Community Wellness Workshop Stories

The City of West Hollywood, in collaboration with Partners in Care Foundation, West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation and Jewish Family Service – Los Angeles, has been awarded the Social Change and Diversity Award by the American Planning Association (AMA) California Chapter, … Read More

“One of the pleasures of bringing community wellness education into the community is hearing the stories of the people who attend the workshops,” explains Christy Lau, Program Director, Community Wellness Department at Partners in Care. “Dorothy and Albert stood out, because … Read More

Partners in Care Foundation has received grant funding from UniHealth Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization, to help support the work of the Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging (LAACHA). LAACHA was co-founded in 2013 by the County of Los … Read More

Every Wednesday, 25 residents of MacArthur Park Towers, an affordable senior housing community in downtown Los Angeles, meet to enjoy an hour of exercise and laughter. The group first got together to take part in an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, led by staff at Partners in Care Foundation. … Read More

Delighted seniors at St Barnabas Senior Center in Echo Park, Los Angeles, are the stars of an award winning video, which provides simple tips to reduce the risk of experiencing a fall. The video, which won first prize in the … Read More

Rita attended a Better Choices, Better Health workshop after being referred by her healthcare insurer. Eighteen months on from the class, we caught up with her to find out how she’s doing now.
“I’ve been diagnosed with major depression … Read More

Joseph and Richard both attended a six-week Healthier Living Class at a senior center in Northridge. Here’s what they had to say about their experiences.
“Many times if you can be pro-active about your health it’s good. Preventative medicine gets … Read More

Mary, 65, recently attended a Diabetes Self-Management workshop at Sunrise Villas, an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in South LA. Mary has lived at Sunrise for just over a year.

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In a surprise ending to a recent program of Healthier Living workshops, the class attendees, who are all in their 70s and 80s, got together to sing a graduation song titled “Till We Meet Again.” Luckily for us, Ayleen Dimailig, a Project Associate at Partners in Care who … Read More

Our workshops are designed to help you develop the skills and confidence you need to manage your chronic conditions, maintain independence and make a genuine difference in your life. Each program lasts for 2 ½ hours … Read More

Maria attended two, six-week, evidence-based programs, Tomando Control de su Salud, the Spanish language Healthier Living Program for people with chronic health conditions, and the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program.
“These programs have helped me take action … Read More

Carmella was diagnosed with diabetes about three years ago. She recently attended a six-week Diabetes Self-Management Workshop at the Robert M. Wilkinson Multipurpose Senior Citizen Center in Northridge.
“I’ve found the workshop very informative. It’s given me … Read More

Leonie, Lennox and Pearl attended a recent Chronic Pain Workshop. Here’s what they had to say about the experience and what they learned.
Leonie’s story
“I come to the senior center every day, it’s my home. I feel … Read More

“I come to senior center to meet friends and to eat. I found out about the workshop through coming here. I came to the workshop to learn. It’s very informative. There are ways you can help … Read More

“I started coming here years ago. I had a stroke. I’m trying to walk more. And I exercise when I’m watching my game shows. I move my legs about and just keep them moving.”

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