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Free WellAware Health & Wellness Events | April 2018

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Southwest General’s Community Nurse Program offers a variety of free health and wellness programs in local communities throughout the year. To learn more about these programs, visit http://bit.ly/2JekBwz. Please see each event below for date, time, location and registration information.


When "Aunt Flo“ Doesn’t Visit Anymore: Your Menopause Questions Answered

Join Emily LaSota, MD, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist on the Medical Staff at Southwest General, as she discusses why things, such as hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain and changes in your sex life, can occur with menopause. Also, she will discuss what you can do to help improve your overall well-being. Reservation is required. Call 330-225-9121.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 11 a.m.
Pearlview Nursing Home
4426 Homstead Dr., Brunswick


Vision & Glaucoma Screening
Screening provided by North Coast Eye Surgery. Reservation is required. Call 440-816-4037.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.
Middleburg Heights Recreation Center
16000 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights


Do You "Leak" When You Laugh?
Join Lisa Wolanin, clinical therapist, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as she discusses incontinence and how a comprehensive therapy program can help treat pelvic floor disorders. Lisa is an experienced and specially trained pelvic floor therapist. Reservation is required. Call 440-238-5530.

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Strongsville Library
187000 Westwood Dr., Strongsville


Avoid the Potholes

Ever feel like your stuck in a rut? As though life is passing you by and you’re not enjoying anything? Marlene Kurz, LPCC-S, Southwest General’s Oakview Behavioral Health Services, will share simple coping techniques, which you can apply to everyday life.

Friday, April 13, 2018 | 10 a.m.
Ehrnfelt Senior Center
18100 Royalton Rd., Strongsville


Hyperbaric Chamber Therapy

Join Vincent Ferrini, MD, a board-certified emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine physician on the Medical Staff at Southwest General, and medical director of Southwest General’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy program, as he discusses how therapy can help ulcers, bone infections, radiation injuries and failed skin flaps. Refreshments provided. Reservation is required. Call 440-238-5530.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 10 a.m.
Strongsville Library
187000 Westwood Dr., Strongsville


Memory Screening

Are you saying "Sorry, I forgot“ a little too often? It’s normal to forget a name from time to time, but it’s not normal to keep forgetting days of the week or when to pay bills or take medicine. Come to a FREE screening by the Community Nurses of Southwest General to see if you should consider seeing a physician. Reservation is required. Call 440-816-4037.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 9-11 a.m.
Berea Recreation Center
451 Front St., Berea


Common Shoulder Problems

Mark Lembach, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon on the Medical Staff at Southwest General, will discuss the causes and problems of shoulder pain as well as advances in care, medications, rehabilitation and surgery techniques.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 10 a.m.
John A. Polonye Community Center
17400 Holland Rd., Brook Park


Food Labels and Portion Sizes

Join Amy Dunbar, registered dietitian, as she discusses new, and improved, USDA nutrition fact labels. Amy will help us to make informed food choices, which contribute to healthy eating habits. Reservation is required. Call 440-238-9001.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Lunch: 11:30 a.m.; Speaker: noon
Shurmer Place Meeting Center
18715 Shurmer Rd., Strongsville


Strong Core + Strong Back = Less Pain

Strengthening your abdominal core muscles can help to reduce back pain. Join Ray Shijo, physical therapist, and manager of Southwest General’s Orthopedic Joint Center, as he discusses common back problems and how to prevent back pain by strengthening your core. Reservation is required. Call 440-427-2519.

Friday, April 27, 2018 | Lunch: 11:30 a.m.; Speaker: noon
Jenkins Place Senior Center
26100 Bagley Rd., Olmsted Falls


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