Seniors group at health care library to host discussion on `Healthier Living’

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 program titled “Healthier Living with Chronic Conditions,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Kyra Reinhold, coordinator of the County of San Diego’s Healthier Living Project.

The County’s Aging and Independence Services, a division of the Health and Human Services Agency, is offering free interactive and goal-oriented workshops called “Healthier Living” for people with chronic health conditions. Caregivers also are welcome to attend. Workshops are held once a week for six weeks.

On Sept. 24 at the Herrick Library, Reinhold will discuss the “Healthier Living” workshops. Handouts will be provided and light refreshments will be served. The state-of-the-art, evidence-based curriculum provides exciting and participatory workshops that enable people to meet their own personal health improvement goals. The workshops involve participants in active brainstorming, problem solving and weekly action planning.

The workshops are part of the County’s Live Well San Diego, a cutting-edge, countywide initiative that focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and improving the health, safety and well-being for all residents. Live Well San Diego’s vision of a healthy, safe and thriving San Diego County calls on every resident to take action to improve their own health, safety and well-being, as well as that of their families and neighbors.

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