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East County News Service


January 9, 2017 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Easy Ways to Eating Right for a Healthy Body and Mind” from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

Topics discussed at the program will include motivational tips on how to make exercise and eating right a priority in life. “Many Americans make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more,” said Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director. “Join us to start your New Year with some great tips and tricks for a healthy lifestyle.”

The speaker at the program will be Teresa Misenhelter, a registered nurse with Sharp HealthCare and Thousand Smiles Foundation. Misenhelter also is a volunteer speaker with Champions for Health, a nonprofit formerly known as the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation. Champions for Health partners with the County of San Diego’s Live Well Initiative to bring the message of better health to the community.


The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit