California Program Activates Volunteer Senior Leaders
Minkler, Meredith, Martinson, Marty, Aging Today
Bobbie Bond of Oakland, Calif., helped create the city's Feet on the Street program, which organizes walking groups for elders in high-crime neighborhoods. A member of the Mayor's Commission on Aging, she also co-led efforts to create the Oakland Senior Shuttle-a partnership between the city and nonprofits to provide transportation to thousands of elders who might otherwise go without such access.
In rural Santa Ynez, Calif., Grace Pacheco is a senior leader of the Chumash Indian community. She works with Chumash health clinics and teaches children traditional tribal ways. Another senior leader, Adelina Alva-Padilla, commented, "There is not a person in this community who doesn't …
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Publication information: Article title: California Program Activates Volunteer Senior Leaders. Contributors: Minkler, Meredith - Author, Martinson, Marty - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 29. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2008. Page number: 13+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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