The City of Beverly Hills continues to follow the Safer at Home Order to help combat the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean its Community Services are suffering.
Recognizing that residents want to stay engaged within the community and worldwide, the City has created a Virtual Community Services website, CommunityLifeBH.org, that features an array of online programs, services, activities and resources to keep minds active mentally, spirits nourished, and physical pursuits on point, all while remaining at home.
The website offers fun, interesting, educational and interactive online resources for Arts & Culture, Recreation & Fitness, Enrichment & Learning, Library & Social Services, and even a Virtual Farmer’s Market with Farm- To-Home delivery.
With cooking taking on a new essential passion for most households, it’s possible to zoom in on the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market farmers and vendors during a virtual market tour. Just search the list to contact the farmers or vendors directly for delivery or shipping.
The library services function will transport bookworms virtually to the Beverly Hills Library, as well as to other online activities such as Kanopy for movie streaming; Hoopla for digital movies; music; e-Books, Mind Games for Seniors and Storytime from Space.
Those in need of social services during this challenging time can find help as part of City’s Human Services and Social Safety Net for the most vulnerable residents, as well as information on mental health, housing and homeless services.
According to Jenny Rogers, Community Services Director, “The City’s Community Services Department has been working to develop creative ways to provide the community with critical and essential services and enriching and engaging community programs, events and activities while people are homebound. As part of the effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, we are inviting community folks to ‘Artmake, Recreate & Library in Place!,’ providing our community with an array of resources to support the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our residents.”
To let loose and burn off a little steam, check out Art & Soul, for inspiring music, dance, live performances and acts of human kindness. In Arts & Culture, visit The Broad Stage at Home, Artistic Short Films on Vimeo and Van Gogh Up Close. In Recreation, there is access to preschool activities, arts & crafts; a virtual Harry Potter escape room; adult & senior health, wellness, yoga and fitness classes.
Those interested in staying engaged can follow this essential service @ CommunityLifeBH on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.