Secure Seniors Fund

Secure Seniors Fund PhotoWith a successful, decades-long television career, Jay Sandrich could retire at any time — not that he’s planning on it. But should he decide to, he and his wife Linda are assured a comfortable, secure future.

Together they noticed that each month they receive a social security check which they don’t need. And they know that there are some seniors who aren’t as lucky, and struggle to meet their basic needs.

The Sandriches asked the foundation if there would be a way to use their social security dollars to help less fortunate seniors in our community. And the Secure Seniors Fund was born in 2005.

Demographers tell us that our city is aging: by 2030, older adults will represent nearly one-half of L.A. County’s population. And the very services that seniors rely on the most are threatened, particularly medical care. Those living on fixed incomes face the prospect of a diminishing quality of life.

The Secure Seniors Fund at the California Community Foundation supports the nonprofits that step in to fill the gap by providing services that help maintain independence, secure housing, and assure Sandriches. In time, it may become possible to fund programs such as cultural and recreational activities.

If you don’t need your Social Security payments, or if you would simply like to help support less fortunate older adults in Los Angeles, make a contribution to the Secure Seniors Fund using the secure form above. Those interested in making a recurring contribution to the fund are encouraged to contact Carol Bradford at (213) 452-6266 or by email at cbradford [@] calfund [.] org.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Secure Seniors Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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