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Just for Women

March 05, 2001

Crystal Stairs, a nonprofit child-development corporation, along with the YWCA and Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, will offer free mammograms and pap smears to low-income women next Monday, by appointment. Mammograms will be available to women 40 and older. Pap smears will be available to women 15 to 55. (323) 421-1107 (English) or (323) 421-2115 (Spanish).

EDUCATION

* Today: Speech-reading class. Jewish Home for the Aging, 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. (818) 343-1977 or (818) 785-8858.

* Tuesday: Yoga class. Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi, Simi Valley. 8:30-9:30. Free. (805) 583-6363.

* Wednesday: "Breaking the Silence on Colorectal Cancer." Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. For seniors. Free. (818) 502-2396.

* Wednesday: "Prostate Cancer Treatment Update." Wellness Community-South Bay, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Upper Level Pier Plaza, Redondo Beach. 5:30-7:00 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 376-3550.

* Wednesday: Fibromyalgia lecture. Torrance Memorial Medical Center, 3330 Lomita Blvd., Torrance. Free. (310) 517-4666.

* Wednesday: "End of Life Concerns"; Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 S. Central Ave., Glendale. 2-3:30 p.m. Free. (818) 502-2348.

EVENTS

* Friday: "Nutrition Nutrition Networking Lunch" encourages participants to talk about nutritional regimen. Wellness Community-South Bay, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Upper Level Pier Plaza, Redondo Beach. 12:30-2 p.m. Free. (310) 376-3550.

SCREENINGS

* Wednesday: Memory screenings for senior citizens, SAGE Center, 5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 110, Sherman Oaks, 1-3 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 990-2573.

* Thursday: Glaucoma screenings. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Senior Life Center, 12401 Washington Blvd., Whittier. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2444.

* Saturday: Bone density screening for osteoporosis at Costco pharmacies in Goleta (7095 Market Place Drive), Canoga Park (21300 Roscoe Blvd.), Simi Valley (2660 Park Center Drive) and Oxnard (2001 E. Ventura Blvd.). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. (800) 214-2729.

STUDIES

* USC seeks participants, age 60-85, for the study of a drug that may help improve strength and physical function. (323) 226-8256.

SUPPORT GROUPS

* Tuesday: Pink Links encouragement group for breast cancer survivors. City of Hope Cancer Center, Hillquit Building, Support Group Room 4015, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (626) 359-8111, Ext. 65465.

* Wednesday: Sleep apnea group. Northridge Hospital's Roscoe Campus, 18300 Roscoe Blvd., Northridge. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 885-8500.

* Thursday: Macular degeneration group. UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute, 100 Stein Plaza, Room BH-748, Westwood, 1-3 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (310) 391-2955 or (818) 782-6381.

* Saturday: Gynecological cancers networking group. Wellness Community, 109 W. Torrance Blvd., Suite 100, Upper Level Pier Plaza, Redondo Beach. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. (310) 376-3550.

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