14th Annual

Because I Care

Community Resource Fair

October 8th, 2016

Heart Logo

When?

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 10am to 2pm.

Where?

San Marcos Senior Center 111 W. Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, CA

The purpose of the Because I Care Community Resource Fair is to raise awareness of and garner support for individuals who provide care to family members including children, young adults and aging adults. Caregivers are those individuals who provide assistance to family members when mental or physical health, or aging challenges make it difficult for them to care for themselves. However, caregivers often neglect their own health and needs. We can't expect to be able to help our loved ones if we don't take care of ourselves. We are committed to providing a free forum for family caregivers to obtain the information they need to care for their loved ones in a healthy, supportive and rewarding way.

It is our goal to give the community an outlet to see the services available to families to enrich their lives and to work together towards greater coordination of community agencies in meeting the needs of all residents. Come to find helpful information, resources, and contacts to make your family's life a little easier. Bring the whole family for a fun and education filled day that will bring your family closer together.

Thank you to last year's

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Paul Greenwood

Deputy District Attorney

Head of Elder Abuse Prosecutive Unit

San Diego District Attorney's Office

"Elder Abuse and Scams: How to Defend Yourself and Your Loved Ones"

Paul Greenwood Deputy DA

Check back in March for an update on the 2016 fair!

Activities include:

  • Resource Fair featuring North County resources (Outdoors)
  • Local Vendors (Outdoors)
  • Activities for kids -- story time with a Firefighter
  • Educational Workshops focused on healthy living and support for Family Caregivers (Indoors)
  • FREE Blood pressure screenings
  • FREE Hearing Screenings
  • FREE Balance Screenings
  • Prescription Drug "Take Back" box -- San Diego Sheriff's Department
  • Flu shots
Fire Department activities include:
  • Tours of the Fire Station
  • Fire fighting demonstrations

Thank You to the Students Who Volunteered for the BIC event.


This free event was brought to the community through our generous sponsors:


Elizabeth Hospice

Institute for Palliative Care
AIS Brightstar Homecare
North County Health Services Live Well San Diego
chick fil a

and through the collaboration of:

City of San Marcos SMFD

CSUSM