- Dr. Audrey Klenke of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, the area’s only female cosmetic surgeon, will host free seminars Nov. 19 on Hilton Head and Dec. 3 in Sun City.
The seminars will discuss the latest treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, for revitalizing one’s look in time for the holidays.
“Sparkle and Shine for Holiday Time: Look Stunning This Season with Fabulous Quick Fixes” will be held Nov. 19 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.
A second seminar will be held Dec. 3 at Hidden Cypress in Sun City, both with a 5 p.m. start time.
Reserve a spot by calling 843-815-6699 or by visiting www.Pinnacle PlasticSurgeryMD.com.
- The next meeting of Aging Gracefully will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Bluffton library.
The topic will be “Memory As We Age,” with USCB psychology professor Dr. Linda Wilson as guest speaker.
For more information, call Leah Kidwell with Hospice Care of America at 843-785-5901.
- EyeCare America, a national volunteer program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, has been honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award for its work in restoring vision to the nation’s seniors.
Dr. Scott Anfinson of Affiliated Retina Consultants in Bluffton is a local volunteer with the program.
For more information on qualifying for the sight-saving eye exam at no out-of-pocket cost, visit www.eyecare america.org.
- Coastal Carolina Hospital has received the South Carolina “Certified Zero Harm Award” from the S.C. Hospital Association. The award recognizes exemplary performance in patient safety.
Certified Zero Harm Awards are given when a hospital records no specific preventable hospital-acquired infections during a 12 or 18 month period of time. The data is independently verified by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The awards are presented at a statewide SCHA meeting each year.
- Memorial University Medical Center offers a number of cancer support groups and classes monthly.
Free yoga classes for cancer patients and survivors is offered at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 12:45 p.m. Thursdays at FitnessOne, on the third floor of the Outpatient & Wellness Center.
The classes help with flexibility and balance while also providing relaxation. For more information or to register, call Katy Keyes at 912-350-9031.
The Head and Neck Cancer Support Group will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in the conference room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center.
This group is open to individuals with cancers of the head and neck area and their caregivers. For more information, call 912-350-7845.
Sisters Network will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 24, in the second floor conference room of the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center
Sisters Network is a national organization committed to raising awareness about the devastating impact that breast cancer has in the African-American community. For more information, call Annie Quarterman at 912- 224- 2561 or Elaine Johnson at 912-695-8009.
Other supports groups are held monthly. For a complete list, visit www.memorialhealth.com. The campus of Memorial Health is located at 4700 Waters Ave. in Savannah. For general information, call 912-350-8000.
- Dr. Leland Stoddard, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with more than 30 years experience, has joined Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists.
A founding partner of Beaufort Memorial Lowcountry Medical Group, Stoddard will continue to see patients at the practice located at 300 Midtown Drive in Beaufort. His new phone number is 843-522-7100.
As a member of Beaufort Memorial Orthopaedic Specialists, Stoddard will be working in affiliation with a team of surgeons using evidence-based medicine and the best practices of top hospitals to deliver specialty care for a wide range of orthopedic issues, from broken bones to arthritis. His professional interests include knee and hip replacement and hand and upper extremity surgery.
- Rob Maccarini, a hygienist at Bauer Dental Associates in the Bluffton Promenade, spoke to fifth grade students at Red Cedar Elementary on Oct. 29 to mark the conclusion of Dental Hygiene month and educate them on good oral care, including brushing, flossing, and nutrition.
Each student received a home care package after the presentation that contained a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and plaque disclosing tablets.
- Gong Baths with Alice Tobin will be offered every Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at The Energy Center, 35 Bill Fries Dr., Building C, on Hilton Head.
The gong meditation workshop offers healing and relaxation. Participants may bring floor mats, blankets or pillows for lying on the floor. Cost is $25 per person, or three visits for $50.
For more information, call Tobin at 843-422-7697, email light@alicetobin .com or visit www.alicetobin.com.
- HealthSmart will host demonstrations Nov. 18 and 19 at its store at 67 Towne Drive in Bluffton.
Lin Drechsler will offer aromatherapy demonstrations from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 18.
Just Be estheticians Lindsay Spargur and Alyssa J. Herczegh will demonstrate the Chinese face mapping technique from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 19.
For more information, call 843-815-5525.
- Coastal Carolina Hospital will offer various screenings for adults ages 55 and older from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19, in the Medical Office Building, Suite 220, on the hospital campus at 1000 Medical Center Drive in Hardeeville.
The screenings include balance screenings and fall risk assessments, swallowing difficulties and cognitive impairment.
To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-582-2737 and select “1” for Coastal Carolina Hospital. Registration is required; walk-ins will not be permitted.
- Peter Liggett, M.D., a Hilton Head retina specialist, will conduct an educational seminar on macular degeneration from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Hampton Inn and Suites, Bluffton, located near Okatie Ale House restaurant next to Sun City Hilton Head.
Liggett has been a clinical professor of ophthalmology at Yale School of Medicine and Weill Cornell College of Medicine.
He has written more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four major textbooks on diseases of the macula and retina.
The event is open to the public; snacks and beverages will be provided. RSVP at www.hhmr.org/hamptoninn.