“You have a Friend in Me” Staff Training

LifeSTEPS’ Los Angeles Valley team shared a fun-filled afternoon yesterday connecting at our regional staff training at Hollenbeck Terrace. To the tune of “You Have a Friend in Me,” staff donned Toy Story apparel and discussed LifeSTEPS’ resident services programing. An afternoon of team building activities and interactive games produced positive energy and interactions, creating an inspiring time for this amazing group who always “sticks together and sees it through” when it comes to serving our residents. Go team!


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Bridging the Digital Divide for Older Adults

LifeSTEPS is helping residents at Montaira Senior Apartments stay healthy and thrive through technology by working to close the digital divide for older adults. Through on-site, bi-monthly classes conducted by LifeSTEPS staff, residents are learning basic computer skills and gaining the ability and confidence to access information and services online. Computer literacy fosters increased socialization opportunities, access to healthcare through telehealth services and online support from family and friends, helping seniors age in place.

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JB Brown Fund celebrates 10th anniversary Oct. 7 with a silent auction and more!

The JB Brown Fund is celebrating its 10-year anniversary at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the outdoor fountain area at USA Properties Fund’s headquarters, 3200 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville. The two-hour event features speakers – including JB Brown Fund recipients – a hosted food truck, and a silent in-person and online auction with proceeds benefiting the organization.

All money raised from the auction benefit the JB Brown Fund, a partnership between USA Properties Fund and LifeSTEPS, a nonprofit that provides social services at many of USA Properties’ affordable family and senior apartment communities.

Auction items include original artwork depicting images of Sacramento using the alphabet to gift baskets with various themes, from Family Fun Night to Golf to Soccer, complete with Sacramento Republic FC items and tickets. A custom cake of your choosing and a basket featuring educational toys and games and a $25 gift certificate from Lakeshore Learning Store will also be available.

View a complete list of auction items here. Learn more about the event and the JB Brown Fund here.

30 LifeSTEPS residents receive free Google smart speakers

Thanks to a collaboration between Partners in Care Foundation, Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services and Los Angeles City Department of Aging, 30 LifeSTEPS seniors and residents with disabilities in Los Angeles recently received free Google smart speakers.

With the speakers, residents can connect with family, friends and healthcare providers hands-free, call for emergency assistance, check the weather, play music, listen to audio books and much more! We’re so grateful for this donation which will allow residents facing isolation during COVID-19 to stay connected and thrive through technology.