Senior Centers Meeting Today’s Challenge

cover page of bookletLast month, I battled rush hour traffic at the speed of a walking toddler (alright, maybe more like a running toddler but you get the idea) up to Los Angeles for the California Senior Center Stakeholder Forum.

Participants were given booklets put together by California Commission on Aging. Senior Community Centers is recognized twice. First for our collaborative model of care at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center; secondly, for building a successful model of civic engagement. A first among low-income seniors. I’m extremely proud to be part of this organization as we continue to work to meet the needs of low-income seniors.

paul downey at podum addressing crowd

In addition to my moderation duties, we participated as panelists on advocacy and fundraising sessions. In our political climate, these two topics are vital the our ability to serve seniors. Tomorrow, the US Census releases information specific to older adults. Stay tuned because I’ll be sharing my thoughts about it in a special vlog post tomorrow.

Materials from breakout sessions for advocacy and fundraising (along with the other topics) will be shared on CCoA’s website.


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