Health Services
Classes + Workshops

Beach Cities Health District offers a variety of classes and workshops to meet specific needs in the community.

Healthier Living: An Introduction to Managing Ongoing Health Conditions
Created by Stanford University researchers, Healthier Living is an evidence-based workshop held in a community setting for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks, taught by trained mediators 

Should I Attend?

  • Anyone with an ongoing health condition
  • Family members or friends of someone with an ongoing health condition
  • Anyone interested in becoming more physically and socially active

What will I Learn?

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercises for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making and how to evaluate new treatments
  • How to set goals and problem solve to make positive changes

To find out when the next session will run, call 310-374-3426, ext. 120 or email Tara Guden at

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Free Course for Family Caregivers: Powerful Tools for Caregivers
A self-care program for family caregivers who are currently involved with providing care to children or adults with chronic conditions.

In six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to:

  • Reduce personal stress
  • Communicate needs to family members and healthcare or service providers
  • Communicate more effectively in challenging situations
  • Deal with difficult emotions
  • Make tough caregiving decisions

To find out when the next session will run, call 310-374-3426, ext. 120 or email Tara Guden at

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Memory Club
Are you or someone you love living with early stage dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment? Finding it more difficult to complete familiar tasks? Experiencing memory loss that is starting to disrupt daily life? The Memory Club may be for you!

Memory Club is a safe place where you and your loved one can:

  • Develop coping skills and daily living strategies
  • Gain knowledge from experts in the field of medicine and care
  • Learn how to care for yourself and each other

Pre-registration is required.
Contact: David Hart, Ph.D., Always Best Care, 310-792-8666 or
Facilitators: Tara Guden, MSW and David Hart, PhD

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Center for Health & Fitness Classes
The Center for Health & Fitness at BCHD has programs designed just for the needs of older adults, including  senior fitness, senior yoga and Pilates, and SliverSneakers and Silver & Fit memberships. The Center has trained medical exercise specialists to assist those with particular needs.