CHW connects residents with community partners’ programs in order to prevent disease, strengthen the independence of senior and disabled residents, promote healthy lifestyles, and support self-empowered residents to manage their own health.
Community HousingWorks is an officially recognized County of San Diego Live Well Partner and is actively implementing the Live Well Resident Leadership Academy (RLAs) at several sites. In 2017, the San Diego Board of Supervisors unanimously commended CHW for its outstanding commitment to the wellness of County residents and declared December 7th “Community HousingWorks Live Well San Diego Day".
Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute offers two programs to CHW residents at various communities. The Diabetes Prevention Program provides at-risk and pre-diabetic residents a 12-month program covering self-care and ways to reduce weight in order to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. Residents have come together to track hundreds of pounds of weight loss and start shared exercise programs. The Project Dulce Program supports seniors with borderline/full Type 2 diabetes with a series of self-care classes.
CHW offers onsite services and activities, to support senior health and independence, encourage an active lifestyle and mutual support, and reduce isolation. CHW also has specific communities for senior residents: North Park Seniors and Mission Cove Seniors.