Seniors group at La Mesa health library to learn about healthy brains on Wednesday, July 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.

News from the Grossmont Healthcare District

— Seniors group at La Mesa health library to learn about healthy brains on Wednesday, July 23

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 “Lifestyle Choices for a Brain Healthy Life,” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23. The public is invited to attend and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Pat Mosteller, professor and past coordinator of the older adult program with the San Diego Community College District. Mosteller has researched the relationship between education and cognitive health in older adults based on brain plasticity and neurogenesis.

The discussion on July 23 will include tips on how to keep your brain sharp, quick and responsive for years to come by making some simple changes to your lifestyle. Researchers say that mental decline conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, can be avoided or postponed by applying brain-training strategies that keep brains stronger and healthier longer. Just like physical fitness, brain fitness can slow, or even turn back, the aging clock.

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.