August 12, 2022

Blue Zones Project Restaurant Week

Beach Cities Health District invites you to participate in our first-ever Blue Zones Project Restaurant Week! Find great deals on healthy options from these favorite Blue Zones Project Approved Restaurants and Grocery Stores from August 21 through August 27, 2022. 

Show this page to receive the following deals.

Community Health Report: Physical and Brain Health 

Physical and Brain Health is one of BCHD’s four health priorities for 2022-2025, as outlined in our new Community Health Report. The Community Health Report will guide our programming over the next three years and identifies areas of concern that have been organized into our new health priorities.

Click the video below to hear from BCHD's Chief Medical Advisor, William Kim, M.D., to learn more about one of our health priorities: physical and brain health. 

Beach Cities Volunteer Day 2022

Thank you to all the volunteers, community organizations and Redondo Beach schools that came together to prep the LiveWell Kids gardens for the new school year! This year we had a total of 104 volunteers and 10 organizations which totaled 312 hours of volunteer service. We couldn't do what we do without you!

To view our 2022 Beach Cities Volunteer Day photos click here.

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Isolation & Quarantine Orders

CDC streamlines COVID-19 Guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand risk

Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced it was streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus. The Aug. 11 CDC announcement includes revised guidance for people who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines on what to do if exposed to someone with COVID-19. This is consistent with the existing guidance for people who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 continues to circulate globally, however, with so many tools available to us for reducing COVID-19 severity, there is significantly less risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic.

More information on COVID-19 health guidance from CDC is available by clicking here.

COVID-19 Treatment Options

If you have COVID-19, have symptoms and are at higher risk of getting very sick, you can get medicines that treat COVID-19 and help keep you out of the hospital. Get tested right away if you are at higher risk and have symptoms, even if they are mild. If you test positive, ask for treatment right away. Treatment should start as soon as possible.

Who may be eligible for treatment:

People with symptoms and a positive COVID-19 test who are: age 65 and older OR any age upon advice of a provider.

There are oral medicines (Paxlovid and Molnupiravir) and injectable medicines (Bebtelovimab and Remdesivir). For more information on treatments and where to get them, visit bchd.org/covidtreatment

What You Should Know About Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It is usually found in Central and West Africa and does not occur naturally in the United States. However, cases of monkeypox have recently been reported in several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the U.S.

Monkeypox is spread when a person comes into contact with an animal or human with the virus or through contact with materials (like clothing or linens) used by the infected person or prolonged exposure to respiratory droplets. The virus typically enters the body through broken skin, respiratory droplets or the mucous membranes (eyes, nose or mouth). Because of this, transmission may also occur during sex through skin-to-skin and other intimate contact. For more information, visit bchd.org/monkeypox.

BCHD Board Selects Partners for

Campus Revitalization

In a 5-0 vote, the Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) Board of Directors approved the selection of a developer, operator and design/build team for the proposed Healthy Living Campus at a special board meeting Monday night, August 8. 

PMB, which has developed more than 100 health care projects, and Watermark, the ninth largest senior living operator in the U.S., will be the developer and operator, respectively, for the Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) facility on the BCHD campus. PMB/Watermark included a design-build team in their final proposal: Callison RTKL, a multinational design-build architecture firm that’s worked on more than 100 projects in and around Los Angeles; and Suffolk Construction, with 39 years of general contracting experience across the U.S., including the design of more than 800 senior living units in California, round out the collaborative effort.

To read more, click here.


Introducing allcove Beach Cities - a youth mental health center designed with, by and for youth that will reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection and provide access to services.

Led by a team of Youth Advisory Group members, and supported by Stanford University's Center for Youth Mental Health & Wellbeing and a team of local experts.

Learn More


The new campus will be home to BCHD's 40+ programs and services, including Information & Referrals and care management.


The revitalization will replace acres of asphalt with approximately two soccer fields of open, programmable open space. The campus will also feature a demonstration garden for our LiveWell Kids trainings and a walking path for visitors. 


Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and Residential Care for the Elderly (RCFE) will also anchor BCHD's new campus. 

PACE is a Medicare/ Medicaid program for people 55 and older who require nursing home level care and provides medical and social services. 

RCFE features assisted living and memory care units.


Where kids and families play their way to good health

  • Summer camp
  • Drop-in play
  • Birthday parties
  • Supervised weekend play so parents can have a night out
  • Special events
  • ToddlerTown play area
  • 5-level play structure
  • Programs for ages 0-12
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Center for Health & Fitness

Our comprehensive fitness center in Redondo Beach

  • Cycling, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, strength & other exercise classes
  • Online exercise classes
  • Classes for older adults
  • Programs for chronic conditions
  • Access to trainers
  • Massage
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Access to state-of-the-art gym equipment
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Virtual Social Hour with BCHD Care Manager Charlotte Barnett

We want to provide a space for people to talk, ask questions and share their experience during COVID-19. Join us if you want to learn more about community resources or BCHD, or if you just want to connect! Open to all.

First & Third Tuesday of the Month

(August 16)

10 – 11 a.m.

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Virtual Families Connected Parent Chat

A free parent support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center held in partnership with South Bay Families Connected. Open to all parents.

Tuesday, August 30

10 – 10:50 a.m.

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Beach Cities Summer Free Fitness is Back!

Mindful Yoga on the Beach

  • Mondays, August 15, 22, 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • In front of Scotty’s Restaurant in the sand
  • In partnership with the City of Hermosa Beach
Register Now

For more free, community events, view our calendar here.

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