2017-05-19 / Health & Wellness

BRIEFS

Foundation names new director

The Dignity Health Medical Foundation recently announced that Cecilio Murillo will serve as director of operations for Dignity Health Medical Group for the Ventura region.

In this role, the Oxnard native will lead operations for eight clinics in Camarillo, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks.

Murillo is also accountable for operational, financial, clinical, quality and business development activities, including provider recruitment.

Previously Murillo held an operational leadership role with Clinicas del Camino Real, a nonprofit federally qualified health center, where he led the administrative functions of multiple community health centers.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge.

Dignity Health Medical Group offers an integrated care delivery system in the Ventura region for family and internal medicine, infectious disease, OB/ GYN, hematology and oncology, neurology, pediatrics and rheumatology.


Time for Moorpark Senior Games

Seniors age 55 and over can participate in the Moorpark Senior Games, which will officially commence with an opening ceremony Fri., Sept. 8 and run from Sept. 11 through Oct. 6.

Participants from Moorpark and surrounding communities will compete in 14 events: basketball key shots, bingo, bocce ball, bowling, darts, golf, horseshoes, mahjong, pickleball, poker, poker walk, table tennis, tennis and Wii bowling.

To participate, applications must be received by Sept. 4.

The closing ceremony with medals distribution and lunch for participants will be Fri., Oct. 6.

For entry packets, download from www.moorparkca.gov or go to the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave.

For more information, call the center at (805) 517-6261.


Conference on Alzheimer’s issues

The Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Chapter, will host its sixth annual conference starting at 8:30 a.m. Thurs., June 8 at the Ventura Marriott, 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.

The all-day event is titled “Dementia: Current Trends and Future Directions.”

Workshops and talks will cover the three stages of dementia; treating, understanding and supporting those with dementia; and sharing updates on Alzheimer’s research for caregivers.

The following will give presentations: Cordula Dick- Muehlke, Ph.D., consultant in aging and dementia for Cordula Cares; James A. Hendrix, Ph.D., director of Global Science Initiatives for the Alzheimer’s Association; Heather McKay, dementia care specialist for Partnership for Health; Alexandra Morris, professional training specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association; and Brock Travis, Ph.D., meditation instructor and spiritual counselor.

Six continuing education units will be granted for professional attendees. Register by May 30 at https://goo.gl/AFqNvB to receive credits.

For more information, call Donna Beal at (805) 892-4259, ext. 107 or email dbeal@alz.org.

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