Press Conference on the American Health Care Act

On Friday, March 17th, 2017, SBSS partnered with Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, Fight4OurHealth Coalition, SEIU Local 2015, Justice In Aging, and older adults to hold a rally and press conference at SBSS Mid-City Senior Center opposing the Affordable Care Act repeal.

The changes to Medicaid proposed by Congress will make it more expensive for older adults to access basic health care services, as well as long-term services and supports that allow them to age at home and in the community for as long as possible.

During the press conference, over 100 older adults and community members joined together to spread awareness of the negative impact the American Health Care Act will have on our communities.

Thank you ABC 7, KCAL 9, Univision, and Estrella TV for airing the story and helping to spread awareness of issues that negatively effect older adults in our community.

SBSS' AGEnts for Change, Hermie Cruz and Orlando Estrada are featured in some of the clips, as well as our partners Health Access California, Social Security Works and Justice in Aging.

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KCAL 9 clip
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Estrella TV clip

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo Credits: SEIU Local 2015

In Memory of Rev. Hall

It is with heavy hearts the St. Barnabas Senior Services family informs you of the passing of Rev. Richard C. Hall. 

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Rev. Hall served as the Executive Director of St. Barnabas Senior Services for over 25 years, retiring in 2000.  In that time, St. Barnabas Senior Services grew from a small agency providing limited services to 100 clients to an agency that now serves thousands of older adults, and made a lasting impact in the lives of so many older adults in the community. 

Rev. Hall is fondly remembered by coworkers and board members as a tireless advocate for older adult clients. The reflection everyone shared was how big of a heart he had. From greeting staff and clients every day to donating to Hurricane stricken Honduras, Rev. Hall will be remembered for his heart of gold, his love of fishing and passion for archaeology.

Click here to read Rev. Hall's obituary. 

ABC7 Covers Aging Into the Future!

ABC7 covered St. Barnabas Senior Services Aging Into the Future 2017 event!  

http://abc7.com/1798540/

We had more than 330 people join us for our inaugural AGING INTO THE FUTURE conference and have received a great deal of positive feedback. SBSS will be working hard in the next year to curate and design an even stronger conference experience with aging experts and the tech & innovation community to bring tech and older adults together and close the digital divide. 

Click here to look at photos from the event. 

KCRW-Going Gray In LA

Los Angeles is home to the largest estimated population of food insecure seniors in the country.

KCRW Producer Ruxandra Guidi, spoke with SBSS President & CEO, Rigo J. Saborio, to discuss the nearly 1.1 million older adults who are food insecure, and what SBSS does to help fix that problem.

Follow along with the KCRW series Going Gray In LA to see how older adults are aging in a city built for the young. 

http://curious.kcrw.com/2017/01/why-doesnt-las-aging-population-have-enough-to-eat

http://curious.kcrw.com/2017/01/they-do-love-the-soups-what-it-takes-to-get-hot-meals-to-hungry-seniors

Thank you Bank of America!

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SBSS is grateful to the Bank of America Foundation for its generous support and belief in our work. With the help of Bank of America’s  basic needs grant, SBSS will be able to provide nutritional services to older adults at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

“Food insecurity affects individuals and families in unique ways, and aging adults can be especially vulnerable,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America. “We know when someone has to choose between paying a bill or putting food on their table, that the road to financial security can be rocky. That is why Bank of America supports nonprofits like SBSS that alleviate such uncertainties so folks struggling can get back on the road to stability to lead fulfilling, active lives as they age.”  

Ending hunger for older adults is a priority for SBSS. Each year, the Nutrition Program helps more than 6,000 low income older adults avoid hunger and malnutrition by providing hot lunches at 14 meal sites, home delivered meals, and monthly food pantries.  SBSS' programs provide a lifeline for many older adults who are one setback away from entering a crisis. Older adults in our community are experiencing an increasing need for services that help them meet their most basic needs. With the assistance of the Bank of America Foundation, SBSS will be able to help many older adults in the Los Angeles area.