Identity theft, fraud, weight loss–solutions begin Saturday

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Want to enjoy 2011 as a safer, slimmer, healthier person?

Two series of classes, one provided locally by Maricopa Seniors, Inc., and the other by the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, will address personal safety and legal rights, as well as weight loss and nutrition.

The Maricopa Seniors 2011 first annual Health and Safety Speakers Series will be held on four Mondays, Jan. 10 and 24, and again on Feb. 7 and 28. The series will be held at Maricopa High School, 45012 W. Honeycutt Ave. from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Experts in their respective fields, ten speakers will address personal and fire safety, identity theft, fraud and ways to protect individual legal rights. The experts will also stay after the general sessions to meet attendees and answer their personal questions.

The classes, open to all ages, are free. To register or for additional information, contact Therese Starkey at 520-568-8945 or by email at
The event is presented by Maricopa Seniors, Inc. in partnership with Maricopa High School.

Casa Grande Regional Medical Center (CGRMC) is offering a nutrition class, “The Healthy Weigh to Weight Loss,” on Saturday, Jan. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Discovery Room at the hospital, 1800 E. Florence Blvd. 

Participants will learn how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, determine BMI (body mass index), calorie needs and energy expenditures. An emphasis will be placed on healthy food choices, portion control and behavior modification tips for permanent weight loss.

Part of a series of nutrition classes, this class and others will be held on the second Saturday of each month. The goal of the series is to provide participants the knowledge and tools to make better food choices to improve their health.

All classes will be taught by a registered dietitian. Future topics include “Eating Hints for Cancer Patients,” “Heart Healthy Nutrition” and “Diabetes Overview.”

Classes are free, but space is limited. To register or for additional information, contact Jackie Huston at 520-381-6416 or by email at

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