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Julie Derry and Kie​ ​Copenhaver​, owners of Care Patrol of San Diego – South Bay and East County – will be offering a workshop series through San Diego Oasis this Fall designed for those wanting to properly prepare for their retirement years. The workshops will cover critical documents everyone should have, simple tips and tricks for better health and well-being, housing options-staying at home versus moving to assisted living, and transportation options you may not have considered or heard of yet. You don’t want to miss these important and fact filled workshops!


All Aboard: Transportation Options for Getting Around
Transportation needs and abilities can change as we get older. This course is designed to outline the various forms of public transportation San Diego county can offer seniors. Metropolitan Transportation Services (MTS) isn’t the only option, and they are working on creating new and better transportation options for seniors. Several transportation services and options exist for seniors while new means of getting around are being “rolled out” by state and local organizations as well as thoughtful entrepreneurs.
Monday, February 24, 2020 3-4pm
I’ll Have What She’s Having:
Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities and Homes
If staying in your home becomes a safety or social issue, there are several options to consider. This course will equip you with the knowledge and resources to help you navigate the world of in-home care agencies as well as Residential Care Facilities for Elderly (RCFEs) like assisted living and memory care communities and homes. Come get the scoop on assisted living, memory care, independent living and in-home care options in San Diego county. We’ll also touch briefly on Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and when they may or may not be a good option.
Monday, March 9, 2020 3-4pm
Viva Mexico!:
Assisted Living, Memory Care & In-Home Care Options in Mexico
Julie Derry and Kie Copenhaver were the first placement professionals to place clients in an assisted living community in Mexico. And they want to share some of the options available to seniors south of the border. This course will explore and explain how Assisted Living and Memory Care in Mexico differs from that offered in the United States: the services that are allowed in Mexico but are not offered in the United States, the cost for assisted living and memory care in Mexico, can I use the Aid and Attendance military benefit to pay for my care in Mexico, what do the communities look like and where are they located? Assisted Living and Memory Care in Mexico is more of an option than perhaps you first thought – come find out why.
Monday, March 23, 2020 3-4pm


To Register for workshops, please call Oasis or go to 

To Contact Julie and Kie, Please Call 619-378-6

All events held at San Diego Oasis
Grossmont Shopping Center
5500 Grossmont Center Drive,​ Suite 269 La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 881-6262

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