March 2017 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, March 28th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Topic:  What is A Senior Village?
  • “The Village is not a place to live, but a way to live” – a grass roots membership group that connects seniors with helpful resources and each other.  Please join us for a presentation and an interactive listening session about successful aging strategies as we continue to “age-in-place”.

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February 2017 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, February 28th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Luis A. Monge, Senior Assembly Member, California Senior Legislature
  • Topic:  What is Successful Aging?
  • Please join us for a presentation about successful aging strategies as we continue to “age-in-place” in our own homes.

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January 2017 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, January 31st

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Looking Ahead to a New Year of Activities 
  • Please join us for a presentation about aspects of aging and a look ahead at activities for 2017.

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November 2016 Events

Holiday Party:  Tuesday, November 29th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Light Dinner and Entertainment
  • Double Quartet of San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines
  • Silent Auction, 50/50 Drawing
  • FREE Admission:  Please RSVP by November 28th so that we can have a count of people attending: alconradt@cox.net

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October 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, October 25th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Matthew Parcasio of San Diego County Aging and Independence Services (AIS)
  • Topic:  When You Don’t Know Where to Turn, Turn to Us
  • Whether the need is for assessment, service referrals or follow up, with one phone call, you or a loved one can receive help for Seniors, Disabled Adults, abused adults, those requiring home-based care to prevent institutionalization.  As a public agency, AIS provides comprehensive information and impartial assistance free of charge to San Diego County residents.

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September 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, September 27th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Chris Murphy, M.S. Gerontology, Executive Director
  • Topic:  Do You Know How to Choose Residential Care for Yourself or a Family Member
  • Consumer Advocates for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) Reform, dedicated to improving resident care in California’s assisted living facilities by educating consumers and increasing industry accountability.
  • In 2001, she placed her mother in a local assisted living facility;  the experiences of both her mother and herself were the genesis of her interest in, and passion for residential care advocacy.

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August 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, August 30th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Gabe Selak, Programs Mgr, SD History Center
  • Topic:  The Lore Behind the Roar:  Celebrating 100 Years of the SD Zoo!
  • A San Diego History Center Presentation
  • 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the San Diego Zoo.  Created as an offshoot of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition the Zoo has grown to become the global leader in world-wide efforts to eliminate extinction.  Illustrated talk explains how an expanding global economy in the 1910s where exoticism and orientalism of the Far East played a large role in shaping personal collections.  Those collections led to knowledge seeking and scientific research to understand the natural world.  Enter Zoos as menageries of animals that are collected part for study, part curiosity and part for their whimsy and delight.  Hear the story of Dr. Harry Wegeforth; Belle Benchley; Charles Schroeder and others as the Zoo took on prominence as innovators in animal care; preservation; conservation; education and entertainment leading it to its world famous status today!

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July 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, July 26th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Matthew Parcasio of SD County Aging and Independent Services
  • Topic:  Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
  • An Alzheimer’s Project presentation to educate, engage, and build awareness  of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.  How to recognize the 10 warning signs and the importance of early detection and diagnosis.  Other topics include:  Common myths of Alzheimer’s Disease; Other types of Dementia and stages of disease progression; Physical effects associated with Dementia; Professional Consultation; Medication and Behavior Management; Sundowning; Caregiving Communication Do’s and Don’ts; Safety measures when caring for a person with Dementia; Risks associated with caregiving and importance of accessing support and resources.

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June 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday June 28th

  • Time:  6 PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Cindy Sawyer of SD Cty Aging and Independent Services
  • Topic:  Eating Healthy, Microwave Meals, Nutrition for Seniors… includes a Live Demonstration and Taste Samples
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March & April 2016 Events

General Meeting Tuesday, April 26th

  • Time:  6:PM
  • Place:  First Church of the Brethren, 3850 Westgate Place
  • Guest Speaker:  Gary Mitrovich, SDPD Retired
  • Topic:  Historical Presentation of East San Diego (now City Heights)
  • Speaker Gary Mitrovitch is a 3rd generation San Diegan who grew up in the College Area. He served in the San Diego Police Department for 33 years and is the author of “East of San Diego – The Lost History of the East San Diego Police Department 1912 – 1923”.

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