals over age 50. She will look at the gaps in services, why these services are a must for every senior, benefits and what you can do as patients and caregivers. When: Wednesday, September 25 / 1:30 – 3 pm Where: Conejo Vally YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Summer 2013 Vol. 59 15