Health calendar events

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 3D

TODAY

West Roseville Volkswalk, a walk sponsored by the Placer Pacers, will be on bike paths and city streets. Strollers and wheelchairs are OK. Registration 8:30 a.m. to noon; complete walk by 3 p.m. Roseville Aquatic Complex, 3051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville. Free; $3 for AVA/IVV event and distance programs. (916) 733-9371.


SATURDAY

Escape from Folsom 10 Miler Trail Run and 5K run/walk. 8 a.m. Granite Beach at Folsom Lake (off of Douglas Boulevard), Granite Bay. Advance: $45 for 5K run/walk; $50 10 miler. Day of race: $50 5K run/walk, $55 10 miler. (916) 202-3006.

Free Safety Fair and fire department demonstrations presented by the Firefighters Burn Institute. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunrise Mall parking lot, corner of Sunrise Boulevard, Citrus Heights. (916) 531-7226.


TUESDAY

"The Health Care Law and You – What Older Adults Need to Know," a discussion by Joe Rodrigues about Affordable Care Act provisions that affect adults age 60 and older. 11 a.m. South Natomas Branch Library, 2901 Truxel Road, Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.


Ultra running class led by Julie Fingar, ultra runner and Patagonia athlete, who will share her experiences and knowledge of the sport. Question session to follow program. 7-8:30 p.m. Roseville REI, 1148 Galeria Blvd., Roseville. Free. Register at rei.com/sacramento.


"Dietary Effects on Personal Health & Wellness," Dr. Don Forrester presentation on how diet can limit the effects of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Crohn's, irritable bowel and certain types of cancer. Presentation followed by question session. 7-8 p.m. Folsom Physical Therapy and Training Center, 115 Natoma St., Folsom. Free. (916) 985-3500.


WEDNESDAY

Heart health and cholesterol class, a discussion about how diet and other factors can affect blood pressure and cholesterol, led by Dr. Suzette Lanzarotta, offered by the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op. Bring current blood test and personal results will be addressed. 6:30-8 p.m. 1900 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento. $5, benefits One Farm at a Time. (916) 455-2667.


"Calming and Regulating Your Autistic Child," a seminar offered by the Health Psychology Sacramento. 4-5:30 p.m. 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 962-0222 (seating limited, registration suggested).


NEXT THURSDAY

Dementia workshop, designed to provide education and encouragement for caregivers and individuals who would like to learn more about memory loss conditions. 6:30-7:30 p.m. next Thursday, March 21, April 18, and May 16. Divine Savior Catholic Church, 9079 Greenback Lane, Orangevale. (800) 272-3900.

FEB. 22

Legal and financial planning program to learn about legal issues for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Loomis Public Library, 6050 Library Drive, Loomis. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (800) 272-3900.


FEB. 23

Free children's dental health clinic, and demonstrations for parents on dental procedures such as bleaching and veneer implants. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Anthem College, 9738 Lincoln Village Drive, Sacramento. (916) 929-9700 (reservations recommended).


FEB. 25

Advance Health Care Directives Talk with nurse Susan Lynch, who will share information about advance directives, including the new POLST form. 2-3 p.m. Mercy General Hospital, Greenhouse Room B, 4001 J St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 733-6330.


FEB. 26

Bully awareness event featuring Lisa Ford-Berry, author of "Be B.R.A.V.E. – Say Something; Do Something." Ford-Berry will sign books after the program. 7-9 p.m. Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St., Sacramento. (916) 447-5696.


"Healing Chronic Pain," a seminar offered by the Health Psychology Sacramento on how to treat chronic pain and the insurances that will help pay for it. Noon-1:30 p.m. 4112 Pennsylvania Ave., Fair Oaks. Free. (916) 962-0222 (seating limited, registration suggested).


FEB. 28

Hand Conditions Prevention and Treatment Options. Dr. Robert Slater discusses treatments and procedures available for pain-related injuries and arthritis. 6:30-8 p.m. Granite Bay Country Club, 9600 Gold Club Drive, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 851-2511 (register online at mercyorthopedics.org).

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