Choice in Aging (CiA) is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2019 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Tim Grayson. CiA President & CEO Debbie Toth joined the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), Assemblymembers and State Senators along with 100 other nonprofits on June 5th at a luncheon at the Capitol in Sacramento. “With so many incredible nonprofits serving our community, we are honored to have been selected for this recognition. Older adults are often overlooked in our society, and we so appreciate Assemblymember Tim Grayson honoring them through selecting Choice in Aging,” stated Toth.
Since 1949, CiA has been removing barriers to independence for the frail and people with disabilities, while supporting their hero caregivers and families. CiA has adult day health programs that provide complex case management, nursing, physical, speech, art, music and horticulture therapies, social work and a healthy meal, and most importantly a sense of community all disguised as fun, while giving their caregivers and their families much needed respite. In 2017 CiA opened Choice in Learning Montessori Preschool, bringing intergenerational programming and education together for the first time to Pleasant Hill.
“Nonprofits are often hidden in plain sight,” explains Jan Masoaka, CEO of CalNonprofits. “California Nonprofits Day is an opportunity for our elected official to celebrate the good work they see nonprofits doing in their districts, and for everyone to appreciate the collective impact of nonprofits in our communities.” There are 72,000 nonprofits in California, providing one in every 14 jobs. California nonprofits generate over $200 billion in revenue and bring in $40 billion in revenue from outside California. The unpaid labor contributed by volunteers at nonprofits is equivalent to 450,000 full-time jobs every year. CiA is proud to have provided 70 years of nonprofit community service and look forward to 70 more.
To learn more about Choice in Aging visit www.choiceinaging.org or call Peggy Dillon at (925)682-6330 to schedule a tour. Information about Choice in Learning Montessori Preschool can be found at www.cilmontessori.org