Health Community Calender

September - December 2013

Please take a moment to review the SJMC Health Community Calendar. This community publication is offered bi-annually and includes relevant healthcare information on a variety of topics.


Health Topics - Seminars & Classes

Drive for Five: Gearing up for Men’s Health

#1401 Sherry Mertz, Certified Men’s Health Educator

Sponsored by Abbvie and SJMC

Do you know about these five risks to men’s health? High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high PSA, and low testosterone might not be on top of your mind, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. Take a few minutes to learn about them. It could be the most important thing you do all day.

Tuesday, September 10
6:30 pm - Refreshments served
7:00 pm - Talk

St. John Medical Center
Auditorium B, Building 2, 1st floor
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
V/VP: 216-370-7318

Making the Transition: What to Consider When Considering a Move to Independent Living or Assisted Living

#1402 Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, Hickman and Lowder Co. LPA

Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder, North Olmsted Senior Center and SJMC

Why would I move? When would I move? Where would I move? How would I move? If you are contemplating a move from your current residence into the world of senior housing, you are encouraged to attend this informal discussion about your options and how to get from “here” to “there.”

Thursday, September 12
2:00 pm - Refreshments served

The Normandy
22701 Lake Road, Rocky River

Acupuncture: Pain Management

#1403 Michael McClure, L.Ac

Sponsored by Rocky River Senior Center and SJMC

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world and is part of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin sterile needles through the skin. In traditional Chinese medicine theory, this regulates the flow of qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Come to this interactive talk and learn about the different forms of acupuncture, fire cupping, ear acupuncture and what conditions it is used to treat.

Wednesday, September 18
1:00 pm

Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River
RSVP: 440-333-6660

Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

#1404 Richard Sofka, Merrill Lynch

Sponsored by Merrill Lynch, North Olmsted Senior Center and SJMC

Come to this informal talk and learn the importance of planning for healthcare costs, coverage options before and after age 65, and preparing for a healthy and financially sound retirement.

Thursday, September 19
12:15 pm

North Olmsted Senior Center
28114 Lorain Road, North Olmsted
RSVP: 440 -777-8100

Laughter: Soup for the Soul

#1405 Lori Presser, Hospice of the Western Reserve

Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Independence Village and SJMC

Come to this informal health talk and learn about the history of therapeutic humor, benefits of humor, and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of humor.

Thursday, September 19
6:15 pm - Refreshments served

Independence Village
345 Lear Road, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-930-7100

Beyond Driving with Dignity

#1406 Steffani Baker, Alzheimer’s Association, Keeping Us Safe Instructor

Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Association, Devon Oaks and SJMC

Are you concerned about your aging loved one’s ability to drive? Join us for a discussion about the effects of aging on the ability to drive safely in our community and the alternatives that might be available. Discuss real-life situations and solutions with a certified instructor from “Keeping Us Safe.”

Wednesday, September 25
6:00 pm - Refreshments served

Devon Oaks
2345 Crocker Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-250-2300

How to Maintain Looking Young

#1307 Vasu Pandrangi, MD, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Sponsored by SJMC

Getting old is inevitable; looking old is not. Learn how you can achieve your aesthetic goals as you grow older.

Wednesday, October 9
1:00 pm

Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River
RSVP: 440-333-6660

Demystifying Part D: Medicare Prescription Drug Plans and How They Work

#1408 Loretta Serrano

Sponsored by Normandy Manor and SJMC

A majority of Medicare beneficiaries are unsure how Part D works, so this gives them everything they need to know – formularies, quantity limits, step therapy, exceptions, premiums, tiers, employer plans, Medicare Advantage and how to choose the best plan for you.

Thursday, October 17
3:00 pm - Refreshments served

Normandy Manor
22709 Lake Road, Rocky River
RSVP: 440-333-5400
V/VP: 216-370-7318

Too Much Stuff: Hoarding Behaviors, What They Mean And How To Help

#1309 Terry Fries-Maloy, MSW, LISW, Care Coordinator, Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA

Sponsored by Hickman & Lowder Co., LPA, The Gardens of Westlake and SJMC

Researchers say that between 2% and 5% of the population exhibit hoarding behaviors. Hoarding is more than collecting. It is the accumulation of too many items and the lack of ability on the part of the hoarder to organize and get rid of the excess items. This discussion will outline the symptoms, the known causes and ways to help those who hoard.

Monday, October 21
2:30 pm - Refreshments served

The Gardens of Westlake
27569 Detroit Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348 8

Advanced Directives

#1410 Holy Family Hospice

Sponsored by Holy Family Hospice, St. Mary of the Woods and SJMC

The Staff at Holy Family Hospice will educate and guide participants through Advanced Directives, DNRs and the difference between Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney. An open discussion in making your own decisions in advance so your family members don’t have to worry or guess in time of health crisis. Each participant will receive an Advance Directive book that can be implemented.

Wednesday, November 6
2:00 pm - Refreshments served

St. Mary of the Woods
36755 Detroit Road, Avon
RSVP: 440-937-2701

Peaceful and Proud: Personalized Care for Veterans

#1411 Maureen Shannon, Provider Relations Manager, Hospice of the Western Reserve

Sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve, Westlake Village and SJMC

A powerful presentation of our services that are tailored to the unique needs of seriously ill veterans and their families.

Wednesday, November 6
7:00 pm - Refreshments served

Westlake Village - Dover Room
28550 Westlake Village Dr., Westlake
RSVP: 440-892-4200

The ABCDs of Medicare: An Overview for Everyone

#1412 Loretta Serrano

Come learn how Medicare works, what it costs, what are the deductibles and co-insurance, what are the differences between Parts A, B, C and D, and how people can get extra help (for prescriptions) or Medicare savings from Ohio if they qualify.

Thursday, November 7
9:00 am - Refreshments served

Avon Oaks
37800 French Creek Road, Avon
RSVP: 440-934-5204
V/VP: 216-370-7318

What’s New With Medicare?

#1413 Loretta Serrano

Sponsored by Avon Lake Senior Center and SJMC

Sponsored by Dwyer Memorial Senior Center and SJMC

Come and learn the latest industry information on costs, deductibles, benefits, regulations and changes of Medicare for 2013.

Tuesday, November 12
10:00 am

Avon Lake Senior Center
100 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-930-4135

I Served My Country – What Can The VA Do For Me As I Age?

#1414 Carol Culley, Paralegal, Hickman and Lowder, Co., LPA

Sponsored by Hickman and Lowder Co., LPA, Rocky River Senior Center and SJMC

Learn more about the benefits available to veterans and their surviving spouses.

Wednesday, November 13
1:00 pm

Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River
RSVP: 440-333-6660

Smoking Cessation

#1415 Elaine Campbell, Respiratory Therapist, SJMC
Sponsored by Avon Senior Center and SJMC

Learn about the smoking cessation program that’s right for you and start enjoying the benefits of a healthy smoke-free lifestyle.

Thursday, November 14
1:00 pm

Avon Senior Center
36786 Detroit Road, Avon
RSVP: 440-934-2417

Understanding and Defining the Various Types of Dementia

#1416 Viaquest representative

Sponsored by Viaquest, Gardens of Westlake and SJMC

This program will discuss different types of dementia, explain techniques that can help manage difficult behaviors for patients with dementia, and explain benefits of hospice care in patients with dementia.

Monday, November 18
2:30 pm

The Gardens of Westlake
27569 Detroit Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348

BALANCE CENTER - Keep Your Balance: Reduce Falls

Whether it’s performing athletic activities, putting on shoes or simply getting out of a chair, just about everything we do requires balance control. That is why balance problems can have such a profound impact on our daily lives. This talk discusses common reasons for balance problems and gives the participants tips on correcting balance difficulties.

#1417 Michele Hippler-Brant, PT, DPT, SJMC Outpatient Lead Therapist
3rd Tuesday of the month
10:00 am

Westlake Family Health Center
3rd floor classroom
26908 Detroit Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348

CARDIOVASCULAR

What is Your Risk of Having a Heart Attack & What Can You Do About It!

#1418 Deb Recko, MN, RN-BC, Manager, SJMC Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

We know that heart disease is our number one killer in America and most of us have at least one risk factor. This presentation will review the risk factors for heart disease and current recommendations to modify them.

Friday, September 13
2:00 pm

Avon Lake Towne Center
Clubhouse
100 Community Drive, Avon Lake
RSVP: 440-930-6751

DIABETES

Living Well with Diabetes

We offer one-on-one and group education to help patients and their families acquire the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to support healthy self care. Individual appointments are available for training on insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, meal planning, weight management and problem solving.

Diabetes Class Schedule

Physician referral required. Call for individual or group classes.

Class topics include:

  • Understanding what diabetes is and how it is diagnosed
  • Making healthy food choices and meal planning
  • Safely incorporating physical activity to improve blood sugar control
  • Blood sugar monitoring, what causes blood sugars to rise and fall, and how to manage fluctuations
  • Protecting eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, kidneys and feet

Charges for individualized or group classes are generally billed to insurance providers.

Tuesdays - October 8, 15, 22, 29
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
RSVP: 440-827-5335

Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
RSVP: 440-827-5335

Basic Diabetes Skills Series

Do you have diabetes, but lack insurance coverage for diabetes education?

If you answered yes, you may be a candidate for our Basic Diabetes Skills Class series. This allows all who wish to learn more an affordable way to gain basic, but important “survival-level” information for pre-diabetes, diabetes self-care, or as a review. This program is designed for those who do not have insurance benefits that cover education on how to prevent diabetes or how to manage existing diabetes. Physician referral required.

Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Westlake Family Health Center
26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake
RSVP: 440-827-5341 - For class availability and cost - call for details

Guided Imagery to Control Diabetes

Fall Into Healthy Eating to Manage Your Diabetes

#1422 Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, SJMC Dietitian

Discover how a healthy eating plan can help you achieve your goals in managing your diabetes. Learn how education and support networks can provide you with the skills that you need to be successful.

Tuesday, September 10
11:00 am

Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-899-3544

Diabetes Education Day Eating Healthy While Dining Out and Fitting Activity Into Your Day

#1474 Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, SJMC and Jodi Dehaven, SJMC Exercise Physiologist 10:00 am

Michele will take you through common restaurant menu selections and how to make the healthiest choices for a diabetes meal plan.

Jodi will show you physical activities that everyone can do. Whether you have physical limitations or not, there are exercises that can be done from the comfort of your home and without expensive equipment.

Saturday, October 5
9:00 am - Noon – Entire program

Westlake Recreation Center
28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348
Program is free and open to community.

Free screenings: 9 - 10:00 am
Total cholesterol and blood pressure

MENTAL WELL-BEING

Introduction to Meditation

#1424 Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, SJMC Director of Community Outreach

Learn and experience basic meditation techniques to help you better manage stress and live a healthier life. Must attend all four sessions. Cost: $ 20.00 per series due at time of class, cash or check only. SJMC employees free, must bring ID badge.

Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 5
4:00 - 5:00 pm

SJMC Community Outreach
29160 Center Ridge Road, Suite R, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348

Trauma in Daily Life

#1425 Far West Center Facilitator

Sponsored by Far West Center and SJMC

This presentation explains trauma’s impact upon daily life and ways to respond, recover and renew. Learn about the sources of trauma, individual differences, consequences and ways to heal.

Tuesday, October 15
6:00 pm

St. John Medical Center
Auditorium B, Building 2, 1st floor
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348

Holiday Depression

#1426 Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, Director of SJMC Community Outreach

Ho-Ho-Hum!!! Do you feel like Scrooge during the holidays? The “holiday season” can be joyous for some and difficult for others. Attend this “uplifting” talk to learn how to turn “Bah Humbug” into “I can cope!”

Thursday, October 24
1:00 pm

Avon Senior Center
36786 Detroit Road, Avon
RSVP: 440-934-2417

Ups and Downs of Depression

#1427 Far West Center Facilitator

Sponsored by Far West Center and SJMC

This presentation explains the most common mental health condition, depression. It will distinguish the various kinds of depression, the most common symptoms, types and causes. A range of methods to manage depression will be explained. A confidential depression screening will be offered.

Tuesday, November 12
6:00 pm

St. John Medical Center
Auditorium B, Building 2, 1st floor
29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348

Making the Seasons Simple and Stress Free

#1428 Lydia Gadd, MA, LPCC-S, SJMC Director of Community Outreach

Sponsored by St. Mary of the Woods and SJMC

Come to this informal talk and learn strategies on how to handle the most difficult situations that occur around the holidays. Learn to “de-stress” your holidays.

Wednesday, December 4
10:00 am

St. Mary of the Woods
36755 Detroit Road, Avon
RSVP: 440-937-2701

Coping with a Chronic Illness

#1429 Far West Center Facilitator

Sponsored by Far West Center, Westlake Center for Community Services and SJMC

The session will identify stressors that come along with a chronic condition and will identify various coping options to best manage them. Individuals will recognize how the physical, mental and emotional components of their lives are interconnected.

Tuesday, December 10
11:00 am

Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-899-3544

NUTRITION

MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY is a program that features a registered dietitian teaching individuals how to improve their health and manage certain diseases through healthy eating. Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, can help you manage conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, cardiovascular disease, food allergies and eating disorders. You must have a physician referral for this service and some insurances may cover certain medical conditions.

For more information, call Michele Hiatt, RD, LD at 440-827-5341 ext 3

Fall into Healthy Eating to Manage your Diabetes

#1430 Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, SJMC

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Sponsored by Life Care Center of Westlake and SJMC

Eating healthy for diabetes doesn’t need to be difficult! Learn several steps that you can take today to improve your quality of life while living with diabetes. We will focus on general healthy eating guidelines to guide you on your road to good health.

Tuesday, September 10
11:00 am

Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 440-899-3544

Intuitive Eating

#1432 Michele Hiatt, RD, LD, SJMC

Sponsored by Bradley Bay and SJMC

Dieting is a very profitable business; a nearly $40 billion industry! Have you tried every new and upcoming diet? Forget the diet fads and don’t waste your money! Discover Intuitive Eating. This discussion explores the premise of intuitive eating, trusting that your body will tell you what it needs to promote a healthy weight. Learn about simple strategies you can incorporate into your life to manage out-of-control eating and to help you feel satisfied without feeling deprived of your favorite foods. Our busy lifestyles are impacting our dietary choices: Come find out how we can make healthier decisions!

Tuesday, October 15
2:00 pm
Refreshments served

Bradley Bay Assisted Living
605 Bradley Road, Bay Village
RSVP: 877-597-6348

ORTHOPEDICS

Low Back Pain

#1433 Rishi Goel, MD, Neurosurgeon

Sponsored by Manor Care and SJMC

Suffering from low back pain? Local neurosurgeon Rishi Goel, MD, will discuss common causes and treatment options for low back pain.

Thursday, October 3
5:15 pm - Dinner served

Manor Care of North Olmsted
23225 Lorain Road, North Olmsted
RSVP: 877-597-6348

Lumbar Spine Stenosis

#1434 Robert Berkowitz, MD, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Sponsored by Westlake Center for Community Services and SJMC

Join Robert Berkowitz, MD, for an informal discussion on one of the most common spine afflictions affecting adults in the United States.

Monday, October 7
10:00 am

Westlake Center for Community Services
29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake
RSVP: 877-597-6348


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