Community Wellness Center
To encourage holistic wellness among our South Bay elder neighbors, through caring advisement, accompaniment and advocacy
To become a center of excellence in promoting greater whole-person wellness, through a rich variety programs and activities centered in basic wellness education and evaluation, caring support and partnering, and passionate advocacy and solidarity
The Community Wellness Center at First Lutheran Church and School (CWC) is being created as a part of this congregation’s mission commitment to be “a caring community of Christian faith for all people.” For more than 80 years First Lutheran (FLCS) has stood as a significant partner for faith development and community outreach in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. During its long history it has developed a fully accredited parochial weekday school for grades K-8, and an award winning Early Education Center for ages infant through 4. FLCS has sponsored and partnered in a number of human service projects and programs encouraging better nutrition, literacy, cross-cultural understanding and elder advocacy. It recently completed the first columbarium in the City of Torrance as part of a comprehensive community based end of life and bereavement ministry. In 2011 FLCS initiated “Prime Timers,” the first in a growing family of Elder Support programs undertaken with its social service partner, FirstServe Community Services of the South Bay, Inc. (FS), to address the fast-growing issues of “aging in place” among seniors in the South Bay.
CWC is a direct result of the FLCS commitment to caring community and faith-based human service. Our compass statement, “Advise + Accompany + Advocate,” sums up our approach to holistic advancement and caring support for those in our community we will serve.