Register for Virtual Noon Hour Events

 

Noon Hour

Register today to join us for our upcoming Noon Hour events, part of the 50+ Health Connection Program! 

On this page you’ll find:

Upcoming Events:

Events will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Each will last about an hour and will include time for questions. Participation is free. 

Wednesday, February 8 – Celebrating heart health.
During American Heart Month, come hear from cardiologist Azhil “Alex” Durairaj, MD, medical director of cardiology, about prevention and treatment of heart disease.

Wednesday, February 22 – The importance of self-check.
February is National Self-Check Month, an opportunity for you to become more proactive about your health — and increase your odds of avoiding chronic disease. During this special event, Derek Cheung, MD, will provide information about early disease detection techniques.

Wednesday, March 8 – Colorectal cancer screening and treatment.
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, colorectal surgeon Juliane Golan, MD, will discuss the importance of regular screenings, and share information about available treatments.

Wednesday, March 22 – Sleep disorders and you.
Vickie Greenberg, DDS, from Greenberg Orthodontics & TMJ, will discuss treatment for sleep apnea and airway constriction, as well as how TMJ is related to sleep disorders.

Wednesday, April 12 – Hair today, gone tomorrow.
Back once more by popular demand! This event, led by internist Cindy Carson, MD, will explore the causes of hair loss in older adults and potential treatment options.

Wednesday, April 26 – The benefits of permaculture.
In honor of Stress Awareness Month, Gina Bardo, RN, will discuss how you can learn from permaculture practices and the laws of nature to reduce stress and improve your mental health.

Registration:

This fall, you can enjoy Senior Care Network’s Noon Hour series in a virtual format. These educational events will now be held via Zoom, but a call-in option is also still available.

For all events, you must register in advance. There are two ways to register: 

1. Complete the registration form online by visiting this website.

2. Call our membership line at (626) 397-3147 and a staff member will assist you with registration. We’re happy to help!


Past Noon Hour Events

All About Thyroid Eye Disease – January 25, 2023

Ophthalmologists Julia Song, MD, and Alice Song, MD will talk about thyroid eye disease, including the latest developments in immunotherapy treatment.

To watch the Noon Hour event recording, click here and use the following passcode: $udZA8cz


Navigating Medicare Benefits and Costs – January 11, 2023

Stephanie Fajuri, Esq., Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) manager and staff attorney at the Center for Health Care Rights, will provide information about Medicare, including benefits and costs for 2023.

To watch the Noon Hour event recording, click here and use the following passcode: fy30.pni


Improving your financial health – December 7, 2022

During the holiday season, Nora Jashari, financial consultant for Fidelity Investments, will share tips for financial health.

For more information on this Noon Hour topic, please click here.


Bladder and bowel health – November 9, 2022

In honor of Bladder Awareness Month, physical therapist Julie Vinh, DPT, will discuss common conditions that can affect the bladder and bowel, including urinary incontinence.

To watch the Noon Hour event recording,click here and use the following passcode:7wfO!e%V


Treatment for Hip Pain – October 26, 2022

Orthopedic surgeon Timothy Jackson, MD, will talk about treatment for hip problems, including total hip replacement surgery.

To watch the Noon Hour event recording, click here and use the following passcode: B@ez5bbp


All About Menopause – October 12, 2022

In honor of Menopause Awareness Month, OB-GYN Bryan Jick, MD, will share everything you need to know about menopause, including symptoms and when they often begin.


Sex After 50 – September 21, 2022

During Sexual Health Awareness Month, come learn from sex therapist Nicoletta Heidegger, LMFT, about sex after age 50.

To access the Noon Hour event recording, please contact us by email: 50+Membership@huntingtonhospital.com or by calling (626) 397-3147.


Dysphagia and Aging – September 14, 2022

Join us as speech-language pathologist Amy Bowman, MS, CCC-SLP, discusses the changes in our swallowing as we age and how you can cope.

To watch the Noon Hour event recording, click here and use the following passcode: gcU.5y&4


Vaccine Updates – August 17, 2022

During National Immunization Awareness Month, we invite you to a special presentation by infectious disease specialist Kimberly Shriner, MD, about vaccines.  Dr. Shriner will also talk about the latest information related to COVID-19.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Aging With Vision Loss  – July 20, 2022

Socorro Arroyo, program manager at the Dayle McIntosh Center, shares information about how older adults with vision loss can remain as independent as possible, including ways assistive technology can help.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Summer Safety  – June 22, 2022

During National Safety Month, Lisa Derderian, public information officer for the City of Pasadena, provides tips on emergency preparedness, including how you can stay safe during the hot summer months.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Trauma and Injury Prevention  – June 8, 2022

Michelle Baker, RN, BSN, manager of trauma services at Huntington Hospital, discusses common trauma-related injuries and how you can protect yourself from harm.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Aging in Place  – May 18, 2022

In honor of Older Americans Month, Stuart Miller, MD, Huntington Health Physicians, and Kathleen Coatta, LCSW, clinical supervisor at Huntington Senior Care Network, talk about how older adults can remain in their homes for as long as possible.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Promoting Stroke Awareness  – May 11, 2022

During Stroke Awareness Month, learn from Arbi Ohanian, MD, medical director of Huntington Hospital Stroke Center, about the warning signs of stroke. Dr. Ohanian will also discuss what you need to know about stroke and COVID-19.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Holistic Stress Management – April 20, 2022

Pierre-Etienne Vannier, MSc, CHt, mind-body practitioner and program development specialist, provides tips on how you can manage stress by creating healthy boundaries, connecting with others, and focusing on the link between your mind, body, and spirit.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Nutrition and Comfort Food – April 13, 2022

Crystal Kwan, MPH, CDCES, Dietitian, Ben Herrera, Executive Chef, and Jessie Wahba, Director of food and nutrition services, discuss healthy alternatives for comfort foods from a variety of cultural traditions.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Urology and You – March 2, 2022

Armen Dikranian, MD, medical director of robotic surgery at Huntington Hospital, discusses common urological conditions, as well as available treatment options.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Heart Health – February 9, 2022

Azhil “Alex” Durairaj, MD, medical director of cardiology at Huntington Hospital, discusses the major risk factors for developing heart disease and how to support your heart health.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Medicare Benefits in 2022 – January 12, 2022

Stephanie Fajuri Denning, Esq., senior program manager and staff attorney at the Center for Health Care Rights, shares information about Medicare eligibility and benefits

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Preventing the Flu – December 8, 2021

Katie Jones, MPH, CIC, manager of infection prevention and control at Huntington Hospital, talks about the 2021-22 flu season, and what you can do to stay healthy.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Preventing and Managing Diabetes – November 17, 2021

During Diabetes Awareness Month, registered dietitian Crystal Kwan, MPH, CDCES, discusses nutritional strategies that can help you prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Family Caregivers: Self-Care During the Holidays – November 10, 2021

In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Huntington Senior Care Network staff provides tips for family caregivers on how to practice self-care during the holidays and how to recognize burnout.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download some associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Impact of Exercise – October 20, 2021

Physical therapist Jordan Perry provides an overview of the health benefits of exercise for older adults, including tips for adjusting your workout as you get older.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Breast Cancer Treatment Options – October 13, 2021

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ruth Williamson, MD, medical director of breast cancer services and radiation oncology at Huntington Hospital, and breast surgeon Jeannie Shen, MD, talks about new and exciting breast cancer treatment options.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Silent Breast Cancer: Understanding Your Risk and Detection Options – October 6, 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We invite you to a special presentation by Amy Polverini, MD, medical director of breast surgery at Huntington Hospital, and breast radiologist Lakshmi Tegulapalle, DO, about risk factors and current diagnostic methods.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Fall Prevention Strategies – September 29, 2021

Join us as physical therapist Julia Masulis discusses falls and what you can do to prevent them.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download some associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Prostate Cancer Awareness – September 15, 2021

In recognition of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, urologist Ramin Khalili, MD, shares information on prostate cancer prevention and treatment options.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


An Update on Eye Health – August 18, 2021

Ophthalmologists Alice Song, MD, and Julia Song, MD, discuss macular degeneration, glaucoma, thyroid eye disease, dry eyes, and drooping lids, and provide information about the latest treatment options for these eye conditions.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Lotions, Creams and Care of the Skin – July 7, 2021

Dermatologist Janice DaVolio, MD, talks about the importance of caring for your skin as you age and about the latest in skin cancer detection and treatment.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Update on COVID-19 – June 16, 2021

Infectious disease specialist Kimberly Shriner, MD, and Pasadena Public Health epidemiologist Matt Feaster, PhD, provides an update on the coronavirus pandemic.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Stroke Care in 2021 – May 19, 2021

During Stroke Awareness Month, learn from neurologist Tyler Cheung, MD about stroke symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Practicing self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic – May 12, 2021

David Washington, LCSW provides information about how to practice self‑care during the current health crisis, including the importance of establishing a daily routine.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Hair Loss: Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow – April 7, 2021

Hair loss may be more than just a cosmetic issue. It can also be a symptom of underlying medical or nutritional problems. Back again by popular demand, this session, led by internist Cindy Carson, MD, explores the causes of hair loss and potential treatments.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Colorectal Cancer Screening and Treatment – March 10, 2021

Following the death of Black Panther movie star Chadwick Boseman from colorectal cancer, there has been additional media attention to this disease. Colorectal surgeon Gabriel Akopian, MD, discusses the importance of regular screenings, and shares information about available treatments.

Dr. Akopian recommends the following links for more information:
https://nccrt.org/
https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Heart Health – February 10, 2021

During American Heart Month, cardiologist Evann Eisenberg, MD, talks about cardiac health and how to prevent heart disease.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Medicare Updates for 2021 – January 13, 2021

Stephanie Fajuri Denning, Esq., Senior Program Manager/ Staff Attorney for Center for Health Care Rights, provides information about Medicare changes for 2021.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download some associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Family gatherings in the time of COVID-19 – December 9, 2020

December holidays often mean time spent with extended family. Infectious disease specialist Kimberly Shriner, MD,and Pasadena Public Health epidemiologist Matt Feaster, PhD, provide an update on guidelines for social interactions during the coronavirus pandemic.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Caring for someone with dementia during the coronavirus pandemic – November 20, 2020

Our November Noon Hour event was delivered by Zina Paris, MSW, Director of Clinical Services at Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and she discusses caregiving during COVID-19. Now safety guidelines and restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic have made the role of caregiving even more challenging. A family caregiver also shares her own experience.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Maintaining Breast Health for Life – October 9, 2020

Our October Noon Hour event was delivered by breast surgeon Jeannie Shen, MD, and radiation oncologist Ruth Williamson, MD, discuss about why it’s important to get screened for breast cancer. You’ll also learn about the latest treatment options.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


The Latest on Screening and Treatment for Prostate Cancer – September 23, 2020

Our September Noon Hour event on Prostate Cancer was delivered by urologist Shahin Chandrasoma, MD. Timed for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Chandrasoma shares the important things you need to know to best manage your prostate health.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Update on COVID-19 – August 26, 2020

Our August Noon Hour event was delivered by Matt Feaster, PhD, epidemiologist, with the Pasadena Public Health Department. Dr. Feaster provide an update on the department’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what you can do to stay safe.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Resilience and Flexibility in Aging – July 8, 2020

Our July Noon Hour event, Psychologist Michael Barnes, PhD, discusses how resilience and flexibility can help older adults weather the challenges of aging, particularly during the current pandemic.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.


Being on Stroke Awareness Alert – June 17, 2020

Our June Noon Hour event, Arbi Ohanian, MD, medical director of Huntington Hospital Stroke Center, discusses stroke symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Download the presentation file below so you can follow along as you listen to the event recording.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below. You may also download associated files by clicking the ‘Download’ button below.


Are We There Yet? Coronavirus Update – May 6, 2020

Our May Noon Hour event featured Infectious Disease expert Kimberly Shriner, MD, and Pasadena Public Health Department’s Epidemiologist Matt Feaster, Ph.D. provide important information and took pre-submitted questions.

To listen to the Noon Hour event recording, click play below.