A little bit of help can go a long way in troubled times. Few know this better than the elderly residents at CPP’s Golden West Tower apartments in Torrance. That’s where the good folks of Project Access, which has long provided services to seniors at the complex, are providing an additional outpouring of support during the COVID-19 crisis.
CPP is no stranger to Project Access; we sponsor their annual charity golf tournament and have long believed in their mission of lending support to families, children and seniors in need. Even with our longstanding relationship, we are still astounded by how they’ve stepped it up even more for the residents at Golden West.
During the first wave of assistance, Golden West residents received 540 fresh meals, 40 frozen meals and 30 bags of groceries. Supplies are continuing to be delivered three times weekly, including sudoku and word search puzzles as well as good food.
Project Access has also helped organize a regular series of wellness calls for our seniors, checking in to make sure they have everything they need to get through the quarantine. These calls have resulted in the additional delivery of critical supplies such as water, sanitizer, toilet paper, soap and protective masks.
“Seniors are the most vulnerable population in this crisis,” said Belinda Lee, senior project manager with CPP. “That’s why it’s so important they know someone is looking out for them during this time.”
Needless to say, the response has been overwhelming. The smiling faces seen here tell it all. Thank you to Project Access, our managing general partner Affordable Housing Access, and all of our community partners, including Bracken’s Kitchen, Organic Kids LA, YMCA-Torrance and Food Finders who helped make this all possible.
Commitment to those in need is a powerful force in the face of adversity, and we’re proud to have a network of friends willing to join in our mission of enriching lives and strengthening neighborhoods.
CPP acquired the 180-unit property in February 2020 and is planning more than $10 million in renovations that will enhance the lives of residents for years to come.