Open a Senior Center in Sylmar
The Senior Committee of the Sylmar Neighborhood Council needs your support for a Senior Center in Sylmar, to bring services to the nearly 16,000 seniors here. To start, our goal is 1,000 signatures.
Seniors living in Sylmar deserve services that help preserve their independence, self-sufficiency, physical and emotional health as well as positive social and community engagement.
Instead of travelling outside Sylmar for aid, a local center would give seniors access to information and assistance with problems, whether a need for home-delivered meals, home health care, legal aid, transportation, or dealing with issues such as elder abuse and scams.
A center would have a lunch program, exercise classes taught by teachers certified to teach seniors, and support groups dealing with medical issues such as diabetes or the social issues becoming more common in our time, such as caregiver support for Alzheimer’s or grandparents raising grandchildren.
At least $50 million in federal and state money already comes into Los Angeles city and county for senior services, so Sylmar is not asking for something for which there is no money available.
We hope all ages who live and or work in Sylmar will sign the petition, not just seniors, to help meet the needs of our older adults.