Since Westside Pacific Villages (WPV) launched the WPV Cares Program in late March in response to COVID-19, they’ve been an invaluable resource for seniors that are sheltering in place. With a large coalition of local nonprofits, including the Westchester Rotary Club, Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Westchester Family YMCA working together, passionate volunteers have sprung into action in the last six weeks to fulfill over 1,500 delivery requests for groceries, medications and more.
Thanks to donors, they’ve also delivered special care packages with lunch, cards made by local children, flowers, face masks, puzzle books, baked goods and more. They’ve also increased check-in calls by more than 12 times their normal volume to make sure no senior feels like they’re alone during this difficult time.
New Farmers’ Market for Westchester? The Westchester Town Center Business Improvement District (BID) is considering establishing a new weekend farmers’ market in Westchester’s business district to open sometime this summer. Continue reading
For Westchester Playa Village (WPV) Executive Director, Carol Kitabayashi, not a day goes by that she’s not thinking about how to improve the lives of local area seniors. Kitabayashi joined the WPV team in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since. Continue reading
Even at one hundred years
old, Playa del Rey resident Fred
Wild appears to be a man on a mission, trying to cram even more adventures into an already packed life. He celebrated his 100th birthday November 29th with a party for family and friends at the Proud Bird Restaurant where he could look out onto LAX airport, which he helped design decades before.