Cheers to six years!

May 7, 2016 - Serving Seniors

Celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the Gary and West Senior Wellness Center 

More than 100 seniors gathered at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center today to celebrate the passage of the Older Americans Act (OAA) and the six-year anniversary of the Senior Wellness Center, a community-based health and wellness model of coordinated care located in San Diego that provides seniors access to daily meals and a host of holistic services and supports. cheers

U.S. Representative Scott Peters, a key congressional supporter of OAA, joined the festive celebration and commended Serving Seniors and the Senior Wellness Center, touting the importance of the Center not only to the seniors here locally, but as a nationwide model.

We were really pleased to reauthorize the Older Americans Act,” said Rep. Peters. “It’s very important—it’s the foundation for the federal government support for what you do here.”

Featuring testimonials from regular clients, songs sung by the “West Singing Seniors,” and a ceremonial toast, the event concluded with every senior receiving a “Hope for Successful Aging” bracelet knotted in the shape of the number eight. Each one symbolizes the reality that every eight seconds someone in America turns 65, and that we should all have the ability to age on our own terms.

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