ADVANTAGE Program (free membership for adults 50 years and older), Torrance Memorial
Medical Center offers a variety of programs for seniors aimed at improving
wellness. Among the classes/workshops scheduled in the coming months are a senior
fitness/exercise class, a “Fall Prevention: Balance Improvement” class, an AARP driver
safety program, a “maximizing your memory” workshop and a
gentle exercise program designed to prevent joint degeneration. Additionally,
ADVANTAGE offers Medicare education seminars, an advanced directive for
healthcare workshop and a class to prepare for the birth of a grandchild.
For more information, call 310-517-4666, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:45 p.m.
HealthLinks—a centralized location for health-related information, products
and services—anyone can pick up community resource packets with
lists and supplemental information, much of it geared toward seniors.
For instance, the “Skilled Nursing Facilities” packet gives
a local listing of skilled nursing facilities and also includes a “California
Advocates for Nursing Home Reform” packet, a Caregiver Support Group
flyer and a brochure on the “California Nursing Home Search.”
For more information, stop by the HealthLinks store on the first floor
of the hospital’s West Tower, or call 310-325-9110, ext. 4225.
www.thipa.org and discover direct links to Torrance Hospital IPA support groups and
articles about health conditions and health news. You’ll also find
classes on 2013
Medicare health benefits and Medicare Advantage plan options. In addition, you’ll
see healthy recipes and an index of health issues from A-Z. Call 310-257-7250
for further information.