All I can say is, “Wow!” There was a lot to take in at LifeLong Medical Care’s March 26th Gala – amazing travel and unique experiences offered at auction, honoring the lifetime of advocacy of our Bobbie Awardee, a sumptuous cake frenzy, and the special musical performance by Kate Lewis and the Jazz Headliners featuring LifeLong CEO David B. Vliet on piano was a definite highlight! It was a very fun evening. What impressed me most was the generosity of those able to join us as we kicked off a fundraising campaign for our new health center in East Oakland.
Our East Oakland Health Center at Foothill Square Shopping Center opened twenty-five years ago. It was the first to open under our LifeLong Medical Care name, reflecting our expanded mission to offer the same great healthcare we had been providing to seniors at the Over 60 Health Center in Berkeley to people of all ages in more of the East Bay. In 2008, Dr. Howard Daniel was 78 years old and still delivering babies when he asked LifeLong Medical Care to take on his large OB-GYN practice, also located in East Oakland. Today, our Howard Daniel Health Center continues the good doctor’s tradition, providing pre- and post-natal care, and other health services for women. It also offers primary care, behavioral health, health education, and social services for adults and children. Photos of generations of children delivered and cared for by this practice line the walls.
See the program in action with the video we premiered at the gala.
LifeLong’s new health center in East Oakland will bring these two established practices together in a brand-new facility to offer a continuum of care from pre-natal through geriatrics. And, with this new facility, we will expand our offering to include dental care. We look forward to welcoming patients by the end of next year.
Director, Development & Communications