Seniors in California face different struggles everyday. Beyond the journey of aging, the challenge to live with self-sufficient independence hits a wall when cost of living exceeds our nation’s Social Security program. Henry Ramos of the Huffington Post recently wrote:
“During the recession, California legislators cut monthly payments, suspended and then eliminated cost-of-living adjustments. In doing so, they took $4.6 billion out of circulation in the localities where benefits recipients live (source). At its current level, SSI leaves 1.3 million other Californians not only below this important self-sufficiency standard but below the federal poverty level.”
The importance of reinvesting in our seniors is greater now than ever. Peninsula Volunteers works in conjunction with Crane Place & Partridge-Kennedy Apartments, to provide low-cost living for our local seniors of Menlo Park. As an organization we understand that the demands of living are high, which is why we’re committed to lend the helping hand you or a loved one may need.