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From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 2
1/24/2014




The Long Beach Airport has been recognized by the Airports Council International-North America national award for “Best Food and Beverage Program” (concourse), the American Public Works Association (APWA), Southern California Chapter “2013 Transportation Project of the Year” (concourse) and Long Beach Heritage “2014 Preservation Award” (terminal). The new passenger concourse project involved replacing temporary hold room buildings with a palm tree court and concession space, state-of-the-art consolidated screening checkpoint and a “Meeter & Greeter” plaza.


The Long Beach Fire Department and Long Beach Poly High School graduated the city’s first Teen CERT Class on January 18 at the Long Beach Fire Regional Training Center. The 36 graduates have put a tremendous amount of time and energy into this after school elective program. This is the first time that this FEMA sanctioned program has been delivered in Long Beach.

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Teams. With a focus on disaster preparedness, the training is designed for community members. In the event of a natural disaster, police, fire, and medical services will be overwhelmed. The public may be on its own for a few hours, up to several days. CERT training is designed to teach the public how to care for themselves and others until professional help arrives.


St. Mary Medical Center awarded $120,000 in grant funds to six nonprofit agencies and held a luncheon in their honor at the John Parr Health Enhancement Center on January 9. The grants are part of the Dignity Health Community Grants Program, which began in 1990 as a means for Dignity Health hospitals to partner with their community service agencies to meet the needs of the underserved, especially women, children and the homeless, and has provided more than $44 million in 2,805 gifts since its inception.

Grant recipients included Lutheran Social Services, Westside Neighborhood, Alliance for Housing and Healing, Beacon House Association of San Pedro, Jewish Family & Children Services and U.S. Vets, Inc. Foundation President Drew Gagner said, “These funds will help these nonprofit agencies to continue to move forward with carrying out their worthy missions, which tie in closely with those of St. Mary Medical Center and the founding Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.”


Reduce Fall Risk – Senior advocacy groups, service providers, and emergency responders are invited to join the new Community Fall Prevention Leadership Group and attend the Falls Summit 2014 at St. Mary Medical Center on Jan. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. The Heart of Ida, a local nonprofit funded by the State Department of Public Health to study falls among older adults in Long Beach, will co-sponsor the Falls Summit, a community-wide strategy session to reduce first and subsequent falls among those over the age of 65.


Shohet Ear Associates is now offering free monthly “Meet the Expert” sessions for those who want to know more about their hearing aids. This dedicated hour will allow patients to ask questions and obtain a licensed Doctor of Audiology’s opinion on how they can enhance their hearing aid usage. The sessions will be held on the second Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at 770 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach. Call (562) 270-HEAR (4327) or click eardoctor.org.


Emeritus at Valley View announces a complimentary new service for seniors in their area. They recognize that some seniors may want to live at home as long as they can. To support this choice, Emeritus offers a compliment home visit. Whether it’s a listening ear, a safety check, a follow-up to hospitalization or just an enjoyable visit, they are here to help. Call today to learn more about their home visit program! (714.) 898.3524


Elizabeth Shutters – As a family owned and operated business for more than 30 years, Elizabeth Shutters has built, and earned, a solid reputation. They realize home improvement projects can often be as much of an emotional investment as a financial one, so they make treating customers like family a top priority. From the warranties and materials to the price and reputation, Elizabeth Shutters is committed to the “serve” in “customer service.” Find them at www.elizabethshutters.com or 1-800-748-8377.