"In 2010, one in every nine people in Los Angeles County were over the age of 65. By 2030, one in five in the county will be over 65, and by 2040, it will be one in four. While the population of older adults is growing, funding is not keeping up."
That's what Brandi Orton, SBSS Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, told Park LaBrea News Beverly Press as they interviewed her on the need for more Older Americans Act (OAA) funding. 64% of SBSS' budget relies on OAA funds to provide free meals, transportation and social services to low-income older adults. As the aging population in Los Angeles increases, support for these essential programs must adjust to meet these needs.
Click here to read the rest of the article and hear what Congressman Adam Schiff, LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz, and LA City Department of Aging General Manager, Laura Trejo, shared.