OCTOBER SENIOR PROGRAMS IN LA MESA

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East County News Service

September 8, 2017 (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. This month you can learn about Medicare and drug coverage updates, how to prevent fractures, get free mental health and blood pressure screenings, or participate in a walking program.

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

MENTAL HEALTH

Learn signs and symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders from Dr. William Brock, a Sharp-affiliated psychologist. Sharp Grossmont Behavioral Health Services will provide free, anonymous screenings for adults age 60 and over following the lecture. Tuesday October 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Grossmont Health Care District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

MEDICARE & DRUG COVERAGE UPDATES FOR 2017

Attend a free lecture on Medicare insurance changes for 2017 Medicare Parts A, B, D, HMOs, etc. Also learn about Medicare Saving Program (MSP) and Extra-Help Program that assist with costs for Parts B & D. This free program is presented by David Weil of the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) on Monday, October 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grossmont Health Care District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

PREVENT A FRACTURED FUTURE:  EXERCISE FOR BETTER BONES

Kristin Schulz, a Sharp Grossmont physical therapist, discusses osteoporosis including the benefits of good posture and exercise to improve bone health for a lifetime. Monday, October 16, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa

Registration required. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

Have your blood pressure checked by a registered nurse. No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214.

William C. Herrick Community Health Library, 9001 Wakarusa, La Mesa. Tuesday, October 10, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Grossmont Center Food Court, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, Saturday, October 14 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

College Avenue Senior Center, 6299 Capri Ave., San Diego, Tuesday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, October 20, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

FREE EXERCISE AND WALKING PROGRAM

The Grossmont Mall Walkers have been walking for over 31 years at Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. La Mesa.  Join exercise instructor Daphne Miller on Saturdays for a free stretch/exercise class in the Food Court. Classes start at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Walk the mall, make new friends, make exercise a part of your routine. This free community program is sponsored by the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource.  For more information, call 619-740-4214.