Public Authority News

Join the IHSS-Public Authority Advisory Committee

The IHSS-Public Authority Advisory Committee is seeking members to fill vacancies for past or current consumers of personal care services. If you are a current or past IHSS recipient, or have received personal care services at any time, you may qualify to serve on this committee. The committee seeks people who are interested in providing advice and recommendations to the IHSS program and to the PA. The committee meets the second Friday of the month, from 12:45-3:00 p.m. at the County Health Care Complex, 3851 Rosecrans Ave., San Diego Room, San Diego. If you are interested, or need additional information, please contact Maria Molina Melendez at 858-505-6698 or maria.molina-melendez@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Alzheimer’s San Diego’s “Walk4ALZ”

The Walk4ALZ is San Diego’s largest Alzheimer’s walk. It’s the only Alzheimer’s walk where 100% of every dollar raised stays in San Diego to support free services for families and local research for a cure.

Nearly 4,000 people participated in the October 2017 walks at Oceanside Pier and Balboa Park. The 2018 Walk4ALZ have been scheduled as follows:

Save the date 2018:

  • Oceanside Pier – October 6th (tentative)
    Check-in 2:30PM |Opening Ceremony 3:30 PM | Walk 4:00PM
  • Balboa Park – October 20th
    Check-in 6:30AM |Opening Ceremony 7:30 AM | Walk 8:00AM

To learn more about the walk or how you can support Alzheimer’s San Diego’s mission by making a donation to the cause, please visit their website at http://www.alzsd.org/walk4alzhome or call their office at 858-492-4400.

Beat the heat!

Here are some tips to beat the heat!  The County of San Diego offers “Cool Zones”  to help older adults keep cool during hot summer days. For more information about cool zones, click here:  link to AIS????

Here are some other things people can do to beat the heat:

  • Slow down. Be your most physically active during the coolest part of the day, usually between 4-7 a.m. Pace yourself when engaging in physical activity.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning is not being used, stay on the lowest floor. Keep shades down and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.
  • Go to a Cool Zone site on hot days.
  • Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate, which cools your body.
  • Take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath.
  • Avoid using the oven.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun’s heat.
  • Air out hot cars before getting into them.
  • Never leave children or pets inside vehicles at any time, even with the windows cracked. Temperatures inside a vehicle can reach lethal levels no matter what the weather is like.
  • Drink more fluids than usual even if you do not feel thirsty.
  • Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine; they make the heat’s effects on your body worse.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increases metabolic heat.
  • Place a piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil in sunny windows to reflect sunlight and heat away from the house.
  • Vacuum, clean or replace air filters regularly for maximum cooling efficiency.
  • Call your physician if you feel you may be experiencing a heat-related illness.

Drink more water!

It is important for your mind and body that you stay hydrated and always have water on hand. Drinking water has many benefits, including making us feel better overall. Not only does it do that, but drinking water also increases our energy and relieves fatigue.  Since our brains are mostly water it makes sense that drinking water helps us think, focus and concentrate better.