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16th Annual Because I Care Event Set for Nov. 3

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM will host the 16th annual Because I Care Community Fair and Educational Forum on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the San Marcos Community Center.

The free event is held annually to raise awareness and provide training that ensures the health and wellbeing of older adults, many of whom need care and support. The event offers free, high-quality learning opportunities for family caregivers and community volunteers.

The theme for this year’s event is “Thanks for Caring,” focusing on self-care for caregivers, as well as ensuring that seniors, one of our most vulnerable populations, receive the care they need.

This year’s fair includes three educational training tracks: English-language family caregiver training; Spanish-language family caregiver training; and a continuing education certificate track for community volunteers. Register for free online.

The event is open to the whole family and includes a light breakfast for attendees, a resource exhibitor area and various free health screenings.


What: 16th annual Because I Care Community Fair, hosted by the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSUSM

Where: San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3

Cost: Free

Information: Call (760) 750-3550 or email


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 28-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls 17,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment