Representatives from the Foster City Village Project (FCVP) - a nonprofit organization being formed to help connect local senior citizens with needed resources - say they are pleased with the large turnout of local residents at their two public meetings held last week, held to update the public on the project's progress.
Laura Guluzzy, a charter member of FCVP who serves on the public relations committee, said around 80 people participated in the two meetings.
During the meetings, members of the FCVP Steering Committee and Board of Directors gave presentations on the project's progress, and let members of the audience ask questions.
"The focus was to update seniors and others on the Village formation progress," Guluzzy explained. "Reports were given to educate everyone about indentifying and defining what is needed to provide low-cost and discounted services to Foster City seniors through a network made up of vendor resources and volunteers."
Guluzzy said the first features of the project are expected to be up and running by the late fall. She said, most likely, transportation for local seniors will be the first service the Village will be able to provide.
Attendees also filled out surveys regarding the needs and services they need the most.
Guluzzy said the Village Project is still very much in need of additional volunteers and members for the Steering Committee. The group is still waiting on official confirmation of its nonprofit status.
For more information on the Foster City Village Project, or to volunteer, call 650-378-8541 or visit www.fostercityvillage.org.
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