Health + Behavior

New Senior Resource Directory Available

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An extensive directory of Westside services for seniors and their caregiversis now available from the UCLA Center on Aging and the City of Santa MonicaCommission on Older Americans. This free publication offers a list of importantresources including transportation services, meals, day care, senior centers,recreation services, counseling and much more.

The number of older adults in the United States will more than doublebetween now and the year 2050, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, andLos Angeles alone has seen a six percent increase between 1990 and 1996.

"As the population of older adults increases, the demand for agreater variety of services will grow," said Dr. Gary Small, directorof the UCLA Center on Aging. "We wanted to provide a directory gearedtoward the needs of older adults that will also assist caregivers and familiesin providing support."

In an easy-to-read format, each listing contains the organization name,phone number and summary of services. The publication includes a wide rangeof organizations to help seniors through many phases of life. The geographicscope of the directory reaches from Santa Monica to West Los Angeles.

The UCLA Center on Aging is dedicated to improving the quality of lifeof older adults by promoting community education, lifelong learning andaging research.

The City of Santa Monica Commission on Older Americans advises the CityCouncil and City Management on issues pertaining to the elderly and seeksto provide seniors with a higher quality of life.

To receive a free directory, please contact the Center on Aging at (310)794-0676 or the Santa Monica Senior Recreation Center at (310) 458-8644.

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