Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 7, 2010

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Pleasanton will host a free lecture on Emergency Preparedness at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., aimed at seniors. It will share simple things people can do to be prepared and teach response skills to help stay safe in case of an emergency.

The lecture will be presented by Ana-Marie Jones of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) and Genevieve Pastor-Cohen, Emergency Preparedness Manager for the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department.

The talk will include Pleasanton's emergency plan; information about the agencies the city partners with to prepare for an emergency; and a question-and-answer period. Call 931-5365.

Axis Community Health, the Tri-Valley's provider of medical, mental health, substance abuse counseling and health education services to the uninsured and underinsured, has received a $75,000 grant from Sutter Health. Axis is one of the 18 community clinics in Northern California that have received a total of $1.5 million.

"The grant will enable us to provide 483 additional medical visits for residents who otherwise would not be able to access medical care," says Axis CEO Sue Compton. "At our rate of 300 new patients each month, it will make a significant difference in our ability to deliver care."

Axis Community Health operates three facilities in Pleasanton and two in Livermore and is supported by local, state and federal funding, foundation grants, client revenues and community donations.

Iron Horse Nutrition will hold a grand opening celebration in conjunction with its neighbor Express Fitness gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in Rose Pavilion. This is a chance to meet with supplement manufacturers and receive samples. Free drawings will be held for supplement products, gym memberships and training sessions, with a grand prize drawing for a Smart Car from Express Fitness.

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