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Community Health Programs JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER 2014 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 (ONGOING) Free mall walking program. Sign in at Macy’s storefront on level 2.5 When: Tuesdays and Thursdays / 8 – 10 am Where: Westside Pavilion on Pico Bl, West Los Angeles Info: (800) 516-5323 Diabetes Care (ONGOING) Participate in self-care workshops to learn important skills to help you manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. The workshops are covered by most medical insurance policies. Where: Santa Monica and Westwood Info: uclahealth.org/diabetes or (310) 794-1299 Type 2 Diabetes: The Basics and Beyond This ADA-certified 5-week course will teach you all about diabetes and self-management. A physician referral is required. The class is covered by most medical insurance policies. Where: Santa Monica and Westwood Info: uclahealth.org/diabetes or (310) 794-1299 Memory Training Course (ONGOING) Learn practical memory-enhancing techniques in a course designed for people with mild memory concerns; not for those with dementia. Two hours per week for four weeks. Where: Locations vary Info & Cost: (310) 794-0680 or sgoldfarb@mednet.ucla.edu or longevity.ucla.edu 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 fall quarter August 29. Where: Locations vary on UCLA campus Info: srscholars@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 794-0679 or longevity.ucla.edu Cost: $150 Stroke – The Latest Research Findings The Field Administration of Stroke Therapy trial demonstrated that paramedics can safely, effectively and rapidly start neuroprotective therapies for stroke victims. Learn about how paramedic initiation of the neuroprotective agent magnesium sulfate in the field is an effective and safe treatment for acute stroke. When: Thursday, July 17 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) UCLA nephrologist Anjay Rastogi, MD, will give an overview and update on PKD, the most common inherited cause of kidney failure and the third most common source of new dialysis patients. When: Sunday, July 20 / 10 am – Noon Where: Auditorium at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Management of Aortic Stenosis UCLA interventional cardiologist William Suh, MD, will discuss coronary artery disease, including risk assessment, early detection and treatment focusing on minimally invasive catheterization via arteries in the wrist rather than the groin. When: Thursday, July 24 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Fireside Room, First United Methodist Church, 1008 11th St, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Brain Health and Neurodegenerative Disease UCLA neurologist Jeremy Cholfin, MD, PhD, will discuss some of the latest research on cognitive impairment and dementia, focusing on methods for preventing and combating these devastating conditions. When: Saturday, July 26 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Aegis of Granada Hills, 10801 Lindley Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Scan to find out more, or go to: uclahealth.org/calendar Tomorrow Comes! Plan for It Today! A panel of senior-services experts discusses key issues to consider as you or a loved one ages. Topics will include estate planning, the advantages of a geriatric-care manager, senior-residential options and downsizing and organizing for the transition. When: Wednesday, July 30 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Hypertension UCLA family medicine physician Jennifer Logan, MD, will review the basics about this disease, which affects millions across the country — its causes, h[153]