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Perfect Party Prep

Perfect Party Prep

The holidays have officially arrived, and whether your sights are set on one special soirée or your calendar is flush with parties, ’tis the season to enjoy some glamour. Here’s where to doll up for all the festivities.
Visionary - Michael Landes

Visionary - Michael Landes

Healthcare Visionary - Eisenhower Medical Center, the Coachella Valley’s only not-for-profit hospital, relies on charity, donations, and philanthropy to continue delivering excellence to all its patients.
Stopping Time

Stopping Time

Here are a lucky seven remedies to skin issues, and what the treatment does and where to get it in the Greater Palm Springs area.
Visionary - Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Visionary - Timothy Jochen, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "This is my favorite place in the whole world,” says Dr. Timothy Jochen. “I’ve traveled everywhere, and I always am so happy to come home.”
Just for Men

Just for Men

The desert’s top spas stand at the ready with skin-nourishing treatments geared just for males.
40 Under Forty: Dr. Nicole Ortiz

40 Under Forty: Dr. Nicole Ortiz

Dr. Nicole Ortiz found the Coachella Valley ideally sized to be able to make an immediate impact and allow her dream, Live Well Clinic, to come alive.
40 Under Forty: Casey and Gerry Washack

40 Under Forty: Casey and Gerry Washack

Casey and Gerry Washack are making a powerful impact on anyone looking for fitness inspiration through Next Level Fitness, and their own 42-day program, Fit in 42.
40 Under Forty: Karina Medina-Thomas

40 Under Forty: Karina Medina-Thomas

As the chief operating officer of Desert Family Medical Center, Karina Medina-Thomas expertly handles the day-to-day operations and procedures of the private family medical practice.
40 Under Forty: Ashley Vertuno

40 Under Forty: Ashley Vertuno

As a college undergrad, Ashley Vertuno nixed her original plan to become an orthopedic surgeon but chose to stay within the healthcare field on a management path.
A Natural Solution

A Natural Solution

The legendary Two Bunch Palms spa resort takes a bold step toward carbon neutrality by adding solar power to its sustainability plan
Visionary - Gary Honts

Visionary - Gary Honts

Healthcare Visionary - Honts notes that the hospital is an economic driver to the community, recruiting new physicians, which leads to additional office staff jobs as well.
Visionary - Ritu Chopra, M.D.

Visionary - Ritu Chopra, M.D.

Healthcare Visionary - "The best thing about locating our business here in the Coachella Valley is becoming part of the community,” says Dr. Ritu Chopra
Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Visionary - Carolyn Caldwell

Healthcare Visionary - DRMC also works in close partnership with the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, relying on the agency’s internship and mentorship programs to introduce young people to healthcare careers at the hospital.
Visionary - Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Visionary - Scott M. Aaronson, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Healthcare Visionary - I’ve observed a lot of growth in the Coachella Valley in general, and I think that anyone who decides to move here will find it a rewarding experience.
Visionary - Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Visionary - Ellie Kheirkhahi-Love, D.D.S., M.S.D.

Healthcare Visionary - Living in the Coachella Valley has been a “really amazing experience for us,” Dr. Kheirkhahi-Love says. “My husband and I moved here 16 years ago.
A State of Health

A State of Health

Authentic hot springs experiences are a leading trend in the spa world, and the Coachella Valley is blessed with this healing water.
Independence Leads to Full Use of Body, Mind and Soul

Independence Leads to Full Use of Body, Mind and Soul

Independence can be our metaphorical sword, our means to fulfillment — to a private and public way of life that will make full use of the body, mind and soul.
Spa at Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Focuses on Indoor-Outdoor Wellness

Spa at Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Focuses on Indoor-Outdoor Wellness

The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage Spa has unveiled a full menu of treatments and fitness offerings, with a focus on indoor-outdoor wellness.
Listening to Your Autonomous Voice

Listening to Your Autonomous Voice

Listen to your autonomous voice, and find the happiness you forsake when you are too distracted to be absorbed in something you love.
Love Without Boundaries

Love Without Boundaries

The Coachella Valley is home to an impressive host of animal-centric organizations that make it their mission to help desert residents through interaction with trained, caring animals.
Where to Dine Out Locally on Your Diet

Where to Dine Out Locally on Your Diet

Here is a compilation of Coachella Valley establishments that fits your Paleo, Vegan or Juicing diets.
Agua Serena Spa Offers Skin Analysis to Aid Treatments

Agua Serena Spa Offers Skin Analysis to Aid Treatments

Dr. Richard Fox uses a VISIA complexion analysis machine as part of the skin treatment process at Agua Serena Spa at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells.
Putting Prevention First

Putting Prevention First

Dr. Nicole Ortiz of La Quinta’s Live Well Clinic emphasizes natural, integrative techniques to achieve optimal health.
Brave New World

Brave New World

From the vastness of the smartphone universe to the cars we drive, technology’s reach defines our present. But one tech application is still coming of age — telemedicine.
You're Not Alone

You're Not Alone

With seemingly too few hours in a day to accomplish the tasks at hand, caregivers often neglect their own needs, which can have a major impact on their health and well-being.
Feed Your Health

Feed Your Health

Today’s top diet choices, while dramatically different from one another, share one common theme: getting back to nature when it comes to nutrition.
Need a New Knee? Just Print One Out

Need a New Knee? Just Print One Out

It sounds like a futuristic sci-fi movie: body parts and surgical instruments created with a 3-D printer — but it’s already happening in the Coachella Valley.
Stroke Recovery Center Expanding

Stroke Recovery Center Expanding

Access to long-term care can sometimes be difficult, but the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs — which recently broke ground on a new facility — is changing that.
Drops, Not Shots

Drops, Not Shots

With this allergy season shaping up to be one of the worst in the nation’s history, patients are seeking relief in droves.
Studies Go Local

Studies Go Local

Access to clinical research trials offers patients and physicians the chance to explore cutting-edge treatments for a variety of conditions.
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Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunties to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Friends of the Desert Mountains
Telephone: 760-862-9984
Contact Name: Judy Colgero
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The Alzheimer's Family Support Group will be held Five Star Club, 42201 Beacon Hill, Suite A, Palm Desert on an Ongoing basis.  Meets Thursdays year round, 9 to 11 a.m. For loved ones...

Cost: To Register call 760-836-0232

Where:
Five Star Club
42201 Beacon Hill
Suite A
Palm Desert, CA  92211
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Sponsor: Eisenhower Medical Center
Telephone: 760-836-0232
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Seniors, 50+ years of age, can take advantage of two free weekly Calisthenics classes.  Calisthenics class is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am.  Join in on a year of health- keep...

Cost: Free to Seniors

Where:
Joslyn Center
73750 Catalina Way
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Joslyn Center
Telephone: 760-340-3220
Contact Name: Daniel Coover
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Health Seminar by Desert Regional Medical Center Protecting Your Lung Health   Join Dr. Eric Presser, Thoracic Surgeon and Dr. Brahma Konda, Hematology/Oncology for an informative seminar...

Cost: RSVP by calling 800-491-4990

Where:
Mizell Senior Center
480 South Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Mizell Senior Center
Telephone: 760-323-5689
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Calling all seniors interested in investing in their health and wellbeing!  Join the Joslyn Center for their Fit After 50 class- FREE!

Cost: Free to Seniors

Where:
Joslyn Center
73750 Catalina Way
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Telephone: 760-340-3220
Contact Name: Daniel Coover
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The Tai Chi for the Community will be held at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center on an Ongoing basis. Patients learn the benefits of practicing Tai Chi, which boosts physical fitness, builds strength...

Cost: To register Call 760-568-1234

Where:
Lucy Curci Cancer Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Eisenhower Medical Center
Telephone: 760-568-1234
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The Adult Fitness Program - Renker Wellness Center will be held at the Renker Wellness Center on an Ongoing basis. The facility is open to community members who are Renker Wellness Center...

Where:
Renker Wellness Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Eishenhower Medical Center
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The Walking Class for Cancer Survivors will be held at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center on an Ongoing basis. Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for mind, body and soul, but sometimes taking...

Cost: For further information call 760-834-3798

Where:
Lucy Curci Cancer Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Eisenhower Medical Center
Telephone: 760-834-3798
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Cuistot is Home to the Desert’s Premier Fashion Show Lunch Weekly Friday Fashion Show: Lunch Hours: 11: 30 Noon – 2:30 – Regular Lunch Menu Reservations are highly...

Cost: Regular Lunch Menu. For Reservations call 760-340-1000

Where:
Cuistot Restaurant
72595 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Cuistot Restaurant
Telephone: 760-340-1000
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Fabulous Friday Fashion Show & Luncheon Come enjoy the impeccable cuisine of Executive Chef Richard Pelz, amongst the Elegant Surroundings of Wally's and View the Latest...

Cost: For Reservations call 760-568-9321

Where:
Wally's Desert Turtle
71775 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Wally's Desert Turtle
Telephone: 760-568-9321
Contact Name: Stephen Jeffers
Website »

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The Adult Fitness Program - Renker Wellness Center will be held at the Renker Wellness Center on an Ongoing basis. The facility is open to community members who are Renker Wellness Center...

Where:
Renker Wellness Center at the Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA  92260
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Sponsor: Eishenhower Medical Center
Website »

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Dead Indian and Carrizo canyons are only open from October-December and provide wonderful opportunties to see Bighorn Sheep and many other desert critters. Bring snacks and 2 liters of water per...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA  92260
View map »


Sponsor: Friends of the Desert Mountains
Telephone: 760-862-9984
Contact Name: Judy Colgero
Website »

More information

Saturday Zumba Gold at Mizell Get Your "Zumba On" in this Lively Class   Zumba fever is going strong at Mizell Senior Center.  In fact, it has become so popular, we have...

Cost: $5.00 per class for members and $10.00 for non-members.

Where:
Mizell Senior Center
480 South Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA  92262
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Sponsor: Mizell Senior Center
Telephone: 760-323-5689
Website »

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Fabulous Friday Fashion Show & Luncheon Come enjoy the impeccable cuisine of Executive Chef Richard Pelz, amongst the Elegant Surroundings of Wally's and View the Latest...

Cost: For Reservations call 760-568-9321

Where:
Wally's Desert Turtle
71775 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
View map »


Sponsor: Wally's Desert Turtle
Telephone: 760-568-9321
Contact Name: Stephen Jeffers
Website »

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