She has served on various committees including, Community Outreach, Membership, Leadership Advisory Resource Team, Public Relations, Generations of Addictions, Nominating, Health and Wellness and 2010 Census Outreach Program for the Advisory Council on Aging. She is also the liaison for the Older Adult System of Care Committee for the Riverside County Mental Health Department. In addition, she is Chair of the Riverside County Foundation on Aging.
She is actively involved in her community serving as Chair of the Menifee Citizens Advisory Committee for the City of Menifee. She lives in a retirement community (The Oasis) where she is the Editor and Chief of their newsletter and belongs to various clubs and has organized various community events.
She is married, has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Personal Contact Information:
Gloria J. Sanchez
29258 Paradise Canyon Drive, Menifee, CA 92584
Appointed to the Advisory Council in 2013 by Supervisor Jeffries. I have been a member of the Advisory Council since 2007 being appointed by District 1 Board of Supervisor Bob Buster since 2009. I have been Council Parliamentarian, Liaison to the IHSS Advisory Council serving as Chair, Healthy Living Committee, and presently Vice Chair of the Advisory Council.
I work for Hospice of the Valleys and have been assisting patients, families, physicians, hospitals and communities for 20 years to understand the gift of hospice and assist them in focusing on the quality of life, making it as good as it can be, with their family at home.
It is an honor to serve seniors and older adults with disabilities. As a member of Rotary we continually are giving to our planet and local community.
I have been married to Genie for 45 years and have two daughters and two grandchild with one due any day. Our entire family has always served our community in everyway we can.
31877 Willow Wood Ct.
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
Jerry Corrales, Parliamentarian
Barbara is a native of Topeka, Kansas. After marriage to her husband, who was in the United States Air Force, they lived in several different places stateside and overseas.
Barbara is a widowed, retired federal employee and has worked for different branches of the military. Most of her career was in the Civilian Personnel field as a Position Classification Specialist (Wage and Administration) with collateral duties as Black Employment Program Manager, Security Manager for the branch and as Liaison for the Base Commander to the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation.
Over the years, Barbara has performed volunteer/leadership duties for the following organizations:
NCO Wives Club, Federal Women's Program, Swans Club, OMBUDSMAN Program, Meals-an-Wheels, Arthritis Foundation, Cancer Society, Riverside Poly Band Boosters, UCR Town and Gown, Blacks In Government (BIG), YWCA, YMCA, NCNW, NAACP, UCR Citizens University Club, Federal Managers Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Riverside Newcomers, San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation, United Way Funds Allocation Committee, Los Angeles Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Riverside Neighborhood Partnership, Riverside Opera Guild, Riverside Mayor's Commission On Aging.
Barbara feels that the most rewarding and fulfilling thing one can do is the giving of your time and service to those in need.
I have been the Chief Executive Officer of the Stroke Recovery Center in Palm Springs since August 2005, after moving to the Coachella Valley the year prior. Having lived in the LA area, for the better part of 25 years, I spent most of my career in Hospital Administration managing hospitals from Anaheim to Lancaster. The Stroke Recovery Center is a long term rehabilitation facility for stroke and TBI survivors offering free services designed to achieve the maximum feasible functionality for this underserved population.
Along with the leadership of the Stroke Recovery Center, I am on the Advisory Council for the Riverside Office on Aging, a member of the program committee for the Desert Healthcare District evaluating fundable health projects and a member of the board for PACE of the Desert.
Born in 1940 in the Midwest, I grew up and went to college in the East and have now lived in California for almost 50 years. Originally a "stay-at-home" Mom, I started volunteering when I came to Riverside in 1973.
But in 1977, after volunteering for several years, I was hired by the San Andreas Council as the Camp Fire Riverside Area Coordinator. In 1983 I became the Volunteer Coordinator for the Volunteer Center. Very soon the Executive Director asked me to help set up and organize the LTC Ombudsman Program at the agency. I was named the Ombudsman Program Manager soon after - in 1984. In 1992 I was hired as the Program Director of the HICAP in both Riverside and San Bernardino Counties under Inland Agency.
I retired in 2010 and almost immediately was named to be on the California Senior Legislature. In 2011 I was accepted by Riverside County as a member of the Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging.
I was a founding member of the Inland Empire Disability Collaborative in about 2008, and have been on the boards of Jefferson House, the YWCA, LWV and AAUW in Riverside, as well as the Senior and Disabled Fund of San Bernardino County. I am also a member of the Uptown Kiwanis Club of Riverside.
Ann S. Kasper
Vee was born in Los Angeles Calif., in the late thirties. Worked in Tele-communication for 30 years and retired, went into Special Education for 5 years and work for a non-profit for 7 years. She then retired for the last time.
She was urged by a friend to do volunteer work. She applied to Riverside County Office on Aging as a volunteer Senior Advocate on their Advisory Council in 2005 and was accepted. She has been on various committees since that time. In 2011 she was appointed by Supervisor Marion Ashley of the Fifth Supervisorial District to represent that district, on the Riverside Office on Aging Advisory Council.
She also volunteers with the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars, a non-profit organization in the city of Perris CA.), and with the State of California Military Order of the Cootie (an elite part of the VFW). She is at present the President of the local woman’s chapter for the 3rd year.
Vee Maiden Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging
6296 River Crest Dr. Suite K
Riverside, California 92507
I have been a part of the Advisory Council on Aging since the 80's. I currently doing Volunteer Income Tax preparation at the local Community Center in Blythe, CA. I am a member of the Board of Trustees at Palo Verde Cemetery District. I attend the First Baptist Church in Blythe and am an adult Sunday School teacher. I was born and raised in Blythe.
My contact information is:
1000 N Lovekin, Unit 43,
Blythe, CA 92225
Luella is a Cherokee Indian originally from East Oklahoma. She has been married 56 years to Bud and together they raised seven children that are contributing members of society.
Luella has received several degrees over the years beginning with her RN in 1963; Bachelors in 1983; Masters Public Health in 1993; and Certified Health Education Specialist in 1994.
Luella has been a member of the Riverside County Advisory Council on Aging since 2008 and as a member has served on the Healthy Living committee, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force, and Community Engagement Committee. Luella has given many presentations on Office on Aging and senior services at various organizations.
Luella has also been involved in several organizations both professionally and in a volunteer capacity over the years.
• Member of Red Cross since 1977 – instructor in basic life support, first aid, pediatric life support, smoking cessation, cardiac counselor, EMT instructor, and advanced life support.
• Member of National Bereavement Association and certified grief facilitator for 7 years.
• Served as a Parrish Nurse at San Gorgonio Hospital. Would see 400-500 persons every month.
• Instrumental in implementing American Indian urban clinics in LA which was run by Indian staff and a Board of Directors.
• Award from California Rural Indian Health Board for significant contributions to Indian health in 2011.
• Award for Grandparents of Year from the Banning Rotary Club.
• Implemented a Fit after 50 program in Beaumont.
• Maintains relations with the Morongo Indian Tribe.
Successfully advocated to get Measure A passed to build a helicopter pad at San Gorgonio Hospital. I have been very blessed in my life and I thank my God for everything I have been given and allowed to do.
Eileen Packer is retired Chief Executive Officer of HARC, Inc., (Healthcare Assessment Resource Center) which was founded in 2006. In this capacity, Ms. Packer coordinates the development of the triennial needs assessment, overseeing the research design, survey tool development, data collection and analysis, data preparation and reports. As well as coordinating the fundraising efforts, Ms. Packer works with the Director of Research and Evaluation to market HARC’s research and evaluation services to the community.
A Registered Dietitian and Certified Association Executive, Ms. Packer worked in the Los Angeles area as Director of Food and Nutrition Services at Tarzana Regional Medical Center. After 11 years there, she took the CEO reins at the 7,000-member California Dietetic Association located in Los Angeles. She restructured the organization and its foundation during her decade-plus tenure there, restoring profitability and building a reserve fund to sustain future outreach. The Canadian educated professional moved to the Coachella Valley in 2000, serving in various management positions for the county’s Office on Aging. Three years later, the Stroke Recovery Center hired her as Executive Director.
In her volunteer capacity, Ms. Packer currently serves as President-Elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, member of the Riverside County Office on Aging Advisory Council and member of the Gilda’s Club Medical Resource Council. Previously she served as President of the Southern California Society of Association Executives.
The Advisory Council on Aging was created in 1974 and is a seventeen member volunteer leadership body mandated under both the Older Americans Act and the Older Californians Act.
As Advocates for seniors and adults with disability, the Council identifies priority legislative and regulatory issues and recommends strategies for the future. The Council also considers population trends, unmet needs, and emerging issues affecting seniors and adults with disabilities to use in the development of the Strategic Plan on Aging. The Council focuses on outcomes for individuals and communities, and on performance measures for programs and services to gain a clearer understanding of how aging services and funds are affecting the lives of people and communities.
Council Members hold an important role as the eyes, ears, and voice for seniors and adults with disability in their communities. With this voice they have the responsibility to raise issues, recommend changes and advocate for those changes. Without Council leadership, opportunities to improve services would be fewer and negative attitudes of ageism would be stronger. Effective volunteer leaders in partnership with community liaisons will continue to make a difference for seniors and adults with disabilities in Riverside County.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend Advisory Council meetings which are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June beginning at 10 a.m.. For more information please contact Lynette Worrell at (951) 867-3800 or (800) 510-2020 or TTL: (951) 697-4699 or email: email@example.com.
Sincerely, Gloria Sanchez, Chair