The City of West Hollywood celebrates seniors in the month of May with a series of events. To round-out a month of programming dedicated to seniors, the City of West Hollywood has released a short Public Service Announcement (PSA) video to highlight its Aging in Place Initiative. The video debuted at the City’s annual televised Senior Advisory Board meeting and reception on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at the West Hollywood Library.
The three-minute video features Alla Chasnik, Staff Attorney for Bet Tzedek Legal Services, who works directly with seniors in the West Hollywood community and provides free legal services to people who are low-income and people with disabilities. In addition, her work serves as a vital link to caregiver services, rental assistance, and public benefits. These programs and services are funded through the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division, which provides a vast array of services to care for older adults and support ways of helping people stay in their homes as they age. The PSA on the Aging in Place Initiative video is available on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/uGikemuSG2I.
In 2016, the City of West Hollywood launched its Aging in Place five-year strategic plan to improve the quality of life and well-being of older adults in the City. The City provides an extensive array of services for community members who are seniors. The Aging in Place plan is designed with a community-based approach to wellness that embraces a vision for older adults to remain in their homes as they age, supported by a continuum of services. For additional information, please visit www.wehoaging.org.
Over its history, the City has provided millions of dollars in grants to fund programs for people in need. These include services for seniors; people living with HIV/AIDS; members of the LGBT community; people with disabilities; alcohol and drug use recovery programs; programs for Russian-speaking immigrants; services for people who are homeless; food and nutrition programs; and health care services for people who are uninsured. Today, the City’s Social Services Division budgets approximately $5 million per year in funding critical support to programs that impact thousands of people in West Hollywood. For more information, please visit www.weho.org/socialservices.
Senior Month programming each May is presented by the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board, as well as the Senior Activity Programs of the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center, in conjunction with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS).
For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Social Services Division at (323) 848-6510.