DOWNEY - A senior health and wellness expo where residents can learn about chronic disease management and healthy living, and get their specific medical questions answered, is scheduled for Oct. 25 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center.The expo is also designed to help seniors navigate the many decisions they will need to make during this year's Medicare open enrollment period. AppleCare physicians will address health issues impacting seniors, including a discussion by Dr. Robert Wielenga on high cholesterol, which puts seniors at risk of developing heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Dr. Seema Hanamsager will talk about the warning signs of diabetes, treatment, proper diet and how to live with the disease. Also on hand will be representatives from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Los Angeles County Community and Senior Services Agency, hiHealth Innovations, Rose Hills, Silver Sneakers, Southern California Edison and the California Telephone Access Program. The expo concludes with bingo for a chance at prizes. The expo will also be offered Dec. 6 from 1-2:30 p.m. with Dr. Susan Kawakami discussing arthritis and Dr. Martha Rodriguez leading a talk on healthy hearts.
********** Published: Oct. 17, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 27