At a meeting this past September, six teens stepped in front of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) leadership, school district officials and principals to deliver a powerful message: mental health stigma is officially being put on notice in the Beach...

Within moments of meeting Andy Ooms, his kind nature shines through while his patient touch exudes a strong human spirit.

Though born and raised in South Dakota, Andy’s employment in union labor relations sent him traveling and living...

Within moments of meeting Barbara Skas and Jo Labor, one might think they’re sisters. The deep connection they have and the love they share for helping children’s gardens grow to be the best they can is apparent and special. They may not be related...

NBC4's Carolyn Johnson reports on the climbing obesity rates among young people in LA County, but not in the Redondo Beach School District. A gardening program launched 10 years ago has dramatically improved the health of its students.

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Multiple strokes, diabetes, a heart attack – even Lupus – aren’t enough to keep the 63-year-old CHF member from her goals.

Life has been dealing Ana Maria Maresca tough cards for most of her adult life –...

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...

by David Mendez, Easy Reader News

At the Beach Cities Health District’s 2018 Spirit of Wellness awards last Thursday at the Portofino Inn Hotel and Marina, personal trainer Derick Malit told the story of Rick “Razz” Rasnick.

“Whenever I...

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...

KABC TV’s Lori Corbin visited Beach Cities Health District’s Center for Health & Fitness to learn more about how the low-cost community gym is helping older adults – like 96-year-old member Bob Lonsdale – stay physically...

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