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July 11, 2018

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Members of the Lehigh Acres Senior Center are encouraged to join Lehigh Regional Medical Center for their next Lunch & Learn, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center Business Development Marketing Manager Jennifer Marshall said she sets up various people from the hospital to provide a topic of learning in regards to a health item at the Senior Center, 219 Plaza Drive.

"We bring over a good wholesome lunch and I arrange a speaker, (which) ranges from one of our doctors to one of our healthcare professionals," Marshall said.

The hospital's executive chef prepares the lunch for the hour Lunch & Learn, which starts at noon the third Wednesday of every month. Marshall said they are very respective of that hour, providing attendees a great deal of time to ask questions.

"You get a good healthy lunch and get to ask questions to someone who knows a lot about one specific subject," Marshall said.

The Wednesday, July 18 Lunch & Learn will feature the hospital's registered dietician. Marshall said the hour will include what it means to eat and be healthy, as well as answer questions about what happens when one does not eat healthy and how to manage diabetes.

On average, the speaker talks for about 5 to 15 minutes before opening it up for a question and answer period.

Past speakers have included a cardiologist who spoke about what healthy means in regards to the cardiovascular system. Marshall spoke about what it means to volunteer and CEO Gary Bell spoke about the latest and greatest happenings at the hospital.

Typically 30 to 35 people attend the monthly Lunch & Learn. Members of the Lehigh Acres Senior Center must preregister before the monthly event takes place. Those interested can call (239) 369-5355.

The monthly event has been taking place for years Marshall said.

"It's always been that nature, really casual. We are just talking over lunch. They hear what the good doctor has to say and it's time for questions," she explained.

Lehigh Regional Medical Center has been in the community since 1965. In the 1980s it moved to a larger building, the same in which it sits today on Lee Boulevard. The hospital is owned by Prime Healthcare.

Although they are a small hospital, Marshall said they do big things.

"We are an acute care hospital," she said.

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