Friday, October 23, 2015

Senior Resource Center FREE Programs in November

The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital 7901 Frost St., 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.

PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE (PAD)
Attend this free lecture on the signs and symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) offered by Justine Bono Foltz, MS, ANP-BC, GNP, CNS, a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from the Sharp Senior Health Center. PAD is a disease in which plaque builds up in your arteries which can slow or block the flow of blood to different parts of your body. Learn about risks factors, how they may be managed and lifestyle changes. Wednesday, November 4, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com


DIABETES LECTURE AND SCREENING
November is National Diabetes Month. Learn about diabetes and how the proper nutrition can make a difference at this free lecture and free blood glucose screening. Monday, November 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Registration 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, November 4, and Wednesday, November 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sharp Senior Health Center, 4320 Genesee Ave. #104. 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. Locations/dates:

  • Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta, Tuesday, November 3, 9:30am-11am.
  • War Memorial Building, 3325 Zoo Dr., Monday, November 9, 11:30am-1pm 
  • Point Loma Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9:30am-11am

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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