Health

County to explore ‘Yellow Dot Program’

Some communities have implemented a “Yellow Dot Program” in which participants place a yellow dot on their vehicle’s rear window so that if they are unresponsive or incoherent first responders know to look in the glove compartment for a corresponding folder with medical, emergency contact, and other vital information. The County of San Diego is […]

Senior Center exercise group saluted by FHD

Senior Center exercise group saluted by FHD

Fallbrook Senior Center’s Monday Wellness Exercise Group was recently honored by the Fallbrook Healthcare District (FHD) as the October winner of FHD’s “Call to Activity Wellness…One Step At A Time” award. Members of the exercise group are shown with a banner that recognizes them for their achievement.

WOW helps seniors prepare for hospital discharge

WOW helps seniors prepare for hospital discharge

Lucette Moramarco Staff Writer A bigger crowd than usual attended the March 3 Woman of Wellness (WOW) event to hear the presentation on “Things You Don’t Know That You Need to Know About Hospital Discharge and Homecare”. Speaker Colleen Van Horn, RN, BSN, PHN, CCM, and owner of Innovative Healthcare Consultants, spoke from her experience […]

‘Dinner with the Docs’ funds senior programs

‘Dinner with the Docs’ funds senior programs

Foundation for Senior Care board of directors member Mike McReynolds arrives to the annual ‘Dinner with the Docs’ masquerade gala and fundraiser at Pala Mesa Resort on Nov. 7. The annual event raises money for three critical programs available to local seniors.

YANA program becomes Fallbrook seniors’ extended family

YANA program becomes Fallbrook seniors’ extended family

By Patricia Diaz “Hello, Frances? It’s Jane with the sheriff’s volunteers,” the woman in uniform said, poking her head just inside the screen door. A small dog barks from somewhere inside the house. “Frances, it’s Jane with the sheriff’s volunteers here to visit you; can we come in?” “I can’t understand what you’re saying,” a […]

Blueberries: Tasty, healthy & fun

Blueberries: Tasty, healthy & fun

Courtesy of Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply Blueberries are one of the healthiest fruits around; they are low calorie, almost fat free, packed with vitamin C, antioxidants and dietary fiber – and they taste wonderful. As if that weren’t enough, they can add striking beauty to your garden. Whatever your reason for growing them, blueberries […]

Local Woman Fights Disease with Raw Food Diet

Local Woman Fights Disease with Raw Food Diet

by Shelli DeRobertis Nearly 15 years ago, cancerstricken Leslie Kirchmeier, of Fallbrook, was frail, too thin, and could barely walk, until a raw foods diet turned her life around. In the Summer of 2000, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 cervical cancer and underwent surgery to remove lymph nodes after a tumor was found to […]