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Attendees participate in a Tai Chi class at the Live Oak Senior Nutrition & Service Center recently. A committee is working on improving services for the senior population in Los Gatos. Photo: Judy Peterson

​​Los Gatos aims to reimagine senior services

The Town of Los Gatos has put together a committee for Senior Services that has one task: enrich the lives of the senior citizen population by “Re-Imagining Senior Services in Los Gatos.” 

The committee is made up of representatives from community service organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, the Town Council, local senior service groups, county representatives and more.

Spearheaded by the Town Council and the Community Health & Senior Services Commission, the effort will be coordinated by Assistant Town Manager Arn Andrews and Tom Picraux as chair of the committee. The initial plan is to reach out to as many people as possible for ideas and solutions.

The Town of Los Gatos will be conducting a survey that will be targeting seniors and their needs. There will be a concentrated effort to get the word out and do as many in-person meetings and gatherings as possible, according to the committee. These meetings will take place in January. Then, in February, there will be a ‘kickoff’ reception to garner interest about the responses and receive more suggestions from the public.

For information, contact Nancy Pearson (committee member) at [email protected] or Arn Andrews (staff liaison) at [email protected]

The Senior Services Committee members are George Rossmann, Arshia Mathur, Matthew Hudes, Rob Rennie, Nancy Pearson, Catherine Somers, Kathy Mlinarich, Lisa Lenoci, Tom Picraux (chair), Maureen Heath (vice-chair), Diana Miller and Grace Benlice.

Covid-19 testing site in Los Gatos for a day

The Town of Los Gatos has partnered with Santa Clara County Public Health to provide a Covid-19 testing site on Dec. 23 from 9:30am to 4pm at the Adult Recreation Center, 208 East Main St.

Health insurance is not required.

To make an appointment, visit

Admin offices, library closed for holidays

Town of Los Gatos administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 2.

The library will be closed Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31-Jan. 2.

Clark inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Morgan Clark of Los Gatos was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. 

Clark was initiated at Clemson University.

Clark is among 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership.

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