Around the nation, older adults make their marks every day as volunteers, employees, employers, parents, grandparents, mentors, and advocates. They offer their time, talents, and experience to the benefit of our communities. 

For 57 years, Older Americans Month (OAM) has been a special time to recognize these contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, OAM also provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and materials to help communities support and celebrate their citizens.

This year’s theme, Make Your Mark, highlights older adults’ unique and lasting contributions to their communities—everything from sharing a story with grandchildren to leaving a legacy of community action. In the spirit of this theme, here are a few ways to make your mark this May and all year long:
  • Volunteer your time. Local schools, shelters, food kitchens, and hospitals always need support. Help a neighbor by prepping a meal, picking up groceries, or giving them a ride. Or, take time to pass on your knowledge. Why not tutor a student who could use extra help in math, music, or science?
  • Share your story. There are so many ways to do this such as sharing your life story with your grandkids. Take a virtual class and learn how to express yourself with the arts! Or, assemble a photo album of important moments in your life.
  • Get involved in your neighborhood. Join a homeowner or resident association, or sign up for a book club or other social group. Have a green thumb? Small projects like planting flowers in your yard or cleaning up the community park have a big impact.

Communities that support and include all their members are stronger! 

2023 Temple City Older American of the Year

Honoring outstanding older Americans has been a Temple City tradition for over 57 years!  This year's theme is ‘Aging Abound’ and we invite you to select one nominee who exemplifies the true spirit of this year's theme.  Visit the Older American of the Year webpage for details!  

Committee on Aging

The Committee on Aging consists of nine (9) members appointed by the City Council. Membership may be drawn from community members, professionals in the field of aging, non-profit leaders, faith-based representatives, program participants, and persons representing the business community. Persons currently serving on any City Commission are not eligible, except the appointed member from the Parks and Recreation Commission who is a non-voting member.  The Committee on Aging meets quarterly (January, April, July, October) on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Live Oak Park Community Center Building. 

Committee on Aging Webpage - CLICK HERE

2019 Senior Master Plan Progress Report

The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to present Senior Master Plan Progress Report.  The Senior Master Plan Progress Report identifies the goals to be reached in order to implement the Senior Master Plan.   The Senior Master Plan and the Temple City Senior Master Plan Progress Report can be viewed below. 

Temple City Senior Master Plan

Program Updates

Senior Lunch Program – Enjoy Ethnic meals at Live Oak Park Community Center located at 10144 Bogue Street, Temple City, CA 91780. Meals are served on a first come first serve basis Monday- Friday, except holidays. Check-in begins at 10 am and meals are served at 11 am. A donation of $3.00 per meal is recommended and coffee is $0.25 per cup. Click on the link below to view this month’s lunch menu. 

Dial-A-Ride – Senior residents can call in to the reservation line at 626-286-2456 to reserve a ride. 

Services times are now changed to earlier in the day as follows:

  • Monday through Friday: 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Senior programs and services encourage an independent and healthy lifestyle for residents ages 60 years and older.