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St. Barnabas Senior Services offers an array of social services to enable seniors to live in independence and dignity for as long as possible.
St. Barnabas, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, professional social service agency providing emergency and supportive assistance since 1908, is located near MacArthur Park in downtown Los Angeles. St. Barnabas serves over 3,000 clients a year located within a 15-square mile area that is home to one of the most densely populated, low income and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles County. Our clients are Hispanic, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, African American, Anglo, and other ethnicities. St. Barnabas' 60 employees, who match the ethnic and linguistic profile of seniors in our service area, provide community-based programming through which seniors are connected with the services they need in order to remain in their own homes and avoid institutionalization. Among the services St. Barnabas offers are a geriatric medical clinic, transportation, escorts, congregate meals, home delivered meals, grocery shopping and delivery, supportive series in the home, legal aid, money management, adult protection and more, as well as recreational activities including an Adult Technology Initiative/ Cyber Cafe with over 250 seniors currently enrolled in computer classes, and a newly installed Media Room with a wide screen TV, for movie afternoons and special interest programming such as DVDs about health, nutrition, entitlements, and other information in a variety of languages. St. Barnabas opened S. Mark Taper Foundation Adult Day Health Care Center in December 2003 to provide a critical resource to our community: a multi-cultural, researched-based, model facility and program designed to accommodate the special needs of people through the progressive stages of dementia. The ADHCC has received community awards and been recognized by Department of Aging, Department of Health Services and the Alzheimers Association for its outstanding program. The center was the subject of a three-page color photo feature in the April 2004 issue of Nursing Homes Magazine as a model of design for long-term care facilities.
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