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Because I Care Fair

14th Annual Because I Care

Community Resource Fair

Saturday, October 8, 2016, 10am to 2pm

San Marcos Senior Center: 111 W. Richmar Ave., San Marcos CA

Featuring our Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Glenn Panzer

What would my loved one want? Dementia and Advance Care Planning

Chief Medical Officer, The Elizabeth Hospice

Chair, Dementia Consortium of San Diego


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.

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 Vision Screenings
  • FREE Glucose Screenings
  • FREE Balance Screenings
  • Prescription Drug "Take Back" box -- San Diego Sheriff's Department
  • Flu shots* (small fee)
Fire Department activities include:
  • Tours of the Fire Station
  • Fire fighting demonstrations

Thank you to all of the students who volunteered for this event.  All shifts are filled and Dr. Hamill has contacted you with additional information about the event.  If you have any questions please contact Dr. Sharon Hamill directly.

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

HHHS logo
TEH logo

NCHS logo
live well logo
chik fil a logo

and through the collaboration of:

City of San Marcos