Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011
No-one likes pain, but sometimes it’s hard to avoid, especially as we grow older. Arthritis, osteoporosis or orthopedic surgery are just a few of the triggers for those “ouch!” moments that come with aging. Helping seniors manage pain more effectively is the focus of Plaza Health Network’s first Health Care Cafe on December 14th at Calder Casino and Race Course at 10:30 a.m.
“Older people are more prone to a whole range of painful conditions than are younger adults,” says Dr. William Zubkoff, President and CEO, Plaza Health Network. “Fortunately, modern medicine offers a number of ways to reduce or eliminate pain without compromising good health. At the Health Care Cafe, leading health care experts will discuss the latest strategies for pain management, and show seniors how they can implement these strategies in their own lives.”
At the Plaza Health Care Cafe, well-known geriatrician Dr. Jason Radick and psychologist Dr. Frances Berman will review safe, effective ways to manage pain, and will suggest strategies for coping with the psychological stress associated with long-term suffering. They will give straightforward advice about pain medications, drug interactions, addiction and effective alternative therapies.
“Managing pain can be especially challenging for elderly people,” says Ilene Zweig, Vice President Development & Communications, Hebrew Homes Foundation and event organizer. “Our Health Care Cafe will give seniors the opportunity to hear experts discuss pain management, ask questions that are important to them and share their concerns and experiences with their peers in a relaxed, informal environment.”
About Plaza Health Care Cafes
The December 14th Health Care Cafe, sponsored by Calder Casino & Race Course, is the first of a series of events sponsored by Plaza Health Network as a service to the senior members of the community. “Older citizens have unique and important health concerns,” says Dr Zubkoff. “They need answers, but reliable information about health issues is not always easy to come by. We’re here to fill that gap, and help elderly people and their families find safe, healthy solutions.”
The Plaza Health Care Cafe on pain management is open to all. Admission is free. The Cafe begins at 10:30a.m., December 14, at Calder Casino and Race Course in the Tropical Gardens Room. Space is limited, so anyone wishing to attend is asked to notify Ilene Zweig at 305-917-0406 or by email: izweig(at)hebrewhomes(dot)org.
For more information about this and other upcoming Plaza Health Care Cafes, please visit http://www.plazahealth.org/HCC.