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Stay Healthy Downey


Mission Statement

Healthy Downey is a community collaborative that focuses on health and nutrition, creating a sustainable approach to wellness that will positively impact current and future generations through forming partnerships with committed community stakeholders.

Stay Healthy Downey 2014 Powerpoint presentation

Healthy Downey Resolution

"No one is ever turned away from Wesley Health Centers for lack of ability to pay."- Dr. Keith Terasaki  

There will be FREE enrollment events for health insurance on the following dates:   

  • Tuesday, December 23 at 9 AM - 1 PM

Located at: JWCH Wesley Health Center 8530 Firestone Blvd Downey, CA 90241

To RSVP, please call 1-855-222-4239 during Monday- Friday 8 AM to 8 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 6 PM!     

The event will have Covered CA Certified Enrollment Counselors to provide information on Medi-Cal and assist with the application process.  

*To see a list of required materials to complete an application and more information on the events, see the following link: LACC Event- JWCH Downey*   

City of Downey- Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Community Workshop Meeting #2- Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
(this meeting will focus on sports and athletics)

Location: Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center, 7810 Quill Drive

We need your input into the needs of Downey's parks, programs, and open space. It is an important step to outline the future of YOUR recreation programs and parks.

Please RSVP to the Parks & Recreation Department at (562) 904-7238 or via email at:

*Refreshments will be provided. Spanish translators available.*   

Telecare Corporation- Discoveries Program Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States (CAPPS)

Identify and treat adolescents and young adults who are at high risk for developing major mental illness associated with psychotic symptoms, ages 16-25.

*Eligible for those with Medi-Cal or no insurance*

For more information on Telecare Corporation and if you qualify for the CAPPS program, you may contact them at (562) 977-4988.
Their address is: 9901 Artesia Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706

Their other office location is: 1315 N. Bullis Rd. #14 Compton, CA 90221 
*You MUST have an appointment for this location*  

The Human Services Association are looking for people who:

  • Speak English or Spanish
  • Are a parent/caregiver of children(s) 5 and under
  • Are interested in making their community a healthier place

You will be part of parenting workshops, parent group meetings, grocery store tours, and food demonstrations.

Everything is FREE for the community!

Please contact Keshia for more information at (562) 806-5400 ext. 233 or email at

Mayor's Healthy Heart Award

Mayor Fernando Vasquez is recognizing individuals or organizations who are committed to improving the lives of others within the City of Downey. The Mayor recognizes that countless individuals, in various professions make differences in others lives that contribute to improving their emotional, mental and physical health. Nominees can also be businesses that are committed to helping others improve their overall health and wellness.

If selected by the Mayor, the person(s)/business will receive their award at a future Council Meeting during the ceremonial portion of the meeting.

Click the following link: 
Mayor's Healthy Heart Award. Includes nomination criteria and nomination form. 

The City of Downey's Adult Walking Club Ages 40 +

Join our FREE Walking Club every Monday. Check-In from 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM. Walking Club will meet in front of the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center and will include 2 laps around the community center. *Weather permitting*

For more information please call the Barbara J. Riley Community and Senior Center at 562- 904-7223 or click here: Walking Club

Healthy Eating Tip of the Day:
(also on Twitter with hashtag #HDhealthytipoftheday)

Top your salad with a hard cooked egg to add protein and other nutrients.

Food Group: Protein

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Stay Healthy Downey Meeting Recaps

For Healthy Downey Meeting Recaps, please click on one of the dates below:

Healthy Downey is on social media! 


Stay Healthy Downey Partners