SERVICES IN SANTA MONICA
More than 1/3 of Santa Monica residents are over the age of 50, and the percent of adults 65 and older will increase dramatically over the next 10 to 15 years. In anticipation of this demographic shift, the City's Evaluation of Services for Older Adults in Santa Monica outlines recommendations for innovative ways to meet the needs of current seniors, as well as the emerging needs and interests of the 50+ set as they make their way into older adulthood.
This evaluation has already resulted in great things for Santa Monica's seniors, including new programs at the Santa Monica Senior Center, an expanded Dial-a-Ride program, close collaborations with WISE & Healthy Aging, and improved coordination of services. The City will continue its work to implement recommendations and programs that respond to the changing needs of our 50+ and older adult population.
Eager to move forward on improving programming for adults 50+, the City has already brought new programming to the Senior Recreation Center. The City has been working closely with WISE & Healthy Aging on plans to expand the Dial-A-Ride program, taken steps to improve coordination of services for older seniors, received a state grant awarded to the Santa Monica Public Library to provide innovative, technology based programming aimed at boomers, partnered with and supported the Lifelong Learning Older Adult Task Force in creating a user-friendly Quick Reference Guide for OlderAdults.
The City will continue planning and improving programs for adults 50+. If you are interested in participating in the planning process or would like to receive a copy of the Evaluation of Services for Older Adults, click below or call the Human Services Division at (310) 458-8701.
Evaluation of Services for Older Adults inSanta Monica