EPISCOPAL COMMUNITIES & SERVICES FOR SENIORSEPISCOPAL COMMUNITIES & SERVICES FOR SENIORS
ECS’s mission is to create exceptional communities and programs for low-income seniors that care for the whole person and provide vital opportunities for healthy living, social interaction and life-long learning.. With almost 100 years of histo... Read more
ECS’s mission is to create exceptional communities and programs for low-income seniors that care for the whole person and provide vital opportunities for healthy living, social interaction and life-long learning.. With almost 100 years of history and founded by Episcopal Deaconess Sophie Miller to provide housing for low income seniors, today we serve and care for nearly 1,000 older adults.
ECS believes that older adults, regardless of socioeconomic status, benefit from living in safe and attractive communities that provide physical, intellectual, spiritual and social programs and services. In addition, ECS has conducted surveys among the residents of its affordable housing facilities to ensure that its program goals meet the residents’ needs. Consequently, ECS’ has aligned its program goals not only with the California State Plan on Aging, but with the needs spelled out by the residents in its facilities in order to furnish its low-income senior residents with: (1) Affordable, safe and well-managed housing; (2) Educational activities and life-long learning programs that promote imaginative ways for residents to use their talents, skills and experience with help from partner agencies such as The MA Center, Social Justice Institute and Partners in Care; (3) Wellness programming and access to health services through HUD’s Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing and Vanguard’s Student Nurse check-ups; (4) Help finding healthy, inexpensive food through ECS’ onsite Healthy Harvest Markets (an onsite farmer’s market that provides fresh produce at affordable prices) and food box donations.