Life will get a little better for some of the Glendale area’s older adults in need, thanks to the Glendale Greater Council on Aging (GGCOA) Jazz and Wine Night. All proceeds from this event will directly assist eligible older adults who have unmet critical needs.
The GGCOA’s annual fundraiser, held at Glendale Memorial Hospital, featured a variety of wines, hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment provided by jazz signer, Leslie Bee. Raffles for various prizes were also held throughout the evening. Local business and individuals donated all services, supplies, food, beverages, prizes, and entertainment.
The Greater Glendale Council on Aging is a collaborative network of service agencies and individuals who advocate on behalf of seniors and provide access to information and resources, which promote the quality of life to older adults in Glendale.
“Meeting day-to-day living expenses can be a difficult proposition for many seniors, who live on fixed incomes. Taking care of even the most basic necessities may become a burden for them,” says Julie Feind, president of Greater Glendale Council on Aging. “By providing those in need with assistance, they can continue to live independent lives, as well as improve their quality of life.”
In order to be eligible for these one-time grants, not to exceed 500 dollars, older adults can contact Carolyn Young, GGCOA Past President at (818) 847-3845 for additional information about the program. In addition, the older adults must live in the greater Glendale area and have insufficient incomes.
“The goal of GGCOA is to promote positive, quality aging,” says Feind, is the director of Network Management for Lakeside HealthCare. “Contributions like these are so important to help disadvantaged older adults, especially where the cost of living is rising. Our foundation will keep working to raise funds to assist the older adults and to advocate on their behalf, because everyone deserves to age with dignity.”
For more information on the GGCOA, please call Julie Feind at (818) 637-2000.
Julie Feind, president of GGCOA and Director of Network Management and Provider Services for Lakeside Healthcare, and Elena Mireles, GGCOA board member and manager of Glendale Memorial Hospital's Senior Services