TO YOUR HEALTH! FREE & LOW-COST HEALTHCARE CLASSES IN SEPTEMBER

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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 TO TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR DURING DIFFICULT TIMES
 

Do you have trouble talking about certain topics? How do you have a conversation about sensitive subjects, like end of life care or a serious diagnosis? Hear from Dr. Margaret Elizondo, Associate Medical Director, Sharp HospiceCare about the importance of end-of-life care planning. Learn how to discuss vital issues with your health providers, family and friends Wednesday, September 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277.

 

HOW DO I DO THIS? CAREGIVING AT HOME
 

Learn & practice the basics of caring for a loved one at home from a registered nurse. Program includes learning how to safely transfer, provide personal care, proper body mechanics & more!
Saturday, September 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Brier Patch Campus, 9000 Wakarusa, Rooms 13 & 14, La Mesa. Cost $10. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277.

 

THINK PINK – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS  AND EARLY DETECTION
 

Learn about why early detection is so important, how to do breast self-exams and what treatment options are available from Donna Thompson, RN, BSN, Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Certified Breast Health Navigator on Tuesday, September 22 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Grossmont District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277.

 

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
 

No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital Brier Patch Campus, Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa on Tuesday, September 1, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, September 18, 9:30-11 a.m.

 

PROJECT C.A.R.E.
COMMUNITY ACTION TO REACH THE ELDERLY
 

Do you know someone who lives alone and would like a daily call to check on them? Project C.A.R.E. is a community effort enabling people who live alone to feel safe in remaining at home. Services include a daily computerized telephone call, Vial of Life, friendly visit from the Senior Volunteer Patrol and more. Call 619-740-4214 for details.