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International Institute of Los Angeles
Senior Services Division MSC

Services in Espaņol/Spanish

435 S. Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Tel: (323) 264-6210
Fax: (323) 264-7598
Email: vgutierrez@iilosangeles.org  

Serving Zip Codes 90023, 90030, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90041, 90042, 90063, 90065

The International Institute of Los Angeles was founded in 1914 and now provides a comprehensive array of social services in 18 languages to approximately 20,000 people annually. The Senior Services Division of the International Institute has been providing quality services to elderly members of Los Angeles' eastside since March, 1974. A broad spectrum of services are offered to meet ever changing needs in the diverse community of the 14th Council District. Although the majority of the residents in the service area are Hispanic, the community includes many other ethnic groups and cultures. The division is aided in its role by an active, voluntary Advisory Council comprised of program participants as well as business and community leaders.

Senior Services are funded in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging using federal funds from the Older Americans Act, by client donations and the generous donations of others. IILA is a non-profit United Way agency.

Case management & Social Services

Assistance to frail or disabled seniors in arranging, maintaining and monitoring needed services to help them remain in their homes, safely and comfortably:

bulletInformation and referral service
bulletAssistance with forms completion
bulletDistribution/sales of MTA bus passes, City Ride "scrip" and taxi vouchers
bulletHomeowners renters assistance
bulletEmergency alert response system (EARS) units
bulletIn-home chore services
bulletHeavy duty cleaning & yard work
bulletHealth screenings
bulletLegal assistance by appointment
bulletActivities: Dances, senior club, trips, education, exercise, volunteering...

Dining Centers & Nutritious Meals

Seniors can enjoy hot, nutritious meals for a nominal, suggested donation at ten dining centers:

bulletInternational Institute
435 S. Boyle Avenue, LA 90033
(323) 264-6210
bulletBoyle Heights Senior Center
2839 E. third Street, LA 90033
(323) 266-0435
bulletCostello Senior Center
3121 E. Olympic Blvd., LA 90023
(323) 263-4380
bulletEl Sereno Senior Center
4818 Klamath Street, LA 90032
(323) 223-1399
bulletEvergreen Site
Japanese Menu
2935 E. Second Street, LA 90033
(323) 261-7295
bulletGlassell Park
3650 Verdugo Road, LA 90065
(323) 255-3117
bulletHighland Park
6150 Piedmont Street, LA 90042
(323) 254-1555
bulletLincoln Heights Senior Center
2323 Workman Street, LA 90031
(323) 224-8848
bulletMontecito Heights Senior Center
4545 Homer Street, LA 90031
(323) 222-0256
bulletYosemite Senior Center
1840 Yosemite Drive, LA 90041
(323) 255-8217

Hot, nutritious home-delivered meals are also provided to home-bound seniors (individuals who are not able to get to the congregate meal site).


bulletWheelchair equipped vans
bulletDoor-to-door service
bulletMedical and social trips
bulletRadio dispatched
bullet24 hour advanced scheduling.

El Rinconcito del Sol
Adult Day Care Center

El Rinconcito del Sol, "A Little Corner of Sunshine" is an Adult Day Care Center for Spanish speaking and bilingual individuals in the Eastside of Los Angeles. Currently the program is available three days a week and planning to expand in the very near future.

Specially trained staff provide a client/staff ratio of three to one.

Daily activities include:
bulletGroup talks about current events
bulletLow impact exercises
bulletArts and crafts
bulletField trips
bulletThe center has an enclosed patio for gardening and  relaxing.

Door-to-door transportation services are provided and a daily hot nutritious meal and snack are served,

The center provides special identification Safe Return bracelets for each client with their home address and phone number.

Fee information may be obtained by calling el Rinconcito del Sol at:
(323) 264-6210.

The Adult Day Care Center helps participants to:
bulletReduce depression
bulletRenew interest in life
bulletConserve social skills
bulletPreserve physical fitness
bulletDelay nursing home placement

Families benefit by:

bulletKnowing that their loved one is well cared for
bulletProviding the opportunity to maintain their loved one's well-being
bulletHaving time for home and work commitments 

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