Community Programs


The Senior Resource Center staff is trained to help seniors and their families connect with other services. Do you need a Vial of Life? Do you need an Advanced Directive for Health Care form? Do you need information on caregiving, exercise or health? Call the SHARP Senior Resource Center at 619-221-3779 or for information on additional programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit our web site at


















































The Caregiver Coalition of San Diego is a diverse group of service providers, current and former caregivers and other who seek to improve the quality of life for caregivers, families and the community. Join us! WHEN- The last Thrusday of each month.--TIME- from 10 to 11:30 a.m. PLACE- at Aging and Independence Services, 9335 Hazard Way,San Diego 92123 - Kearny Mesa area- INFO-For more information Contact Marty Dare by calling (858) 505-6300 or by email to Marty Dare or log on our website with a click on X Next meeting is on December 28, 06


This FREE support group, sponsored by Sharp Cabrillo Senior Resource Center and the Alzheimer’s Association, is for caregivers, family members and friends of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. , No reservation required. Free to the public. NEXT MEETING-SEPTEMBER 19-- DAY- This group meets the third Tuesday of each month--TIME-From 10-11:30 a.m. -- PLACE- at the Senior Resource Center, 3475 Kenyon St, San Diego.


ALZHEIMER ASSOCIATON LOGOGrupos de apoyo para familiares y amistades de personas con pérdida de memoria debido a la enfermedad de Alzheimer o enfermedades relacionadas. En estos grupos de ayuda las personas comparten información, intercambian experiencias y conocimientos entre si, dándose así el apoyo necesario ademas de recibirlo. Estos grupos son gratuitos y no necesita hacer reservación. Los Grupos de Apoyo se reúnen: • En SAN YSIDRO- Los martes de 10 a 11:30 a.m- En Casa familiar Recreation Center-221 East Park Ave. • En CHULA VISTA- Cada primer y tercer jueves del mes de 3 a 4:30 p.m. en la Clínica de Chula Vista Family Clinic del 865 3rd Ave.,Suite 133 • SAN MARCOS- Cada 4to. miércoles de 6 a 7 p.m en el American Adult Day Healthcare ubicado en el 340 de Rancheros Dr., Suite 196. Para mayor información llame a la Asociación de Alzheimer al 858-492-4400 o a Consuelo delgadillo al 619-428-2877 o visite


This gentle conditioning exercise program focuses on improving total body flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and endurance. DAYS- These 8 week sessions meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays,--TIME- 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. --INFO-Call Grossmont Hospital Recreation Therapy at 619-740-4104 for costs and locations.


Come to the Grossmont Hospital Rehabilitation Conference Room to learn and discuss concerns of caring for an older adult, identify community and support resources and more. DAY-This FREE group meets on Tuesdays, --TIME- 3-4 p.m. NEXT MEETING-SEPTEMBER 12 & 26. --INFO-For more information, call Carol Roskos, LCSW at 619-740-4193.


This support group helps those with Parkinson’s and their families understand various aspects of the ailment and learn beneficial ways of coping. Free. No appointment needed. Sponsored by Sharp Cabrillo Senior Resource Center and Southern Caregiver Resource Center. --INFO-For information call 619-221-3779.. DAY- This free support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, NEXT MEETING-September 13 from 10–11:30 a.m.PLACE- at the Sharp Cabrillo Senior Resource Center.


Community Action to Reach the Elderly-Project C.A.R.E. is a community effort enabling people who live alone to feel safe in remaining at home. Services include a daily computerized phone call, Vial of Life, Safe Return and more! Call 619-740-4214 for details.


We offer substance abuse treatment to pregnant and parenting women and mothers of all ages, in compassionate environment that is designed to treat each person as an individual. Come and learn: • How to live fully,without the use of alcohol /drugs • How to create healthy relationships and • How to become a better parent to your children. Services include Certificate of Completion awarded and All services provided in English and Spanish. "Healthy Beginings" is commited to serve the specific need of women seeking a new way of life" Thie program is provided by Paradise Valey Hospital and Funded by San Diego County Health and Human Services Alcohol and Drugs Services Agency- INFO- 619-470-4384 -Email- PLACE- 2345 east 8th Street, Ste110 National City, CA 91950


BREAKERS LOGOLEGACY CORPS"BREAKERS" is a Groundbreaking Caregivers Respite Program Based on Intergenerational Support. Teens Brings Energy and Enthusiasm; Seniors Bring Knowledge and Experience.And, Working together as BREAKERS is Fun-Even If You Don't trade Bling! So, Make a BREAK with Your Routine and Make History. If You're 55+ And Can Volunteer Nine Hours a Week, Become a BREAKER. There's even $ 200/Mo. To Cover expenses.Come to Our Next "BREAK OUT" Session, And find Out More. Call:619-253-5155 and follow this LINK


THE CARING COMMUNITY – Living with Cancer (CCLC) offers WEEKLY support groups for those affected by any type of cancer. Whether you are newly diagnosed, you are undergoing treatment, or you have completed your treatment and are ready to deal with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, you may want to join a cancer support group. Groups are also available for family members living with a loved one affected by cancer. English support groups are offered countywide: Central San Diego (Kearny Mesa & Mission Valley), East County (La Mesa), as well as North County Inland (Encinitas).

Educational programs are offered WEEKLY (in English only) at our La Mesa location.
Our WEEKLY Spanish cancer support group (which is for both patients, survivors and family members) meets in National City.

Relaxation & Visualization classes are also available in English and Spanish.
To register for a CCLC group, please call our bilingual line at (619) 682-2663

Also available in Spanish, independent from CCLC, is a MONTHLY cancer support group, which meets at the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center in La Jolla. To register, please call Mercedes Garcia-Mohr, Oncology Social Worker at (858) 822-6201

A BIMONTHLY Spanish-speaking breast cancer support group meets at San Ysidro Health Center, through the PODER program. To register, please call Alma Sandoval at (619) 205-6340

Friend to Friend Support Groups- Scripps Cancer Center offers free support groups for patients, family members and friends who are living with cancer. DAYS- First and Third Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Scripps Encinitas/ Second and Fourth Mondays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.,/ Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Second and Fourth Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 p.m.,/ Scripps Mercy Hospital/Second and Fourth Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,San Ysidro Health Center-For more information and registrations call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)

CANCER NAVIGATOR LOGOIf you are in need of other services, such as health insurance, financial assistance, transportation, information on a specific type of cancer, clinical trials, medical equipment or prosthesis, among other things, and/or need help navigating the cancer care system, please call San Diego County Cancer Navigator’s Help-Line at (866) 324-2628 or visit our website at


STROKE/ PARKINSON EXERCIS CLASS- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - noon-Classes offer peoples who have suffered a stroke or have Parkinson’s Disease a safe and varied exercise program and supplements the physical activities prescribed by their physicians. Participants must be assisted by their caregivers.A physician release form is required for exercise classes. Free. Presented by Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista at Scripps Mercy Well Being Center. For registration call 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777)


FREE WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE SEMINAR- School of Oom Yung DoeTM The Grandmaster “Iron” Kim Style Shock, Scream & Run Women’s Self Defense Seminar Learn simple and effective self-defense techniques that emphasize the natural strengths of a woman’s body. Wear clothing suitable for exercise. WHEN: Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar will be held the first Saturday of every month.--TIME:10:00 am to 11:00 am --PLACE: The School of Oom Yung Doe Martial Arts 3778 Fourth Avenue Hillcest San Diego, CA 92103-INFO-For more information please call (619) 297-9979 or follow this LINK


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