August 19, 2011 (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 our web site at www.sharp.com.
HOW DO I DO THIS? CAREGIVING AT HOME
Family caregivers can learn & practice the basics of hands on care for a loved one at home including transfers, personal care, proper body mechanics & more! Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sharp Grossmont Brier Patch Campus, Work Fit Room, 9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Cost $10. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com
HELP!! I’M A CAREGIVER
Find out about resources for family caregivers, placement options, support groups and more. This free class covers emotional issues about caring for a loved one. Free. Presented by Andrea Holmberg, Program Coordinator of the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center. Thursday, September 15 from 2 to 4 p.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.
PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD) SCREENING
Do you have aching, cramping or pain in your legs when you walk or exercise, but pain that diminishes when you rest? Attend a free screening to test the arterial blood flow to your legs. Students of Grossmont College’s Cardiovascular Technology Program will check blood pressure at your ankles and arms. This is a student practice, not a diagnostic test. Please, do not wear nylons. Tuesday, September 20, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Brier Patch Campus, Classroom 15, 9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Appointment required. Call 1-800-827-4277.
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, Sept. 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, Sept. 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m.