Series to Focuson Aging Parents

The Council on Aging-Orange County will present a series of seminars about issues involving aging parents. The sessions will be on Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Anaheim Memorial Medical Center, 1111 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. June 26: Crisis, Distance Caregiving; July 3: Getting Organized, Family Dynamics; July 10: Housing and Support Services; July 17: Business Side of Caregiving; July 24: Protecting Wishes and Assets; July 31: Surviving Stresses of Parent Care. Reservations required. $25 for the series. (800) 562-3338 or e-mail pmcroberts@coaoc.org .

EDUCATION

Today

Macular degeneration seminar, sponsored by the Braille Institute, will include a research overview and a discussion of ways to maintain independence. Westside Pavilion, Robinsons-May, Third Floor, 10730 West Pico Blvd. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Reservations requested. (323) 663-1111, Ext. 1519.Tuesday

"Shingles: The Painful Truth" will focus on early detection and treatment. Glendale Memorial Hospital, 1420 Central Ave., Glendale. 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Reservations required. (818) 502-2396.Wednesday

"Finding Hope and Healing in the Cancer Journey." Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, 9920 Talbert Ave., Fountain Valley. 6-8 p.m. Free. Reservations required (limited space). (888) 626-2662.

EVENTS

Saturday

"Great Cancer Round-Up, Detection and Prevention" will include information on the advances in the treatment of prostate, lung, colorectal and skin cancer. Good Samaritan Hospital, Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center, 637 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles. 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (800) GS-CARES.

Saturday

"Miracle Run" for autism awareness, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Calabasas, will include a 5K run, a kids walk-run, entertainment, crafts, nature walks and information on autism. Run entry fees: $22 for adults; $10 for seniors, students, and children 10 and younger. Parking: $2. Entry to park: Free. Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations required. (818) 865-8836.

SCREENINGS

Today

Prostate screenings, including a blood test and doctor's physical exam of prostate. Citrus Valley Health Center, Inter-Community Campus, 210 W. San Bernardino Road, Covina. Free. Reservations required. (626) 814-2479.Thursday

Mammograms, breast exams and self-exam instruction for uninsured or under-insured Vietnamese American women, sponsored by YWCA/ENCOREplus. Hoi Thanh Saigon Church, 10321 Bolsa Ave., Westminster. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Reservations required. (714) 935-9720.

STUDIES

UCLA researchers need children, ages 8-17, with obsessive-compulsive disorder for a study of behavior therapy. (310) 825-0122.

USC is seeking people who have recently suffered a stroke to study the effects of a therapy designed to recover arm function. (323) 442-1196.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Wednesday

Families of Aging Parents. (Meets fourth Wednesdays.) Sherman Oaks Hospital, 4911 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. (818) 205-1917.

Wednesday

Fibromyalgia group. Hoag Hospital Cancer Center Auditorium, One Hoag Drive, Newport Beach. Guest speaker will discuss irritable bowel syndrome. 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations required. (714) 840-8038.

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