Many know Meri Baskin as the lovely “towel folding” lady at Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) Center for Health & Fitness.

As a self-proclaimed “Air Force brat,” Meri was used to moving from state to state every three to four years...

by Sue Murray, Volunteer Spotlight Writer

A pinch of time, a spoonful of generosity and gallons of personality, Karen Brandhorst volunteers to keep us healthy. Karen joined Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) Restaurant Ambassador...

Upon joining Beach Cities Health District’s (BCHD) Brain Buddies Volunteer Program, Edwina Klein knew she wanted to have an impact in others’ lives through volunteering. What she didn’t know, is how much volunteering would impact her.

Edwina...

Every now and then someone comes along and restores your faith in human nature; without a doubt, Joy Jurena is one of those people.

Unsurprisingly, although she’s been retired for years now, Joy still retains her RN license.

But...

Judging from his toned arms, muscular build and athletic posture, you wouldn’t guess that Center for Health & Fitness (CHF) member Gary Smallwood is 70 years old, or that he’s on the verge of being at-risk for...

by David Mendez, Easy Reader News

As Tom Bakaly bashfully approached the lectern at the 2019 Spirit of Wellness, he had one word for his colleagues and subordinates at the Beach Cities Health District.

“Liars!,” he said, causing the room...

Within minutes of meeting Sean Guthrie it was very clear that he is a highly capable, successful person who makes things happen in the community. For all of you who recognize how the Harbor Drive bike path links Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, you...

Center for Health & Fitness member Linda Rummler exercises seven days a week and despite the onset of diabetes, describes herself as the healthiest she’s been in her entire life.

You’d never guess that South...

Charlotte Barnett is one busy woman. As she works toward her master’s degree in social welfare, this hardworking student also completes 20 hours of service per week as an intern for Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) through a connection with the...

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