First Wednesday Outreach
|Date/Time||1st Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 12 noon (ongoing)|
|Location||The Fallbrook Communty Center Auditorium|
|Fee||Free / Lunches $4 donation|
Services and Provides are listed below:
- Fallbrook Smiles Project and CSUSM Nursing Team – are providing free checkups for anyone who would like to participate including: Free Blood Pressure Checks, Blood Sugar screenings, and height/weight/BMI calculations. They also keep a record and send one home with the patient participant, so the patient is empowered with month to month information, providing earlier indicators of health changes so intervention and preventative measures can be taken before serious and costly health issues arise. They also occasionally bring in other screenings: audiology, bone density, dental, etc. They also can refer for nutrition counseling and other local health services. This is an amazing resource particularly for those without health insurance, the underinsured and/or unable to afford minimum co-pays.
- The VA – Representatives from the San Marcos office of the VA will be onsite. The San Marcos’ VA office’s particular specialty is caring readjustment counseling for veterans of all ages and their families. The representative can set up one on one or support group counseling, as well as advocate, direct and connect veterans to the appropriate department duty expert within the larger VA system such as Health Care, Benefits, and/or Burial services. The representative will have many of the forms needed by veterans to obtain benefits onsite as well. The representatives will be assessing what VA services are of the greatest interest and need within the Fallbrook/Bonsall/Rainbow area so that if a particular need has high demand, an appropriate VA department duty expert can be arranged to come onsite for future “First Wednesday Outreach” dates.
- Fallbrook Senior Center – will be providing healthy, balanced meals as a part of its on-going Senior Lunch program to promote healthy eating and socialization. The lunches are very affordable and available daily to everyone. There is $4.00 suggested donation for seniors 60+, and a $5.00 charge for guests accompanied by Seniors under 60. (So make a new senior friend!) The meal portion of the program is available from 11:15AM- 12 noon. Meals must be eaten onsite due to health regulations. The Senior Center is right next door to the Community Center and has a home meal delivery program for seniors and recreational and health classes that First Wednesday participants can get more information about.
- The Foundation for Senior Care – will assist seniors faced with challenges in medical care and advocacy, maneuvering social support programs, and finding resources specific to their needs. Their programs include the Care Van and Expanded Rides Transportation Services, Care Advocacy, coordination of services program, the Fallbrook Adult Day Care Center, “The Club”, and a Senior Computer Learning Center (help with computer issues and classes). They have scholarships available for the Adult Day Care and they facilitate one-on-one VA appointments at their center.