University Hospital’s St. John Medical Center – Health Matters


Roundtable Health Talk

Thursday, March 24 • 6 p.m.

Is it all in your head? I’m afraid of getting Alzheimer’s. How can I prevent my brain from aging too quickly?  Presented by Tanvir Syed, MD leading an expert panel consisting of Stephani Baker M.Ed., CHES and Rachana Patel  PharmD BCPS, who will speak on Brain Health, Alzheimer’s, Medications and Memory Fitness. Roundtable and dinner sponsored by Brighten Gardens. SJMC, Building 2, Auditorium B, 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. For Reservations please call 1-877-597-6348

Free Vericose Vein Screening

Thursday, March 10 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Are you one of the 25 million Americans who suffer from varicose veins? St. John Medical Center is offering a free varicose vein screening event with vascular surgeon, Christopher Smith, MD, FACS. Screening includes a questionnaire, a brief exam and a targeted ultrasound assessment. Results and recommendations provided immediately. Screening will take approximately 45 minutes per person. Space is limited! Register early! Harrington Heart & Vascular Lab, UH St. John Medical Center (near emergency department). 29000 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145. Free parking available near emergency department. RSVP: 440-827-5753 – Registration is required


UHSJMCResourceGuide1-62016Safety and Wellness Fair

Saturday, May 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

UH St. John Medical Center is partnering with the Westlake Center for Community Services and the Westlake Recreation Center to hold our first annual Family Safety and Wellness Fair. This fair is intended to increase the visibility of health, wellness and safety resources within the community and will include information sharing, demonstrations and wellness screenings – including biometric and cancer screenings by our SJMC Community Outreach nurses and other health professionals.

Join experts from within our community to learn about safety in the home, emergency preparedness, fire safety, child protection and identification, safety at work, water safety, bike safety and much more. Emergency vehicles will be on the grounds and the UH helicopter will land, weather permitting. The SWAT Team and bomb squad may also be participate in the fair. Join us to learn about the many resources available to keep our communities safe and healthy. Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake. RSVP: 440-808-5700 or for more information, call the Westlake Recreation Center


Cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure unless otherwise noted. No fasting required for these screenings. No reservations needed. Screenings may be canceled due to inclement weather.

Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake – Thursday, March 3 • 10 a.m. – Noon

North Ridgeville Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville – Wednesday, March 16 • 10 a.m. – Noon


Westlake Center for Community Services, 29694 Center Ridge Road, Westlake – Thursday, March 3 • 10 a.m. – 12 Noon

North Ridgeville Senior Center, 7327 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville – Wednesday, March 16 • 10 a.m. – Noon

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

January 21, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16 (no February meeting) • 7:30 – 9 p.m.

This is a support group for persons with diabetes and their families. Members enjoy the support, encouragement and friendship of their peers. For more information, call DeAna Rodriguez, RN, CDE, at 440-827-5341. Note: For questions please call at least two days prior to the meeting of interest. No physician referral is required. Meetings held on 3rd floor. Westlake Family Health Center, 26908 Detroit Road, Suite 300, Westlake

Mood Disorder Support Group

Every Tuesday 7 – 8:30 p.m.

We offer support for those with depression and bi-polar disorders. Our vision is one of hope. Together we strive for wellness and recovery. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R, 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. To RSVP and for more information contact group facilitators: Bobby Klinko 440-539-9415 or Laura Vanni 216-267-5923

Hope Group

1st Wednesday, every month 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Facilitated by Joyce Forristell, CBPN-IC. A support group for newly diagnosed breast cancer individuals and for breast cancer survivors. SJMC Community Outreach, Suite R , 29160 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. RSVP to Joyce at 440-827-5459

AHA Heartsaver First Aid

Tuesday, March 22 • 6 – 9 p.m.

This program addresses the general principles of first aid, medical and environmental emergencies, and injury emergencies.


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