Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Senior Resource Center August Programs

The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital offers FREE health education and screening programs for seniors and their families each month. You do not need to be a SHARP patient or have SHARP insurance; all are open to the public. 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

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Sharp Senior Resource Center’s Registered Nurse offers free blood pressure checks. No appointments necessary. Public welcome.  War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Dr., San Diego, Monday, August 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.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). Wednesday, August 12 or Wednesday, August 27, 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.

ADDRESSING BEHAVIOR THROUGH COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION
Learn tips to improve communication skills with memory-impaired adults. Identify techniques to cope with
challenging behaviors from Holly Pobst, Community Education Manager, Alzheimer’s Association on Wednesday, August 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St., San Diego
Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

LOW BACK PAIN
Do you experience intermittent or chronic low back pain or stiffness due to osteoarthritis or another reason? Sharp Rehabilitation outpatient orthopedics therapists will discuss self-treatment strategies that may help ease or prevent low back pain. Discussion will include instruction on proper posture and body mechanics, therapeutic exercises and use of heat or ice. Thursday, August 21, 10 to 11:30 a.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.

WILLS AND TRUSTS
Norm Timmins, J.D., Gift & Estate Planning Director for the Sharp HealthCare Foundation
An estate planning expert will explain why everyone should have a will and some need a trust. Without adequate planning, your heirs may not receive their full inheritance. This free session will provide valuable information on inheritance taxes and legal issues. Monday, August 25, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sharp Health Plan, 8520 Tech Way, San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.


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.

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