Before the year started, senior residents in our Imperial Valley properties decided to set healthier goals for themselves during the Winter Senior Wellness Fair on December 18, 2019. With residents' health being a top priority, PSCDC is always providing all of our residents across California the opportunities and connections they need to take care of themselves. Health fairs in Imperial Valley are quite popular to our residents with activities, programs, and health care providers available to all ages and our senior residents take advantage of them! 60 residents participated in last year's Winter Senior Wellness Fair and received information from health agencies.
After years of of a close partnership with the Mexican Consulate and the Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District in Imperial Valley, PSCDC was awarded a certificate of recognition. Without the Mexican Consulate's and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District's passion for providing health services to Imperial communities and all our dedicated health agency partners across California, PSCDC would not be able to offer such incredible opportunities to our residents and provide them with a strong health support system.
The Mexican Consulate's Ventanilla de Salud department organized the event at the Holtville Garden Apartments and invited many of our wonderful health partners to attend:
Accent Care Home Health
Imperial County Area Agency on Aging
Angels on Earth Home Health
Hospices of the Imperial Valley
Imperial Valley Food Bank
ECRMC (El Centro Regional Medical Center)
Charlee Family Care, INC.
Cancer Resource Center of the Desert
Imperial County Social Services APS
Ventanilla de Salud
Imperial County Behavior Health Services
IVAN Air Monitoring
One of our partners that attended, IVAN Air Monitoring, showed how residents can use a mobile air monitoring app on their phones to monitor safe air quality. The app was developed by the Comite Civico Del Valle, an agency that works with communities in Imperial Valley to help asthma suffers, to help people be aware of the air quality in their communities and alert users when it is not advisable to go outside. Another important PSCDC partner in Imperial Valley, Imperial Valley Food Bank, provided our senior residents with fresh broccoli and every resident went home with a big bundle of beautiful broccoli.
A raffle was also made possible thanks to the incredible gifts donated by each attending agency. Prizes residents won included a crockpot, stuffed animals, T-shirts and mugs, a cookie baking set and many more wonderful raffle gifts. Residents were also treated to fresh fruit plates which became super popular and were also donated by one of our many dedicated participating agencies.
PSCDC would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our incredible health partners across California for their overwhelming support for our residents. PSCDC believes that health and learning how to stay healthy is a crucial part in the lives and futures of our residents and our health partners provide the support they need to continue living healthy and strong lives.