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Fallbrook Chamber partners with Live Well San Diego

Lucette Moramarco

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce has officially partnered with the County of San Diego's Live Well San Diego initiative, making a commitment to help area residents to build better health, live safely and thrive with a better quality of life.

The chamber joined the San Diego Padres as the newest two of 317 partners in the program. That commitment was recognized by Supervisor Bill Horn at the State of the Chamber dinner Sept. 20.

Chamber CEO Lila MacDonald recently explained that the chamber's commitment can take many forms, including advocacy for affordable housing, working with the Fallbrook Regional Health District on creating safe routes to the schools, and promoting parent education through the schools.

MacDonald said that she has been looking to partner with Live Well San Diego since she started working at the chamber four years ago. The chamber has already been building connections with local nonprofits and businesses to figure out what services are needed for the elderly in this community, she said.

MacDonald sees the chamber as a resource, "bringing people together, building better health and safety", and pointing them in the right direction when they need help.

According to MacDonald, Fallbrook has over 500 businesses that she would like to see participate in the Living Well vision. The chamber is also partnering with nonprofits like the Fallbrook Land Conservancy for some of its events.

Another example of collaboration is the chamber including the health district in its upcoming Harvest Faire, Sunday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where flu shots will be given free to whoever needs one. The event happens on Main Avenue downtown.

MacDonald is also planning on having the chamber "work with partners outside of our area in North County".

Supervisor Horn thanked MacDonald for her leadership in his speech at the chamber dinner. He also said, "The chamber has helped shape the community," as he proclaimed it Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce Live Well San Diego Day.


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