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December 9, 2010

Dine with a Doc Tuesday, Wednesday

TERRE HAUTE — Senior Education Ministries, Inc. has scheduled Dine with a Doc on the second Tuesday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the  West Vigo Community Center located at 127 W. Johnson Avenue in West Terre Haute.

The event welcomes the senior public to hear a doctor of the month present an educational topic while enjoying a complimentary meal. Each doctor has donated this time in effort to listen, hear and answer medical questions. Various community businesses also participate by donating door prizes and funds to cover expenses.

At Tuesday’s Dine with a Doc Dr. Charles Rutan, OD, of Advantage EyeCare at 224 Elm St. in  Clinton will be the speaker.

After graduating from the Indiana University School of Optometry in 1987, Rutan returned to his home town of Clinton to begin his career in optometry. He was among the first in Indiana to be board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases.

Rutan, also, specializes in low vision and helps those whose eyes have been damaged by disease. All types of contact lenses are filled by Rutan, including lenses that correct astigmatism, overnight corneal refraction therapy (CRT) lenses and bifocal contact lenses. His office (Advantage EyeCare) offers CO-management for the laser correction surgery and cataract surgery as well.

A question/answer period will follow Rutan’s discussion. Lunch will be provided by Westridge Health Care Center.

There will be an opening prayer and devotion at the beginning of the program. Westridge Healthcare will offer a free wellness clinic to assist with blood pressure screening at each of the programs monthly. Additionally, Lauren Davidson from the Purdue Extension will be on hand to help people with nutritional needs.

For more information, call to Senior Education Ministries, Inc. at (812) 917-4970 or e-mail

• Senior Education Ministries, Inc. has scheduled Dine with a Doc from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center, 300 S. Fifth St.

At Wednesday’s Dine with a Doc, Dr. Timothy Lenardo, UAP Clinic Bone & Joint Center, at 1725 N. Fifth St. will be the speaker.

 Lenardo is a board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, in Springfield, Ill. He is married and has two children.

Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders and osteoporosis. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, and more.

A question/answer period will follow his presentation. Lunch will be provided by Cannon Inn.

There will be an opening prayer and devotion at the beginning of the program. There will be various health care providers present to share information about their services and provide door prizes for participants to win.

Additionally provided free of charge at every Dine with a Doc is a wellness clinic.

Seating is limited and reservations are required to attend. Call (812) 232-7575 to reserve a spot.

For more information, call to Senior Education Ministries, Inc. at (812) 917-4970 or e-mail

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