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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 18:07

Cooling Center

Beat the summer heat @ The Center

HOT WEATHER TIPS:

  • Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
  • Slow down - rest in the shade or a cool place when possible.
  • NEVER leave a child, elderly, disabled person, or animal alone in a vehicle.
  • Keep shaded areas with fresh water for outdoor animals.
  • Turn on your air conditioner.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who are elderly, have medical conditions, or are at higher risk for problems when it is very hot.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan, make sure your windows are open, and visit a cool center.
  • Take a cool shower or bath
  • When it is hotter than 90°, visit a friend that has air conditioning in their home or a cool place like a mall, a library or a senior center.

You are also at risk if you have certain medical conditions, take medication for high blood pressure, have a mental health condition, have been using drugs or alcohol, or have a previous heat-related illness.

The Center will provide board games, cards, movies, snacks and water.

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Published in Support
Thursday, 04 January 2018 23:03

Susan Dost

Susan is CEO and President of Sheridan In-Home Care, an award-winning brand in Greater Los Angeles and Palm Springs that provides non-medical in-home care for seniors. Susan creates concierge services to expand the scope of offerings to include visiting professionals such as hygienists, nurses, therapists, attorneys, and more to people in their homes. Susan also founded Nurse At Your Door, an on demand concierge nursing company, which has grown to over 100 nurses. She sits on the board of Cancer Support Community and is a licensed private pilot. She has a young daughter named Paloma with her wife Lindsay. Susan joined The Center board at the start of 2018. 

Published in Board of Directors
Friday, 28 November 2014 17:48

Alzheimers Association

We provide care and support to those affected

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 18:42

Healthy Aging Lecture Series

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April 4

Alex Del Rosario, MD

Internal Medicine

Testosterone and Hormones: Safeguards and Treatment Options

Please join Alex Del Rosario, MD for a  discussion regarding the use of testosterone and hormone replacement therapies for an older population. While testosterone therapy can boost muscle mass, mental focus, and energy levels, testosterone also has potential risks that are important to be informed about. In addition to the lecture, there will be time for questions and answers.

April 11

Joy Jones, MD

Family Medicine Associate Physician

Is Stress Killing Your Desires?

Do you often feel overwhelmed with life? Do you toss and turn when you sleep? Are you gaining weight you cannot seem to lose? Are life's stresses putting a damper on your libido? Or do feel fatigued and blah? Believe it or not, stress could be an underlying cause of all of these symptoms. The health benefits of stress management are long reaching. Dr. Joy (Dr. Joy Jones-Harris) will be sharing some functional medicine tips on things you can do to rest better, and have an improved sense of well-being. You will leave enlightened, happy and relaxed.

April 18

Jonathan Bechard, MD

Internal Medicine

Demystifying the HPV Virus and Preventing Cancer

Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD for a discussion to help demystify the HPV virus and how to use preventative care to help prevent cancer.  Find out what you can do to help decrease your chances of getting HPV and the different types of cancer linked to it. You will get answers to common questions about HPV, HPV infection, and how HPV testing is used.

May 9

Michael Hughes, MD

PrEP: Frequently Asked Questions and Discussion

Family Medicine

We believe it’s good to talk honestly and openly about sex. It’s just one key to establishing a good relationship with your medical provider and with your partner(s). Please join Michael Hughes, MD to get upfront answers to the most common questions regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and the answers to all the questions that patients are asking or are afraid to ask.

May 16

Jon Colbert, NP

NEW Sexual Health Clinic at Eisenhower

Family Nurse Practitioner

Please join Jon Colbert, NP as he presents Eisenhower's NEW 'Walk-In' Sexual Health Clinic in the Rimrock Center. We will discuss the clinic's comprehensive healthcare services, and how you can quickly access the care, information, and support for: STD Testing & Treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), HIV Testing, Hepatitis C Testing, HPV related anal cancer screening.

May 23

Jonathan Bechard, MD

50 Shades: Sexual Health in a Fetish World

Internal Medicine

Please join Jonathan Bechard, MD, for a sex-positive discussion around common medical risks associated with fetish play, how to avoid them, how to talk about them with your doctor, and how to bring a health-positive voice to your desires when you’re playing.  

Published in About
Monday, 13 March 2017 22:02

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency Profile – The Center of Palm Springs

At Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency, we are committed to affordable, consumer-directed care and believe clients and their family members have the right to determine the services needed and should have the freedom to choose the care provider they feel is best suited to provide support. We also believe truly inspired care professionals always strive for excellence and that it’s part of their nature to apply their talents toward serving others.

 

The Professional Personal Care Attendants we refer provide in-home, non-medical companionship services to elderly clients, as well as to adult clients with an illness, injury, or disability who require assistance with self-care. Each member of our referral registry has completed comprehensive interviews & assessments, passed criminal background, DMV & TB screenings, hold current registrations & certifications, and have had employment eligibility authorized through E-Verify (a service of the Department of Homeland Security & the Social Security Administration).

 

The companionship services provided by referred Personal Care Attendants can include:

 

The Provision of Fellowship – engaging the client in social, physical, and mental activities, such as conversation, reading, games, and crafts, as well as, accompanying the client on walks, on errands, to appointments, or to social events.

The Provision of Protection – remaining present with the client in his or her home, or accompanying the client when outside the home, as well as, monitoring the client’s safety and well-being.

The Provision of Care – assisting the client with Activities of Daily Living such as dressing, grooming, feeding, bathing, toileting, and transferring; and assisting with Instrumental Activities of Daily Living that enable the client to live independently at home, such as meal preparation, driving, light housework, managing finances, remembering to take medication, and arranging medical care.

 

What further distinguishes Vitalitas is the caliber of the Professional PCAs we refer. Through our signature screening & interviewing process, Vitalitas digs deep into each registry applicant’s talents, motivators, values, and vision. Only those applicants who satisfy all the criteria, demonstrate a commitment to delivering exceptional care, as well as radiate genuine passion for their work are converted to active registry status and subsequently referred to clients for further review and consideration.

 

Whether you’re a client requiring assistance with self-care so you can continue to live independently or you’re a Personal Care Attendant seeking new professional opportunities, we’re committed to helping you find an optimal match – one focused on life and vitality, that fosters trust and results in a fulfilling alliance.

 

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency is a referral agency as defined by and operating in accordance with the requirements set forth in the California Civil Code.

 

Proud members of The California Coalition of Domestic Referral Agencies, Inc.

Friday, 04 November 2016 18:44

Mark Duebner Design

MY STORY

As long as I can remember, storytelling has been a passion of mine. The first major purchase I ever made was the book,The Art of Walt Disney. It was over 450 pages, weighed 8 lbs. and cost over $75. It was 1973. I was 13 years old. Decades later, Disney’s combination of ideas, words and visuals told stories
that still shape new generations.

In high school I created original superhero characters and drew full-length comic books. And in college and during the past thirty plus years, I have also been drawn to the creative process of the theater by designing and directing many productions. Again, telling a story with visuals, words and music that connects emotionally with an audience.

I didn’t even know what graphic design was until I was a freshman at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I planned to declare medical illustration as my major. After one intro class to graphic design, I knew my career path was forever altered. In 1982 I earned a BFA in graphic design with honors and was ready to take on the world.

I loved the methodology of creating a strong visual solution to a real world problem; exploring typography; and uncovering the emotional impact of
color and image. Being a little “obsessive,” I enjoyed the attention to detail.
My formal education occurred years before even the glimmer of an idea for
the personal computer entered the creative minds of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. Although I can’t live without my Mac, I still begin every project brainstorming on real paper with an actual writing instrument. This exercise helps me to focus on conceptual thinking and original solutions.

I have been working now in the field of graphic design and visual communication for more than 33 years. After years of working for and learning from other creative professionals, I started Mark Duebner Design in 1995 where I continue to blend strategic thinking with captivating design. I am committed to providing sophisticated solutions to a variety of non-profit and for-profit clients to enhance their success and bring visual originality to their communications.

I am a member of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Desert Business Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, The Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Council and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. My work has been published inLetterhead and Logo Design 4, Logo Lounge Master Library 4, Bright Ideas in Logo Design Volume One, Bright Ideas in Graphic Design Volume Oneand the2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014and2015 American Graphic Design Awards Annuals.

A new chapter in my story began in January 2013 when I moved my life and my business from Naperville, Illinois to Palm Springs, California. The 354 days of sunshine, majestic mountains, endless palm trees and the mid-century modern vibe inspire me every day.

During the 2016-2017 school year I am mentoring three juniors enrolled in the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School. It is a humbling experience and extremely rewarding.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012 15:10

Contour Dermatology

Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center

Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

The Best of Both Worlds

Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Jochen, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 15 years of experience, Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center offers a comprehensive array of medical and cosmetic dermatology. The mission of Contour Dermatology is: To help cure skin diseases and to help people look and feel their best—taking full advantage of all the youth-renewing devices and products available in modern cosmetic dermatology today.

On the medical side, the practice treats skin conditions such as acne, eczema, fungal infections, melasma, psoriasis, rosacea, skin cancer and cysts among others.  Having performed thousands of successful Mohs procedures, Dr. Jochen is a specialist in Mohs micrographic surgery— the most esthetic and effective method for removal of skin cancer.

Cosmetic procedures range from non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels, facial fillers and Botox to one of the largest selections of cosmetic lasers in the nation along with other state-of-the-art technology and surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery and the mini facelift. For body contouring, Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center offers CoolSculpting for non-surgical fat reduction, tumescent liposuction and lasers such as the VelaShape III to reduce inches and cellulite. Dr. Jochen also is an expert in hair restoration and the latest hair transplantation procedures.

Dr. Jochen also is an associate professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where he has been named teacher of the year multiple times.  He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as voted by his peers.

Having healthy skin is as much an art as it is a science. Contour Dermatology is committed to offering the best of both worlds.

Contour Dermatology has two offices in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs and a La Quinta clinic will be opening in 2017. For more information, call (760) 423-4000 or visit www.contourderm.com

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Monday, 20 August 2012 23:33

Desert Regional Medical Center

Home to the Coachella Valley’s only designated trauma center and only neonatal intensive care unit, Desert Regional has unique offerings that are critical to the well-being of the citizens in our region of Southern California.

You have our assurance that Desert Regional Medical Center is committed to offering high quality, advanced services in a compassionate environment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Advanced stroke treatment. In 2012, Desert Regional added some of the latest medical imaging technology to create a neuro-angiography suite where interventional neurologists can thread tiny catheters into the blood vessels of the brain to remove clots and offer stroke patients a better chance at recovery.
  • A dedicated unit for joint and spine procedures. In September of 2012, we were proud to celebrate the first anniversary of our Joint & Spine Pavilion, where patients are able to recover from joint and spine procedures in a comfortable environment, surrounded by staff members who are specially trained in the best ways to get a person back to a more active lifestyle.
  • Regional, multidisciplinary care for cancer and orthopedics. Desert Regional offers multidisciplinary health care at its Comprehensive Cancer Center and its Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences (ICON). Both programs now have a second location at 47647 Caleo Bay in La Quinta to offer patients more convenient access to these services.   Desert Regional Medical Center is also involved in  10 clinical trials. 
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 20:28

Grace Helen Spearman Foundation

Honors the legacy of Ms. Spearman by providing funds to organizations and individuals to help improve the lives of the needy and less fortunate in our community.  The mandate of the foundation remains consistent with Ms. Spearman’s kind and loving vision, giving to the types of organizations she supported with special emphasis in the fields of education, medical research, cultural arts and assisting the impoverished and disabled.

Published in Leadership Circle
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 22:36

Desert Aids Project

Who We Are

Desert AIDS Project has earned a national reputation as one of the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS services providers in the U.S. We are one of only a handful of agencies operating an on-site medical clinic, a full range of client support services, and a comprehensive HIV education and prevention program, including free and confidential HIV testing.

Our Vision for the Future

Until there's a cure, the vision of Desert AIDS Project is of healthy individuals, families, and communities despite the existence of HIV.

Our Mission

To bring this vision to life, the mission of Desert AIDS Project is to enhance health and well-being.

Desert AIDS Project believes:

  • Everyone has a right to decent quality of life
  • Everyone is worthy of respect and equal consideration
  • All efforts to fulfill our mission have the ultimate aim of being useful in improving people's lives, particularly the lives of those most in need.
  • Fairness demands that everyone affected by an issue should have the opportunity for either direct participation or representation in planning, implementing, and evaluating the work conducted by Desert AIDS Project
  • Bias – because of race, religion, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, ethnic background, disability, etc. – has no place Desert AIDS Project
  • Our work is not about the power or turf, but about the public good

Guiding Principles

  • We will be excited by what we do, by the challenges we face and the opportunities we create
  • We will surround ourselves with people dedicated to assisting us in achieving our mission and upholding our principles
  • The diversity of our people, their skills, and experience is one of our agency's greatest assets. We are committed to leveraging this asset as a source of strength
  • We will always listen first, and then act with openness, honesty, and integrity so that our relationships flourish
  • We will provide effective, accessible, and responsive services, and we commit to evaluating our effort so that changes can be made when it is in the best interest of those we serve
  • We will set demanding targets and make tough decisions and take considered risks to achieve them, and pursue partnership to obtain resources that enable us to do so
  • We will provide our team with skilled management and quality training opportunities
  • We will commit ourselves to excellence to ensure that D.A.P. is the provider of choice, employer of choice, and investment of choice in the communities we serve
  • We will embrace change to positively improve services, outcomes, and the community while remaining true to our mission

 

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  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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