For 75-year-old Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member Bob Caplan, hip arthritis threatened to derail two important life goals: adventure travel and hiking with friends and family. To get back on the trail, Bob followed medical recommendations...

South Bay native Rick Rasnick, once one of the most promising young coaches in college football, is now struggling with the debilitating effects of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

 

When you meet Rick Rasnick, 58, the first...

Seventy-year-old Richard Lawson has the heart of a 21-year-old.

A 45-year resident of Manhattan Beach, Lawson developed congestive heart failure and ventricular fibrillation in 2016 and his heart was quickly failing. He needed a heart...

Greg Flaxman typically enters into the lives of his clients during difficult periods of transition and uncertainty. Such was the case early in his career when he met 65-yearold Frank Selders in September 2013.

Frank, who is legally blind and...

Joyce and Roland Guitare have lived in their Manhattan Beach home since 1973, and they’re determined to stay there until the end.

It’s called “aging in place,” and like others, the Guitares get by with a little help from their friends and their...

Educating isolated older adults about emergency preparedness is Mary Drummer’s true purpose. It’s her passion.

And it’s what compels the long-time Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) volunteer to drive far and wide throughout the Beach Cities...

Five Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) members were honored last month as part of the “Spirit of Wellness” celebration, put on annually by CHF and Beach Cities Health District (BCHD). CHF members who checked in 250 or 300 times in the past year...

We first sat down with long-time Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member Michael Thomas back in 2013 to learn about his ongoing fight to shed weight from his nearly 400-pound frame. At the time, he had successfully dropped nearly 80 pounds in...

by Eric Garner, BCHD Senior Communications Specialist

Carol Schiewe refuses to let anything strip away her joy for life. And by anything the 57-year-old member of BCHD’s Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) means anything.

A...

Patricia Hernandez, a senior at Redondo Union High School, has been volunteering with Beach Cities Health District’s AdventurePlex for more than a year now - assisting kids, families, volunteers and staff. As a new resident of Redondo Beach, Patricia...

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