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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 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. FEATURED EVENT HEALTH FAIR Learn how to reduce your risk of various diseases and increase your sense of well-being. Assessments and screenings include blood pressure checks, sleep evaluation and medication review, as well as education about cognition and memory techniques, fall prevention, nutrition, fitness and more. When: Friday, March 28 / 11 am – 2 pm Where: OASIS, Macy’s 3rd level, 10730 W. Pico Bl, Los Angeles Info: (800) 516-5323 Ups and Downs of Blood Pressure Learn what high blood pressure is, symptoms to look out for, why it’s important to control high blood pressure and current treatments. When: Tuesday, January 14 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Fall Prevention Christy Lundy, PT, DPT, UCLA physical therapist, will discuss strategies to improve balance and prevent falls, as well as exercise techniques for overall fitness. When: Wednesday, January 22 / 2 – 3:30 pm Where: Belmont Village, 10475 Wilshire Bl, Los Angeles RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Neuropathy Update Margaret Adler, MD, UCLA neurologist, will look at the different causes of neuropathy, symptoms and current treatments. When: Wednesday, January 29 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue, 1448 18th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 My Legs Hurt – Why? 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. Where: Locations vary Info & Cost: (310) 794-0680 or or 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 spring quarter ends March 7, 2014. Where: Locations vary on UCLA campus Cost: $150 Info: (310) 794-0679 or or Cheryl Hoffman, MD, UCLA interventional radiologist, will discuss the latest treatment options for varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral artery disease and radiating nerve pain from the back. When: Tuesday, February 4 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Sunrise of Hermosa Beach, 1837 E. Pacific Coast Hwy RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Caregiver Stress and Depression Helen Lavretsky, MD, UCLA geropsychiatrist, will discuss family caregiver stress and depression, particularly focusing on caregivers helping individuals with dementia. When: Monday, February 10 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: OPICA, 11759 Missouri Ave, West LA RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Scan to find out more, or go to: Restorative Yoga This demonstration workshop will teach how restorative yoga allows the body to release stress and patterns of tension by holding relaxing postures while using deep breathing. When: Tuesday, February 11 / 12:30 – 2 pm Where: YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Dizziness Learn about the different types of dizziness and how to recognize and treat the common causes. When: Tuesday, February 11 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Managing Osteoarthritis UCLA rheumatologist Marian Kaldas, MD, will discuss the role of lifestyle modifications, particularly physical activity, in addition to medications to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis. When: Thursday, February 20 / 3 – 4:30 pm Where: Torrance-South Bay Family YMCA, 2900 West Sepulveda Bl, Torrance RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Osteoporosis Update Various treatment options for osteoporosis work in different ways. Aarthi Arasu, MD, UCLA endocrinologist, will examine the benefits and risks of treatment options for osteoporosis. When: Thursday, March 6 / 10 – 11:30 am Where: Sunrise of Hermosa Beach, 1837 Pacific Coast Hwy RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Sleep Disorders Learn how to reduce insomnia, find solutions to sleep disorders and follow sleep hygiene techniques to get a good night’s sleep. When: Tuesday, March 11 / 2:30 – 4 pm Where: Sunrise of Santa Monica, 1312 15th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 Vital Signs Winter 2014 Vol. 61 15