AUGUST HEATLH PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS ANNOUNCED AT SHARP HEALTHCARE IN LA MESA

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July 20, 2011 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Senior Resource Center offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Center also provides health information and community resources.

 

August's offerings include courses in stress management, Medicare basics and caregiving.  You can also get free blood pressure screenings and learn about Project CARE to assist for seniors who live alone.

 

Scroll down for details, or call 619-740-4214 for more information. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit www.sharp.com.

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT
Learn how to recognize your physical, behavioral, and emotional symptoms of stress and learn several practical and effective strategies to improve your ability to cope with stress and regain peace of mind. Geoff Twitchell, PhD, Lead Clinical Psychologist, Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health Services. Thursday, August 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

 

MEDICARE AND YOU
Learn about the basics of Medicare including Parts A, B, C and D. Also learn additional information regarding Medicare Advantage, HMOs, PPOs, etc. Take advantage of Medicare's expanded coverage of Preventive Benefits in 2012. Thursday, August 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

 

FINDING THE BALANCE IN CAREGIVING
Are you caring for a family member or friend? Attend this free conference sponsored by the San Diego Caregiver Coalition and learn about care options, legal issues, how to cope, find community resources & much more. Free lunch provided. Free respite care. Thursday, August 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration at 8:30. La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa.  Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

 

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214. Grossmont Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 9:30 to 11 a.m. La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, Aug. 19, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

PROJECT C.A.R.E. COMMUNITY ACTION TO REACH THE ELDERLY
 

Do you live alone? Concerned about someone living alone Project C.A.R.E. can provide a daily computerized telephone call, Vial of Life, friendly visitor and more. Call the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center at 619-740-4214 for details.