Seniors

Senior Committee Chairman: Michael Frisch

Email: Seniors@ncwpdr.org

Meeting date: 4th Thursday at 1pm

Meeting Place: Westchester Senior Citizen Center, 8740 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

Mission: The Senior Services Committee shall serve as the catalyst for non-profit organizations providing services for the senior community to work together in providing programs and activities that encompass services to encourage seniors to be active and maintain their quality of life as long as possible.

Goal: For all the organizations in the Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista who provide services to the senior community to meet regularly to discuss their mission, coordinate programs and develop new programs that are needed and will enhance the senior community. Possible issues to be considered are seniors tutoring students, reverse mortgages, long term care, senior abuse and senior driving issues, senior housing, social activities, psychological issues, and health concerns.  The Senior Services Committee - Connecting Elders and Their Families with Local Resources The committee meets monthly to discuss and implement ways to better educate the community and families about available senior services, outreach, and integration with a variety of programs that will enhance the lives of Seniors in our community.

The following are listing of the organizations represented on our Senior Services Committee with contact information and the services offered by each entity:

Affordable Living for the Aging - Contact Miriam at 213-261-3862. ALA matches individuals who have extra space in their homes with people who need housing. Share your home with a pre-screened ALA roommate and earn extra income, receive assistance with household chores, and enjoy a sense of security.

Always Best Care Senior Services, Beach Cities - Located at 2409 N. Supulveda Blvd. Suite 302, Manhattan Beach,, CA 90266.   Contact Loli Ramezani at 310-546-3400 or email: Beachcities@ABC-seniors.com.  Always Best Care provides in-home care for senior clients at their home in order to assist them with their daily activities so they can stay home longer.  However, if staying at home is not an option due to safety, health, or financial reason, through their free service they can help find the most appropriate Independent/Assisted Living Community or Board and Care.  Additional information is available at www.ABC-beachcities.com.

Westchester Senior Citizen Center (City of Los Angeles) - Address:  8740 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045.  Contact Cristina Lovett at 310-649-3317 or email: cristina.lovett@lacity.org  Visit the web page: www.laparks.org/scc/westchester  The Westchester Senior Citizen Center strives to provide adults with a sage and inviting environment in which to enjoy low cost lunches, physical exercise, special events, socializing, and staff to help with information on senior resources.

Services include:

* Low cost hot lunches for seniors 60+ Monday - Friday 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

* Free and low fee exercise classes

* Special events and activities throughout the year

* Senior Club membership provides entertainment, trips, tours, and bingo

Membership is only $10.00 per year.

Upcoming events:

* Spring Tea 4/1/2017

* Movement Festival 5/6/2017

* Laughlin Trip 6/21/2017

* Summer Luau 8/15/2017

* Health Fair and Craft Bizarre 11/4/2017

 

Loyola Marymount University - Contact Andy O'Reilly at 310-258-5693. LMU sponsors events for seniors including their Senior Tea Event.

Westchester Family YMCA - Address: 8015 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. Contact John Loussararian, executive director, at 310-670-4316 or email johnloussararian@ymcla.org. Visit the web site at www.ymcala.org/westchester   The YMCA sponsors many Senior and Family wellness events.  The YMCA is a charitable, non-profit organization committed to strengthening the foundations of community through helping our youth realize their full potential, improving the health of the community, and supporting and giving back to our neighbors.

Westside Pacific Village - Contact Carol Kitabayashi at 310-695-7030. WPV provides assistance with chores and errands, friendly visits, minor home repairs, and transportation services through the use of pre-screened volunteers.

Airport Marina Counseling Service - Contact Eden Garcia Balis at 310-670-1410. AMCS provides affordable community based mental health services to individual, couples, families, and seniors at low cost.

Culver Palms Meals on Wheels - Contact Pam Frieden at 310-559-0666. Since 1974 Culver Palms Meals on Wheels has been serving nutritious meals to homebound living between Pico Blvd. and LAX and from LaCienega to the coast.  To order meals please call 310-559-0666 or email mowcpservice@gmail.com.  For more information visit us at www.mealsonwheelsculverpalm.org.  We are here to help.

Contact Shirley Pe at 310-437-7178. Sunrise is a premier senior assisted living community in Playa Vista.

GenX Financial and Insurance Services - Genx provides free consultation to seniors and their families to assist with Long Term Care, estate planning, and financial resources available to from government and local sources.

Carol Hahn - MSN,RN, is a Wellness and Fitness Nurse, who helps people over 50, increase strength, flexibility, balance and quality of life by working together to meet their goals.  - Contact www.carolhahnrn.com.  

OPICA Adult Day Care Programs and Counsiling Center - www.opica.org   OPICA provides comprehensive programming specifically focused on all stages of memory loss in a nurturing environment.  OPICA's mission is to enable adults impaired by memory disorders to continue to live at home by:

Providing compassionate and stimulating day programs

Supporting family caregivers through counseling and respite

Increasing community understanding of memory disorders through education, resource referral, and professional training.

 

Jack Topal - Board Member of NCWP - Outreach - 310-821-9519.

Michael Frisch -  Board Member Michael Frisch (Chairman or the Senior Services Committee) 310-822-3500 or email Michael@genxfis.com.  

Julie Prewitt - Resource Volunteer - Contact 310-927-0360. Serves and Supports the Community.

Meetings of the Senior Service Committee are posted on the NCWP web site and take place the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM. If you wish ot participate in our meetings and be part of the Senior Services Committee or feel you have additional services to offer please contact Michael Frisch, Committee Chairman at 310-822-3500 ext. 24. If you know of individuals or families that are in need of special help or if you are willing to devote your time to assist any of the above organizations, please feel free to call them directly for assistance. Thank you.