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Let's Get Ready Long Beach
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Approximately 5,000 people have completed the 22-hour CERT training in Long Beach, learning how to assist their families, neighbors and colleagues in the event of a significant incident. CERT graduates also learn how to prepare for a major disaster, and to be self-sustainable for several days. 
After a significant incident, public safety officials must prioritize their responses, and might be unable to reach some neighborhoods for several days. CERT teams would be able to serve as a force multiplier by going door-to-door, checking on residents, gathering and providing information, and providing some initial assistance. 

For more information on upcoming courses, or to register for CERT training, visit or contact Will Nash, CERT coordinator, at
Upcoming Events

Open Up Long Beach visits the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services


Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Long Beach Health Department

2525 Grand Avenue


Join Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske for the next Open Up Long Beach event with a behind the scenes look at the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services and an informational fair. 


Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Click here to register.



16th Annual Long Beach Veterans Day Parade

"A Salute to Those Who Served"


Saturday, November 10, 2012


Atlantic Avenue, Harding to 56th Street


Learn more about the event and this year's Grand Marshals by visiting



Diabetes Walk and Health Fair

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Registration - 8am

Walk - 9am


Long Beach Polytechnic High School

1600 Atlantic Avenue

*free to walk*


Contact Rachel Plotkin with St. Mary Medical Center if you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor, or if you have any questions: (562) 491-9066,



 Wrigley Association presents

Senior Serenade

A Veterans Day Tribute

Live Musical Variety Show


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans Park

101 E. 28th Street


Doors: 2:30pm

Show: 3pm

Dinner: 4pm


Featuring Stearns Musical Theatre Company Premiere Players


Tickets (Suggested Donation)

$10 - dinner and show

$5 - show only


For more information:



Home Front Theater

November's Featured Film: The Philadelphia Story


Friday, November 16, 2012


El Dorado Senior Center (Bridge Room) 

2800 N. Studebaker Road


View the flyer here




Flu Vaccine Clinic in the 5th District


The City of Long Beach Department of Health, with assistance from the American Red Cross, has announced the dates for the 2012 Annual Flu Clinics. The clinics are for people age 60 and older and adults ages 18 - 59 who are at high-risk for serious complications from influenza.  


"Getting an annual flu shot has always been recommended for people over 60 and it is also important for anyone with a health condition that increases their risk of a serious complication from the flu" said Dr. Mitchell Kushner, City Health Officer. Adults under the age of 60 who should get annual seasonal flu shots include: 
  • Anyone with underlying chronic medical conditions, such as heart or lung conditions, or who are immune suppressed, e.g. persons with HIV/AIDS, receiving cancer treatment, on dialysis, or
  • Women who will be pregnant during flu season, or
  • Caregivers of seniors or infants 

Adults with Medicare Part B are urged to bring their Medicare card to the clinic to receive a free flu shot. A $2 donation to offset administrative costs will be requested from people who do not have Medicare 

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9:00 am - Noon, Health Department, 2525 Grand Ave.
  • Wed., Nov. 28, 9:00 am - Noon, Health Department, 2525 Grand Ave.
  • Thurs., Nov. 29, 9:00 am - Noon, Health Department, 2525 Grand Ave.
  • Friday, Nov. 30, 9:00 am - Noon, Health Department, 2525 Grand Ave.