Health care library’s Wellness Wednesday meeting will discuss the wise use of medication on Sept. 23

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 “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.