Senior Services

Senior Services

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Choosing and Using Supplements

At least half of American adults take a daily dietary supplement—vitamins, minerals, or herbs, with annual sales approaching $23 billion. Although such dietary insurance can be a benefit, many people take them without knowing enough to ensure optimum results. To assess how much you know about dietary supplements, answer the following statements true or false.

1. People who eat a balanced, varied diet that includes 2 cups of fruits and 2-1/2 cups of vegetables per day can get many of the vitamins and minerals their bodies need from food.
2. Taking a supplement can protect you against cancer more effectively than eating foods with the same nutrients.
3. It's best to buy a name-brand supplement.
4. Natural supplements are superior to synthetic supplements and worth the extra cost.
5. Check the expiration date before buying a supplement.
6. When buying supplements, choose those with the USP or NSF symbol on their labels, or choose products that have passed ConsumerLab testing.
7. Choose a vitamin-mineral combination limited to 100% of the Daily Value of each nutrient and take no more than the recommended dose.
8. Vegetarians who eliminate all animal products from their diets may need additional vitamin B12 and other nutrients.
9. It's safe to take a dietary supplement without your doctor's approval.
10. Multivitamins should contain no more than 100 percent of the RDAs for vitamin A, C, D, E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, and selenium.
11. Most adults can get all the calcium they need to prevent osteoporosis from their diets alone.
12. If you're older than 65, you may need to increase your intake of vitamins B6, B12, and D because your body may not absorb vitamins B6 and B12 nutrients as well as the bodies of younger people and older peoples' bodies do not manufacture as much vitamin D.
13. Don't self-prescribe vitamins if you have a chronic or serious health problem.
14. Store supplements out of the reach of children.

Senior citizens at dinner

Senior Supper Club

At Broward Health Coral Springs, we reach out to our seniors through many programs and community events.

Senior Supper Club

Senior Supper Club is a free membership program that allows members to receive discounts in the hospital cafeteria and gift shop, and invitations to free lectures on health and wellness. Our lectures are offered the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Medical Office Complex Bldg. Senior Supper Club members (55+) receive:

  • A 20 percent discount in our cafeteria during our “Early Bird Special” hours, 4:30pm to 6:00pm daily. (Just present your Supper Club card to the cashier to receive your discount!)
  • Personal invitations to upcoming health lectures and screenings (to view upcoming lectures, click here)
  • 10 percent discount in the hospital gift shop
  • Regular mailings of our Community Education Special and Calendar Events

To receive your Senior Supper Club membership card, print the application (Adobe Acrobat Required) and FAX the completed page to 954-227-4304 or MAIL to:

Broward Health Coral Springs
Community Education Department
3100 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Health & Wellness Programs

  • Fitness Classes
    • Senior Fitness
    • Chair Yoga
    • Chair Fitness
    • Therapeutic Tai Chi
  • Support Groups
  • Health Screenings
    • Diabetes
    • Cholesterol
    • Blood Pressure
  • Health Lectures
    Meets monthly the first Wednesday of the month. The FREE monthly meeting begins with a blood pressure and blood sugar screening followed by a diabetes education session.

Volunteer Opportunities

Broward Health Coral Springs volunteers perform a number of great services every day. Volunteers come from all walks of life and from a variety of different professions. If you are interested in caring for members of the community, then you should consider joining us. Click here for additional details about volunteering.

More Information

For more information about Senior Services at Broward Health Coral Springs, contact Community Education, or call 954-344-3344.

Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065