PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 26, 2016

LEON Celebrates Third Annual Free Dia De Los Abuelos Luncheon

The Latino Elder Outreach Network (LEON) celebrated National Grandparent’s Day at their third annual Dia De Los Abuelos. The event took place on September 15, 2016 at the Carillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara. Dia de Los Abuelos celebrates and honors Latino elders who live, work and raise families in our community. 208 Santa Barbara community members aged 60 and above attended the event. This event was free to all attendees and included music, performances, door prizes, and lunch.
Dia De Los Abuelos is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation, The City of Santa Barbara, The Gildea Foundation, the Community Action Commission, Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Santa Barbara, The County of Santa Barbara, Area Agency on Aging, and Easy Lift Transportation.
LEON is a collaborative group meeting monthly to coordinate efforts on behalf of Latino elders. LEON operates under the umbrella of the Adult and Aging Network, an advisory body to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. Their goal is to encourage and empower the Latino community, and to educate the public about the needs of, and resources available to, Latino elders.
For information about LEON visit email or call 805-699-6281.

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