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Senior Center Awareness Sept. 14

The City of Arcadia and Methodist Hospital are collaborating on a senior center awareness event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 featuring speakers on strokes, vision and falling down.

The program is tied to National Senior Center Month in September, which gives Arcadia Senior Services the opportunity to showcase their senior citizen activities at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive.

The two speakers on Sept. 14:

  1. 10 a.m. – Dr. Valerie Wren; Associate Clinical Professor at Western University, on “Vision and Fall Prevention”

  2. 1 p.m. – Dr. R. G. Apelian, Board Certified Neurologist will speak on, “Understanding Stroke and How to Prevent it.” He will discuss risk factors for stroke, how to help prevent a stroke, warning signs, and how Methodist Hospital can help you if you have a stroke.

There will also be carotid artery screenings available and appointments begin at 9 a.m. for $7. Other health screenings include: balance & mobility, blood pressure, memory, vision and more.

Support groups present will include: BRAILLE Institute, Mended Hearts, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, Caregiver (Santa Anita Family Services), Parkinson, Grief and Diabetes. Each vendor will have informational tables. The Community Services class instructors (zumba gold, aerobics, yoga and tai chi) will be giving short demonstrations.

Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and tickets can be pre-purchased for $5. There are limited appointments available for the carotid artery screening and lunch so sign up early! This event is geared towards individuals age 50 and over.

For additional information and to register for the lectures please call the Arcadia Community Center at 626.574.5130.

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