Seniors in our community deserve the opportunity to age with dignity in the neighborhoods where they have spent their lives. As a Council Member, Carlina will help our seniors, veterans, and retirees thrive by focusing on:
Safe, accessible neighborhoods – Safer sidewalks, affordable senior housing, large font signs, and outdoor seating at bus stops and in public spaces.
Food Programs – Carlina will fight to keep our neighborhood supermarkets open, for expanded access to farmers markets for SNAP recipients, and for food support programs for seniors and families in need.
SCRIE – With extensive experience helping seniors remain in their homes through the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE), Carlina will sponsor legislation to make it easier to navigate city agencies and qualify for benefits like SCRIE, SNAP, SCHE and HEAP.
Senior Centers – Carlina created and managed the GOLES Healthy Aging Program, a model for cultural, recreational, and civic engagement for older adults that serves thousands in our community. Carlina will use Council funds to support senior programming and fight for additional senior center funding.
Safety and Security – Carlina has a strong relationship with the District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Unit, and will bring multi-lingual education and intervention to prevent and prosecute elder abuse, help victims of fraud scams and provide counseling.