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Over 1429 Los Angeles City employeess came together in 2010 to provide more than 2400 seniors with needed and quality of life items in 2010.
Some of the seniors agreed to have their photos taken and LAFA has put them together here. LAFA and the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA) would like to extend a heart felt "Thank you!" to everyone who made Project CARE such a success.
The Los Angeles Foundation on Aging (LAFA) has created Project CARE. Project CARE is an anti-poverty program for at-need seniors. The project centers around care managers and social workers from the City’s 16 Multipurpose Senior Centers (MPC) who identify seniors in need, which are typically homebound and at or below the poverty level. The LAFA, and its volunteers from the community, create gift packages for the selected seniors. Gift packages often include items that most people take for granted such as phone cards, toiletries, food, grocery and pharmacy gift cards, and postage stamps as well as books, art supplies and other activity items. Once the packages are put together, the LAFA works with the MPCs to deliver the packages to the seniors.
Home Delivered Meals Survey
LAFA conducted a survey of the Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA) home delivered meals participants. The survey was conducted to provide direction in the fundraising efforts of LAFA to expand the program.
LAFA has set a goal to increase the home delivered meals program to 7-days a week. However, only about a third of seniors who participate in the program expressed a desire to have meals 7 days a week. More than half indicated that they would like to receive a monthly fresh fruit and vegetable basket. This and other information gathered from the survey will help LAFA identify the direction it will take in expanding the program.
The report can be viewed here.
The Impact of Aging
As the population of older adults increases in the coming years, senior programs, services and the City of Los Angeles need to be prepared to handle greater demands and maximize resources.
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