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May 24, 1999|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

EDUCATION

* Tuesday: In honor of National Senior Fitness Day, various activities will be offered including yoga, tai chi and aerobics. A lecture on skin care will also be given. Plummer Park Hall A, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Information: (323) 876-1717.

* Tuesday: A seminar on food safety will cover proper storage and preparation of food to prevent contamination. Glendale Memorial Hospital, Auditorium, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 2-3:30 p.m. Information: (818) 502-2348.

* Tuesday: A workshop titled "Lymphedema: Precautions, Awareness and Treatment" will be held at the Wellness Community-Foothills, 200 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 118, Pasadena. 7-9 p.m. Free. Information: (626) 796-1083.

* Tuesday: The seminar "Medicare Plus Choice: New Options and Benefits for Medicare" will cover recent changes in Medicare. Glendale Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 1420 Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations and information: (818) 502-2396.

LECTURES

* Wednesday: "Living Comfortably With Arthritis" will be the topic of discussion at Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Conference Center, South Tower, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Reservations and information: (800) CEDARS-1.

* Thursday: An internal medicine specialist will talk about prevention and treatment of high blood pressure. Westside Pavilion, Oasis Lecture Room, Pico Boulevard between Overland Avenue and Westwood Boulevard. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free. Reservations and information: (800) 516-5323.

EXERCISES

* Tuesday: A health and fitness specialist will lead a group of cancer patients in walking, sitting, and strength-building techniques. The Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Redondo Beach. 1-1:45 p.m. Free. Information: (310) 376-3550.

* Wednesday: "It's Always Wise to Exercise" is a half-day physical fitness program designed for adults 50 and older. Activities include low-impact aerobics, swimming, stretching, body sculpting and strength building. Daniel Freeman Fitness Center, 333 N. Prairie Ave., Inglewood. 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Registration and information: (800) 356-2824.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: A group for parents who have lost a baby will meet at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Radiation Oncology Conference Room, 2801 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. 7-8:30 p.m. Information: (562) 933-1454.

* Today: A group for caregivers of people with dementia aims to provide an outlet for those who feel guilty, angry or isolated. Northridge Hospital's Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 4-5:30 p.m. Information: (818) 908-8713.

* Wednesday: A group for people with cancer will meet at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cancer Center Conference Room, 15031 Rinaldi St., Mission Hills. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Information: (818) 365-8051, Ext. 4604.

* Friday: A 12-step support group for those with clutter problems will meet at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parish Center, Conference Room B, 25511 Eshelman Ave., Lomita. 9:15-10:45 a.m. Information: (310) 835-2021.

SCREENINGS

* Tuesday: A diabetes screening will be held at Sav-on, 101 E. Alameda Ave., Burbank, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The first 50 people will be tested free; after that, the fee is $8 a person. Information: (818) 563-2724.

BRIEFLY

* Wednesday-Friday: Cedars-Sinai Community Outreach Assistance for Children's Health for Kids estate sale and Internet auction will feature trash and treasures of the rich and famous. All proceeds benefit C.O.A.C.H. for Kids, a free medical and preventive service for children and adults in economically disadvantaged areas in Los Angeles County. The Victorian, 2640 Main St., Santa Monica. $10 a person daily. Information: (310) 855-7471.

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