The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free program on “The Wise Use of Medication” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
The speakers on Sept. 23 will be Jatana Williams-Thompson of Beyond the Sky Solutions and Thyrza S. Knox, R.N., of Beyond the Sky Solutions and BrightStar Care. Both are volunteers with the speakers bureau of the Caregiver Coalition of San Diego. The speakers will discuss both over-the-counter and prescription medications and key questions to ask your doctor or the pharmacist. Medicines can treat health problems and help you live a healthier life but must be used correctly. Tips and suggestions at the free program will help attendees understand how to be safe and use medicines wisely.
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.