Caring for our elders is a priority of the Chinatown International District (CID) community. SCIDpda is committed to providing seniors with affordable, decent housing and culturally responsive health and social services. In a neighborhood where 75 percent of seniors live on less than $6,000 a year, we ensure that our services are accessible to seniors with even the most limited incomes. Our programs are located in the CID, so our seniors are not forced to leave their community.
Annually, our programs help keep more than 700 low-income elders healthy, active, and independent. We offer assisted-living services, an adult day-health-care program, and a weekday lunch program in a family-like atmosphere. Our services help prevent malnutrition, chronic illness, and isolation. Our staff speaks over 15 languages and dialects that reflect the cultures of our Asian clientele.
Our Legacy House assisted living facility is often filled with the sound of laughter as our seniors practice their dances for holiday parties, play bingo with friends, or watch food demonstrations on how to prepare healthy vegetables. Often, even those who don’t speak the same language become close friends, gathering each day for mahjong and strolls to neighborhood shops.