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Chrysalis Celebrates 25 Years!

This last Tuesday Nov. 10, Chrysalis will celebrate 25 years of helping more than 30,000 men and women in Los Angeles out of poverty and homelessness through employment opportunities. The non-profit foundation is especially proud to celebrate now. This year, due to the poor economy, there has been a 40% increase in the number of clients seeking their help over the last year, yet Chrysalis has managed to serve them all and retain an 80% success rate.

The event was held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica. This event will bring together corporate and community leaders who have made Chrysalis’ critical work possible at its centers in Santa Monica, Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

Free “seasonal” flu shots to be given at Ken Edwards Center, Friday, Nov. 13th

The Santa Monica Chapter of the American Red Cross, the City of Santa Monica, and WISE & Healthy Aging will host a free “seasonal” flu shot clinic on Friday, Nov. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527 4th Street in downtown Santa Monica. The free flu shots are made possible through Los Angeles County Public Health.

Because a large number of people were unable to get their annual flu shots earlier in the season due to cutbacks by the County that reduced the usual number of flu clinic locations, this supplemental seasonal flu clinic was made possible through the combined efforts of the Santa Monica Red Cross, City of Santa Monica, and Wise & Healthy Aging.

Flu shots are recommended for the following: If you are a pregnant woman, and adult 50 years of age or older; a health care worker; have a chronic condition such as asthma, HIV, heart or lung disease, kidney disorder or diabetes; are a caregiver of children six months and younger or have household contacts with high risk individuals (as described directly above) you are eligible for a free flu shot. If you’re allergic to eggs or have any other serious illness, consult with your doctor before obtaining any flu shots.

Limited free parking is available at the Ken Edwards Center. The building is also wheelchair accessible. The Ken Edwards Center can be reached on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 & 9.

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