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Supervisor Hahn Secures Funding for New Los Nietos Community and Senior Center in Whittier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2017
Contact: Liz Odendahl
lodendahl@bos.lacounty.gov
(213) 379-6301

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn secured funding from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to move forward with plans to remodel and renovate the Los Nietos Community and Senior Center in the unincorporated area of South Whittier.

“Los Nietos Community and Senior Center is so important to local residents,” said Supervisor Hahn. “I am so glad that I can help to get Los Nietos the upgrades it needs to make the local community proud and serve as many people as possible.”

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors awarded and authorized a contract with Carde Ten Architects to design the new remodeling of Los Nietos.  The remodel will include a new lobby area, gallery space, pantry, art room, class room, community room, internet café, toy loan space and fitness room. Refurbishments will also include a new HVAC system, unisex bathrooms that will allow caretakers to assist seniors, and upgrades to the kitchen.  Improvements to the exterior of the building will include new finishes, lighting, signage, a fitness patio and new drought tolerant landscaping.

The community and senior center is a hub for the residents of South Whittier and has everything from ESL classes, to senior fitness classes, to parenting classes, to computer classes.

The project is expected to be completed in 2018.