Thursday, November 8, 2018

By Staff Reports

 

L.A. Care’s first Family Resource Center (FRC) located in Lynwood, has virtually doubled in size and moved next door. The center, which was the first of L.A. Care’s five FRCs, has been in Plaza Mexico for 11 years, but the new facility is nearly 7,400 square feet.

L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, is holding a community celebration in honor of the Grand Re-Opening this coming Saturday, November 10th from 11am-3pm.

“We have been an important resource in the community for more than a decade,” said Margaret Coins, FRC Administrator. “The additional space is going to allow us to offer many more classes for our neighbors.”

The Lynwood Family Resource Center, like all L.A. Care FRCs, offer health education classes free to members and the public. Classes include fitness, nutrition, mental health and disease management. The center serves nearly 6,000 people each year.

The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will include free popcorn, snow cones, face painting, a rock-climbing wall and a balloon artist. There will also be free haircuts and health screenings. The center is located at 3200 East Imperial Highway in Lynwood.