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Aging Summit June 28
The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Aging & Independence Services (AIS) last week announced that this year’s Aging Summit 2018 event, featuring County Board of Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Greg Cox, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley.
Joan Lunden, the award-winning journalist and former Good Morning America host, will be keynote speaker. There will be a North County site at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, to which the keynote presentation will be webcast. This free event will also feature breakout sessions, resources, and opportunities for participants to meet with local exhibitors. See the attached flyer for additional details.
The theme for Aging Summit 2018 is “Age Well in Action” and we will explore topics such as health and community support, housing, social participation, and transportation, and how together we can positively impact older adults’ lives by achieving goals in each of these areas. In addition, we will focus on how we can all help create a dementia-friendly community where people living with dementia can continue to live rich and meaningful lives that maximize their independence.
Registration for Aging Summit is now open! Visit or call Sharp at 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) to register.
Sponsorship and exhibitor information is available as well. Details are posted on

Endless Exploration at Library
Enjoy Endless Exploration in Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge!
Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to enjoy “Endless Exploration.” The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28 Educational, recreational, and cultural events are offered throughout the Challenge. Participants log reading and event participation online at

Joining the Association
On Thursday, June 7, three members of the Escondido Fire Department were installed as officers in the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association: Chief Rick Vogt, vice president; Fire Chiefs Executive Board; Fire Prevention Specialist LaVona Koretke, treasurer; Fire Prevention Officers Section; Fire Administration Manager Laura Lacy, president, Administration Section.

Learn about the Convention of States
Convention of States California San Diego Leaders & Volunteers will hold a meet and greet with the discussion: “A Solution as Big as the Problem” Monday, July 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Mike’s BBQ, 1356 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido.
Millions have joined the Article V Convention of States movement. Article V of the United States Constitution empowers the states to call a convention to propose amendments.
The Convention of States resolution is limited to reining in federal government, imposing fiscal restraints, and setting term limits for Congress and federal officials, such as judges. Article V is the Founders’ solution to federal corruption, a solution that allows We the People to finally have a say in how our nation operates. Visit to learn more.

River Park Hike
The City of San Marcos invites you to hike at San Dieguito River Park – Lake Hodges North Shore to Felicita Creek. The 7-mile hike will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 7.
The group will walk east along the North Shore of Lake Hodges until they each reach the crossing of Felicita Creek, and also explore the Lake Hodges Boat Ramp. There will be 425 feet of elevation gain. Registration will take place at 8:30 a.m. at the SDRP Parking Lot, Lake Dr. at Beech Ln. Escondido. 33 05.998 N, 117 12.125 W

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