March 28, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The Senior Resource Center at Sharp-Grossmont Hospital offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health and community resources. For more information, call 619-740-4214 or write: PO Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at: http://www.sharp.com.
THE POWER OF TOUCH: HEALING FOR THE FAMILY CAREGIVER
Family caregivers learn essential tools for self-care and relaxation, techniques to enhance the care you provide your loved one and simple healing touch techniques. Program includes lecture, hands-on demonstration and audience participation. Presented by Lisa Goodman, Integrative Care Coordinator, Sharp Hospice Care, on Thursday, April 5 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District’s Herrick Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at: http://www.sharp.com.
AGING: PLANNING & COMMUNICATING- A FREE CONFERENCE FOR SENIORS & FAMILIES
Topics include: advance care planning, healthcare decision-making, conversations with your family, financial concerns, community resources and much more. Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Dr., La Mesa. Free continental breakfast and lunch. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at: http://www.sharp.com.
LUNG FUNCTION SCREENING
Do you have trouble catching your breath after a short walk? If you haven’t seen a doctor about breathing problems, come to this free basic lung function test offered by Sharp-Grossmont Hospital’s Pulmonary Department on Wednesday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sharp-Grossmont Senior Resource Center, Room 16, 9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Appointment required. Call 1-800-827-4277.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214. Sharp-Grossmont Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa, Tuesday, April 3, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, April 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
PROJECT C.A.R.E. COMMUNITY ACTION TO REACH THE ELDERLY
This free program helps people who live alone by offering a phone call each day. It there’s no answer, someone is called to check on you. Other Project C.A.R.E. services include Vial of Life, friendly visitor from the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol and more. East county residents may call the Sharp-Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center at 619-740-4214. Seniors in other zip codes may call 1-800-510-2020 for locations throughout San Diego County.
Senior Resource Center, Sharp-Grossmont Hospital, PO Box 158, La Mesa, CA 91944, 619-740-4214, http://www.sharp.com.