MARCH PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS ANNOUNCED BY SHARP GROSSMONT

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February 22, 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 information and community resources. For more information, call 619-740-4214. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at www.sharp.com.
 
HOW DO I DO THIS? CAREGIVING AT HOME
Family caregivers can learn and practice the basics of caring for a loved one at home including transfers, personal care, proper body mechanics & more! Learn from a registered nurse how to physically care for your loved one and how to protect yourself from injury. Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sharp Grossmont Hospital’sBrier Patch Campus, Classroom 13/14, 9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Cost $10. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
 
GET A RESTFUL, REFRESHING SLEEP
Do you or your partner have trouble sleeping through the night? Snoring?  Too much or too little sleep can affect your overall health. Learn from our experts at the Sharp Grossmont Sleep Disorder Center about ways to get a good night’s sleep. Thursday, March 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Reservation 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.
Sharp Grossmont Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa, Tuesday, March 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, March 16, 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 INFORMATION & REFERRAL
The Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center staff is trained to help seniors and their families connect with other services. Do you need a Vial of Life? Do you need an Advance Directive for Health Care form? Do you need information on caregiving, exercise or health? Call the Senior Resource Center at 619-740-4214.

  

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