Sunday Funday at the Brea Gallery
Brea Senior Center Van Service
The Brea Senior Center Van Service has doubled in ridership providing over 200 rides to Brea senior residents during June and July. After much time of staying at home, the riders’ transportation requests show they are eager to rejoin the community they have missed. To name a few regular stops, riders use the Van Service for personal care, groceries, medical appointments, shopping, and even to enjoy Downtown Brea.
Avalon Brea Place Apartments
Apollo Electric's Senior Center Donation
Apollo Electric, a local Brea business since 1966, recently donated $10,000 to the Brea Senior Center to help provide meals, nutrition resources, and related services to senior residents most in need. Their generous donation enabled the Brea Senior Center staff to meet with the residents at Breal, a low-income senior complex, for an outdoor outreach and lunch event.
The seniors enjoyed a free, special BBQ meal made by Senior Center Chef Francesco, along with gift cards from local supermarkets. Residents were also provided with information about everything offered at the Brea Senior Center, including ways to access donation-based/affordable food options and transportation services. It was an uplifting event for all the residents to attend after a challenging year of limited contact with others.
Thank you to the Apollo Electric team who made this occasion possible. Their donation will continue to provide meals, gift cards, nutrition information, and special outreach events to the senior community.
One of the thankful participants commented, “the best gifts are those that cannot be repaid, and obviously we can never repay them for this kindness.”
Brea is fortunate to have a partner like Apollo Electric as part of the community.
Replacement of the Brea Civic & Cultural Center Air Handler Unit 13
The Brea Civic & Cultural Center Air Handler Unit 13 provides air conditioning to Community Rooms A & B and the employee break room. Air Handler Unit 13 has been in service since 1980, for over 40 years. The custom-made air unit is the size of a small car. It is shipped in sections and assembled in place due to the tight confines of the mechanical rooms. Over the past four years, staff has replaced six of the 15 original Air Handler units. Each unit is unique in size and installed before walls and drywall were installed in the building, thus making each replacement challenging. Staff is working to secure more funding next fiscal year to continue this effort. There are 15 Air Handler units and 137 Variable Air Velocity controllers located throughout the Brea Civic & Cultural Center that provide air conditioning.