Community HEALTH EDUCATION
Caring for the community includes a healthy dose of education and prevention. Through community partnerships with businesses, religious congregations, schools and universities, social service agencies, civic organizations and others, Sarasota Memorial has established a strong community focus on health and wellness.
Classes & Special Events: Each year, Sarasota Memorial hosts community events to promote health and prevent illness, including health fairs, screenings, seminars and support groups. Browse our online health calendar each month for upcoming classes and programs.
Employee Assistance Program: EAP Sarasota is a free mental health counseling program available to employees of participating businesses in Sarasota County. Sarasota Memorial’s EAP counselors are trained to help with a wide range of individual and family problems. Click here to learn more.
Parish Nurse Program: Sarasota Memorial also works closely with local congregations as lead facilitator of the area’s Parish Nurse Program, a special partnership with the faith community that integrates faith and health in the daily life of local parishioners. Through education and personal health counseling, Sarasota Memorial helps provides the tools and expertise parish nurses need to identify early risk factors and educate parishioners about appropriate lifestyle choices within the context of their faith. For information about the Parish Nurse Program, call Mary Lanier, RN, at (941) 917-1769 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Volunteer Program: Made up of hundreds of hospital employees, Sarasota Memorial’s Corporate Volunteer Program places our employees where they’re needed when they’re needed – no job is too small or too large, whether it’s collecting school supplies and clothes for needy children; painting and repairing homes for the elderly and disabled; or cleaning up after a charity event for the underprivileged. Call Leigh Wilcox at (941) 917-6693 or email her at email@example.com for information.
Speaker's Bureau: Sarasota Memorial offers a variety of educational presentations and health resources to the community through its Speaker’s Bureau. Businesses, organizations, groups and schools throughout the community are welcome to request a qualified speaker to present on a variety of topics (see list below). Please email Meghann Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 917-6219 for information. Requests should be made at least 2-3 weeks in advance.
Speaker Bureau topics include:
Overview of Sarasota Memorial
Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching
Mental Health Issues
(child, adolescent, adult, sr. adult, parenting, power of humor, relationships, anxiety, depression, stress management, anger management)
Managing chronic disease
Stroke Prevention & Treatment
Clinical Research Trials
Exercise Because Your Life Depends On It
Health Care Careers (medical or non-medical)
Home Health Services
Choosing a Nursing Home
Women’s Health Issues
Hyperbaric Medicine (diving accidents, wound healing)
Topics of particular interest to seniors:
Alzheimer’s — Understanding/Dealing with
Parkinson’s Disease — Understanding/Dealing with
Caring for the Caregiver
Caring for your Heart
Changes with Aging
Stroke Symptoms, treatment and research
Coping with Loss and Grief
Diabetes and the Elderly
Tips to Enhance Your Memory
Understanding/Managing Your Medications
Insomnia and Other Sleep Disorders
Is the Good Life Getting the Best of You?
Vitamin Supplements — Are They Necessary?
Maintaining Good Mental Health
Your Spiritual Journey