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Memorial Hospital West - Pembroke Pines, Florida


Leeza's Place Memorial Hospital

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Fibro "Empower and Enrich" Program

Education, Empowerment and Energy!

Where: 2261 North University Drive

             Pembroke Pines, Florida

             Southeast corner of Sheridan St. & University Drive.

             Behind IHOP

When: Every 3rd Monday of the month

Time: 1 PM promptly for presentation 

          2  PM social hour

RSVP: Evelyn Boyles at: # 954-438-6741

           Justine # 954-433-7243

Schedule for 2010

January 18th

February 15th

March 15th

April 19th

May 17th

June 21st

July 19th

August 16th

September 20th

October 18th

November 15th

December 20th - Christmas/Holiday Party

Pembroke Pines Group /Memorial Hospital West

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Empowerment Group
at Memorial Hospital West.
This group is very active and many of their members are volunteers with P.A.N.D.O.R.A. They have great discussions with topics ranging from family issues, medications, how to cope with the additional stress of the holidays and plenty more. Come and make friends among an environment conducive to healing and wellness!

Where: Fitness and Rehab Center, Conference Room
Memorial Hospital West
703 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Phone: # 954-844-9824

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Location: The hospital campus is behind the Pembroke Lakes Mall. The main entrance into the hospital campus is on Flamingo Road near the corner of Pines Blvd. Follow the signs to the Fitness and Rehab Center.

Facilitators: Steve Kruger - E-mail: skruger24@aol.com

Antonette Tolentino, RPT: 954-430-6880 Extension: 9824

When: Every First Thursday of the month (unless a holiday conflicts)

Time: 2:30-4:30 pm

Scheduled Topic: 2:30-3:30 pm

Open Discussion: 3:30-4:30 pm

First Time attendees please arrive at 2:15 pm


2009 - Schedule


January 8th:

TBA (to be announced)


February 5th:

Fibromyalgia (Latest Research)

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wasserman, DOM

Doctor of Oriental Medicine at the Broward Spine Institute


March 5th:

About the Drugs We Take

Speaker: Charles Bonanno, Pharm. D.

 April 2nd:

Neurology and Sleep Medicine (to be confirmed?)

Speaker: Dr. Damon Salzman

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine

 May 7th:

Karen D. Sacks, MS, LCPC, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


 June 4th:

Acupuncture for Fibro (to be confirmed?)

Speaker: Caroline Girello


 July 2nd:

TBA (to be announced)

August 6th:

Energy Medicine / Ai Chi

Speaker: Cindy Tipping, PT


 September 3rd:

TBA (to be announced)

October 1st:

About the Drugs We Take

Speaker: Charles Bonanno, Pharm. D.


 November 5th:

Breathing and Self-Massage

Speaker: Cindy Tipping, PT

December 3rd:

Choosing Next Year’s Topics

 All topics and speakers are subject to change.

Click here for the complete 2008 Calendar for the empowerment group at Memorial Hospital West.

Weston: Let's Move Together:

Pain - Positive Arthritis Information Now

Free Education & Support Group

The Arthritis Foundation proudly sponsors PAIN, Positive Arthritis Information Now, an education and support group open to anyone in chronic pain, especially from arthritis and/or fibromyalgia.  Monthly meetings are “generally” held the first Monday of the month at Temple Dor Dorim located at 2360 Glades Circle in Weston from 7-9:30 pm in the temple library.  For more information, contact 954-389-1232 or westonarthritis@gmail.com.


Calendar of Events


Sunday, 8AM -  May 17th – Weston-Sunrise Arthritis Walk

& ARFF-RITIS Walk at Markham Park (dogs must be leashed)

Monday, 7PM - June 1st – Dr. Stephen Russo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor     

Psychological Studies, Director of Sport Psychology Health Professions Division, Nova Southeast University

Topic: The Psychological Aspects of Pain Management   

Monday, 7PM - July 6th – Open Discussion

Monday, 7PM - August 3rd – Open Discussion


Monday, 7PM – September 14th (2nd Monday due to Labor Day)

                  Speaker: Coleen McIntee, RN & Massage Therapist

                  Topic: The Benefits of Massage & Pain Management

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