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City’s Health and Safety Week Kicks Off Monday

“Beverly Hills: Be Healthy! Be Safe!” is the theme for this year’s Health and Safety week to be held Oct. 26-Nov. 1.  

Events and programs will take place  throughout the week, culminating in the Health and Safety Expo on Sunday, Nov. 1 in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market.

Health and Safety Week will include:

• Oct. 26—Laurie Paletz, RN-BC from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will talk with seniors about stroke prevention: Roxbury Park Community Center at noon

• Oct. 28—Dr. Karen Halligan, Animal Planet’s “virtual vet,” will discuss, “Keeping Your Pets Healthy and Safe”  at the City Council Chambers at 7 p.m.

• Nov. 1—Health and Safety Expo Programs and information on a variety of health-related issues, including car-seat checks, animal microchipping, first-aid supplies and health screenings.  

Agencies represented will include the American Red Cross, National Weather Service, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Vector Control, Maple Counseling Center and the Farmers’ Market, held every Sunday from from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Health and Safety week was developed 10 years ago through joint planning efforts between the City, the Beverly Hills Unified School District and the PTA Council.  

The event is now the signature platform of the Health and Safety Commission, whose mission is to enhance health and safety in the Beverly Hills community through activities and programs that educate and raise awareness on these critical issues.   

 For more information on Health and Safety week programs and events, visit www.beverlyhills.org/safetyweek.

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