12th Annual
Because I Care Community Resource Fair
October 11th, 2014

Chronic Pain Management and Healing through the Arts

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Karl Steinberg, MD

Pain: The Art and Science of Treatment

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Karl Steinberg, MD

Family and Geriatric Medicine, Scripps Coastal Medical Group

Attendees will learn about the different categories of pain and consider treatment options for people who suffer from acute and chronic pain.  The connection between pain and depression will also be discussed, and pain in the context of quality of life will be reviewed.


Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 10am to 2pm.


San Marcos Senior Center 111 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.

Be sure to download our flyer and speaker schedule to help you plan your day. 

Activities include:

  • Resource Fair featuring North County resources (Outdoors)
  • Local Vendors (Outdoors)
  • Activities for kids -- fun bus
  • Educational Workshops focused on healthy living and support for Family Caregivers (Indoors)
  • FREE Blood pressure screenings
  • FREE Dental Screenings 
  • FREE Hearing Screenings
  • FREE Balance Screenings
  • Prescription Drug "Take Back" box -- San Diego Sheriff's Department
  • GET CONNECTED!  Technology for Caregivers -- Learn about what technology can do to making caregiving easier!
Fire Department activities include:
  • Fingerprinting for the kids
  • Tours of the Fire Station
  • Fire fighting demonstrations
  • Firefighter's Bar-B-Q

For more information, call (760) 744-5535 or email Georganne Grotey, Senior Center Director.  If you would like to be a sponsor or an exhibitor for the event, please complete the application form, or contact Georganne Grotey if you have questions.  Deadline for exhibitor applications is September 15th, 2014.

Student Volunteers:  We have filled the quota for volunteers -- thank you!!  Dr. Hamill will be sending out information to those who signed up in the next week. 

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

Presenting Sponsor 

Tri City

Elizabeth Hospice

Institute for Palliative Care
The Meridian LifeHouse
AIS North County Health Services
Sonata Hospice SCAN
Live Well San Diego

and in collaboration with:

City of San Marcos SMFD