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Seniors Invited to Apply for New City Advisory Board

Newly-minted Senior Advisory Board will help shape Lake Forest's current and future senior programs.

The city of Lake Forest is seeking five seniors to join a new advisory board that will offer recommendations on senior programs and activities run by the city.

Residents of Lake Forest age 50 and older are invited to submit applications for the Senior Advisory Board.

The five-member group will be appointed by the city's Parks and Recreation Commission and advise the commission with regard to senior-specific issues.

In 2013, the board will meet quarterly at 10 a.m. on the following Wednesdays: Jan. 9, April 10, July 10, and Oct. 9.

In addition to attending the quarterly meetings, Senior Advisory Board members are expected to attend some Parks and Recreation Commission meetings. That commission meets the third Thursday of each month.

Applications for a position on the board will be available Monday, Oct. 8, at the Senior Scene Clubhouse at Lake Forest City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Dr., and online at lakeforestca.gov/seniors.

The deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

Parks and Recreation commissioners will interview candidates at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at City Hall, 25550 Commercentre Dr.

Jim Gardner October 03, 2012 at 03:25 PM
The biggest problem facing seniors is that after 20 years we still don't have a senior center. There is a multi-purpose room that seniors use a few hours a day for a few days a week. That's not a "senior center". Almost every other city has a dedicated senior center which is a destinatrion for seniors. They can spend an entire day there and engage in many activities, programs, etc. Some cities even have 2 centers. Our city staff do a good job providing programs and activities for seniors, but there is no substitute for a center. This should be priority one. After 20 years our seniors deserve what virtually every other senior citizen in Orange County has.

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