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's
ADVANTAGE Program is for you. A free network of health-related resources
for people 50 and over.
ADVANTAGE Program Offers
- Health Education Classes and Lectures
- Fitness and Wellness Programs
- Personalized Assistance
- Medicare Insurance Consultation (HICAP)
- Member Discounts
ADVANTAGE Program Classes
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
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.