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!

Nutrition Picture 2.jpg

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. 

 

Aging into the Future Tickets Now on Sale!

 
 

LA'S first Tech and Aging Conference will be held Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at the California Science Center-Loker Conference Center.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (November 15th-December 31st)
Individual $50.00
Group Rate (3 or more people) $45.00 each person

REGULAR REGISTRATION (January 1st-February 15)
Individual $65.00
 Group Rate (3 or more people) $55.00 each person

AT THE DOOR
Individual $70

 

AGING INTO THE FUTURE will shift the conversation around innovation and technology for older adults in Los Angeles and beyond. Join us as we explore  Tech + Social Connection, Tech + Mobility, Tech + Caregiving, and Tech + Health & Wellness with aging experts, service providers, entrepreneurs, tech companies and designers.   

Sponsorship, partnership and participation opportunities available. Contact: info@agingintothefuture.com

Grantmakers in Aging Diversity Award Ceremony

Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

Rigo is pictured with John Feather (Chief Executive Officer of GIA), and Diversity Award Committee Members Therese Ellery (Rose Community Foundation) and Jolene Fassbinder (Archstone Foundation)

St. Barnabas Senior Services President and CEO, Rigo Saborio, traveled to Portland to accept the Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) Diversity Award for our AGEnts for Change program.

The GIA Diversity Award recognized national, regional and local programs that embrace diversity as a fundamental element in all levels of their work in aging. 

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same.
Thank you to GIA (Grantmakers In Aging) for the honor. It was wonderful to see our colleagues in the advocacy world and share the work the AGEnts for Change are doing. 

AGEnts for Change are Getting out the Vote!

The SBSS AGEnts for Change have been working to Get out the Vote! The AGEnts are visiting nine Los Angeles County senior centers to ensure older adults are registered to vote.

The AGEnts for Change are individuals from all cultures, backgrounds and life experiences that come together to advocate for the rights of older adults and inspire others to do the same.  Voter registration closes on October 24th. LEARN MORE