We need your help at the Cabo Senior Center, also called the San Miguel Senior Center in Cabo San Lucas and Grandparents Clubhouse (Senior Center) San Miguel in Cabo San Lucas and (Casa Club de Abuelos San Miguel) Asociación Magnifica Obsesion club de Abuelos.
We recently learned of an incredible center in Cabo San Lucas that is helping in-need seniors receive daily meals and other necessities that might otherwise go without. The Club de Abuelos San Miguel is a nonprofit, non-government organization that relies on the support of community members and visitors to make a different in these people’s lives. Here’s an email we recently received from Rob Zolezzi, a Los Cabos resident involved in many area organizations.
“As most of you know I am very involved in the Los Cabos Humane Society . I also work with other amazing charities in Los Cabos such as Building Baja’s Future , Sarahuaro Foundation and Los Cabos Children’s Foundation.
Recently I was introduced to the Senior Center in Cabo San Lucas that I did not know existed. I went with a friend and toured the facility. I was amazed at what I saw. There were over 100 Seniors at the Center that day.
One of the amazing things about the Mexican culture is that they take care of family. Thank God most Grandparents (Abuelos) live with their children and have a roof over their head. But in many cases there is not enough food to go around and the seniors are confined to a very small living space shared with several other family members.
I have since learned that many of these seniors that come to the center on a daily basis do not have enough food to eat, money for adult diapers, clothing and access to much needed medication. Some have been, and are being physically abused.
The Senior Center provides a safe haven for them. They also provide 2 meals a day, three days a week. They provide yoga, craft classes, art classes, music programs, medical services, medicines, diapers and games.
All of this is being done without any government support or aid. The Center is run 100% on donations. There is a staff of 4 volunteers that come everyday. The Senior Center is on the verge of shutting down because of lack of support and lack of funds.
I have offered to help them keep the Center going. I have inspected their accounting, their non profit status and everything I could find to ensure that everything is “above board”. It is not only above board, it is being managed and run by the most amazing and giving people.
I want to help them not only to stay open but I want to put together a Board of Directors, upgrade their accounting, purchase needed items, get donations.”