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Diabetes Help

November 13, 2000|MICHAEL ZIMMERMAN

"Manage Your Diabetes," a four-session class beginning today and ending Thursday, will be led by a diabetes teaching nurse, a dietitian and a social worker. St. John's Health Center, 1328 22nd St., Santa Monica. 7-9 p.m. $50. Registration required. (310) 829-8453.

EDUCATION

* Today: "Cholesterol Counts," led by a nurse and a dietitian, will focus on lifestyle changes that can improve your cholesterol count. Beach Cities Health District, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 6:30-8 p.m. $5 for residents of the area, $10 for nonresidents. Registration required. (310) 374-3426, Ext. 126.

* Tuesday: "Do You Remember Me? Aging and Alzheimer's," led by a neurologist, will include discussion of behavioral symptoms, the stages of Alzheimer's, prevention and care. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7-9 p.m. Free. Registration required. (800) 618-6659.

* Tuesday: "Treatment of Osteoporosis." Beach Cities Health Center, 514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach. 6-7:30 p.m. $5 for residents of the area, $10 for nonresidents. Registration required. (310) 374-3426, Ext. 126.

* Saturday: "Choosing a Care Facility," sponsored by the Alzheimer's Assn. of Orange County, will be held at Edwards Newport Cinemas, 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 9-11 a.m. Free. Registration required. (714) 283-1111.

EVENTS

* Wednesday: The 10th annual "2000 Celebration of Senior Health Fair" will include health screenings, free flu shots for people 60 and older, preventive health educational material, entertainment and lunch. White Memorial Medical Center, 1720 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., East Los Angeles. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (323) 265-5050.

LECTURES

* Tuesday: "Durable Power of Attorney/Advance Directives" will focus on how people can get the care they need should they become incapacitated. Glendale Adventist Medical Center, 1500 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. (818) 409-8100.

* Wednesday: A psychiatrist will lecture on severe mental illness at the Mental Health Center, 14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys. 6:45 p.m. Free. (818) 994-6747.

* Wednesday: "I'm So Dizzy," led by an ear specialist, will include discussion of ear-related symptoms such as wooziness and lightheadedness. Huntington Memorial Hospital, 100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena. 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. Lunch for $5. Registration required. (626) 397-3147.

* Thursday: A physician specializing in rehabilitation will discuss lymphedema. Santa Monica Place, Community Room, 4th Street and Broadway, Santa Monica. 5-6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended. (310) 829-7472.

* Thursday: "Your Child's Sleeping Habits," led by a pediatrician, will include discussion of nightmares, colic, getting your child to go to bed, bed-wetting and sleeping through the night. Little Company of Mary Hospital, 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance. 7-9 p.m. Free. Registration required. (800) 618-6659.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Breast cancer support group will meet at Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, 1111 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. 6:30-8 p.m. (800) 562-3338.

* Wednesday: A support group for people with liver disease and their families will meet at Northridge Hospital, Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd. 7:30-9 p.m. Other times and locations available. Contact the American Liver Foundation at (310) 670-4624.

* Thursday: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Los Robles Hospital are sponsoring a leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma support group for adults. Wellness Community-Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. 6:30-8 p.m. (805) 379-4777.

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