Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Resources for Seniors and Caregivers in December

The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital offers free health education and screening programs for seniors and their families each month. Below are listed some upcoming classes and screenings. 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.

PRE-DIABETES CLASS
This class is designed to help those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk of  developing diabetes. Understand the factors that contribute to developing diabetes and how to slow the progression to Type 2 diabetes by healthy lifestyle changes. The emphasis is on good nutrition and keeping active. Presented by a Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator from Sharp Diabetes Management on Tuesday, December 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, 3075 Health Center Dr., San Diego. Cost is $10. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

CAREGIVING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS
Find ways to overcome the holiday blues. Learn strategies to help make the holidays enjoyable for everyone and reduce holiday stress. Bring a sack lunch. Coffee and dessert provided. This free program is provided by Martha Ranon, Director of Education & Outreach for Southern Caregiver Resource Center on Wednesday, December 3 from 12 to 1 p.m. at thePoint Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com

HEARING SCREENING
Do you have a problem hearing over the telephone or hearing conversations when there are background noises? Attend this free screening provided by a Doctor of Audiology. Free specialized phone equipment available for those who qualify. This free screening is on Wednesday, December 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego. Appointment required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

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, December 3 or Wednesday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon 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.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Sharp Senior Resource Center offers free blood pressure checks. No appointments. Public is welcome. Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta, San Diego,  Tuesday, December 2, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Point Loma Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., San Diego,  Tuesday, December 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER INFORMATION & REFERRAL
The Sharp Memorial Senior Resource Center can 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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