TO YOUR HEALTH
Beyond Motion celebrates Pilates
Celebrate Pilates Day with an open house from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Beyond Motion, a fitness studio in Riverbend Center at 11985 Tamiami Trail N. Beyond Motion founder and certified Pilates coach Amy Lademann, along with certified Pilates instructor/physical therapist Julie Leonard will conduct complimentary Pilates mat and Pilates equipment classes. There will be a drawing for free classes and private sessions.
Regular Pilates mat classes are at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays; Pilates equipment classes are at 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 254-9300 or visit www.go2beyondmotion. com.
Organization adds technology to help visually impaired
The Lighthouse of Collier Inc. has acquired more technology to help the blind and visually impaired gain independence. Among the equipment available to the public for evaluation at 457 Bayfront Place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are:
. A 19-inch Acrobat 3-in-1 camera for distance, near and self grooming; the Pebble handheld device for reading prescriptions and more; the portable Amigo for reading menus; and the 22-inch Merlin
. Optelec USA’s Clearview Plus 22-inch CCTV
. Telesensory’s Aladdin Apex CCTV magnifier and PICO hand-held electronic magnifier
. Humanware’s Smart View Synergy CCTV magnifier with 19-inch monitor and My Reader
. Various optical character readers
In other news, through a grant from The Community Foundation of Collier County, Lighthouse of Collier welcomed consultant Roxann Mayros, CEO of VisionServe Alliance, who met with board of directors, volunteers and community leaders to discuss the mission and direction of the organization. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org.
Medical society inducts officers
The Collier County Medical Society inducted a new board of directors at its annual meeting May 22 at Grey Oaks Country Club. More than 250 guests were on hand when Past President Dr. Joseph Gauta handed the gavel to Dr. James Talano, who will serve as the society’s 52nd president. Joining him on the board of directors for the 2010-11 year are Dr. Alina Stanciu, vice president; Dr. Anthony Vernava III, treasurer; Dr. Scott Madwar, secretary; and Richard Pagliara, D.O., director at large.
The CCMS is a professional organization of more than 500 physicians practicing in Collier County. For more information, call 435-7727 or visit www.ccmsonline.org. See photos from the annual meeting and installation of officers on page B7. First residents complete pediatric dental program
The first class of pediatric dental residents will graduate from the University of Florida Pediatric Dental Residency Program at the NCEF Pediatric Dental Center in Naples on Thursday, June 17. The residence program is a partnership between UF, CHS Healthcare, the Naples Children and Education Foundation and Edison State College. This year’s graduates are Kelly Magher, Melissa Kindell and Michael Holt.
Physicians Regional plans BabyFest
Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard invites the public to BabyFest 2010 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26. Attendees will be able to tour the Women’s Center and meet obstetricians, pediatricians, family practitioners and other health professionals. There will be free car seat safety checks and information about CuddleBugs, the hospital’s new maternity program, as well as about birthing classes, baby nutrition and breastfeeding. Guests will enjoy free food, and for youngsters there will be a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting and more fun.
Bereavement support group meets on Marco
Joell Canglin, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement manager at Vitas Innovative Hospice Care, leads a weekly bereavement support group on Marco Island for those dealing with loss. Sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday in the boardroom at IberiaBank Marco.
For more information, call Ms. Canglin at 384-9495 or Keith Dameron at Iberia- Bank at 734-1021.
Children’s hospital screens for autism
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Ronald McDonald House Charities of SWF conduct free autism spectrum disorder screenings for children ages 18 months to 5 years.
Conducted by an advanced registered nurse practitioner, the screenings are courtesy of The Children’s Hospital’s neurosciences center under the guidance of pediatric neurologist Jose Colon and pediatric psychiatrist Marianne Krouk, D.O. Physician referrals are not required.
Early diagnosis and early intensive behavioral intervention can make a difference in development of children on the autism spectrum and for their families. To schedule a screening, call 985- 3608.