Southwest Carpenters Improve Senior Care Center
As an integral part of our mission, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) continuously strive to make the communities where we live and work better. So when the parking lot at ONEgeneration–an adult daycare facility–needed some improvements, LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield knew just where to turn. Councilmember Blumenfield connected ONEgeneration’s Director Jenna Hauss with the SWRCC.
ONEgeneration provides critical programs and services to improve the quality of life for our community’s senior citizens. Not only do they enrich seniors’ lives, but some services provided by ONEgeneration, such as nursing care and medication management, are vital to their health.
Director Hauss defined the organization’s need. ONEgeneration shares a parking lot with the neighboring Los Angeles City Reseda Recreation Center, and the designated loading and unloading zones for ONEgeneration’s members who are wheelchair users or have limited mobility had faded to the point of being unidentifiable. Rec Center visitors and people without disabilities were frequently parking in ONEgeneration’s loading zones. But parking enforcement was unable to act due to the backlog for parking lot restriping requests. ONEgeneration was told they would have to wait years.
So on an early Saturday morning, 15 volunteers from the SWRCC went to work. In the course of three hours, the lot was cleaned out and newly restriped. All loading and disabled zones are now clearly marked. Seniors who need access to the facility’s services can now get to them unobstructed.
The Southwest Carpenters are committed to working with elected officials and community stakeholders who share our values. It was an honor to work with Councilmember Blumenfield, his staff, Director Jenna Hauss, and ONEgeneration in making a positive difference. The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters pursues the principle that “We don’t just build structures, we build communities!”