The Issue: Neglected Senior Citizens in the Los Angeles Area
Of the 2,000 nursing-home residents who were interviewed, 95% said they had been neglected or seen another resident neglected, according to a study in a report compiled by the Center of Excellence on Elder Abuse and Neglect at the University of California, Irvine.
The Campaign: Granting Senior Citizens Admission to MUZEO
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by MUZEO to admit low-income senior citizens from the Los Angeles area and a guest for one day. For every $10 raised, MUZEO can admit one senior citizen and a guest for a day. Donors who give the $15 amount and register with MUZEO will also receive one ticket for admission.
Through its rotating lineup of exhibits and engaging events, MUZEO—which means “museum” in the international language of Esperanto—fosters diversity and cross-cultural understanding by making culture accessible to every member of the community. The 25,000-square-foot complex encompasses the original 1908 Carnegie Library as well as a brand-new art-gallery space, and it plays host to three different traveling exhibitions per year. One current offering, Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Freedom in America, produced by the International Spy Museum and running through Monday, September 16, 2013, mines the rich history of international espionage and its current role in our nation. Though two free docent tours are offered with admission on Saturdays and Sundays, most visitors peruse the exhibits at their own pace. Check out the calendar of events to view museum goings-on by date.
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