Older Adult Services Updated: Apr 5, 2022
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The Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center introduces “Neighbor Connect.” A new way to connect residents, and offer a helping hand, in a time of need.
Residents can request a “Neighbor Connect” packet, a set of colored cards to place in your window, to indicate if you are doing well, or if you need help. Each colored card has a different meaning.
Green Card - Means I am doing okay. Example: I am doing fine, and have what I need to be well.
Yellow Card - Means I have a non-emergency matter and I need help to resolve it. Example: I am feeling very isolated and can use someone to talk to.
Red Card - Means I have an urgent, non-emergency matter, and I need help resolving it soon. Example: I am running low on medication and have no one to help me pick it up.
By placing the colored card on the window, your neighbors can either come by to check in on you, or call the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center to have someone check in on you.
This is NOT for emergencies, but it is a way for the community to come together to help one another during difficult times. If you are having an emergency, please call 911.
If you are interested in participating, or in being a volunteer to check in on your neighbors, please call us at (562) 692-0261.
The Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center fitness room is now open for use Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is free for residents of Santa Fe Springs, Non Residents will be charged $150 per year; valid photo ID with Santa Fe Springs address must be shown upon request.
The Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center is the place to be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month for Bingo! Card sales begin at 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Games will be held until 11:30 a.m. Our Bingo will keep you alert and "on your toes" with a variety of different patterns and multiple chances to win fantastic prizes. $.50 per card.
SASSFA Nutrition Program - Proper and adequate nutrition is of the upmost importance to healthy seniors. In response to the Safer at Home order and to encourage seniors to stay home, the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) offers delivered congregate meals to seniors 60+. All congregate meal participants will receive two (2) meals on Monday and three (3) meals on Wednesday for a total of (5) five meals per week. Seniors 60+ must register to receive meals by calling SASSFA at (562) 699-3231.
Income-Qualified Senior Water Discount Program - provides a 15% discount off your water bill, if all eligibility requirements and income limits are met. To apply for this discount, please complete and return the application to the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center.
Access To Transportation - made available through Access, Santa Fe Springs Transportation and taxi vouchers for senior residents who require transportation assistance to medical appointments.