The Cabo Senior Center is called Club de Abuelos San Miguel or Grandparents Club. Sinai Mota is the director which is open three days a week from 7:30 to 5:00, serving breakfast and lunch. Five to ten volunteers help with cooking and assisting. Th center supplies food, medical, and other supplies and services to approximately 250 seniors living at the poverty level. (Yes, there is a social security pension available in Mexico, but you first have to pay into the system in your earning years, and over half of all Mexicans don’t pay taxes.)
The center offers recreational activities such as crafts, music, folk dance, yoga, breathing exercise, and more. The “abuelos” (grandparents) learn special skills through workshops, allowing them to produce and sell hand crafted items. They also operate a second hand store, selling donated items. These fun activities allow them to earn a small income and feel less dependent.
It has been a month since the last food run for Casa De Abuelos San Miguel … the refrigerators are empty. A group of volunteers led by Rob Zolezzi and Adriana Mondragon will make a Costco run this Friday.
The next shopping trip will be around the 15th of November. Please be generous. Just in time for Thanksgiving!
We now have a GoFundMe page and are trying to raise enough donations to buy food for a month! PLEASE help! It is easy and fast! And you will feel good doing it! Click on the logo below or the link at the end of this page.
The facility operates 100% on donations. We receive no government support or funding of any kind. Volunteers visit the center and help cook and serve warm meals to the seniors.
We have been working hard to make sure the Senior Center can continue to provide seniors in need with not only a healthy meal but medicines, hygenic supplies and exercise.