The Heart of Ida Publishes First-Ever Senior Resource Guide
July 6, 2017 (Long Beach, CA) – Life for seniors living in Long Beach continues to get easier, with the release of the second issue of AgeWell Long Beach Magazine, published by The Heart of Ida.
Released on June 29, 2017, the FREE, 52-page magazine is an up-to-date resource for the 54,000 seniors living in Long Beach. Offering information on local resources appropriate for and available to older adults, the magazine includes summaries of and contact information for:
- Senior centers
- Local libraries
- Classes, including exercise and other special interests
- Housing and transportation assistance
- Medicare and mental health resources
- Hearing aid locations
- Helplines and hotlines
- Volunteer opportunities
- And more
In addition to helpful resources, the magazine also includes several articles of interest to older adults, including a highlight on local senior community action group the Gray Panthers, as well as a conversation about ageism, and a fall prevention survey and tip sheet.
This valuable resource was published by the Heart of Ida, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps older adults preserve independence and bring cheer when assisted living is necessary. In addition to AgeWell Long Beach Magazine, The Heart of Ida offers a variety of programs for seniors, targeting both the body and the mind, including free balance and fall risk screenings, balance prevention and recovery classes, Tai Chi classes, minor home safety repairs, book clubs, mobile libraries, and other senior-support programs.
The magazine is the brainchild of The Heart of Ida’s Executive Director, Dina Berg, and Pam Chotiswatdi, Director of Operations. Says Berg, “We were overwhelmed by the response to the first issue of AgeWell Long Beach Magazine, so much so that we’ve increased our print run for this second issue. We will continue to update this publication and provide valuable content designed to improve the lives of our city’s seniors.”
Copies of the summer issue of AgeWell Long Beach Magazine can be found at Long Beach Senior Centers, libraries, Long Beach Community College Senior Studies, Alpert Jewish Community Center, local health centers, and at other senior-frequented locations across the city. A digital copy is also available at http://www.heartofida.org/agewell-long-beach/