Written by Ann Erdman
A member of the PSC board since 2015, Paul Kinney was named president in early January for a two-year term. During these past four years, he has seen the landscape for PSC change due to diminishing funding and a growing community need for senior programs and services.More adults 50 and older, of all abilities and incomes, are turning to the Pasadena Senior Center than ever before. In addition to activities geared to active, healthy older adults, for nearly six decades PSC has been providing programs, social services and resources. Proactive wellness checks and telephone calls to homebound seniors, workshops and support groups for the caregivers and families of people with dementias, health fairs that include a variety of screenings as well as related counseling and resources, and workshops that focus on financial planning for long-term care are among the programs and social services that help address the community’s needs.
Written by Akila Gibbs
This year, our retiree population will grow faster than the population of young people. And next year will see the same, and the year after that.
In fact, the historic makeup of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley insures we will see a demographic shift that is more dramatic than in many urban areas.
And we are not ready.
Written by NCOA Blog Economic Security
Here are three scams that are notably making the rounds.
Written by Marty Zack
Written by National Council on Aging
Written by Akila Gibbs, November 2016
Written by Akila Gibbs, August 2017
I was reminded of this recently,
Written by AKila Gibbs, May 2018
Every single word in that sentence is surprising and amazing to me, so I will go in order:
1. I’m scared of flying, and boarding a plane for that long was never going to be something I chose to do. But, when your youngest child is competing in THE OLYMPICS, you go. I did a lot of deep breathing. The experience of flying for close to 14 hours wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Written by Akila Gibbs January 2018
The Center recently held its annual “Zest” gala, which raises money for the Center to continue and expand its service offerings. Non-profit organizations, like the Center, operate differently than a business in that any surplus revenue is put back into our budget rather than distributing it as income to shareholders.
What this means is that donors, whether they give $3 or $1,000, can rest assured that the money they give to the Center directly translates into supporting the programs that bring more than 10,000 seniors annually through our doors.
Written by Akila Gibbs, November 2015
- I have been thanked more this year than all my years combined (meaning, not just since I joined the Senior Center, but the years I’ve been alive!). I want to share with you a few thoughts expressed by our members; though their thanks came to me, the gratitude belongs to all of us—the Center’s dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and board members.