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History

The Los Angeles Foundation on Aging (LAFA) was established in 2006 as an independent not-for-profit organization to support and further the mission of the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA), support new and innovative programs and sustain and enhance the quality of life for older adults and family caregivers in the City of Los Angeles.

Accomplishments

2017 Project CARE (Caring ActionsResponding to Elders)
Established to help homebound and low income older adults receive gifts for the holiday season. This year, they provided 1,400 gifts throughout the City of Los Angeles to 1,200 older adults.

2017 Seniors Art Show "Age Out Loud"
Showcase of art created by older adults throughout the City of Los Angeles, Congratulations First Prize Winner Ms. Christine Douglass and runner-ups: Ms. Helene Jukoff and Ms. Seung Jam Kim.

2017 Holiday Meal Program (Thanksgiving Day Meal)
Provided 1,947 meals to older adults throughout the City of Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day

2017 Older Adult Summit
Brought together 400+ older adults to disccuss issues related to aging well.

Strategic Plan Development and Branding
Received $25,000 grant from the California Community Foundation to develop a strategic plan, logo and website for LAFA.

2007-2008 Aging in Place
$10,000 in funding The National Council on Aging for Aging in Place Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Counseling project.

2007-2008 Meals on Wheel Los Angeles
Continued fundraising via payroll deductions from the Combined City Campaign and participation in the Combined Federal Campaign