Our Spotlight this month shines on a remarkable lady, Colleen Otash, a member of the Power 9 Programs Committee for Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) Blue Zones Project®. During our conversation, Colleen mentioned a phenomenon that’s ever too...

Katie’s young age and ambitions for her future are an inspiration to teenagers wanting to give volunteering a try. Volunteering for recognition or for credit is not her cup of tea, as Katie volunteers simply because she wants to. As a Girl Scout,...

With a charming sense of humor, one will likely know when Howard Darvey is in the room. You may have even had the chance to meet Howard, as he can be found sitting behind the Center for Health and Fitness (CHF) front desk weekly.

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Many of us are evaluating the changes we’d like to make in our lives this new year. Not surprisingly, on the top of many lists is to have a healthier lifestyle.

We’ve developed a list of resolutions to help you implement the Power 9® Principles...

Charlotte Barnett is one busy woman. As she works toward her master’s degree in social welfare, this hardworking student also completes 20 hours of service per week as an intern for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) through a connection with the...

Many of today’s children spend more time relating to a phone screen than an actual human being. So when it comes to a child’s social-emotional development, this high-tech trend is certainly a cause for concern.

Many experts believe the rise of...

With her ability to wear many hats, Teri Cannon has served the community through a variety of volunteer roles for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD). Her curiosity and interest in wellness not only help the health district with their many programs...

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...

“If you build it, they will come.”

That’s exactly what more than 100 volunteers did on Aug. 22 to support Beach Cities Volunteer Day at 8 elementary school gardens in Redondo Beach.

And just like “Field of Dreams” is about more than...

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...

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