by Photo from Guillermo Mijares

A local nonprofit has officially distributed up to half a dozen million dollars to South Bay and Chula Vista senior residents. 

The Community Congregational Development Corporation announced Thursday at Norman Park Senior Center, that it would award $160,000 in financial assistance to Legal Aid for Justice for South Bay Seniors, putting them over the $6 million mark in grant distribution to nonprofit organizations and federal agencies. 

The grant will also build a pickle-ball area for seniors to play in by the end of the year, or early next year at the latest. 

On Thursday, the Community Congregational Development Corporation(CCDC) announced that it is awarding $160,000 to Legal Aid for Justice for South Bay Seniors, it has now distributed more than $6 million to local nonprofit organizations and government agencies. 

This milestone aims to provide an easier lifestyle for our local senior community in Chula Vista and South Bay. 

More about Legal Aid: 

It is a nonprofit organization that assists low-income senior citizens with free civil legal aid. According to Joanne Franciscus, Legal Aid chief operating officer, they provide free legal clinic services on weekdays at the Superior Court South County Division located on Third Avenue. 

More about Community Congregational Development Corporation

The CCDC is a local nonprofit in Chula Vista that provides physical, social, psychological, and spiritual health assistance to seniors in the South Bay. The nonprofit organization has granted up to $6.4 million to nearly two dozen nonprofit groups and government agencies that serve local seniors. 

Mayor of Chula Vista Mary Salas was also in attendance Thursday morning at Norman Park Senior Center. She told ChulaVistaToday that this $160,000 in aid would provide physical assistance for seniors in the South Bay and allow them to meet new people and gain new friends as they participate in activities such as the soon-to-be-built pickleball area at Norman Park's Senior Center. 

"I think this is going to be a very valuable service for seniors, and something that will help them get out of social isolation," Mayor Salas told ChulaVistaToday. 

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