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Seniors Came, Danced and Ate at the Annual Appreciation Luncheon in the Ninth District
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 27, 2018

Councilman with Deputy Chief Scott Courtesy Photo

Councilman Curren D. Price Jr. hosted on Sept. 20 more than 1,200 older adults at the 18th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The community event serves as a token of appreciation for seniors living in the Ninth District.

“It brings me much joy to host this free event, which celebrates the role of senior residents in our families, communities and society,” Price said. “Our senior community members are integral to moving our neighborhoods forward, and together we can and will enrich the quality of life for South LA.”

The FREE event included a full course meal for lunch, a diverse musical lineup, a Zumba cardio workout, and a resource fair with dozens of City and community partners offering vital information. Live musical performances were provided by the Blue Breeze Band, Miguel Jimenez y Su Cumbia Show and Conganas.

Blue Breeze Band Courtesy Photo

Deputy Chief Regina Scott (Deputy Chief Operations-Central Bureau for the LAPD) – the first female African American to be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief – delivered this year’s keynote address.

This annual, CD9-favorite event attracts more than 1,200 seniors across the District and promotes community among the older adult population.

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