Help Low-Income Seniors With a Gift Bag this Holiday Season

by Department of Aging on November 16, 2018
senior woman with her home caregiver

The City of Los Angeles is home to one of the largest senior populations in the United States. The Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA) provides community based services to the City’s aging population that includes nutrition, transportation, legal assistance, and Project CARE.

Project CARE (Caring Actions Responding to Elders) provides needed and quality of life items to low-income seniors throughout Los Angeles, prioritizing those who are homebound, disabled, and isolated. The items include food, clothing, personal hygiene implements, books, craft materials and many others. In 2017 over 1,400 seniors received needed and quality of life items.

Since 2006, LADOA in partnership with City employees, the Los Angeles Foundation on Aging, and the Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bureau collaborate to provide low-income older adults a holiday gift bag during the winter holidays.

Project CARE has grown and evolved throughout the years, but some things remain constant. It is a program that relies on your generosity and collectively validates that we care about older adults.

Visit http://givelafa.org/ProjectCARE/ to find out how you can sponsor or donate to this great program! It is a truly rewarding experience. We are looking forward to hearing from you.