Health News Briefs
From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 1
Beginning in January, the St. Mary Medical Center Mobile Clinic will travel through neighborhoods in Long Beach, evaluating individuals who may have heart abnormalities and ailments. The Mobile Clinic provides primary care screenings and then refers patients to clinics for further screenings and follow-up care. For information about a Mobile Clinic visit in your neighborhood, please call (562) 491-9276.
The Fitness Whisperer Program is personalized coaching and accountability you will have scheduled phone appointments with your fitness coach. You will journal weight, body-fat, workouts and food intake on spreadsheets provided for you, allowing us to see progress being made and goals being met. We are an extra pair of eyes to see and work with you on meeting your health, fitness. The Fitness Whisperer, it’s like a personal training coach with you 24/7. More info at www.beachbodydesign.com.
The Hebrew Academy is hosting “Grandparents Day” on Thursday Jan. 16, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This meaningful event is an intergenerational experience for the children to connect the past with the future on a personal basis and give the families and community a first-hand glimpse at the advanced and engaging academic program at the Hebrew Academy. They are seeking “adoptive” grandparents in the community to stand in for the children whose grandparents live too distant to attend or have no living grandparents. Senior community members – especially in Leisure World – should contact the academy if interested in volunteering for the day: www.hacds.org or call (215) 808-0776.
The health professionals at Los Alamitos Medical Center offer some ways you can stay warm and safe this winter. Gas ranges and ovens as well as kerosene heaters that have not been properly ventilated can leak carbon monoxide into your home. Don’t use a gas range or oven to heat your house, charcoal or hibachi grills, lanterns and portable camping stoves are not appropriate for using inside your home, and never use a generator inside your home.
Long Beach City College’s open enrollment period for Spring Semester begins January 27 with classes starting on February 3. With over 50 degree and certificate programs available, and in-class and online courses offered, this is the perfect time to enroll and plan your future! To start the application process simply visit www.lbcc.edu/application.cfm.