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September 27, 2013 (La Mesa) – The City of La Mesa will host its fourth annual Senior Expo on Thursday, October 10, 2013.  With a wide variety of speakers and exhibitors, Expo will offer free “one-stop shopping” for all adults facing life changes that may affect their independence, or those who would like great tips on safety and security. The Expo will be held at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa 91942 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, and is supported by funding from the San Diego Association of Governments.

Guest speakers are:

  • Paul Greenwood, San Diego County Deputy District Attorney and Lead Prosecutor of Elder Abuse Cases
  • United States Postal Inspector, Mail Fraud Schemes including foreign lotteries, work at home scams, bogus investments
  • Holly Pobst, Alzheimer’s Association, Driving and Dementia
  • Contractors State License Board, Senior Scam Stopper
  • Monica Zech, Public Information Officer, City of El Cajon, Driving Safely and Avoiding the Dangers of the Road

In addition, a variety of exhibitors will be onsite including the La Mesa Police Department, Aging and Independence Services, Metropolitan Transit System, “211”, Sharp Senior Resource Center, Meals on Wheels, California Telephone Access Program, DMV Senior Ombudsman Program, AARP, The Burn Institute’s free smoke alarm program for seniors, and more.

Sharp Grossmont Hospital will provide flu shots for seniors and high risk adults for a $2.00 donation. Refreshments will be served, and free shuttles will be available from certain trolley stops and parking lots. Please call 619-667-1322 or email to RSVP by Wednesday, October 9.

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