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Community Health Programs OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2016 COMMUNIT Y HEALTH PROGRAMS UCLA Health offers community programs and events to help our neighbors lead healthier lives through wellness education. Go to for more information. ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CANCER Travel and Alzheimer's Disease (webinar) LA Cancer Challenge Basic Diabetes Nutrition Join Linda Ercoli, PhD, UCLA psychologist, as she educates caregivers about the things they need to know when traveling with a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. When: Wednesday, Sept 21 / 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Info: (310) 312-0532 The LA Cancer Challenge is a fundraising run/ walk event that benefits the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases and the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Children ages 2 to 7 can enter the event’s Kids Can Cure Fun Run. Older children and adults can enter the event’s main 5K run. When: Sunday, Oct 30 Where: UCLA Campus, 405 Hilgard Av Info: (310) 473-5121 (Park in Lot 4) This ADA-certified class will teach you how different foods affect your blood sugar and will provide education on healthy meal planning. A physician referral is required. It is covered by most medical insurance policies. Memory Care Designed for individuals age 65 and younger diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, this program teaches techniques to boost memory, lower stress, and stimulate the mind and body. It includes a social hour with a separate support group for caregivers. When: Thursdays / 1 – 4 pm Where: UCLA Longevity Ctr, 10945 Le Conte Av, Ste 3119 RSVP: (310) 794-0680 ANXIETY The Age of Anxiety SJ Motivala, PhD, will address ways to get more educated about anxiety and how to deal with it. When: Wednesday, Oct 26 / 7 – 8:30 pm Where: Auditorium, UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 CANCER Insights Into Breast Cancer Treatment Sara Hurvitz, MD, director of the UCLA Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program, will review current standards of care for breast cancer advancements. When: Tuesday, Oct 18 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Personalizing Radiation Therapy UCLA radiation oncologist Joanne Weidhaas, MD, MS, PhD, will discuss new ways of understanding human biology to help better direct cancer treatment, including radiation therapy. When: Friday, Oct 21 / Noon – 1:30 pm Where: Cancer Support Community – Benjamin Ctr, 1990 S Bundy Dr, Ste 100 RSVP: (800) 516-5323 UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) (CONTINUED) Head and Neck Cancers Allen Chen, MD, UCLA radiation oncologist, Avraham Mendelsohn, MD, UCLA surgical oncologist, Deborah Jean Lee Wong, MD, PhD, UCLA medical oncologist, and Carolyn Katzin, integrative nutrition specialist, will discuss throat, head and neck cancers, and treatments that use a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Managing side effects will be covered as well. When: Tuesday, Nov 15 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Breast Cancer Update Afshin Safa, MD, UCLA radiation oncologist, will discuss risk factors, screening recommendations and state-the-art treatment options for breast cancer. When: Wednesday, Nov 30 / 2 – 3 pm Where: Atria Tarzana, 5325 Etiwanda Av RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DEMENTIA Como la demencia afecta a las familias (in Spanish) Paola Suarez, PhD, UCLA neuropsychologist, will discuss self-care for caregivers taking care of family members diagnosed with dementia. When: Wednesday, Nov 16 / 6 – 7:30 pm Where: Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Bl, Santa Monica RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DIABETES Thousand Oaks When: Tuesdays, Oct 18 & 25, Nov 22 & 29, Dec 13 & 20 / 4 – 5:30 pm Where: 100 Moody Court, Ste 200, Thousand Oaks (805) 418-3500 Santa Monica When: Tuesdays, Oct 4 & 18, Nov 1 & 15, Dec 6 & 20 / 9 am – 10:30 am Where: 1245 16th St, Ste 307, Santa Monica Info: (310) 794-1299 or Living With Type 2 Diabetes This self-care class is certified by the American Diabetes Association and is designed to help you gain important skills to successfully manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. This class is covered by most medical insurance policies. Santa Monica When: Oct 10 & 12, Nov 14 & 28, Dec 12 / 8 am – 5 pm Where: 1245 16th St, Ste 307, Santa Monica (310) 899-7633 Torrance When: Fridays, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16 / 8 am – 5 pm Where: 3445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 100 (310) 542-6333 Porter Ranch When: Mondays, Oct 17, Dec 19 / 8 am – 5 pm Where: 19950 Rinaldi St, Ste 300, (818) 271-2400 Info: (310) 794-1299 or The Role of Imaging in Diabetes Benjamin Levine, MD, UCLA diagnostic radiologist, will highlight pertinent features of imaging with regard to diabetic foot complications, and explain how those imaging diagnoses help guide clinical management. When: Wednesday, Nov 2 / 4 – 5 pm Where: Boardroom, UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323