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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990
President Bush on Tuesday named a Santa Monica health counseling center as the recipient of his daily "Point of Light" award. Founded in 1976, the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center was chosen because it provides health screening and counseling for senior citizens at low cost or for free, a White House spokesman said. Medical students help staff the facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1990
President Bush on Tuesday named a Santa Monica health counseling center as the recipient of his daily "Point of Light" award. Founded in 1976, the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center was chosen because it provides health screening and counseling for senior citizens at low cost or for free, a White House spokesman said. Medical students help staff the facility.
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NEWS
January 27, 1991
We are so pleased with the Seniors column that Linda Feldman has begun to write for the Westside section of The Times. She captured the essence of Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center beautifully in her article about Dena Beller (Jan. 13). As a result of the story, we have received a good number of calls from older people seeking information and help. This column will be most helpful to the growing number of older people on the Westside. Our thanks to you for trying out new and innovative ideas.
NEWS
June 29, 1989
The Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica is offering free counseling regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance, long-term care and other issues every Thursday between 1 and 5 p.m. Volunteer counselor Leonard Stone will help participants fill out claim forms and answer questions about health care. For more information or to make an appointment, call (213) 829-4715. The center is at 2125 Arizona Ave.
NEWS
July 17, 1986
The first group of Latino peer counselors for the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center will graduate at 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park in Santa Monica. The 15 counselors, most of whom speak only Spanish, range in age from 50 to 73. They have been trained by mental health specialist Livia Bracamonte to help their peers learn to cope with loneliness, loss, depression and other concerns of aging. Bracamonte said that Spanish-speaking people have had limited access to mental health services.
NEWS
August 2, 1990
The Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center will be closed today and Friday in preparation for its move to the Ken Edwards Multipurpose Center, 1527 4th St., Santa Monica. The center, which offers seniors health screenings, educational services, counseling and support groups, will be open weekdays, starting Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The old office at 2125 Arizona Ave. will be renovated and will reopen in the spring as a second facility offering similar services.
NEWS
February 9, 1989
The Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center, a private, nonprofit agency for the elderly, has received a $500,000 grant from the Los Angeles-based W. M. Keck Foundation. The money will go toward purchase of a building at 2125 Arizona Ave., an expansion that will triple the size of the Counseling Center and allow greater numbers of senior citizens in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles to receive mental and physical health services.
NEWS
April 23, 1992
Ben Norman, a stage and film director and advertising executive who produced the old KNXT (now KCBS) TV program "Know Your Child," died Friday in Hollywood. He was 73 and apparently died of a heart attack. He produced educational pictures with FilmFair Inc. of Studio City. In the 1970s founded his own production company, which made educational and documentary films on such topics as opportunities in science for minorities and sexual behavior pictures for teen-agers.
NEWS
May 29, 1986
Bernice Bratter, executive director of the Santa Monica Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center, and volunteer Johanne Hanser will be honored by Santa Monica College's Emeritus College at 1 p.m. June 14 in the Little Theater on campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. The guest speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public, will be Don Cohen, director of the counseling center. The Emeritus College Chorus will perform.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1988
The Robert Johnson Wood Foundation will give the Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center of Santa Monica a $450,000 grant to provide services to chronically mentally ill residents on the Westside. The Chicago foundation will donate the money over a three-year period, enabling the center to accommodate an extra 150 elderly people each year, said project director Dr. Marla Hassinger.
NEWS
April 19, 1990
The Senior Health and Peer Counseling Center in Santa Monica has received a $1-million grant from the Mark Taper Foundation, bringing the total amount raised in the center's financial development campaign to $4.2 million. The center is a private, nonprofit organization that provides mental and physical health services to older adults in the Los Angeles area.
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