IHelpIE hosts Installation & Senior Forum celebration

photo IHelpIE IHelpIE hosted their annual Installation & Senior Forum on June 20 at the Grace Vargas Senior Center. Pictured from left, Sara I. Garcia, Clifton Ferguson, Darleen Bennett, Velma Zenon, Rialto City Treasurer Edward Carrillo, Brenda Bristow, Gaynell Rodrick, and Maricela Soliz-Ferguson.
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On Thursday, June 20 IHelp Inland Empire (iHelpIE) hosted their annual “Installation & Senior Forum” at the Grace Vargas Senior Center where the 2019-2020 officers, Maricela Soliz-Ferguson- President; Gaynell Rodrick-Secretary; Brenda Bristow- Treasurer; Sara I. Garcia- Trustee; Clifton Ferguson-Trustee; Velma Zenon- Sergeant at Arms; and Darleen Bennett- Parliamentarian, were introduced and sworn in by Rialto Treasurer Edward Carrillo.

Dominga Gonzalez was recognized as Volunteer of the Year and Albert Calderon was applauded for his fundraising leadership on behalf of iHelpIE. Albert’s relentless initiative was crucial in the seniors’ efforts to attend the Sacramento Senior Rally Day event.

Rialto Commissioner Ricky Brown spoke on the connection of homelessness and mental iIlness and Department of Aging and Adult Services S.I.A. area representative Patricia Padilla spoke on nutrition during the programs Senior Forum.

DJ Windy and Frankie y la 3ra Revolucion provided the dance music.
Volunteers are served nachos and an ice cream treat.

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The celebration is a community event and its purpose is introduce the new officers, encourage seniors to stay active as well as provide a forum to raise awareness about issues facing older Americans. If you would like more information, or to make a tax deductible donation to this 501c3 nonprofit, please call or text Brenda at 909-648-2784 or ihelpseniors2@gmail.com.

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