In an effort to assist senior citizens, the City of Long Beach is asking the community to donate canes and walkers to help those in need.
“Falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence,” the city said in a statement. “A great help after a fall for many seniors are canes or walkers. However, some seniors don’t have the funds to afford this equipment. That’s why the agency Heart of Ida has partnered with the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services to collect new or gently used canes and walkers.”
The city is asking residents to donate canes and walkers on September 23 at one of the following locations:
- Long Beach Senior Center: 1150 E. 4th Street, 90802 from 9AM to 4PM
- Houghton Park Community Center: 6301 Myrtle Avenue, 90805 from 9AM to 4PM
- El Dorado Park Senior Center: 2800 N Studebaker Road, 90815 from 9AM to 3PM
Pick-ups are also available by calling Dina Berg of the Heart of Ida at 562-496-4734.
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