Health & Wellness Resources

* These agencies are being referred for your convenience. The City Of Culver City has not screened, interviewed or investigated these agencies in any manner and makes no representations as to the quality of services they provide. This referral is not intended to be an endorsement of any specific agency or agencies.

 

For the Entire Family

Resources for Families

Information regarding resources on Nutrition Assistance programs.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Here are 10 tips that may help you get a good night's sleep.

(PDF, 118KB)Medicare Fraud Alert(PDF, 118KB)

Have you heard you'll be getting a new Medicare Card? Wondering when or why? This isn't happening until April 2018 but scammers are already jumping on the confusion as an opportunity for fraud. Protect yourself.

Understanding Eating Disorders

Information regarding resources for identifying and treating various eating disorders.

Addiction Resources for American Communities

Addiction is a complex and serious issue that affects all types of communities in the United States. While anyone can develop a substance use disorder (SUD), there are specific communities that are more susceptible than others. Certain cases require specialized care and treatment. This informal web guide was developed by the Addiction Group.  

Seniors

A Little Bit of Physical Activity Can Help the Heart

A little activity goes a long way, even for the elderly who may have mobility problems. Most exercise recommendations include several sessions of moderate to vigorous activity each week, but not all adults are physically up to the task.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is important for everyone. But it can be even more critical as you age, especially if you’re living with a chronic condition. Click below to be connected to the National Council on Aging web site for more nutritional information.

National Institute of Health

This is a wonderful resource for health and wellness information for older adults from the National Institute of Health. It has everything from eating safely (how to handle those leftovers and food storage) to links to help adults 60+ find reliable online health information.

Stop Falls

Falling is the leading cause of unintentional injury at home among Americans 65 and older. “Stopfall.org” is the official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence. Their mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

Watch “What to Drink as You Get Older? (VIDEO)

For information on healthy eating, see “What’s On Your Plate?” — a nutrition resource from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Cognitive Health and Older Adults

Help keep your brain as healthy as you age. Learn how your brain changes as you age and what you can do to keep your cognitive function at its best.

Now What? Next Steps after Alzheimer's Diagnosis

This website gives a checklist of resources and referrals to newly diagnosed patients. Available in English and Spanish. 

Choosing Healthy Meals as You Get Older 

Food provides nutrients you need as you age. Use these tips to choose foods for better health at each stage of life.

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Holiday traditions can be a comforting link with the past for people with Alzheimer’s disease, and celebrating together can be a treasured experience for families. But the changes in routine, busy schedules, and many visitors may also be stressful for a person with Alzheimer’s.

Keep Track of Medications with this Worksheet 

Older adults may take more medications than they did when they were younger. Keep a copy of this chart up-to-date with your medications, as well as any over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or supplements you routinely take. If you're caring for a family member or friend, make sure to fill out a copy with them as well

6 tips to help you get a better night's sleep

Feeling sleepy? Lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can increase your risk of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and obesity.

(PDF, 234KB)Senior Genetic Testing Scam(PDF, 234KB)

Ask your doctor if genetic testing is medically necessary for you.  

Preschool & Elementary Kids

Kids Nutrition & Information

Neil Izenberg, MD founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. KidsHealth's goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health. They aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.

Antoich University Counseling Center

The center offers both short and long-term therapy, workshops and community education in the following areas:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Relationship or family distress
  • Parenting and communication skills
  • Eating, food and body-image issues
  • Trauma and abuse

Therapy fees are based on a sliding scale; however, nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. Clients may make an appointment by calling the Intake Line – (310) 574-2813, ext. 366.

Our House

In-House grief support groups meet at our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills centers every other week for children ages 4-18 who have experienced the death of a parent or caregiver. Groups are organized by the age of the child. 

LOVS

LOVS offers counseling and support specifically for kids who have lost loved ones to homicide.

Didi Hirsch

Mental illness can have wide-reaching effects on a person’s health, educational achievement, employment and well-being. Didi Hirsch’s experts provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and adults with mental disorders or behavioral challenges. To get help for yourself or someone you know, call 888-807-7250.

Preteens and Teenagers

Ways for Preteen Girls to Lose Weight Without a Diet

Making healthy food choices is the first step toward a healthy weight for preteen girls.

What is an Eating Disorder?

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. They offer some basic facts about eating disorders.

Southern California Counseling Center

SCCC offers a non-judgmental teen counseling group that meets currently on zoom Fridays at 5 pm.  It is intended for 12-19 years old and is open to new members.  The group runs 60-90 minutes.  Contact Jacqui Clay for information and to complete a quick intake. 

Antioch University Counseling Center

The center offers both short and long-term therapy, workshops and community education in the following areas:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Relationship or family distress
  • Parenting and communication skills
  • Eating, food and body-image issues
  • Trauma and abuse

Therapy fees are based on a sliding scale; however, nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. Clients may make an appointment by calling the Antioch University Counseling Center Intake Line(310) 574-2813, ext. 366.

Our House

In-House grief support groups meet at our West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills centers every other week for children ages 4-18 who have experienced the death of a parent or caregiver. Groups are organized by the age of the child.

SHARE!

SHARE! is a big umbrella for multiple self-help support groups, all of which are happening as of December 2020 via zoom.  Teens can join support groups including Depression & Bipolar Support and Grief & Loss Support Group among others.

Open Paths 

Open Paths now offers two FREE Therapeutic Support Groups for LGBTQIA and COVID-19. Please call (310) 258-9677 to speak with an intake coordinator Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Messages will be returned within 48 hours.

LOVS

LOVS offers counseling and support specifically for kids who have lost loved ones to homicide.

Allies for Every Child (formerly Westside Children’s Center)

Allies main programming offers support for foster families and children of adoptions.  Currently they are also offering a Teen therapy group focused on COVID-19 issues and anxiety. Contact Michelle Schafer for information.

Didi Hirsch

Mental illness can have wide-reaching effects on a person’s health, educational achievement, employment and well-being. Didi Hirsch’s experts provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and adults with mental disorders or behavioral challenges. To get help for yourself or someone you know, call (888) 807-7250.

Seize the Awkward

Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Seize the Awkward is an organization that offers tips to teenagers– from conversation guides to tips –that can help teenagers (and anyone really) talk to those in need.

The Trevor Project

Welcome to the Trevor Support Center, a place where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more! For immediate support or help, The Trevor Project also has counselors that can be reached by calling or texting.  

Psychology Today

Psychology Today offers a substantial list of support groups specifically for adolescents and teenagers (ages 14-19).  These groups include but are not limited to groups focused on eating disorders, children of divorce, video game addiction, depression, substance abuse, and obsessive compulsive disorders.  

Teen Line

Established in 1980, TEEN LINE is a nonprofit, community-based organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems. It is our mission to provide personal teen-to-teen education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, current technologies and community outreach. Do you need help working something out? Do you want to talk to someone who understands, like another teen? We're here to help!

Special Needs Kids

Nutrition for Children with Special Health Care Needs

An resource compiled by the State of Washington but those who live outside Washington State may also find the information helpful.

(PDF, 3MB)Obesity and Special Needs Children(PDF, 3MB)

A Report and Obesity Guide helping parents of Special Needs Children with Obesity.  This guide focuses on problems through stories based on incidents and then offers solutions and tips for parents. 

Adults

Dietary Guidelines

The MyPlate food guidance system replaces MyPyramid. The Daily food Plan can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you.

Antoich University Counseling Center

The center offers both short and long-term therapy, workshops and community education in the following areas:

  • Depression and other mood disorders
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Relationship or family distress
  • Parenting and communication skills
  • Eating, food and body-image issues
  • Trauma and abuse

Therapy fees are based on a sliding scale; however, nobody is turned away due to inability to pay. Clients may make an appointment by calling the Intake Line – (310) 574-2813, ext. 366.

SHARE!

SHARE! is a big umbrella for multiple self-help support groups, all of which are happening as of December 2020 via zoom.  Support groups include Depression & Bipolar Support, Grief & Loss Support Group and various Anonymous Groups tackling issues of alcoholism, narcotics and debtors among other topics.

Didi Hirsch

Mental illness can have wide-reaching effects on a person’s health, educational achievement, employment and well-being. Didi Hirsch’s experts provide evidence-based treatment to low-income children and adults with mental disorders or behavioral challenges. To get help for yourself or someone you know, call 888-807-7250.

Men

Healthy Living for Men

Resources that highlight a variety of health issues and observances related to men’s and general health.

Men’s Health

A good resource for tips on healthy living and exercise.

Women

What You Need to Know about Mercury in Fish and Shellfish

Information regarding the safe consumption of seafood for women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children.

Healthy Heart!

This site provides women with information on nutrition, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure and other factors related to heart health.

Menopause and Weight Gain

Learn about weight gain as we age and what can be done about it.