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Lifelong Laguna thrives from local support, calls for volunteers

On Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 from 2 - 3 p.m., Laguna Beach Seniors is holding Lifelong Laguna volunteer orientations for residents who are interested in learning more about becoming a Lifelong Laguna volunteer. Formal trainings will follow in July. 

Five years ago, Laguna Beach Seniors initiated steps to develop a community-wide support network to help local residents 55+ age gracefully in their homes and remain connected to the town they love.

Today, that program – Lifelong Laguna – is thriving with over 60 members 32 volunteers.

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(L-R) Volunteer Tracy and Lifelong Laguna member Juliane at
Lifelong Laguna’s recent Quarterly Social

From tech support to friendly visits with volunteers, Lifelong Laguna develops personalized plans to support the needs of senior residents. Financial support from community partners like Laguna Presbyterian Church affords free home modification assessments that identify safety hazards and upgrade a home’s accessibility.

“Lifelong Laguna is an incredible concept that works well in our community,” says Alice Jensen, Mission Outreach Elder at Laguna Presbyterian Church. “It allows older people to stay in their own homes as long as possible.“

Lifelong Laguna is a program of Laguna Beach Seniors staffed by program specialist John Fay, MSG, a gerontologist who firmly dedicates his service to the aging population in Laguna Beach.

“Through our Lifelong Laguna volunteers, we are able to advance the mission of Laguna Beach Seniors and enhance the lives of seniors by serving more Laguna residents and supporting them with dignity and respect.” 

Lifelong Laguna group

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Quarterly Lifelong Laguna gatherings are designed to build community and strengthen social connections

To learn more and register for one of the June orientations, visit www.thesusiq.org/lifelong-laguna and complete the online registration. You can also email John Fay directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (949) 715-8107. 

The Susi Q is located in downtown Laguna Beach at 380 Third St.