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March 20, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

EDUCATION

* Today: "The Law as We Age," followed by a Parkinson's disease support group meeting, will be held at the Granada Hills Community Hospital's Center for Aging, Research and Evaluation (CARE), 10339 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 366-1967

* Tuesday: "Menopause," led by an obstetrics / gynecology specialist, will teach how to recognize the signs and understand the changes. Northridge Hospital, Sherman Way Campus, 14500 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Reservations. (818) 885-5482

* Tuesday: "Coping With COPD" will teach people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema, asthma or chronic bronchitis) how to use inhalers. Granada Hills Community Hospital, Conference Room, 10445 Balboa Blvd. 1-2 p.m. Free. (818) 831-6887

* Tuesday: "Diet and Medications for Chronic Lung Conditions," Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Drive, Laguna Hills. 2-4 p.m. Free. (949) 452-7255

* Tuesday: "Strengthen Your Immune System--Improving Immunity: A Holistic Approach to Avoiding Illnesses and Staying Healthy," San Marino YMCA, 1605 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena. 7 p.m. Free. Reservations. (626) 799-9119

* Friday: "Living Well: Ways to Enrich Your Life," led by medical professionals, will be held at Verdugo Hills Hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $7.50, including a box lunch. Registration. (818) 952-2227.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: A cardiologist will talk about blood pressure, including risk factors, medication and treatment options. San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, 1300 W. 7th St. 7-9 p.m. Free. Also, a free screening will be held 6-7 p.m. Reservations. (800) 618-6659

* Tuesday: "What Do I Say? How to Speak to a Person With Alzheimer's," Northeast Valley Multipurpose Senior Center, 11300 Glenoaks Blvd., Pacoima. In English and Spanish. 10 a.m. Free. (818) 834-6100

* Wednesday: "The Other Female Cancers," led by an oncologist, will outline prevention and detection strategies for uterine, cervical and ovarian cancer. Huntington Memorial Hospital, Braun Auditorium, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free. With lunch: $5. Reservations. (626) 397-3147

* Friday: "Diabetes Education," led by an endocrinologist, will be held at the Glendale Memorial Hospital, Auditorium, 1520 S. Central Ave. 10-10:30 p.m. Free. Blood glucose testing will be available 8 a.m.-9:45 a.m. for $12. Appointments. (818) 502-2348

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Today: "Making Peace With Food and Your Body" will cover eating problems and body image. Los Angeles Family Institute, 1315 Westwood Blvd. 7-8:30 p.m. $25. Reservations. (310) 444-9437

Tuesday: A breast cancer group for newly diagnosed people will meet on Tuesdays to discuss fear, anger and the feelings of loneliness. Wellness Community-South Bay Cities, Suite 100, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach. 6-8 p.m. (310) 376-3550

* Wednesday: Children of Aging Parents (CAPS) will meet at the Sherman Oaks Community Hospital, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd. 6-7:30 p.m. (818) 205-1917.

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