Health care library’s `Wellness Wednesday’ meeting will discuss resources and tools for family caregivers on Feb. 25

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.

GHD_Ext4The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “Resources and Tools for Family Caregivers” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

A growing number of Americans are providing care for an older adult, ranging from accessing care, socialization, finances and transportation to meals and other services. Caregivers often include relatives and friends who may not realize that community resources are available to help them, including support groups, respite care and classes that teach them how to cope and care for themselves while caring for others.

Speaking at the Herrick Library will be Andrea Holmberg, program coordinator with the Sharp Grossmont Hospital Senior Resource Center. A 2010 recipient of a Healthcare Hero Award from the Grossmont Healthcare District, Holmberg has been involved with senior programs at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and throughout the East County community for the past two decades. She is regarded today as an expert in caregiver issues with a thorough knowledge of senior services throughout San Diego County. She is an active member of the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego.

The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.