The ADVANTAGE Program Works For You
If you are like many people over the age of 50 and have a special interest in maintaining your health and quality of your life, Torrance Memorial Medical Center's ADVANTAGE Program is for you. A free network of health-related resources for people 50 and over.
Register today! Call 310-517-4666.
- Health Education Classes and Lectures
- Fitness and Wellness Programs
- Personalized Assistance
- Member Discounts
- Membership Card
- Health education lectures by hospital physicians
- Free and low cost wellness classes
- Medicare insurance consultation (HICAP) for:
- Assistance understanding Medicare Parts A & B
- Answers to questions about Medicare HMO plans
- Choosing Medicare supplement insurance
- Selecting a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D)
- AARP Driver Safety Classes
- All hospitals cafés
- Select health education service
- Hospital van transportation service
- Video lending library (from health education physician lectures)
ADVANTAGE Program Descriptions
Advance Directive for Healthcare
Workshop is offered free of charge to ADVANTAGE members and friends. Who will make decisions for you if you are unable to speak for yourself? Will your decisions be legally protected?
AARP Driver Safety Program
Class reviews essential driving concepts, updates participants on current laws of the road and teaches new techniques to help offset the effects of aging on your driving ability. If you are 55 or older, you may be able to save money on certain portions of your automobile insurance by completing this course.
Bones for Life
Uses gentle, safe and easy exercises to help prevent joint degeneration and is taught by a guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner and registered physical therapist. The classes are offered in a series and meet once a week. Cost: $60 for 6 sessions.
Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement
Teaches skills that can assist in long-term improvements in balance skills using foot and posture exercises, stretching and coordination techniques, T'ai Chi principles, and stress reduction. Class is co-facilitated by registered physical and occupational therapists. Call for fee and dates.
Topics pertain to Medicare, Medicare HMO's Part D Prescription Drug Care Coverage and supplemental insurance. Lectures are presented several times a year by a staff member from The Center for Health Care Rights. Appointments are also available for individual consultation. All services are free.
Provides assistance to learn how to manage your medications, become aware of potential drug interactions and just how vitamin, herbal, and dietary supplements all fit in, Class is taught by a pharmacist on staff at Torrance Memorial.
A variety of exercises and movement classes are available year-long to encourage activity and promote physical well-being. Several classes offer adaptive programs that accommodate ones's level of ability, whatever it may be.
Many other wellness opportunities plus classes are available through our Community Education Department. ADVANTAGE is not an insurance program nor is it connected in any way with any insurance program that may use the word "Advantage" in their title.