AgeWell Social Programs

AgeWell Social Programs reduce social isolation and loneliness, while AgeWell Programs focus on fall prevention and includes in-home safety assessments, evidence-based education and classes.

Operation Holiday Hearts

Heart of Ida’s Signature Program

The holidays can be a particularly lonely time of year for seniors. The Heart of Ida delivers hope and joy throughout the season via Operation Holiday Hearts program.

Through sponsorship, donations, and Amazon Wish List contributions, The Heart of Ida collects new personal hygiene items and package them in festive holiday gift bags, capped with handmade holiday cards created by local school children.

The gifts, often the only seniors will receive, are distributed Heart of Ida volunteers, providing not only much-needed personal care items but desperately-needed personal contact as well.

Item collection usually begins in late September with a wine-tasting fundraiser in November with bag assemblage and distribution in December.

For more information on Heart of Ida fundraising and volunteer opportunities, see the Donation and Volunteer pages.


Ida’s Readers

• The Heart of Ida’s Book Club

Every other Thursday at 10-11 a.m. (June 22, rotating there after) at Long Beach Senior Center, 1150 E. 4th St.

July book: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

August book: American Kingpin by Nick Bilton

If you are interested in joining, please drop by or call/email (562) 570-3548  or