Seniors have special health needs. That's why Morton Plant North Bay Hospital launched the Senior Health Awareness Resources and Education (SHARE) program. For the second year in a row, the SHARE monthly seminar series will focus on preventative health care, wellness and safety, featuring topics interesting and relevant to seniors.
There is no cost to join SHARE and members will have opportunities to participate in presentations, question and answer sessions and interactive activities.
The Faith Community Nursing program will offer free blood pressure screenings prior to each seminar. Additional screenings will be offered throughout the series.
Upcoming 2013 Events*
Health Care Decision-Making
Wednesday, January 9, 10am
Learn the definition of advanced directives, power of attorney and health care surrogate, and find out what a living will is. Discover whether an attorney must fill out forms, and what is required for filling our forms in another state as well as what is legal in Florida.
Hypertension to Stroke Prevention
Wednesday, February 13, 10am
Find our about heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, common arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. Learn about heart-healthy living, heart attack/stroke prevention and how to live with heart disease.
Stomach and Colon Health
Wednesday, March 13, 10am
What causes GERD? Learn about symptoms and types of GERD and how to treat it. Also discussed will be diseases of the stomach, and prevention, tests and screenings, including colonoscopy.
The Facts About Hip and Knee Replacement
Wednesday, April 10, 10am
Discover when it's time for a hip or knee replacement. Learn about the surgical procedures, recovery time and the rehabilitation process.
To join SHARE and register for an event, call (727) 940-2867.
*Topics are subject to change without notice.