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MemorialCare Senior Plus

at Orange Coast Medical Center

MemorialCare Senior Plus at Orange Coast Medical Center is a free membership enrichment program available to all seniors, age 55 or better, and is a community service from Orange Coast Medical Center, the only nonprofit hospital in Fountain Valley. Members enjoy discounts in the gift shop, café and cafeteria at Orange Coast Medical Center, as well as free non-emergency, non-urgent medical transportation (limitations may apply).

 

For membership details and to join, please click here. To join, complete the application form and mail it to:
Senior Plus, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708

MemorialCare Medicare seminars and other resources are available online. Click here to learn more.

Classes and Events for Seniors

Virtual Sweetheart Series
In place of our annual Sweetheart Screening event this year, we are pleased to offer our virtual Sweetheart Series. Attend any session to learn how to keep your heart beating strong! 

Convergent Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 11, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Nikhil Warrier, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Tuan Lam, M.D., as they discuss how the convergent procedure is performed, as well as the benefits, risks and recovery process.

Heart Disease 101 With a Special Segment on Women’s Heart Disease
Zoom Session
Monday, Feb 15, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Rachel Hargrove, M.D., and Jennifer Wong, M.D., F.A.C.C., as they discuss heart disease symptoms and prevention, and treatment options.

Heart Valve Disease Awareness 
and Prevention
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Feb 16, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Sanjiv Patel, M.D., as he discusses the symptoms, causes, risk factors and complications of heart valve disease.

Common Congenital Heart Diseases 
Zoom Session
Tuesday, Feb 23, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Sarah Elsayed, M.D., as she discusses common congenital heart diseases, with
a special emphasis on PFO closure and treatment options.

Why Cholesterol Matters
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 25, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Join Robert Greenfield, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.N.L.A., as he discusses how to better understand cholesterol levels from tests and prevention for heart-healthy living.

New Year to Be Healthy!
Zoom Session
Thursday, Jan 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to consider what it means to be healthy. Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, will join us to discuss overall strategies to stay on track towards wellness goals. 

Your Heart Health
Zoom Session
Thursday, Feb 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Marco Ruiz, M.D., a family medicine physician with MemorialCare Medical Group, to learn about causes of heart disease, treatment options and how to improve quality of life.

March Into Better Nutrition!
Zoom Session
Thursday, March 18, 3 – 4 p.m.

Join Angela Whitaker, D.O., an internal medicine physician with Edinger Medical Group, for this interactive discussion about nutrition for seniors. 

Advance Care Planning 
Zoom Session
Thursday, April 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

A licensed clinical social worker with Orange Coast Medical Center will join us to discuss advance care planning, and the differences between a Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) and an advance directive. Advance directives will be mailed to registered participants following the class.

Embrace Your Age!
Zoom Session
Thursday, May 20, 3 – 4 p.m.

In honor of Older Americans Month, a clinician with MemorialCare will join us to discuss health and wellness as we age.

Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement
Senior Center in Central Park
Thursday, June 17, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Mitchell Tsurudome, P.T., and Casey Jackson, P.T., physical therapists at Orange Coast Medical Center, will discuss practical ways to improve balance and help prevent falls. Space is limited.

Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy With Diabetes Podcast

Diabetes is a multi-systemic disease that affects many organs – most commonly the eyes, nerves and kidneys. Education and early intervention is of utmost importance in preventing diabetic kidney disease and dialysis. Gaytri Gandotra, M.D., nephrologist specializing in kidney care at Orange Coast Medical Center, discusses the possible long-term effects on the kidneys due to diabetes, how to properly manage diabetes to avoid damage to the kidneys, and ways to help keep your kidneys strong and functioning well.

 
 

Be Heart Smart

Listen to these 10-minute podcasts about heart health presented by cardiovascular specialists at Orange Coast Medical Center. For more podcasts, please visit memorialcare.org/podcasts.

New Groundbreaking Method for Carotid Disease Patients: 
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
Featuring Antonio Covarrubias, M.D.
memorialcare.org/AboutTCAR

Women’s Heart Disease Facts:  
Knowing the Signs and Symptoms 
Featuring Rachel Hargrove, M.D. 
memorialcare.org/HeartDiseaseFacts

Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) Closure:
Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment Options
Featuring Sarah Elsayed, M.D.
memorialcare.org/PFOClosure

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement 
Featuring Sanjiv Patel, M.D.
memorialcare.org/AboutTAVR

Be Smart – Protect Your Heart:
How To Prevent Heart Disease
Featuring Robert Greenfield, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., F.N.L.A. 
memorialcare.org/HeartSmart

More Than Just a Heartbeat: 
The Truth About Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
Featuring Nikhil Warrier, M.D., F.A.C.C.
memorialcare.org/AFibFacts

To learn more about the Heart & Vascular Institute at Orange Coast Medical Center, please visit memorialcare.org/heart

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MemorialCare is a nonprofit integrated healthcare delivery system that includes leading hospitals – Long Beach Medical Center, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center and Saddleback Medical Center; award-winning medical groups – MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; MemorialCare Select Health Plan; and convenient outpatient health centers, imaging centers, surgical centers and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

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