Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FREE Health Education and Screening Programs at Senior Resource Center

The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital, located at 7901 Frost St., San Diego, CA 92123 offers FREE health education and screening programs for seniors and their families each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides free information and assistance for health information and community resources, call 858-939-4790. For information on additional programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at www.sharp.com.

FALL PREVENTION
Living with dizziness and imbalance? Attend this free seminar presented by Rose Rode, Sharp Memorial Physical Therapist to learn about this issue and how to prevent it. Wednesday, July 9, 1 to 2 p.m. at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

GOOD START WORKSHOP FOR PARKINSON’S
Charlotte King-Mills, Director of Education for The Parkinson’s Association presents this free workshop for those newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Topics include: symptoms, potential causes, medication management, exercise, nutrition and fall prevention. Monday, July 28, 10 to 12 p.m. at the Point Loma/ Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Sharp Senior Resource Center offers free blood pressure checks. No appointments. Public welcome.
Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta, San Diego, Tuesday, July 1, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Dr., San Diego, Monday, July 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Point Loma Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego, Tuesday, July 15, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

HICAP INSURANCE COUNSELING
Receive free information about Medicare, HMO’s supplement insurance or long-term care insurance from trained volunteer counselors of HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program). Tuesday July 1, Wednesday, July 8 or Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 12 at the Sharp Senior Health Center, 4320 Genesee Ave. #104, San Diego. Appointment required. Call HICAP at 1-800-434-0222 or 858-565-8772.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER INFORMATION & REFERRAL
The Sharp Memorial Senior Resource Center staff is trained to help seniors and their families connect with other services. Do you need a Vial of Life? Do you need an Advance Directive for Health Care form? Do you need information on caregiving, exercise or health? Call the Senior Resource Center at 858-939-4790.

FREE PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE CAREGIVER COALITION OF SAN DIEGO: 
FINDING THE BALANCE IN CAREGIVING
Are you caring for a family member or friend? Attend this free conference sponsored by the San Diego Caregiver Coalition and hear from experts about what you need to know as a family caregiver.  Free lunch and free respite care provided.  Friday, July 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Ave., San Diego, 92115. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

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