SLO County Roundup

Arroyo Grande

The 5 Cities Swim School in Arroyo Grande will hold a public presentation today to demonstrate life-saving skills for children ages 3 months to 3 years old.

The demonstration will show techniques such as roll-overs, back floats and other skills.

Free swimming will be from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. after the presentation, which starts at 1 p.m. at 425 Traffic Way. The Arroyo Grande Fire Department will give children a tour of a fire truck, and free hot dogs will be served.

For information, call the school at 481-6399.

— Cynthia Lambert

Arroyo Grande

Everyone who is age 50 or older is invited to attend Arroyo Grande Community Hospital’s free Senior Healthy Lifestyle lunch program Tuesday.

A health education lecture on coping with cancer will be presented during the event.

The lunch will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the hospital’s annex main conference room.

Reservations are required. To make one, call Roberta Alderete, the hospital’s community educator, at 473-7662.

The next luncheon is set for May 18. The hospital is at 345 South Halcyon Road.

— Cynthia Lambert

Central Coast

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria are offering free lectures on health care management, financial goals and cancer-related legal information.

The first free seminar will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Extended Care Center Conference Room at Marian.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, another informational lecture will be at French Hospital’s auditorium.

Both seminars will offer information about estate planning of wills and trusts and advanced health care directives.

For information, call Marian’s Cancer Care Services at 739-3780 or French’s Hearst Cancer Resource Center at 542-6234.

— Amy Dempsey

SLO County

San Luis Obispo County was awarded $176,477 to support emergency and crisis services in 2010.

The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program provides shelter, food and supportive services to people in need of emergency services.

The award is administered through local boards of health and human services and community members, and the amount is related to the number of unemployed individuals in a county.

— Amy Dempsey


The Tribune is seeking a volunteer temporary weather watcher for the community of Templeton.

If you are currently keeping track of temperatures and rainfall for your area and wouldn’t mind sharing that information with The Tribune, please call Sharon Morem at 781-7937.

— Tribune staff report