A Note from our CEO - November 16, 2023
Thursday, November 16, 2023

Dear Beach Cities Resident,

With Thanksgiving a week away, many people take time to think of the people and things they are thankful for in their lives. At Beach Cities Health District, we have programming available year-round to encourage residents to reflect on the things they value and are grateful for. Our Mental Health & Happiness series includes ways you can maximize gratitude via workshops, videos, activities and worksheets. Before gathering for your Thanksgiving dinner, I encourage you to visit bchd.org/series and learn more about the importance of gratitude in our lives.

In this newsletter, we encourage Beach Cities residents to show gratitude using a Thank You Card template from our Well-Being Services department. It’s an easy way to demonstrate your appreciation for your family, friends and loved ones by writing them a thoughtful note. And being thankful doesn’t need to be limited to November - let’s create a culture of kindness and encourage our friends and family to pass on the gift of gratitude and its many benefits throughout the year!

We have mentioned in prior newsletters the work we’re doing in conjunction with Metro on the Diamond Street Bike & Pedestrian project. As with many projects, once our team began the construction, they discovered other issues that needed fixing – for instance, a City storm drain that needed repairs – that have slowed the project. Work continues and is now expected to be complete in early December on this small but important portion of the South Bay Bicycle Master Plan. To learn more, visit bchd.org/bikepath. We look forward to seeing students and other residents utilizing the updated, safer bike path soon!

In closing, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the love and support of my family, and thankful for our BCHD team who do such great work on behalf of our community, including our board of directors, staff, our dedicated volunteers and the numerous partners who help make this community a great place to live. This includes the Cities, first responders, educators, chambers of commerce and many, many others. Thank you for all you do to support our healthy beach community.

Best wishes to you and yours for a happy Thanksgiving.


In health,