Senior Advisory Committee

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The nine-member committee works in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department’s Older Adults Program to make recommendations regarding the delivery of senior programs, activities and policies. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM at the Joslyn Center. For more information, feel free to contact the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison at (310) 802-5407.

Senior Advisory Committee (SAC) Members

seat Member
Original Term appointment
current term expires
1. Wayne Powell, At-large

July 2017
July 2021
2. Diane Campisi, At-large
  July 2014
July 2020
3. Dayle Eisenhauer, At-large
  February 2015
July 2020
4. Steve DeBaets, At-large
  July 2013
July 2021
5. Marcia Gelfand, At-large
  July 2015
July 2021
6. Audrey Hodgson, At-large
  July 2018
July 2020
7. Karen Russo, Senior Resources Committee Representative
  N/A N/A
8. Jean Steinmetz, Joslyn Club Representative
  N/A N/A
9. Ken Thompson, Manhattan Heights Club Representative
  N/A  N/A
10. Laurie McCarthy, Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Appointed Liaison to SAC
  N/A N/A


Senior Advisory Committee Applications
The City of Manhattan Beach will accept applications on an ongoing basis from residents interested in serving on the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). When vacancies occur, your application will be considered and you will be contacted.


Members shall meet any one or more of the following criteria:

  • Are interested or knowledgeable in the aging field or senior citizen issues
  • Have prior experience in community projects or activities
  • Have prior experience in a community based organization

Additionally, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Are 18 years of age or older. 2/3 of the SAC should be 55 or over.
  • Applicants should have the ability to take an active role in SAC meetings and projects and participate in senior center programs and activities
  • Not currently serving on a City commission
  • Live, work or are active in the City of Manhattan Beach or have professional expertise relating to senior issues

You may download an application (PDF) or pick one up at City Hall Parks and Recreation Department, 1400 Highland Avenue Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.  Applications will be kept on file and considered as vacancies occur.

Drop off completed applications to the Parks and Recreation Department located in City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue or e-mail them to the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison or send by fax to (310) 802-5401. 

Upcoming meetings will be posted on the Older Adults Calendar. For more information, contact the Senior Advisory Committee Liaison at (310) 802-5407.

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An Intergenerational Art Exhibition exploring the theme "Identity." This is the first of collaborative efforts between the Mira Costa High School Art Department and the Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program, under the leadership of the Senior Advisory Committee.

*Note: This is not a juried show. We will display art work as the space allows. Artists who are interested in selling their work will supply their contact information for perspective buyers. For more information contact Jan Buike at (310) 802-5447.

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