Medical Series at the Elks Club (Open to the Public)

Alternate Wednesdays • 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. • Classes off campus at the Fullerton Elks Club Lodge, 1400 Elks View Lane, Fullerton (near the corner of Brea Blvd. and Harbor Blvd.—enter from Brea Blvd.).  

A recent large study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, proved that one of the most critical contributors to prolonging life is “medical literacy.” This indicates that populations with a poor understanding of their medical condition, its diagnosis and treatment, not only had a poorer quality of life but lived much shorter lives.

This series will contribute to your “medical literacy” and is co-sponsored along with OLLI by the Golden Hearts Group at St. Jude Medical Center and the Fullerton Elks Club.

Coordinators : Joseph Lawton, M.D. and Carol Thurk

Topic, Date, Speaker


The Evolution of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in the Healthcare Delivery System
February 28
Speaker : Sherry Bearlen, R.N.

Sherry Bearlen, Director of Clinical Operations at the St. Jude Heritage Medical Group, will discuss the increasing importance of specially-trained nurses and assistants in the delivery of the best possible healthcare. This includes better communication with healthcare providers and assistance in the navigation of the increasingly complex healthcare delivery

Click here to view the video of the presentation