The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free seniors discussion group on “Living Well with Parkinson’s” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Charlotte King, director of education, Parkinson’s Association of San Diego.
Parkinson’s affects nerve cells in the brain that control muscle movement. King will discuss Parkinson’s disease, including diagnosis and treatments, along with coping strategies and offer guidance for caregivers. It’s estimated that 15,000 residents of San Diego County have Parkinson’s disease.
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.