CSS In The News
Caring for those who cared for us!
By SHELLEY HOSS / FOR THE REGISTER
The silver tsunami is upon us and the numbers are staggering.
About one in eight the residents of Orange County, roughly 370,000 people, is age 65 or older. Over the next 20 years, that cohort is expected to more than double.
So here’s a question: How do we, as a community, care for those who have cared for... Read more
Advocates say seniors at risk with further federal cutsSome O.C. food programs look for fill-in funding in the face of federal sequestration. In a county whose population is aging more rapidly than the national average, some people 60 and older already are scrambling for food because of federal budget cuts.Advocates fear that reality, of hunger among Orange County's elderly, is being overlooked as Congress battles over the federal budget.
How to help
SeniorServ and Age Well Services are the two nonprofit agencies that provide the bulk of... Read more
Serving food and conversation lifts senior's spiritsRonald Malouf, 76, could no longer cook or shop after chemo caused congestive heart failure. He gets help from Community SeniorServ, one of the 2011 Season of Caring charities.Ronald Malouf eats every bite of the low-sodium food delivered to him five days a week, but what really nourishes him are the conversations served with every platter.
Malouf, 76, is among the 1,000 homebound seniors in Orange County who receive meals delivered by volunteers from Community SeniorServ, an Anaheim... Read more
Woman and Son StruggleANAHEIM – Julie Anderson has spent the last 5½ years making life work with a hot plate and an electric skillet. Her kitchen is not a kitchen at all but an Anaheim motel room that she shares with her 40-year-old son. Anderson turns out cupcakes and life's other essentials all the same.
They have a roof over their heads but that's where the luxury begins and ends. Her son works full-time, helping other people find jobs. But there is just never enough money to go around.
So... Read more
State settlement spares adult day health careState settlement spares adult day health care Low-income Californians with disabilities and serious illness will continue receiving services to keep them out of nursing homes after state officials Thursday settled a lawsuit challenging the elimination of the Adult Day Health Care program.
"We are overjoyed about this," said Holly Hagler, chief executive of Community Senior Serv, which runs two adult day centers in Santa Ana and Anaheim. "This is going to be a huge... Read more
OC Gazette Magazine
Most of us have heard the name Meals on Wheels, but not many know Community SeniorServ, the big hearted organization that makes those meals and then gives them wheels.
CSS uses social enterprise to pay the billsNonprofit that provides three meals a day, five days a week, is trying to make its for-profit side pay the bills. A local organization dedicated to feeding homebound seniors is having to get creative to support Orange County’s aging population by dipping its hand into social enterprise.
Community SeniorServ, based in Anaheim, is trying to expand the for-profit side of its business to meet the growing needs of its nonprofit side by increasing its bulk food cooking for commercial... Read more