June 25, 2010 (La Mesa) -- Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Senior Resource Center offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. For more information, call 619-740-4214. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit their website.
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 how to cope, care for a loved one, find community resources & much more. Free lunch. Free respite care. Saturday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. at the Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
PROTECTING YOUR NECK AND ARMS IN DAILY ACTIVITIES
Learn how to protect your body while lifting, pushing and pulling and how assistive devices can help you from Occupational Therapist Jaclynn Reifman from Sharp Grossmont Rehabilitation. Wednesday, July 21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Grossmont HealthCare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa, La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
HEARING HELP WORKSHOP
ARE DIGITAL HEARING AIDS FOR EVERYONE?
This free workshop will help those who are struggling with hearing loss to understand the advancements in digital hearing aid technology. Thursday, July 22 from 10 to 11 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.
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, July 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, July16, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
HEALTHY AGING PODCASTS
The Sharp Senior Resource Centers announce our new online Healthy Aging series. These audio and video presentations provide important information on senior resources, fall prevention, exercise, medications, maintaining brain health, and much more – to help seniors live a healthy and independent life. Visit www.sharp.com/seniors today. The Healthy Aging Series is sponsored by a generous grant from the PacifiCare/United Healthcare Charitable Commitment Program.
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.
SHARP HEALTH EDUCATION
Sharp HealthCare offers a variety of classes and events for the public. Topics include recent advances in joint replacement, cancer treatments, vascular and heart disease, women’s health and much more. Call 1-800-82-SHARP or visit sharp.com to see what Sharp has to offer you.
Stay informed about the latest in health news, Sharp classes, events and more – online. Sharp HealthCare offers free email newsletters on heart health, diabetes, women’s health, men’s health and weight management and more. You can also receive email newsletters from Sharp Grossmont, Sharp Coronado or Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. Sign up today at www.sharp.com/newsletters.