Retirement community hosts gala to help vulnerable seniors

With the recent financial crisis affecting the savings millions of people, many wonder how they will be able to save enough money for a comfortable retirement, and how, should they need to move into an assisted living community, how they will be able to pay for it.

Plymouth Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Redlands, California, just outside San Bernadino, has decided to help seniors who are facing that problem: they will be hosting a gala next month, raising money for those in need, according to a recent article in the San Bernadino Sun newspaper.

"The proceeds go to help those who have outlived their financial resources,” gala co-chair Marilyn Dodson told the news source, adding that they hope to make this fundraiser an annual event.

The gala will feature food, music, as well as an auction giving away tickets to Hawaii, a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game, artwork, jewelry, and more.

Plymouth Village’s executive director Keith Kasin said their retirement community has been a resource for many seniors in the area, and he hopes their neighbors pitch in and help support their local vulnerable seniors.

"Plymouth Village does a lot for the community," he told the media outlet. "Hopefully, this is a way for Redlands folks to come in and learn about what we do."