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Who We Are: The Golden Age Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of our shareholders and residents. The Foundation was established in 1973 by members of the Board of Directors of the Golden Age Foundation. Our purpose is to make our community a better and happier place in which to live. When there is a well-defined need calling for a solution, Golden Age will fill it whenever possible. You can reach us by phone at 562-431-9589.
Ongoing Foundation Programs
- Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6
- Income Tax Preparation
- Mobility Aids Program
- Battery and Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling
- Volunteers for Annual Flu Clinic
- Document Shredding
Some of the Needs we Have Met:
- Handicapped Accessible Buses
- Bus Benches & Shelters
- Clubhouse 6 Exercise Equipment
- Audio-Alert Traffic Signal
- Interfaith Council Directory Sign
- Emergency Communications System
- Ice Machines and Sound Equipment for Clubhouses
The Golden Age Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization formed in 1973. It’s purpose is to make our community a better and happier place in which to live. Through the generosity of individuals in our community, we are able to provide various programs and projects. All Golden Age programs are provided free to Leisure World shareholders, and the Foundation is entirely staffed by resident volunteers. Our major income source is contributions from shareholders, either individually or through clubs and organizations. In 2016, we received our first grant from the Boeing Employees Community Fund.
Join us as a member
Becoming a member of the Golden Age Foundation is one of the most important ways to support our non-profit charitable organization that has made a positive impact in the Leisure World community since 1973. When you accept our membership invitation, be assured that 100% of your contributions are used to fund programs and projects that benefit the Leisure World community.
A basic membership is $10. For a contribution of $100, you become a Bronze member, and those contributing $250 are recognized as Silver members. Gold level members contribute $500 or more. You will be sent a renewal notice annually.
Make your check payable to Golden Age Foundation. Your membership contributions are tax deductible. The Foundation’s tax ID # is 23-7273105
Membership applications are available 24/7 in Clubhouse 6 in the Hospitality Center mailbox installed against the wall.
Contribute your time and talents as a Board member
Would you like to donate your time and talents to a progressive organization whose goal is to improve life in the Leisure World community? We have approximately 20 Board members who oversee and manage our various programs and projects and we are always looking for men and women with leadership and organizational skills to join our Board of Directors. We are currently looking for individuals with computer and IT skills, website development skills, or individuals with a financial background.
Board meetings are on the 4th Wednesday of each month (except December) and are held in the Administrative Conference Room (second floor of the Administration Building). All Golden Age members are welcome at our Board meetings.
If you would like to find out how to join our leadership team, call 562-431-9589 and leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address.
Enroll in Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile is a unique, charitable awards program for qualified non-profit organizations (like us!). A small % of every purchase you make through Amazon is rebated to the Golden Age Foundation – at no cost to you!
Don’t to forget to start at smile.amazon when you shop.
Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to support the work the Golden Age Foundation does in Leisure World by using Amazon Smile.
Leave a legacy by including the Golden Age Foundation in your estate planning
When planning your will or trust, please consider including the Golden Age Foundation as one of your beneficiaries.
Previous contributions from generous shareholders have left a legacy that has funded many projects in the community, including:
Enhancements to the Clubhouse 6 exercise room
- An auditory signal crossing for the visually impaired on St. Andrews and Golden Rain
- The purchase of a state-of-the-art accessible bus that transports individuals using wheelchairs and walkers to many community events
- Bus shelters and benches
If you are interested in a legacy contribution, please consult with your estate planning professional. The Foundation’s tax ID # is 23-7273105. If you would like more information, please call 562-431-9589 and leave your name, phone number, and e-mail address.
Consider supporting Golden Age through your Required Minimum Distribution plan
If you are 70 and ½ or over and you have investments, you are required to take part of your income yearly via a minimum distribution or RMD. Ask your tax or investment advisor about how to distribute RMD funds to a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our tax ID # is 23-7273105. Distributions should be sent to the Golden Age Foundation, P.O. Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
Honor Someone Special with a Commemoration or Memorial
A unique and meaningful way of honoring friends and family on the special occasions in their life’s journey is commemorating that event with a donation in their honor to the Golden Age Foundation. Not only will those celebrating their birthday, anniversary, holiday or other important day be honored but they will share in the knowledge that they have played a part in providing vital services to our community.
An acknowledgement card will be sent to the person honored by your commemorative donation or to the family for a memorial donation. The Foundation’s tax ID # is 23-7273105
Please send commemorative or memorial contributions to: The Golden Age Foundation, P.O. Box 2369. Seal Beach, CA 90740
Borrow a wheelchair or walker at no cost. Over 500 wheelchairs and walkers are loaned out each year by volunteers. To request this service or return a mobility aid, call (562) 431-9589.
|TAX RETURN ASSISTANCE
Have your basic income taxes prepared by qualified volunteers. Every year hundreds of
shareholders file their income tax returns with the assistance of qualified volunteer preparers…free of charge.
|ORANGE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING BENEFITS ENROLLMENT CENTER
The Foundation provides financial support for an on-site Orange County Council on Aging Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) The BEC office is located in Clubhouse 5, next to the Cafe. Assistance is available in both English and Korean. Shareholders interested in getting help with 1) Medicare insurance costs and program benefits, 2) Medi-Cal (Cal-Optima) for Medicare beneficiaries, 3) Cal Fresh (food stamps), and 4) Utility Assistance programs, can schedule an appointment in the office without the need to travel to various programs. To inquire about these programs, call the HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) office at (562) 472-6275, ext. 275.
Golden Age Foundation assists the onsite Health Care Center in providing an annual flu clinic. Each year thousands of shareholders receive flu shots with the assistance of many Golden Age volunteers. Each year the dates of the clinic are published in the
Golden Rain News.
|BATTERY & LIGHT BULB RECYCLING
Golden Age pays for the collection and safe disposal of used batteries and fluorescent light bulbs.Drop off your used batteries at the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 and/or the News Office. Dispose of used florescent light bulbs at the Service Maintenance Yard.
Over 41,000 residents each year stop by the Hospitality center to visit old friends and make new friends.
Every Monday – Friday between 9 to 11 am, Golden Age sponsors a Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6. Coffee and tea are served to residents who drop by to visit their fellow shareholders. A Golden Age volunteer is on hand to welcome you.
How to Contribute
The Golden Age Foundation is run entirely by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meet your community needs. The generous support of shareholders, residents and friends is the sole source of income. Add the work of many volunteers and this is what makes the Foundation’s programs and projects possible. Here are some ways to help: Become a member and make a yearly contribution. Consider leaving a lasting legacy by naming Golden Age Foundation as a beneficiary in your estate planning. For information, call (562) 431-9589. Your contributions are tax deductible. Tax 501 (c) (3) ID-23-7273105
Studies show that seniors who volunteer have improved physical, mental, and emotional health.
Please make your tax deductive contributions to:
Golden Age Foundation
PO Box 2369
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Enroll in AmazonSmile…a unique, charitable awards program for qualified non-profit
organizations (like us!). A small % of every purchase you make through Amazon is rebated to the Golden Age Foundation – at no cost to you! Join other shareholders by going to smile.amazon.com and selecting Golden Age Foundation as your favorite non-profit organization.
How to Volunteer
Golden Age is run entirely by volunteers! New volunteers are always welcome and make Golden
Age programs and projects possible. We have jobs for all activity levels, including at home call center tasks. If you are interested in helping, call (562) 431-9589.
“A gift to the Golden Age Foundation is a gift back
to your community …leaving a lasting legacy.”