FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2020
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Sen. Patricia Bates and Asm. Bill Brough Postpone South OC Senior Day to Protect Public Health
SACRAMENTO – Out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of Californians, Senator Patricia Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough announced today that they are postponing their annual South Orange County Senior Day that was to have taken place this Friday, March 13, in Mission Viejo.
Given that the federal Centers for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health are advising older adults to avoid crowds as much as possible, Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough have made the decision to postpone Senior Day to help protect public health. They hope to reschedule the event later this year.
Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough issued the following joint statement:
“While we regret that Senior Day will not take place on March 13, we have no regrets about protecting the health and safety of our Orange County seniors. We have made this decision out of an abundance of caution given the information we currently have about the coronavirus. It is our hope that Senior Day can be rescheduled later this year.”
Senior Day is a free resource event for hundreds of seniors, caregivers, and family members. This year’s event would have featured free medical screenings by UC Irvine School of Nursing, resource booths, breakout sessions, and much more.
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County, and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Assemblyman William P. Brough represents the 73rd Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Aliso Viejo, Coto de Caza, Dana Point, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado and Trabuco Canyon.