East County Business News by Rick Griffin – Are seniors prepared for disasters? La Mesa health library has survival tips

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group presentation on “Emergency Preparedness,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825 5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org. The speaker will be Tom Amabile, senior emergency services coordinator for the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services. Amabile will discuss the risks and dangers of not preparing for an emergency and how to build your own emergency kit containing items that will help you survive on your own for three-to-five days. Amabile said that two-thirds of San Diego County residents feel that it is either likely or highly likely that they will be affected by a major disaster, but only half have taken the time to formally plan for such an event.