As the tenth anniversary of September 11th draws near, I encourage the Orange County community to spend a few moments remembering the victims and honoring the heroes of the devastating attack on the United States. While we witnessed an evil act that day, we also observed bravery, compassion, and selflessness from police, fire-fighters, first-responders, the military, and civilians.
As we remember September 11th, I ask that we also recognize those who have served and currently serve our country. As Chair of the Senate Veterans Committee, I am proud to support the men and women who have served, and those who continue to serve in our armed forces. They are heroes whose sacrifices keep our country safe and defend our freedom, and they deserve our utmost respect and honor.
The city of Anaheim is hosting multiple events for September 11: Service and Remembrance, including a Military Banner Ceremony, First Responders’ Expo, and a September 11 Remembrance Memorial Service. Santa Ana College is hosting a 9/11 Commemorative and Voter Registration Event on Monday, September 12th at its Amphitheatre Area. For more information regarding these events, please visit my website.
State Senator, 34th District
CalOptima Wins Grant for Telehealth Pilot
Congratulations to CalOptima for winning a one-year, $100,000 grant from the Center for Technology and Aging. The grant supports CalOptima’s Heart Health Pilot Program, which “focuses on maintaining the in-home independence of its OneCare members with heart disease and preventing their transition to higher-level care settings.” This is a well-deserved award to a local health organization that is utilizing technology to improve health care for its patients.
Senator Correa’s Upcoming Events
Generations of Service
(September 10, 2011) I am pleased to announce a collaborative beautification project that will commemorate 9/11 and honor those whose lives were impacted by the tragic event. The Young Senator Program and local veterans, in conjunction with One OC, will gather for a 9/11 tribute, a mural beautification project, and a military letter writing campaign. The event will take place from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Monte Vista Elementary School, located at 2116 Monte Vista Ave., Santa Ana. The event is open and free to the public. For more information or to register, please call (714) 558-4400.
SAVE THE DATE: California State Senate Veterans Committee Hearing
(September 16, 2011) The California State Senate will hold a hearing on veterans’ issues, including current veterans’ needs and access to job training. The event will take place from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Westminster City Hall, located at 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA 92683
California In Motion – Health and Fitness Fair
(September 24, 2011) In collaboration with St. Joseph Health System, local businesses, non-profits, government agencies, and the SAUSD school district, I am excited to invite all Orange County residents to attend a fun and interactive health and fitness fair. Activities include health exams and screenings, access to local and state resources, fun and interactive fitness activities, Anaheim Ducks Street Team, performances, and more! This is a great opportunity to bring the whole family out for a day of fun while also accessing local resources and health services. This event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Valley High School, located at 1801 South Greenville Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704.
CSU Fullerton Soccer Clinic
(September 28, 2011) The CSUF Men’s Soccer Team, with support from St. Joseph Health System, Disneyland, CSUF, the Anaheim City School District, the Fullerton School District, and Fresh & Easy, will host a free evening of soccer for dozens of local students in support of California In Motion. Students will participate in a soccer clinic with the team’s coaches and players and then go on to view the CSUF vs. CSUB game. If you are part of an organization that works with kids and would like to bring them to the event and provide supervision, please call (714) 558-4400 or email Meredith.Vivian@sen.ca.gov.
Upcoming Community Events
Orange County “Stand Down”
(September 17-18, 2011) Veterans First is hosting the first ever Orange County “Stand Down” in an effort to connect the region’s homeless and low-income veterans, along with their families, with basic services. Other resources include medical/dental/vision exams, legal services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, veterans benefit assistance, showers and fresh clothing, employment training and more. For more information, please call Max Madrid at (714) 558-4400.
NuPAC Advisory Council Annual Convening
(September 20, 2011) The Orange County Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (NuPAC) is hosting its Annual Convening and will provide an update on NuPAC anti-obesity and health efforts by Dr. Barry Ross and Ann Olin. The event is from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Rancho Santiago Community College District Conference Room, located at 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana. Senator Correa, author of SCR 77, an Anti-Childhood Obesity and Fitness Week Resolution, serves as Chair of NuPAC, which supports local organizations and their efforts to improve health and fitness among Orange County families. For more information, please call (714) 558-4400.
Closing the Latino Achievement Gap-OC Summit
(September 30, 2011) The 3rd Annual Closing the Latino Achievement Gap Summit will include excellent speakers, such as Juan Sepulveda from the White House Initiative on Hispanic Achievement and Dr. Patricia Gandara from UCLA. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 8:00am to 3:00pm at Santa Ana Community College-Phillips Hall, located at 1530 West 17th Street, Santa Ana. For more information, please call (714) 558-4400.