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Laura Trejo, General Manger, has been named by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services. Click on the following link for further details.

Mayor Garcetti signed the Best Cities for Successful Aging Pledge

Mayor Garcetti reaffirms his commitment to improving the lives of older residents of City of Los Angeles by signing the Milken Institute's Best Cities for Successful Aging Pledge.

Mayor signs Successful Aging Pledge

Click here to read his pledge.

Exergamers Wellness Club is helping seniors stay active and healthy

The Exergamers Wellness Club (EWC) External Site is an innovative program that combines evidence-based health education programs with technology and exercise for older adults. The EWC provides older adults with opportunities for socialization, introduction to gaming technology, and opportunities for proactively monitoring their personal health information. This program was made possible through collaboration amongst public (City of Los Angeles Department of Aging (LADOA), private (Microsoft), non-profit (Partners in Care Foundation and St. Barnabas Multipurpose Senior Center) agencies. Due to its success, LADOA will roll out program to 15 additional multipurpose senior centers with support from Microsoft who will donate the Kinect Box. If you live in the City of Los Angeles and would like to locate the center closest to you, please call (213) 252-4000.

Go Direct - Required for All Federal Benefits Recipients

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Go Direct affects all federal benefit and non-tax payments will be paid electronically by March 1, 2013. This change will impact people who are about to apply for federal benefits (e.g. SSA, SSI, SSDI) and the more than eight million people who are already receiving benefits by paper check. Below are the official deadlines.

  • People applying for federal benefits (new enrollees) after May 1, 2011, will need to choose their preferred electronic payment option when they enroll in federal benefits
  • People already receiving federal benefits by check will need to make the switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013.
  • People already receiving benefit payments electronically do not need to take action. They will continue to receive their payments as usual on payment day.

For additional information, please click the link below to visit Go Direct's website.
www.godirect.gov External Site