13th Annual

Because I Care

Community Resource Fair

October 3rd, 2015

Fit Brains, Healthy Bodies, and Happy Lives

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Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.


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.

Keynote Address:

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

See the speaker schedule for more details.

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 Dental 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

For more information, call (760) 744-5535 or email Brenda Sylvia, Senior Center Director.  If you would like to be a sponsor or an exhibitor for the event, please complete the application form, or contact Brenda Sylvia if you have questions.  Deadline for exhibitor applications is September 7th, 2015.

Thank You to the Students Who Will Be Volunteering at the BIC event.

We now have enough student volunteers for the event.  Student volunteers who completed the online form received an email from Dr. Hamill.  Please complete the final form and return to Dr. Hamill in the Psychology Office (SBSB 3222) by Tuesday, September 22, 2015.  Contact Dr. Hamill if you have questons.

This free event is 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