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Oaklawn launches "Lunch and Learn" at Heritage Commons

Sept. 26, 2017

 Oaklawn launches “Lunch and Learn” programs at Heritage Commons 

MARSHALL – Oaklawn has launched a series of “Lunch and Learn” programs, each of which will begin at noon on several autumn Wednesdays at the Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center at 13444 Preston Drive.

The events, which will feature speakers from various departments at Oaklawn, are being offered free of charge to Heritage Commons members, and a complimentary lunch will be provided by Oaklawn. Non-members may attend for a $5 admission fee.

Reservations are necessary and may be made by contacting Heritage Commons at (269) 986-9137.

Seating is limited to 25 attendees, so early reservations are encouraged, according to Sara Jeffery of Oaklawn’s Marketing Department.

All events will begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. on these Wednesdays:

– Oct. 4: Richard Lindsey, Oaklawn’s Executive Director of Development and Community/Legislative Affairs and Amy Reimann, Oaklawn’s Development Manager.

– Oct. 18: Kim McLean, D.O., an orthopedic surgeon, will speak on the topic of osteoarthritis.

– Nov. 1: Jessica Fountain, P.T.A., a physical therapy assistant, will discuss aquatic therapy.

– Nov. 15: Sumita Saha, M.D., who is a plastics and reconstructive surgeon, will speak on the topic of plastic surgery.

– Nov. 22: Brittany Weaver, who serves as Oaklawn’s quality improvement advocate, will speak about Oaklawn’s Voice of the Consumer program.

– Nov. 29: Jennifer Wendt, OTR/L, clinical manager of Oaklawn Physical Rehabilitation, will speak on occupational therapy and arthritis.

– Dec. 6: Adrienne Solis-Sherman, MSN, RN, CHPN, who is director of Homecare, Hospice, & The Wound Care Center at Oaklawn, will speak about home-care services, hospice and end-of-life options.

– Dec. 13: Judy Cole, who manages Oaklawn Home Medical Equipment, will speak about equipment available for home medical needs.

– Dec. 20: Sarah Hughes, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPST, who is Oaklawn’s Injury Prevention Specialist and Trauma Registrar, will discuss the prevention of injury-causing falls.

The ongoing events will be overseen by representatives of Oaklawn’s Marketing Department in coordination with staff at Heritage Commons, Jeffery said.

“After Dec. 1, we hope to continue this program every Wednesday,” she said. A further schedule will be announced at a later date.