URGENT! SAVE THE LONG BEACH SENIOR CENTER!


From our colleagues at CCS: 

URGENT 2013 BUDGET CUTS EFFECT ALL LONG BEACH SENIORS!

If the proposed City budget is approved as it stands, many senior programs and services at the Long Beach Senior Center will not be available after October 1, 2012.

Almost 50% ofthe Senior Center staff will be out. If this Concerns you, you Can make your voice heard:

  • Contact your Councilmember by phone, by email or

Attend a Budget Meeting on Tues., 8/28, 3:00 pm, 

Council Chambers, First floor, 333 Ocean Blvd
.

  • Attend Community Budget Meetings 

This will affect the following programs and services at the Long Beach Senior Center.

Programs & Services; Budget Cut Effects

  1. Information & Assistance – Staff ELIMINATED and Program Reduced by 90%
  2. Special Events – Staff and Events ELIMINATED
  3. Trips – Staff and Staff-led trips ELIMINATED 
  4. Seminars – Staff ELIMINATED and program reduced by 60%
  5. Screenings – Staff ELIMINATED and program reduced by 30%
  6. Crafts with Kim – Staff and program ELIMINATED
  7. Computer Classes for Seniors – Fee DOUBLED as contract classes and opened to 18 years over and no money to replace/repair equipment
  8. Body Works Classes – ELIMINATED or $2/meeting
  9. AF Exercise Classes – ELIMINATED or $2/meeting
  10. Fitness Room – Staff ELIMINATED and Monitored by volunteers only and no money to replace/repair equipment
  11. Other Classes – Volunteer-left, contract fee-based or ELIMINATED
  12. Daytime Custodial – Staff ELIMINATED
  13. Evening Activities/Meetings – ELIMINATED except for contract classes
  14. Saturday Activities/Meetings – ELIMINATED except for contract classes/rentals and OC Food Bank
  15. Newsletter & Fliers – ELIMINATED

 

FY13 COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETINGS

  • Monday, August 27, 2012 at 6:30pm to 8PM
    8th District – Al Austin
    Expo Building, 4321 Atlantic Ave. 
    Attendees: Pat West, FM, PD, FR, PRM
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 6-7:30 pm
    6th district- Dee Andrews
    McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. 
    Attendees: Suzanne Frick, FM, PRM
  • Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 7-8 pm
    District – Suja Lowenthal
    Bixby Park Community Center, 130 Cherry Ave. 
    Attendees: Pat West, FM
  • Wednesday. September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm – 6 pm
    District- Patrick 0’Donnell (Chats with Pat) 
    Los Altos Library, 5614 E. Britton Dr. 
    Attendees: Pat West, FM

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  • LAAAC is managed by St. Barnabas Senior Services; Funded, in part, by Archstone Foundation.
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