Stay healthy with the BCHD Summer Calendar – Easy Reader 2024

Free yoga returns to the sands of Hermosa Beach in May, and Manhattan Beach in July, led by Beach Cities Health District instructors. Easy Reader file photo 

Stay healthy at the Beach (Cites Health District)

The Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) offers an extensive range of summer programs for people who live and work in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

For more information and to register for programs visit BCHD.org.

 

Mindful Yoga

Hermosa Beach 

Monday, May 13, 20 

On the sand near Scotty’s Restaurant, 1100 Strand, Hermosa Beach, in partnership with the City of Hermosa Beach. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

To register visit BCHD.org/freefitness. On-site registration is available at check-in.

 

Virtual Social Hour

with care manager – Via Zoom

First and Third Tuesdays (5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20).  

For questions regarding community resources or to learn more about Beach Cities  Health District. 10 – 11 a.m.  For  more information, please visit bchd.org/classes-workshops. 

Zoom Link: bchd.org.zoom.us/j/87651635014 

 

Mindful Connections Workshop

South Bay Adult School

Tuesdays, May 14, 21

Led by Lavell Wallace from SBAS and BCHD staff members. Mindful Connections is the go-to place to gain insights and practical tools to help shift your  mindset and improve your quality of life. 12 – 1:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 or older.

For more information and to register, please visit BCHD.org/series

Moai Social

Hermosa Beach Murals Walk

Saturday, May 11

Led by Ken Robertson, an urban planner and retired  Hermosa Beach Community Development Director, and Steve Gerhardt, a pedestrian advocate and urbanist. 9 – 10:30 a.m. Learn about the murals, the history of Pier Plaza and recent bike and pedestrian improvements in downtown Hermosa Beach. The walk is all paved and mostly level with a few small hills. Wear comfortable shoes, and sunscreen and bring  water. We plan on going for refreshments afterward for those who are available. Meet in front of  

Tower 12 restaurant, 53 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.

Register at BCHD.org/moai

 

Social Hour with Care Manager

Manhattan Beach Joslyn Center

Second Mondays (5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12)

For questions regarding community resources or want to learn more about Beach Cities  Health District. These meetings are a place to connect and feel  heard. 2 – 3 p.m.  

1601 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach. 

 

Families Connected Parent Chat – Zoom

Second Tuesdays, (5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13)

Free monthly support group open to all South Bay parents  and caregivers. 10 to 11 a.m.

A partnership between BCHD, South Bay Families Connected and the Thelma McMillen Center.

A confidential and supportive  space to share parenting challenges and successes. Please note that the Parent Chat is not a  therapeutic program, but rather a peer-to-peer support group with educational guidance from a  mental health professional. 

ZOOM: us06web.zoom.us/j/87374623578 

 

Happiness Chat – Zoom

Second Tuesdays (5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13): 

Support your well-being with casual discussions focused on connection and resilience. 12:30 –1 p.m. Attend one or all chats. For more information, visit bchd.org/series.  

 

Health and Wellness Bond Meeting

AdventurePlex

Wednesday, May 15, 16

Beach Cities Health District will host three public meetings to inform and answer questions from  the community ahead of a proposed Health and Wellness Bond in November 2024. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Share questions and ideas on: Seismic Safety, Youth Mental Health, Environmental and Sustainability Improvements, Community Park / Open Space.  

1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach.

For more information, visit  bchd.org/healthmeasure

 

Moai Social Event

Hopkins Wilderness Park

Monday, 5/20

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, BCHDF us partnering with South Bay Parkland  Conservancy to highlight the health benefits of nature by inviting community members to a Wilderness Walk.10:15 -11:15 a.m. Meet at Hopkins Wilderness Park (1102 Camino Real Redondo Beach, CA  90277) to nourish your connection with your neighbors and your community.

To register visit bchd.org/moai 

 

BCHD Board of Directors Meeting

Beach Cities Health District

Fourth Wednesdays (5/22, 6/26, 7/24)

BCHD holds public board meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except August and  December). 6:30  p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend board meetings either via Zoom or in BCHD’s  Beach Cities Room — Lower Level, 514 N. Prospect Ave. in Redondo Beach. You may also contact  board members directly with questions or comments, or call 310-374-3426, ext. 8213.

Information: BCHD.org 

 

Memorial Day Camp  

AdverturePlex

Monday, May 27

At AdventurePlex, young campers explore new interests and stay active with our innovative  programming. Daily themes and activities including arts and crafts, music appreciation, age-appropriate physical skills, and cooperative and imaginative 

games. Ages 4 – 12 

1701 Marine Ave, Manhattan Beach.

For more information and to register, visit Adventureplex.org/seasonalcamps

 

National Senior Health & Fitness Week 

BCHD Center for Health and Fitness

Tuesday, May 28 thru May 31

Join the Center for Health & Fitness for National Senior Health  & Fitness Week, the nation’s largest health event encouraging all older adults to take action toward  maintaining and improving their health. Free classes, educational lectures and  assessments.

514 N. Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach.

To register, visit beachcitiesgym.org/national-senior-health-fitness-week

 

Teen Mental Health First Aid

Wednesdays, May 29, June 5, June 12

Beach Cities Health District

For teens in grades 10 -12, or ages 15 -18, on how to identify, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among their friends. 5:30 p.m.The course teaches how young people can have open conversations with their  peers about mental health and substance use challenges, teaches the signs teens should look out for, and how to seek the help of a trusted adult. The 4.5-hour training takes place over three in-person trainings of 90 minutes each. You must  complete all sessions to get certified.

For more information and to register, visit BCHD.org

 

Mental Health in Older Age

Beach Cities Health District

Friday, May 31

Join BCHD’s Director of Community Services, Emily Brosius LCSW, for an interactive workshop  highlighting mental health in older age. 10 – 10:55 a.m. Focus on the ways in which purpose and social  connection can promote happiness and protect against depression and cognitive decline. There  will be opportunities to practice helpful strategies and set goals for the future together. 514 Prospect Avenue, Redondo Beach.

To register visit BCHD.org/classes-workshops

 

Health and Wellness Bond meeting

Hermosa Beach Council Chambers

Monday, June 3

Beach Cities Health District will host three public meetings to inform and answer questions from  the community ahead of a proposed Health and Wellness Bond in November 2024. 5:30 – 7 p.m. Share your questions and ideas on: Seismic Safety, Youth Mental Health,  Environmental and Sustainability Improvements, Community Park / Open Space. 

1315 Valley Dr, Hermosa Beach.

For more information, please  visit BCHD.org/healthmeasure

 

Social Hour with BCHD Care Manager – Zoom

Tuesdays, June 4, 18

Learn more about Beach Cities  Health District, share ways you are keeping busy or ask for  advice on ways to keep busy. 10 – 11 a.m. These meetings are for all, a place to connect and feel  heard. For more information, visit BCHD.org/classes-workshops

Zoom Link:  bchd-org.zoom.us/j/87651635014

 

 

Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In – Zoom

First Wednesdays (6/5, 7/3, 8/7)

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. 4 – 4:30 p.m. Facilitated by an instructor  from the Center for Health and Fitness.

For more information and to register, visit  BCHD.org/mindfulness

 

Mental Health in Older Age

Perry Park Senior  Center

Thursday, June 27

Join Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) Director of Community Services Emily Brosius LCSW  for an interactive workshop highlighting mental health in older age. 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Focus on the ways in which purpose and social connection promote happiness and protect against depression and cognitive decline. Brosius will also review programs and services BCHD provides older adults to support independence, in their homes. 

2308 Rockefeller Ln, Redondo Beach.

For more information, visit  BCHD.org/classes-workshops 

 

Mindful Yoga

Manhattan Beach sand

Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29

On the sand near the volleyball courts at 1400 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, in partnership with the City of  Manhattan Beach.  6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Register at BCHD.org/freefitness. On-site registration is also  available at check-in. 

Zumba in the Park returns to Alta Vita Park on the four Mondays in August, presented by the City of Redondo and Beach Cities Health District. Photo courtesy of BCHD

Zumba in the Park 

Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 

Alta Vista Park

6:30 – 7:30  p.m. 

The Beach Cities Free Fitness Series is back with Zumba in the Park at Alta Vista Park, 715  Julia Avenue, Redondo Beach. In partnership with the City of Redondo Beach. 

Register at BCHD.org/freefitness to register.

On-site registration is also available at check-in. ER

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