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Holistic HIV Care

Community Center

Desert AIDS Project's Community Services Wing, also known as the Community Center, houses many activities and programs including arts and crafts workshops, bingo and movie nights, a lending library, and "drop in" hours when clients come in to just hang out with their friends. The Community Center is also host to educational programs and classes designed to increase health literacy and empower our clients to participate in their own care. Listed below are this week's featured events, but be sure to check out the complete Community Center Schedule for our recurring programs and drop-in hours.

Is it time to stop smoking?

The American Cancer Society identifies smoking as the leading cause of lung disease, including C.O.P.D. Smoking is no longer cool anymore. It is not financially practical! And more and more people are totally turned off by smoking, even if it is their own habit. So maybe it's time to quit?

New smoking cessation class begining September 2! Classes to be held 1PM Tuesdays and Fridays for the month of September. Sign up now so we can get started! Call Ray to sign up or just show up to the first class when the dates are posted.


Covered CA enrollment assistance

Mondays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

George Zander, Field Manager for Equality California and appointed navigator is at D.A.P. on Mondays in our Community Center's Computer Lab to help people with enrollment into Covered California.

He will be here to answer questions and help people sign up that have had certain life changing events that may qualify them to apply early (recent marriage or divorce,  or recently unemployed).

Remember, open enrollment begins on November 15th!

More information is also available from George:

George Zander
Palm Springs/Inland Empire Office
314 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-409-0208 

HIV-Associated Wasting Luncheon

Monday, September 8 at 12:00 PM

Featuring Michael Gottlieb, MD from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Gottlieb will discuss using Serostim to treat HIV-associated wasting.

EMD Serono, Inc. is a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. 

Call 888-718-2739 to RSVP by August 25.

Arts & Crafts Creative Group with Joann

Wednesday, September 3, 2:00 PM - 3:30PM

With the holidays coming up, the theme for this group will be greeting card creation! Crafts instructor Joann Becker will facilitate this workshop and help you bring our your creativity! Supplies will be available, bring anything you would like to contribute to this theme.  Registered DAP Clients Only. ASL Interpretation upon request. Contact Ray at least 48 hours in advance. Sponsored By D.A.P.  RSVP to Ray Robertson at (760) 992-0471 or email 

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