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EAST COUNTY

JUNE 2013

Finding

FOCUS Mission Cataract connects patients who cannot pay for cataract surgery with a chance to have their vision restored.

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HEALTH WISE:

Refreshing salad is perfect low-fat side dish for summer cookouts.

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PICTURE OF HEALTH:

FLORIDA FRESH:

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Executive Michael Rego faced and defeated the unhealthy habits that threatened his life.

Florida’s hot summers still leave some gardening opportunities.


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2 YourObserver.com + Ranch hospital adds Foot and Ankle Center 

As an addition to its Orthopedic Spine and Joint Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center has added a Foot and Ankle Center.  The new center offers care for foot, ankle and leg conditions. Services include onsite physical therapy, advanced radiology imaging and foot and ankle surgical equipment. The types of problems addressed in the new center include foot and ankle fractures, sports-related injuries, including Achilles tendon tears, arthritic conditions of the foot and ankle, flat feet, heel pain, bunions, hammertoes, arthroscopic stabilization of ankle ligaments, ankle sprains, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, neuromas and pediatric conditions such as flat foot and intoeing. Dr. Brian Rell and Dr. James Cottom, who both practice with Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, joined Lakewood Ranch Medical Center to work in the new Foot and Ankle Center. Rell, who is originally from New York, studied at Temple University, in Philadelphia, and completed his reconstructive foot and ankle surgical residency in Philadelphia.  He is double-board certified and began working in Lakewood Ranch with Sarasota Orthopedic Associates in 2004.  “I have been here since Lakewood Ranch opened its doors,” Rell said. “I’ve been fortunate to watch the hospital grow and expand its capabilities and service lines. It’s been exciting to see its development and growth over the years.” Cottom, a Michigan native, completed his residency in Detroit at Wayne State University, after which he completed a 12-month American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society fellowship affiliated with Ohio State University. Also double board certified, Cottom is the director of the Sarasota Orthopedic Associates Foot and Ankle Fellowship.

+ Developers break ground on senior-living center

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S T R O P E R + Local physician earns ‘Doctor of the Year’ award Coastal Orthopedics’ surgeon Dr. Alan Valadie has been awarded with the “Doctor of the Year” honor by Blake Medical Center. The award highlights a local physician who performs exceptional patient care and demonstrates commitment to the community. Valadie has been a member of the Blake Medical team since 1996.

+ Kunis opens addiction services practice

Senior-care center developer Autumn Senior Living will break ground June 20, on its new senior living campus, at 3251 Proctor Road, Sarasota. With estimated construction costs of more than $65 million, the state-of-the-art center will include two phases of construction. Phase I includes 80 residences for individuals with memory-care needs. The facility was designed in cooperation with the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, and will include related services, amenities and fun activities to assist individuals and families through each stage of memory loss. Phase II, which will be completed in 2015, will expand the campus to include 220 more residences. The facility will blend assistedliving services with the comfort of living independently. Once fully operational, the Autumn of Sarasota will create up to 250 jobs. “We are thrilled to begin breaking ground for Autumn of Sarasota in such a wonderful, vibrant community,” said Jim Soper, CEO of Autumn. “As we progress with the construction of our two phases, we look forward to doing our part to help boost the local economy by adding jobs and generating business opportunities, all while providing world-class support and care for those in need.” For information, visit autumnassistedliving.com.

Dr. Jonathan Kunis has opened an East County-based addiction and recovery services practice. The new practice, located in the University Health Park, 2401 University Parkway, Suite 200, Sarasota, provides an office-based outpatient treatment program for individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol. “Our goal and vision is to provide a comprehensive, office-based, outpatient treatment program that will be state of the art, evidence-based and provided on an individual basis with compassion, empathy, dignity and respect,” Kunis said. Kunis has 30 years of medical experience as an internist, anesthesiologist and addiction-medicine physician.

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DID YOU KNOW?

(Defined)

Cataract surgery does not correct a refractive error in the eye, meaning patients still may require glasses or contact lenses.

Cataract

A clouding of the lens behind the eye that leads to decreased vision.

FINDING FOCUS EYE ANATOMY

Behind each pupil is a “contact lens” responsible for focusing light through the eye, similar to how the lens of a camera works. Over the years, however, medicines, illness and other factors can cause that lens to become cloudy and discolored. When the lens becomes too cloudy, vision becomes impaired. This effect is called a cataract. “In most cases, you don’t see the cataract,” Dr. William Soscia says. “It’s behind the pupil.”

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Dr. William Soscia and Kat Kelly

Mission Cataract connects patients who cannot pay for cataract surgery with a chance to have their vision restored. By PAM EUBANKS | MANAGING EDITOR Kat Kelly has new eyes on life. After more than three years of near blindness, the Sarasota resident’s vision is being restored, thanks to the Center for Sight’s participation in the national Mission CataractUSA program, which provides free cataract and other visionsaving surgeries to people who have no way to pay for services. Cataracts, which rendered Kelly unable to find employment since moving to Florida more than three years ago, have been surgically corrected. “I want to get my driver’s license,” Kelly says. “I want to be employable and be self sufficient. I want to be able to get up and go.” The East County’s Dr. William Soscia performed cataract surgery on each of Kelly’s eyes June 5 and June 12, respectively.

And, although Kelly’s recovery is taking a little longer than she expected, she is waiting eagerly for her vision to be fully restored, so she can get back to a day-to-day routine. “I worked at Goodwill,” says Kelly, who has volunteered for Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and the Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch in the past. “My job was to sort through the clothes for stains, rips and tears, but I couldn’t see them. Then, I became a cashier, but I couldn’t see the screen.” Kelly was one of about 40 patients to receive free cataract surgeries, after qualifying for care through Mission Cataract. Six eye surgeons from Center for Sight — Soscia and Drs. Brandon Parrott, William Mestrezat, David Shoemaker, William Lahners and Joshua Kim — performed 100 cataract surgeries on qualifying patients, many of whom traveled from out of state to receive care.

Center for Sight began participating in the national Mission Cataract campaign about 18 years ago. However, when health-care laws changed several years ago, eye surgeons found themselves without donations of surgical-type equipment, eye drops and other resources they previously utilized to provide free surgery to Mission Cataract patients. So, about one year ago, Center for Sight started the Center For Sight Foundation, a donor-advised fund of the Gulf Coast Community Foundation, so it could continue participating in the program. One-hundred percent of donations to the foundation go toward patient pre- and post-operative exams, medications, surgical supplies, protective post-operative glasses and the artificial lenses implanted at the time of a patient’s surgery. “It’s been a vehicle for us to put that money into continuing this program and expanding it,” said Soccia, who practices in Center for Sight’s offices off University Parkway and State Road 64. “Each year, it’s almost a renewal to our vocation — why we went into this to begin with: to help people. We feel like we’re helping restore lives. These are folks who can’t see anything a foot in front of them.”

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+ Vital stats + Summer brings blood donor need

Summer is the most challenging time of the year for local blood banks to keep inventories of blood products at safe levels. Suncoast Communities Blood Bank reports blood and platelet donations can drop by as much as 15%. To help raise awareness, the organization joined in on the national celebration of World Blood Donor Day June 14. “We still need to collect 125 units of blood a day, 365 days a year, to supply our local hospitals,” SCBB communications director Jayne Giroux says. “World Blood Donor Day has a further purpose: to create awareness and (educate about) the need for people to (commit) to regular blood donation.”

+ Showing signs of a heart attack? Call 911

Physicians at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center are urging individuals who are showing early indicators of a heart attack to call 911. The hospital reports 67% of heart attack patients instead choose to drive themselves to the emergency room. Emergency medical responders, however, are trained to take steps to immediately address the patient’s health. “Losing even seconds by driving in to the hospital, instead of calling 911, can be detrimental,” says Jan Froelich, Lakewood Ranch Medical’s director of Cardiovascular Services.

+ American Cancer Society turns 100 To commemorate the American Cancer Society’s 100th anniversary, the organization’s local chapter hosted a special openhouse event May 22, at its East County location at 2970 University Parkway, Sarasota. More than 100 volunteers and supporters came out to celebrate, sign a “Finish the Fight” banner and tour the facilities. The ACS is undertaking a historic effort, called Cancer Prevention Study-3, to understand how to prevent cancer. The ACS hopes to enroll at least 300,000 adults by the end of 2013. The ACS has contributed to a 20% decline in cancer death rates in the United States since the early 1990s and played key roles in cancer breakthroughs.

HEALTH DEFINED

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While many packages boast the term “natural,” the word does not provide much information about the food item you are choosing. The term merely signifies the product contains no “artificial” ingredients. However, it does not define what is considered “artificial,” nor does it provide any information about product’s ingredient quality or processes used in production.

+Mental Makeover

Test your mental health with these brainteasers — From scibrainhealth.com

Num83rs Game

What is special about the following sequence of numbers?

8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0 Animal Farm

HINT, HINT!

How many anagrammed (rearranged) animals can you find in this word puzzle?

Over there is the NE’ER RIDE, who thinks he’s a caribou and doesn’t like it when the tiny BALD GUY lands on his head. You wouldn’t want to trifle with the GLARING BEET, a feline refugee from a circus act. A giant THE PLANE is about the only one who doesn’t seem intimidated by him. The AMHERST and LEG RIB appear to enjoy running inside that little Ferris wheel, while the GOLF DISH tend to prefer to stay in the safety of the pond. Meanwhile, the EGO NIP flutters around dropping “presents” on everyone, even the graceful African PALE NOTE.

can you read me? Aoccdring to sevrl new sutdies, inclduign one from Cambrdige, it deosn’t mttaer in what oredr ltteers are in, the olny crucail tihng is that the frsit and lsat ltteers are at the rhgit plcae. The rset can be a scramlbe and you could stlli raed the paragarph with out difficluty. Why you ask? The human brian deosn’t raed a letter indvidaully, but our brain raeds each word as a whloe. ANSWERS:

ANIMAL FARM NE’ER RIDE= REINDEER; BALD GUY= LADYBUG; GLARING BEET= BENGAL TIGER; THE PLANE= ELEPHANT; AMHERST= HAMSTER; LEG RIB= GERBIL; GOLF DISH= GOLDFISH; EGO NIP= PIGEON; PALE NOTE= ANTELOPE (From the book Brain Games: Lower Your Brain Age In Minutes A Day) NUMBERS GAME They are in alphabetical order

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A harried executive faced — and defeated — his most daunting adversary: the unhealthy habits that threatened his life.

Lakewood Ranch-based John Neal Homes executive Michael Rego lost 100 pounds over the past 18 months.

By MARK GORDON | OBSERVER STAFF Local home-building executive Michael Rego surprised his wife and three children on Thanksgiving, in 2011, with a jarring proposition: He wanted to run a Turkey Trot 5K race. The plan was a stunner because the 285-pound Rego hadn’t been training. Still, Rego, vice president of the building division at Lakewood Ranch-based John Neal Homes, ran and finished the race. But, it was the struggle of a lifetime. Now, less than two years later, Rego is a new man. Or, more specifically, he is 100 pounds less of a man. His weight hovers around 185 pounds and his waist size has shrunk from 42 to 30 inches. As the immediate past-president of the Manatee-Sarasota Homebuilders Association, Rego, 50, recently shared his insights into his weight loss and newfound healthy lifestyle.

PHOTO BY MARK WEMPLE

+Picture of Health: MICHAEL REGo +Ride power Cycling is a low-impact exercise that improves muscle tone, builds stamina and improves cardiovascular fitness. The sport isn’t just a workout for the legs, either. In fact, proper technique forces cyclists to use their stomach, back and other muscles.

NAME: Michael Rego AGE: 50 NEIGHBORHOOD: Waterlefe HIS REGIMEN: On-road or indoor cycling, depending on the weather, three times per week. Routine includes: cycling 100 to 120 miles per week; 38 laps (back and forth) in a 25-yard pool, three times per week; an occasional 1-mile open water swim at Siesta Key; and 15 miles running per week. “(I also) mix in some TRX

and yoga,” Rego says. “Workouts consist of bricks, swim/run, bike/ run, bike/swim, run/ TRX.” DIET: Four meals, two snacks daily. Eats smaller portions and a low-grain, high-protein diet consisting of grilled chicken and salmon, salads and fruits and vegetables. Enjoys snacking on grapes, apples and cantelope. Drinks one ounce of water per one pound of weight daily. He also indulges in chocolate milk after training.

No fun: Rego realized how bad things were with his health soon after Lennar Homes named him director of construction operations in 2001. With a territory that ran from Tampa to Fort Myers, Rego sought to build camaraderie with the 70 employees he oversaw through playing in a recreational softball league. But, he struggled to keep up. “I was so out of shape, it really wasn’t enjoyable,” says Rego. “I could hit and catch, but as far as running, I was dying.” Wake up: Rego’s turning point initially began in spring 2011, when he saw his cardiologist, Dr. Erick Calderon. The physician put Rego’s obesity in context. Says Rego, who has three teenage children: “He said, “Michael, let me put it to you bluntly: Are you interested in walking your daughter down the aisle one day, or do you want your sons to have to do it?” Turnaround time: Calderon’s lecture resonated. But Rego didn’t leave the office and head for a run. Instead, he says the first few months after the appointment were a mental battle that lasted until the Bradenton Turkey Trot. Says Rego: “I can’t begin to say how difficult it was to get started.”

Big loss: The weight gain went from slow and steady to more pronounced in 2006, after Rego’s dad, Rene Rego, died of a heart attack. Rego says became depressed and stopped taking care of himself. “All of a sudden my best friend wasn’t here anymore,” Rego says. “That had a really bad impact on me.” Regal rides: Two people, in particular, were key to Rego’s weightloss efforts. One was Sandy Birczak, who owns Spin Fit, a new business in Lakewood Ranch that offers cycling and fitness classes. The other was his friend and local entrepreneur, Chuck Casagrande, a longtime cyclist. Rego developed riding routines with both Birczak and Casagrande. Now, Rego rides about 120 miles a week on his Unovelo full carbon road bike. Just rewards: Rego says his healthy lifestyle is reward enough, although it’s a kick to run into people in homebuilding who haven’t seen him in a while; they can’t get over the change. Another motivation to keep the weight off, he adds, is his family. Says Rego: “The main focus is to set an example for the kids.”

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6 YourObserver.com Summer is the perfect time for cookouts and spur-of-themoment, potluck-style get-togethers. Often, however, preferred side items — potato salad, potato chips and other offerings — are high in calories and low in nutrients. This broccoli-squash slaw recipe trades some traditional ingredients for ones with more nutrients and flavor, making it a great low glycemic, high fiber and low-fat alternative. “(It’s a) refreshing summery salad that gives a boost to your immune system and helps to prevent cancer with loads of potent antioxidants,” says local dietician and wellness coach Pam Mathis, who had pulled this recipe from an old Southern Living magazine. “This salad, a combination of broccoli, cabbage, carrots, yellow squash and red pepper, is a great way — Pam Eubanks to include raw foods in your diet.”

+Health -wise Smart choices can add up Pam Mathis, MEd, RD, LD, CWC, a dietitian and wellness coach, shares what makes this recipe a good choice. She can be reached at (941) 907-3757.

+ Broccoli is a member of

the cruciferous vegetable family and is loaded with antioxidants, including sulforaphanes, which are known to prevent breast, stomach and prostate cancers.  Sulforaphanes also reduce the incidence of H. pylori, a cause of ulcers, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

BROCCOLI-SQUASH SLAW MAKES 4 SERVINGS

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cup mayonnaise cup honey tablespoons fresh lemon juice teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper teaspoon ground red pepper (12-ounce) package broccoli slaw medium-sized yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced red bell pepper, chopped cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions 1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients in

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Florida’s hot summers limit gardening opportunities in the summertime, but several fruits and vegetables still can be grown in the state during the summer months.

Places to shop for local produce:

Avocado Carambola Guava Longan Lychee Mango Mushroom Passion Fruit Peanut Watermelon — freshfromflorida.com

„ Detwiler’s Farm Market — The Detwiler family loves fresh produce and healthy, natural foods. Their store, located at 6000 Palmer Road, Sarasota, offers fresh produce and seafood, as well as deli and bulk foods and other items. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Visit detwilermarket.com. „ Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market — This market has been around for 30 years, creating a social opportunity for residents, as they peruse booths of fresh produce and prepared foods, crafts, plants and flowers and local organic products. The market runs from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday, rain or shine, and is located in downtown Sarasota on Lemon Avenue at the Main Street intersection. Visit sarasotafarmersmarket.org.

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„ Fruitville Grove — Family owned and operated since 1987, Fruitville Grove offers a variety of non-certified organic produce grown at its own farm, as well as real Amish-made goods, including cheeses and jams. During season, the grove is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Fruitville Grove is located at 7410 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Call 3770896 or visit fruitvillegrove.com. „ San Marco Plaza Farmers Market — Guests can pick up local meat and produce, fresh baked goods and other items, while also visiting the plaza’s restaurants and shops. Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., every Friday, at San Marco Plaza, 8225 Natures Way, Lakewood Ranch. Visit facebook.com/SanMarcoPlazaFarmersMarket.

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Call 911: It Could Save Your Life — runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 21, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Sarasota County Emergency Medical Services will present. Lunch is provided. RSVP to Direct Doctors, 708-8100. Nutrition and Education — runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. July 19, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Dietician Corista Williams will present. Lunch is provided. RSVP to Direct Doctors, 708-8100. American Sign Language Classes — start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays (beginner) and Fridays (advanced), at Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1750 17th St., Building J, Sarasota. Next set of 10-week classes is expected to start on or around July 30. Times/days may change. Courses cost $50; textbook costs $32. For more information, call 366-0260. Oh My Aching Legs! — runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Aug. 19, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Conference Room 1, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Dana Soldati, of Aldrich Cardiovascular Institute, will present. Lunch is provided. RSVP to Direct Doctors, 708-8100.

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Women’s Center Preview Night — runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 20, July 16, July 29, Aug. 5 and Aug. 29, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s Women’s Birthing Center, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch. Meet staff, register for classes and get other information. Registration required, 782-2100. Life Line Screening — will be offered July 2, at St. James United Methodist Church, 2049 N. Honore, Sarasota. Life Line Screening, a provider of community-based preventative health screenings, will host non-invasive health screenings. Five screenings will be offered. Life Line scans for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, hardening of the arteries in the legs, abdominal aortic aneurysms, irregular heat beats, and bone density. Prices vary according to services. For information, call 888653-6441 or visit lifelinescreening. com/community-partners.

FITNESS Venice Triathlon — starts at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 31, at Sharky’s on the Pier, 1600 Harbor Dr. S., Venice. Registration costs $70 per person, before July 31. Participate in this .25-mile swim, 14.6-mile bike and 3.1-mile run to raise money for the YMCA. For more information, visit southcountyfamilyymca.org.

Alzheimer’s Association: Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Caregiver Education Series — meets at 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month, at Windsor of Lakewood Ranch, 8230 Natures Way. 957-1400.

Canes Cross Country Classic 5K & 1K — starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 2, at GT Bray Park, at 51st Street W. and 33rd Avenue Drive W., Bradenton. Race-day registration costs $40. Awards given in each age category. Following the event, participants will enjoy refreshments and a chance to win door prizes. For information, visit canesclassic.com.

ONGOING & Support Alienated Grandparents Anonymous — starts at 1 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch. The support group is for grandparents who are alienated from their grandchildren. Grandparents who attend will remain anonymous so individuals feel open to share. Info, aga2_lwr@yahoo.com. ALS Association Resource Group — meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the third Saturday of each month, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Conference Room 1, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Call 1-888257-1717, Ext. 130, for information or to make a reservation. Hope Stroke Support Group — meets from 4 to 6 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. This group is for stroke

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Alzheimer’s Support Group — meets at 11 a.m., the second Tuesday of each month, at Windsor of Lakewood Ranch, 8220 Natures Way. Complimentary lunch provided with RSVP. 957-1400. survivors and their caregivers. Each month features a different topic and speaker. Dinner is provided. To RSVP, call 773-4628.

Meditation Room in the Patient Tower at the Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206 Second St. E., Bradenton. Info, 745-6925.

Little Nippers — meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. This group is for new parents and their newborns. Lunch available for $3.50 (optional). Info, 782-2229.

Prenatal Yoga — These classes are taught by an experienced, certified prenatal yoga instructor from 6 to 7 p.m., Mondays, at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s Women’s Center, 8330 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Info, 782-2229.

Manatee Aging Network — meets at 8:30 a.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month, at Waters Edge of Bradenton, 3132 21st Lane W., Bradenton. This voluntary coalition of persons represents both profit and notfor-profit health, human- and social-service organizations and others concerned with aging issues. Info, 748-7797. Pregnancy Loss Support Group — for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or a newborn loss meets at 7:30 p.m. every first Tuesday of the month, in the

Women Living with Cancer — meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, in Medical Office Building, Suite 3-F, of Manatee Memorial Hospital, 206 2nd St. E., Bradenton. Info, 7456925. Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s Support Group — runs every second Tuesday of the month, at Windsor Reflections, 8230 Nature’s Way, Lakewood Ranch. RSVP at 957-1400 for a complimentary lunch. Sue Fox, of the Alzheimer’s Association, will facilitate the group. For more information, contact Fox at 365-8883 or email foxs@alzflgulf.org.

Ò View a listing of pregnancy and infant-care related classes offered by Lakewood Ranch Medical Center by visiting lakewoodranchmedical center.com/hospital-services/the-women-and-childrens-center.

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