July 27 at 6 pm: Topic – Obesity and Bariatric Surgery A panel of experts including Dr. Amani Munshi and her Bariatric team from the UH Digestive Health Institute will speak*. Dinner provided by WestBay
August 24 at 6 pm: Topic – Failure of Imagination: The opiate problem. A panel of four experts including Dr. Carla O’Day ED Physician, and Scott Fortcamp a Westlake Police Officer will speak. Dinner provided by Symphony
September 28 at 6 pm: Topic – Complimentary Therapies including Music, Art and Herbal Therapies for your health. Meet therapists from University Hospitals. Dinner provided by Westlake Village
October 26 at 6 pm: Topic – Aneurysms A panel of experts including Dr. Chris Smith (UH SJMC Harrington heart and Vascular) and UH SJMC Radiology Services. Dinner provided by Arden Courts
BRING IT ON
August 3 and 4: Kick off for the Annual 6 week Walking and Wellness Challenge between 7 Senior Centers; Avon (Team Happy Feet), Bay Village (Team Sole Mates), Lakewood (Team Heart and Sole), North Olmsted (Team NO Mercy), North Ridgeville (Team Wicked Walkers), Rocky River (Team River Rocks) Westlake (Team WOW – Walkers of Westlake). We’re expecting over 400 walkers
Walk for Wellness!
UH St. John Medical Center Walkers Program/Great Northern Mall. Second Wednesday of every month | 9 – 10 a.m. A healthcare professional will speak about a health related topic. Brisk walking has been linked to many health benefits, including a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers. In a collaborative effort, Great Northern Mall and UH St. John Medical Center have launched this mall walking program. The mall is walker-friendly, climate controlled, has level surfaces and is a safe environment. One lap around the mall is .96 miles. Follow the footsteps on the floor to learn other health tips. Register in the business office at Great Northern Mall
Community Outreach nurses will provide blood pressure screenings from 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Blood Pressure Clinics are held monthly at area Senior Centers. Outreach Nurses hold a health fair with biometric screenings monthly at different Senior Centers.