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Healthy Aging Lecture Series

Through our exclusive Health & Wellness partnership with Eisenhower Health, you get access to physicians on a variety of health topics. Check back monthly for new programs, held on most Wednesdays at The Center, 5:30PM - 6:30PM


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January 9th, 2019

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Ankit Takyar, MD

Keeping Your Body In Tip Top Shape

Learn the importance of lifestyle changes and their effects in helping to control hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes. Learn what you can do to prevent the onset of potential illness – from receiving the appropriate health screenings to following a proper diet and exercise program. Dr. Takyar will offer the latest guidelines and recommendations for staying healthy.

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January 16th, 2019

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Kenneth Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist

Common Sources of Knee Pain & Current Interventions

Knee pain is an extremely common complaint. While unpleasant and frustrating, the upside is that knee pain is often a very treatable problem. Understanding the precise cause of your knee pain is key to you and your doctor formulating an effective treatment plan—one that optimizes the knee healing process. Join Kenneth Zaparinuk, Physical Therapist to learn about the anatomy of the knee joint, different types of pain and the different interventions available.

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January 23rd, 2019

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

          Mark Dela Cruz, MD

Advanced Care Planning & Living Wills

Advance care planning is not just about old age. A medical crisis can strike at any age, leaving you too ill to make your own health care decisions. Even if you are not sick now, it is important to plan now to ensure you receive the medical care you want should you ever not be able to speak for yourself and doctors and loved ones are making decisions on your behalf. Please join Mark Dela Cruz, MD, for a thoughtful and informative discussion, with opportunities to ask questions, regarding advanced care planning and living wills, at any age.

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February 6, 2019

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Mayu Roberts, MD Living Your Best Life: Confronting Depression and Anxiety Join Mayu Roberts, MD to learn LGBTQ individuals are almost three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. The fear of coming out and being discriminated against can lead to depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, thoughts of suicide and substance abuse. As a community, LGBTQ individuals may not feel comfortable talking about mental health or lack proper information about mental health conditions. This can prevent people from seeking the treatment and support that they need. Anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to battle it alone. Join Dr. Roberts to learn what you can do to begin living the life you desire now Sexual Health & Wellness




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