Recreation & Community Services Department, Senior Division – 626.574.5130
Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award
The Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award is a Los Angeles County program showcasing and recognizing various ways CDBG federal funding is used in Los Angeles County communities. The Arcadia Recreation and Community Services Department Senior Lunch Program has been recognized for the 2017 Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award.
On Wednesday, October 18, Congresswoman Judy Chu recognized The City of Arcadia Senior Meals Program with a Congressional Recognition of Excellence Award. The City of Arcadia’s Recreation and Community Services Department serves all adults 50 years and older throughout Arcadia and the neighboring cities. As one of highest producing congregate hot meal sites within the San Gabriel Valley, Arcadia’s Senior Meal Program serves an average of 90 people daily, Monday through Friday, for an out of pocket charge of $2 per meal for those 55 year+. In addition to the nutritional health benefits, the senior meal program offers social empowerment. This social engagement often opens the door to even more social and community involvement such as exercise and art classes, excursions, seminars, and clubs. For more information please contact Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130
About the City of Arcadia
Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five-member City Council, elected at large. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.