Each year, we survey our volunteers to learn what it is like to be a volunteer with our program(s) and if there are any improvements we can make to enrich your volunteer experience! All data is confidential and will only be used to enhance the overall...

It’s rare that a simple purchase has a long-lasting impact on your life. But for Hermosa Beach resident Julian Katz, purchasing a bicycle 27 years ago sent him pedaling down a path that eventually landed him the well-earned nickname of “Cycling King...

Dozens of BCHD volunteers went door-to-door all along Prospect Avenue to pass out educational materials and lawn signs in support of safer streets this past Saturday.

Call it a safety blitz on a college football Saturday. This past weekend,...

Toshi Takehara has been gardening his entire life. From trimming bonsai trees with his stepfather in Japan to helping with his grandfather's gardening business during college, Toshi has developed a strong love for nurturing healthy plants. After...

A defining factor of a Blue Zones Community is the longevity of its residents. At a vibrant 90 years old, Redondo Beach resident Pat Dreizler is a prime example of what it means to live longer, better. She has been a pioneer and leader of many of the...

"That's a moai!" has become a common phrase to acknowledge a healthy group activity in our Blue Zones community. The significance of being identified as a "moai" implies that an activity shared with others benefits your well-being. Some moais form...

Moais hold us accountable and provide the needed nudges to help us to build good habits for our health. Whether you're walking goals are measured in minutes, steps or miles, having a daily goal keeps us motivated. Kaiser Permanente's Everybody Walk -...

Are you looking for a group of people to share healthy dishes and build new friendships? Plant-slant potluck moais are a perfect way to practice the Power 9 Principles of Right Tribe, Plant Slant, 80% Rule and Downshift. Prepare a dish to share and...

If you visit Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) on Mondays between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., you'll be greeted by Barbara Burgess, Del Amo Front Desk Assistant. When she is not welcoming visitors, Barbara is occupied with answering phones, working on the...

Jean-Ellison Shanon, 62, began her fitness journey shortly after retiring from Cedar Sinai in October of 2015 – and the first order of business for the newly retired Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member was to lose 30 pounds of stress weight...

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