November 14, 2022

POSTPONED: Community Chat and Coffee with BCHD CEO Tom Bakaly

Due to unforeseen circumstances, today's Community Chat and Coffee with BCHD's Tom Bakaly has been postponed. It will be re-scheduled at a later date, providing the community a chance to meet with Beach Cities Health District CEO Tom Bakaly for friendly, informal conversation and coffee. 

Virtual Families Connected Parent Chat

Wondering if your child is experimenting with drugs or alcohol? Striving to create balance in your household and manage family and student stress? Seeking guidance about rule setting and boundaries around social media and technology? Families Connected Parent Chat, held every Wednesday in partnership with Beach Cities Health District and South Bay Families Connected, is a free support group led by a licensed professional from the Thelma McMillen Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment at Torrance Memorial Medical Center. This free support group is open to all parents. No registration necessary.

Wednesday, November 16, 10 – 11 a.m.

(Note: No parent chat on Nov. 23 due to Thanksgiving)

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BCHD Board of Directors Meetings

BCHD holds public board meetings every month (except August and December). Residents are encouraged to attend board meetings and may also contact board members directly with questions or comments, and/or call 310-374-3426, ext. 8213.

Wednesday November 16

Special Board Meeting - 5 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m.

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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.

Tuesday, November 15

10 – 11 a.m.

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Maximize Gratitude Workshop

Join Beach Cities Health District for an in-person workshop to Maximize Gratitude, one of four themes in Beach Cities Health District’s Mental Health & Happiness Series. Learn how to boost your well-being through evidence-based practices to build resilience, feel more connected and be happier. During this workshop, participants will learn about the key benefits of gratitude, experience accessible tools to foster more positive social connections, and build a personal practice to express appreciation and savor kindness. Facilitated by Tiana Rideout-Rosales, BCHD Well-Being Programs Supervisor. 

Wednesday, November 30

Beach Cities Room

514 N. Prospect Avenue, Lower Level, Redondo Beach

5:30 - 7 p.m.


QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, QPR Suicide Prevention Training helps individuals recognize the warning signs of suicidal thinking, behavior and attempts. The training helps individuals question, persuade and refer people at risk for help. This will be a virtual 3-hour training open to the community.

Tuesday, December 6

9 a.m. - noon

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Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. The guided session will be led by a trained Beach Cities Health District instructor.

First Wednesday of the Month

(December 7)

 4:30 p.m.

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Virtual Talk With a BCHD Care Manager

Jennefer Hernandez will be offering older adults a variety of resources relating to health, wellness, housing, programs and much more. This event is free of charge and reservations are not required.

First Monday of the Month

(December 5)

11 a.m.  12 p.m.

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State of Our Health:

Cannabis and Youth

Beach Cities Health District is hosting a community education forum, State of Our Health: Cannabis and Youth. This virtual information session will focus on youth cannabis use, including a panel discussion with health providers and a student representative followed by a Q&A. The event will be recorded and available to share with the community for those unable to attend.

Tuesday, December 13

 7:30 p.m.

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Virtual Happiness Chat

This is a casual discussion group with light-hearted activities to spark conversation. Share ideas, tips, resources, jokes, quotes – anything that supports our happiness!

Second Tuesday of the Month

(December 13)

12:30  1 p.m.

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