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Community Health Programs JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH 2017 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 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Play 4 Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Game Sarah Kremen, MD, UCLA neuropsychiatrist, will discuss the latest research for Alzheimer’s disease and current clinical trials. When: Thursday, Feb 9 / 1 – 2:30 pm Where: OASIS West Los Angeles, 10730 W Pico Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 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 CANCER Oncology Care John A. Glaspy, MD, UCLA professor of medicine, will discuss the types of cancer care and services UCLA offers from Laguna to Oxnard, as well as the groundbreaking clinical trials for various disease groups. When: Tuesday, Jan 10 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Nutrition and Cancer Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, will discuss the importance of nutrition in cancer treatment and recovery. When: Tuesday, Feb 7 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 Events in gold are offered near our UCLA community offices. (CONTINUED) UCLA women’s basketball hosts its 11th annual “Play 4 Kay” Breast Cancer Awareness game. Funds raised will support UCLA breast cancer research and services and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Tickets are $2 with promo code PLAY4KAY and are on sale through the Central Ticket Office. When: Friday, Feb 17 / 8 pm Where: UCLA Pauley Pavilion, 301 Westwood Plaza Info: Hereditary Gynecologic Cancer Syndrome Nisha Bansal, MD, UCLA gynecologic oncologist, will discuss hereditary cancer syndromes (breast, ovarian and Lynch), who is at risk and how to get tested. When: Tuesday, Feb 28 / 6:30 – 8 pm Where: Cancer Support Community VVSB, 530 Hampshire Rd, Westlake Village RSVP: (800) 516-5323 California End of Life Option Act Neil Wenger, MD, UCLA professor of medicine, and Anne Coscarelli, PhD, UCLA adjunct professor of medicine, will discuss the California End of Life Option Act. This presentation is for cancer patients and their families who are worried about what might happen if anti-cancer treatment is not effective and how to plan for all potential scenarios. When: Tuesday, Mar 14 / 7 – 9 pm Where: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Ctr, Tamkin Auditorium, Rm B130 Info: (310) 794-6644 CONSTIPATION Constipation Update Melissa Munsell, MD, UCLA gastroenterologist, will discuss causes and treatments of constipation. When: Wednesday, Feb 8 / 1 – 2:30 pm Where: Torrance-South Bay Family YMCA, 2900 W Sepulveda Bl RSVP: (800) 516-5323 CONTRACEPTION Contraception: The Old and the New Amy Stoddard, MD, UCLA OB/GYN, will discuss what mothers and daughters should know about contraception, as well as the latest contraception methods. When: Sunday, Feb 26 / 3 – 4 pm Where: Auditorium at UCLA Medical Ctr, Santa Monica, 1250 16th St RSVP: (800) 516-5323 DIABETES Living with Type 2 Diabetes This ADA-certified self-care class will help you gain important skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully manage your diabetes. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies. Classes are 8 am to 5 pm at the following locations: Santa Monica When: Second & fourth Mondays in Jan, Feb & Mar Where: 2020 Santa Monica, 2nd Fl, Conference Rm Info: (310) 794-1299 or Porter Ranch When: Monday, Feb 13 Where: 19950 Rinaldi St, Ste 300 Info: (310) 794-1299 or South Bay When: Fridays, Jan 27, Feb 24 & Mar 24 Where: 514 North Prospect Av, Redondo Beach Info: (310) 542-6333 Basic Diabetes Nutrition This ADA-certified class consists of two consecutive 90-min sessions. It will teach you how different foods affect your blood sugar and how to plan healthy meals. A physician referral is required. Covered by most medical insurance policies. Santa Monica When: Tuesdays, Jan 17 & 24; first & third Tuesdays in Feb & Mar / 9 – 10:30 am Where: 1223 16th St, Ste 3400 SUPPORT GROUPS UCLA Health and its community partners offer a number of support groups, available in person and by telephone, designed to support and inform patients, families and caregivers coping with a variety of diagnoses. For more information, visit: UCLAHEALTH.ORG 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631)