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2022 Year End Review & Looking Ahead in 2023

2022 Year End Review

Rose Park Neighborhood’s ArtWorksLBC Director Dawn Mendelson highlights the program’s engagement with nonprofit and community partners, art sessions in Rose Park, and the events we attended in 2022 in the graphic below.

Long Time Volunteer Sylvia Salcedo Joins the Rose Park Neighborhood Board

Pictured: Sylvia Salcedo

Meet Sylvia: “I’m a retiree, having worked as an investigator for the State of California for 20+ years.  I have lived in Long Beach for 24 years with the last 7 years in the unique and welcoming neighborhood of Rose Park.  My husband and I are active members of Rose Park Neighborhood Association since we moved into the area. I enjoy spending time outdoors, spending time with my close friends and family, meeting new people, trying new restaurants (and going back to my favorites), cooking, attending museums, concerts, musicals, traveling, going to the movies (The Art Theatre is my favorite), and indulging in a breathtaking red wine, martini and margarita (not together).  In my spare time, I volunteer at a number of local nonprofit organizations, advocate for seniors, and my husband and I routinely do a neighborhood cleanup in our area. I am passionate about advocating for my neighborhood and for vulnerable and underserved children and seniors, and promoting a greater sense of community within my neighborhood.”


Holiday gift bags with Heart of Ida Age Well Magazine and Rose Park Neighborhood Directory
Angie Slaughter, Administrator of Redondo Plaza and Gretchen Swanson of Rose Park Neighborhood Association

Over 250 holiday gift bags were delivered to neighborhood seniors this year with the assistance of long-time nonprofit partner, Heart of Ida. Heart of Ida filled the gift bags with hygiene items, notebooks, resources and Rose Park Neighborhood Association decorated and delivered the bags adorned with a community made ornament! Thank you to all of our community members who created an ornament for our neighborhood seniors this year!

(Pictured left to right: Gretchen Swanson of Rose Park Neighborhood Association and Byron Duffy, Activities Director of Edgewater Skilled Nursing Center)
Wendy Melgar, Resident Service Coordinator of Lutheran Towers