LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Hilda L. Solis to establish a dedicated space and programming for older adults and adults with disabilities in the unincorporated community of Avocado Heights.

“LA County is seeing its rates of older adults grow significantly. To that end, it is imperative that we be prepared for the future of aging, and have age-friendly programs to meet our commitment to older adults who have spent their lives contributing to our communities,” said Supervisor Solis. “Residents in Avocado Heights have long dreamt of a dedicated space for older adult programming in the community. Today’s motion will help make that dream a reality and ensure access to critical services such as health care, economic security, social engagement, and purposeful activities are enjoyed by those our safety net is supposed to serve.”

The motion, which was approved today in a 5-0 vote, directs the Department of Aging and Disabilities, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Chief Executive Office, and County Counsel to work with community and move forward with the required steps to identify a dedicated space, programming, and services that will directly support older adults and adults with disabilities in the Avocado Heights and surrounding area, and report back within 90 days with a written report on logistics, plans, and required funding to support these priorities.