Healthy Steps In The New Year

LA MESA -- The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital 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.

SHAPE UP IN THE NEW YEAR
Want to lose weight? Think you need more fiber? Want to have more energy and just feel better overall? Think you should exercise, yet don’t have “the get up and go” to do it? Learn simple tricks to make your diet healthier (for example: eat a rainbow.). Find out what makes being healthy challenging and make a plan to make it easier! Presented by Candy Cumming, Registered Dietitian, Sharp Center for Weight Management on Thursday, January 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sharp Rees-Stealy Helix, 1380 El Cajon Blvd. Ste. 100, Classroom A, El Cajon. Reservation required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Advance care planning (ACP) is a process designed to assess your personal beliefs, values, and health care goals so that you can make important decisions with more comfort and ease. This free seminar will provide an overview of the ACP process, basic tools to help define your own health care choices, and communication tips you can use to help start the conversation with your loved ones. This free program is presented by Colleen Linnertz, Advance Care Planning Facilitator for Sharp HealthCare on Wednesday, January 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grossmont HealthCare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
Learn about the communication changes that take place for those with dementia from Holly Pobst, Community Education Manager from the Alzheimer’s Association. Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. Learn to respond in ways that the person finds helpful. Identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Thursday, January 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Grossmont HealthCare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. Registration required. Call 1-800-827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
No appointment necessary. Open to the public. For information, call 619-740-4214.
Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center, 9000 Wakarusa, La Mesa, Tuesday, January 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd., Friday, January 16, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
College Avenue Senior Center, 4855 College Ave., San Diego, Tuesday, January 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Project C.A.R.E. Community Action to Reach the Elderly
This free program helps people who live alone by offering a phone call each day. It there’s no answer, someone is called to check on you. Other Project C.A.R.E. services include Vial of Life, friendly visitor from the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol and more. East county residents may call the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center at 619-740-4214. Seniors in other zip codes may call 1-800-510-2020 for locations throughout San Diego County.

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