Founded in 1908, St. Barnabas Senior Services (SBSS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit organization grounded in the belief that all older adults have the right to age with dignity.
As the oldest senior service agency in LA, SBSS has grown from operating a single senior center in Mid-City to what it is today - a dynamic senior service agency developing new models of care and providing innovative services throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Who We Serve
Typically, SBSS participants are in their mid-70s, live alone, have few relatives or friends to provide assistance, and speak minimal English. These participants roughly match the demographic profile of this geographic area: 35% Asian, 33% Latino, 25% White, 6% African/American, 1% Other. Most depend on Social Security of $800-$900 per month to cover their expenses, and rely on Medicare and Medicaid for their health coverage. Living at or below the federal poverty level, they lack the resources to meet their basic food, housing, and healthcare needs.
Our comprehensive programming promotes healthy and holistic aging, prolongs independence, and enhances the dignity and overall quality of life for over 18,000 older adults annually.
In 2018 we’ve served over 295,000 meals, provided over 9,000 hours of case management, more than 12,000 transportation rides, nearly 300 advocacy and public policy engagements, and over 2,000 wellness classes and activities.
SBSS provides services at various locations throughout Los Angeles County, including 3 senior centers, 14 community meal sites, and numerous senior housing complexes and community facilities. LEARN MORE
In every location, program, and activity, SBSS strives to create a vibrant and nurturing community for older adults, their caregivers, and their families.