10
Jul

City of West Hollywood recognized for its efforts to improve quality of life for older residents.

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 ...

18
Apr

“I had been spending too much time sitting, but this class has helped make me more active.”

“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 ...

30
Jan

UniHealth Foundation Funds Los Angeles Alliance for Community Health and Aging to Expand Health Interventions

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 Cou...

25
Jan

“We don’t go to the doctor so often.”

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, le...

20
Dec

Partners Wins National Council on Aging 2016 Falls Free® Video Contest!

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 National Council on Aging 2016 F...

9
Aug

Rita’s story: “It’s helped me be more conscious of my emotions – I’m meditating now.”

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 – that’s since I was ...

21
Jun

“If you can be pro-active about your health it’s good. Preventative medicine gets overlooked, but it can help to be in a group environment where there’s a lot of trust – that helps everybody.”

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. Joseph“Many times if you can be pro-active about your health it’s good. Preventative medicine gets over...

7
Dec

“Now I don’t have to be scared, because you can get so scared of diabetes.”

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. “I wanted to enhance my knowledge about diabetes and how...

7
Dec

Seniors Celebrate Healthier Living in Song

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 Partne...