Upcoming Events: September 2016

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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Upcoming Events: August 2016

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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Upcoming Events: July 2016

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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Upcoming Events: June 2016

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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Upcoming Events: March & April 2016

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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Recap of Events: October 2015 – February 2016

October 27th Meeting

Guest speaker:  Elder Law & Advocacy, an organization that offers free assistance with legal, Medicare, caregiver, long-term care and many other issues.

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Updates & Upcoming Events: August & September 2015

Get social--it's good for you!General Meeting

There will be NO general meeting during the month of August.

Next Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 29th
Time:  6 to 7:30 pm
Location: Azalea Park Recreation Center

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Updates & Upcoming Events: May & June

May General Membership Meeting

Thursday, May 28th, 6:00 PM
Azalea Park Recreation Center (corner of Violet and Poplar Streets)

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Guest Speaker Summary April 30th Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the general meeting on April 30th, at Azalea Park.

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Melissa Dennison, of Jewish Family Service Fix-It Service, shared information with us about FREE Minor Home Safety Repairs and Modifications for Older Adults. She informed us of Continue reading

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BLOG Scrabble Tiles“Blog” is short for “weblog.” A blog is made up of a sequential set of articles and announcements called “posts.” Posts can include any kind of news and information.

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