Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center will continue to operate during the “Safer at Home” order in place for Los Angeles County.  The ELARC office buildings will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 20, 2020. Our main number is (626) 299-4700. The best way to reach your Service Coordinator is by email or phone, view the staff phone list here.  We want you to stay safe and be well. Additional information is available at ELARC/COVID-19.

Overall Health, Fitness, & Assistive Technology

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Overall Health, Fitness, & Assistive Technology


EVERY 2nd & 4th TUESDAY OF THE MONTH: FREE Seated Yoga Classes! 9am and 11am. Presented by The Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) at 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Bldg B1, Rm 10100, Alhambra, CA 91803. For more information about SCRS-IL, visit their website here. To register for yoga, call Maria Aroch at (562) 862-6531.

ONGOING: is a website that is an online resource for various types of programs throughout the U.S.Narrow search down by zip code and locate quite a few resources for either free/low cost/sliding scale medical, dental and mental health clinics. They also had camp/scholarship resources. You can also search the website by ‘diagnosis’ or ‘medical condition’ for various types of resources. If you cannot find on their website, you can contact their helpline at 800-503-6897.

ONGOING: The CHAT (Child Abuse Treatment) Program at Foothill Family offers counseling and case management services to children 0 – 17 years of age who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, neglect, live in high risk neighborhoods where they are exposed to violence or there is danger of gang involvement, been exposed to domestic violence and/or any other type of victimization or exposure to a crime. These services are for children who are NOT covered by Medi-Cal. For more information, please view their flyer here. You can also view their Spanish flyer here.

ONGOING: Yoga and Medication for all Abilities. Ages 10+. "Focus Yoga KC" provides an inviting yoga environment for individuals with differing physical and intellectual capabilities. They work with students to combine movement, meditation, and breathing exercises to create feelings of empowerment and self-esteem. For more information, please view their flyer here.

ONGOING: The USC Family Caregiver Support Center, is one of 11 nonprofit Caregiver Resource Centers across California that serve about 14,000 families a year. Their aim is to offer low-cost or free services, regardless of income, to people caring for someone 18 or older. Their offerings include stress-busting activities like yoga and meditation; legal and financial consultations; and tips on how to choose a home health agency, talk to doctors or manage difficult behavior.  Read a testimonial.

ONGOING: Yoga for children with special needs through Club 21. Rose City Yoga has partnered with Club 21 in order to provide children with Down syndrome and other disabilities the opportunity to practice yoga in a social setting with other children just like them. Club 21 co-founder realized one day that the body and mind benefits she received from yoga could do exactly the same for her daughter who has Down Syndrome. She approached Rose City Yoga about teaching classes for children with special needs, and they jumped at the chance. For more information, please visit the Rose City Yoga's website.

ONGOING: Denti-Cal for Adults Fact Sheet. "Justice in Aging" has put out this fact sheet with important information. If you have Medi-Cal, you also have dental coverage under Denti-Cal. View the fact sheet here. You may also obtain more information by clicking the Denti-Cal link on the fact sheet.

ONGOING: FREE Braces for children! If you have Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, and/or Healthy Kids, your child may be able to qualify. For more information, please view their flyer. 

ONGOING: NAA’s Give A Voice program provides communication devices to individuals with autism.  This program is to provide free communication devices to individuals with autism who are non-verbal or minimally verbal, and whose communication challenges put them at increased risk of injury or harm. The program is for income-eligible families (criteria is included in link). 

ONGOING: "Teach Me to Talk" provides a series of podcasts for families who struggle with their toddler's speech and language delays. Laura Mize is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who states, "Sometimes, despite our best efforts, young children with language delays don’t seem to want to play with us. This situation might look like a “behavior” problem, meaning that the child is purposefully choosing not to play with you. That’s not always the case. On this series of shows, I hope I can help you look at these problems from another perspective." For more information, please view her website and listen to the podcasts here.

ONGOING: United Healthcare Medical Grants Available for Children. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child. Children must be ages 16 or younger, and families must meet economic and have a commercial health insurance plan. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants. There is no application deadline.

ONGOING: Healthy Living Events at The Wellness Center. The Wellness Center is located at the historic General Hospital in Boyle Heights. For information, including their calendar of classes, such as Meal Planning, Youth Issues, and other relevant topics. The calendar of events is updated monthly.

ONGOING: FREE Professional Counseling. USC Telehealth is currently offering free professional counseling to individuals, couples, and families that care for a child or adult with special needs. Click here to view the flyer in Spanish.

BIMONTHLY: The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Online Update. DHCS publishes an online bimonthly update of important events and actions at the department. Interested stakeholders such as advocates, consumers, counties, legislative staff, providers and state associations can receive relevant updates on department program initiatives or new projects for which stakeholder input is desired.


**Posting of Community Events and Opportunities including Health, Fitness and Assistive Technology is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to reflect an endorsement by the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC). Please note that ELARC events are posted on the Calendar located on the home page of this website.**