THE SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER AT SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL JAN. 2012 PROGRAMS

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January 1, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The 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 our web site at www.sharp.com.
 
MANAGING DIFFICULT BEHAVIORS
Are you caring for someone with memory loss? Learn from Diane Darby-Beach of the Alzheimer’s Association how to improve your communication skills with memory-impaired adults and identify techniques to cope with challenging behaviors. Friday, January 13, 10 a.m. to 12 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.
 
SHAPE UP IN THE NEW YEAR
Want to lose weight? Think you need more fiber? Want to have more energy and just feel better overall? Think you should exercise, yet don’t have “the get up and go” to do it? Learn simple tricks to make your diet healthier (for example: eat a rainbow.).  Find out what makes being healthy challenging and make a plan to make it easier! Presented by Candy Cumming, Registered Dietitian, Sharp Center for Weight Management onThursday, January 26, 11 to 12:30 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 Hospital Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa, Tuesday, January 31, 9:30 to 11 a.m.La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, January 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.