A pair of senior facilities in San Francisco’s Sunset District are getting a boost in state funding, which will help build, renovate and improve the spaces.
Assemblymember Phil Ting announced last week that $3.5 million from the state would be released to enhance the facilities.
The South Sunset Senior Center will receive $2.3 million dollars for upgrades, while an additional $1.2 million will go to support a new senior center on Taraval Street to be run by the nonprofit organization Self Help for the Elderly.
“I want our elders to age with dignity and enjoy their independence. That means we must invest in community spaces where they can live out their golden years in safe, nurturing environments among people they know and in neighborhoods they’re familiar with,” Ting said in a statement.
Anni Chung, CEO of Self Help for the Elderly, said the organization was grateful to receive the support.
“We have been providing essential meals, activities and social services to over 2,000 seniors who live in the Sunset District. South Sunset Center is their home away from home, and since we started there in 1992, it has desperately needed a makeover,” said Chung.