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Finding Aid for the Center for Healthy Aging records

Finding aid prepared by John Howard Fowler, 2004

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Center for Healthy Aging (Santa Monica, Calif.).
Title
Center for Healthy Aging records
Collection no.
0414
Date
1976-
Extent
6.0 Linear feet, 4 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Center for Healthy Aging is a Santa Monica based organization whose main goal is to provide health advice and counselling for senior citizens who might otherwise not be able to afford such care. The Center began in 1976 under the name of Senior Health Peer Counseling; the name was changed to Center for Healthy Aging in 1995. The collection presently contains materials from the governing board meetings, correspondence of the Center's two executive officers, Bernice Bratter (1976-1985) and Monika White (1985-the present), some publications, materials relating to grants and to cooperative efforts between the Center and other charitable organizations on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Center for Healthy Aging records, Collection no. 0414, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical Note

The Center for Healthy Aging is a Santa Monica based organization whose main goal is to provide health advice and counselling for senior citizens who might otherwise not be able to afford such care. The Center began in 1976 under the name of Senior Health peer Counseling; the name was changed to Center for Healthy Aging in 1995.

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Scope and Content

The collection presently contains materials from the governing board meetings, correspondence of the Center's two executive officers, Bernice Bratter (1976-1985) and Monika White (1985-the present), some publications, and materials relating to grants and to cooperative efforts between the Center and other charitable organizations on the West side of Los Angeles. The papers provide a particularly good look at the Center's relationship to its directors and to other organizations.

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Organization

This collection is organized into the following series:

1. Administration 2. Extraneous Agencies 3. Governance 4. Grants and Proposals 5. Publications

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2004
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Center for Healthy Aging.

Acquisition Information

The material was acquired from the Center for Healthy Aging and its Director, Monika White.

Processing Note

The records were received in fairly good order. For the most part, original order was adhered to in creating the archival files. Exceptions to this rule are to be found mainly in the series dealing with publications, since what there were of these had to be extracted from other files. Newspaper clippings files were only selectively kept; those that appear in the Los Angeles Times or other easily available newspapers were not kept. Some photocopies of newsapers were made for preservation purposes. The Director of the Center has discussed continuing donations of records to the CSWA.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Center for Healthy Aging (Santa Monica, Calif.). -- Archives

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--Archival resources

Personal Name(s)

  • Bratter, Bernice -- Archives
  • White, Monika -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Social service--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social work with older people--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  1. Administration 1987-1996   1.0 linear ft.

 Annual Giving Program 1990-1991 

General note

Prepared by Netzel Associates, Inc.

Box
4
Folder
12

 CARE Coordination 1990 

Box
4
Folder
17

 Executive Director 1987-1996 

 Bernice Bratter's Correspondence 1987-1992 

Box Folder

  June 1987-September 1987 

2 73

  October 1987 - December 1987 

2 74

  January 1988-March 1988 

2 75

  April 1988-December 1988 

3 1

  January 1989-June 1989 

3 2

  July 1989-December 1989 

3 3

  January 1990 - June 1990 

3 4

  July 1990 - December 1990 

3 5

  January 1991 - May 1991 

3 6

  June 1991 - September 1991 

3 7

  October 1991 - December 1991 

3 8

  January 1992 - April 1992 

3 9

  May 1992 - July 1992 

3 10
Box Folder

 Personnel Policies Manual c. 1996 

3 12

 HOPE Project 1991-1995 

Box
4
Folder
14

 Older Adults Mental Health Recovery Services Program 

 Consultant Contracts 1992 

Box Folder

 A-M 

4 9

 N-Z 

4 10
Box Folder

 FEMA Materials 1992 

4 11

 Providers 1992 

Scope and Contents note

Contact information for community workers and agencies.

4 8

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Series 2:  2. Extraneous Agencies 

 Century City Hospital 1991 

Box
4
Folder
15

 County of Los Angeles 1988 

General note

Caring for Older Adults: Meeting the Challenge

Box
3
Folder
21

 County of San Diego 1990 

General note

Caregiver's Handbook

Box
3
Folder
22

 Department of Health Services. State of California 31 March 1993 

Box
3
Folder
29

 Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center 

Box Folder

 Fact Sheets 1991 

3 23

 Resource Files 1988-1993 

4 13

 Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health 1993 

Box Folder

 File #1 

3 27

 File #2 

3 28

 Los Angeles County Managed Care Planning Council 

Box Folder

 Meeting #10 16 June 1993 

3 26

 Preliminary Reports of Consultant Committees 19 May 1993 

3 25

 Unified System for a Healthy Los Angeles 15 June 1993 

General note

Rough Draft #3.

3 24

 National Fire Protection Association 1991 

General note

Fire Safety Pamphlets

Box
3
Folder
20

 Santa Monica / West Los Angeles Clinical Research Cooperative 1993-1994 

Box
4
Folder
18

 Westside Health Crisis Coalition 

General note

Coalition includes Venice Family Clinic, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Nursing, St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, Daniel Freeman Hospitals, Westside Women's Health Center, Venice Women's Clinic, & SHPC.

Box Folder

 Correspondence 1995 - 1996 

4 1

 Los Angeles County Contracts 

Box Folder

  1995 

4 2

  1996 

4 3

 White House. United States Government 

Box Folder

 Clinton Administration Description of President's Health Care Reform Plan 07 September 1993 

3 30

 President's Health Reform Proposal 15 September 1993 

General note

Header for each page; "Working Group Draft. Privileged and Confidential."

3 31

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Series 3:  3. Governance 

 Advisory Board/Board of Directors 

 Meeting Packets 

General note

Originally included Happenings and other SHPC/CHA publications; many of these have been abstracted to fill out the Publications series.

Box Folder

  17 April 1991 

1 67

  15 May 1991 

1 68

  04 June 1991 

1 69

  24 July 1991 

1 70

  25 September 1991 

1 71

  22 October 1991 

1 72

  27 October 1991 

1 73

  23 December 1991 

General note

End of year report from Bernice Bratter.

2 30

  28 January 1992 

1 74

  06 February 1992 

1 75

  24 March 1992 

1 76

  28 April 1992 

1 77

  26 May 1992 

1 78

  28 August 1992 

1 79

  27 October 1992 

1 80

  24 November 1992 

2 1

  26 January 1993 

2 2

  23 February 1993 

2 3

  23 March 1993 

2 4

  25 May 1993 

2 5

  27 July 1993 

2 6

  28 September 1993 

2 7

  26 October 1993 

2 8

  23 November 1993 

2 9

  25 January 1994 

2 10

  22 March 1994 

2 11

  24 May 1994 

2 12

  01 June 1994 

General note

Board of Directors Installation invitation.

2 13

  26 July 1994 

2 14

  15 November 1994 

2 15

  17 January 1995 

General note

Includes 1994 Annual Report.

2 16

  21 March 1995 

2 17

  16 May 1995 

2 18

  21 June 1995 

General note

Board of Directors Installation invitation.

2 20

  18 July 1995 

2 19

  31 October 1995 

General note

Meeting cancelled

2 21

  05 December 1995 

General note

Includes 1995 Annual Report.

2 22

  23 January 1996 

2 23

  19 March 1996 

2 24

  21 May 1996 

2 25

  23 July 1996 

2 26

  19 November 1996 

2 27

  21 January 1997 

2 28

  18 March 1997 

2 29

 Board Retreat 

Box Folder

  03 October 1990 

2 31

  25 February 1992 

2 32

  27 April 1993 

2 33

  20 September 1994 

1 64

  17 October 1995 

1 65

  24 September 1996 

1 66
Box Folder

 Rosters 1991-1995 

1 1

 Executive Committee 

General note

Some have board member notes and interlineations. When two copies exist, both are kept if handwritten notes vary significantly. Before 1993, originally filed with board meetings.

Box Folder

  13 March 1991 

1 2

  06 April 1991 

1 3

  08 May 1991 

1 4

  12 May 1991 

1 5

  12 June 1991 

1 6

  10 July 1991 

1 7

  11 September 1991 

General note

Includes copy of by-laws. 1991 Board roster extracted.

1 8

  15 October 1991 

1 9

  13 November 1991 

1 10

  10 December 1991 

1 11

  14 January 1992 

1 12

  11 February 1992 

General note

Includes planning materials for board retreat.

1 13

  10 March 1992 

1 14

  14 April 1992 

1 15

  12 May 1992 

1 16

  09 June 1992 

1 17

  14 July 1992 

1 18

  13 October 1992 

1 19

  12 January 1993 

1 20

  13 April 1993 

1 21

  11 May 1993 

1 22

  12 July 1993 

1 23

  24 August 1993 

1 24

  12 October 1993 

1 25

  09 November 1993 

1 26

  14 December 1993 

1 27

  08 February 1994 

1 28

  08 March 1994 

1 29

  12 April 1994 

1 30

  10 May 1994 

1 31

  01 June 1994 

1 32

  13 July 1994 

1 33

  09 August 1994 

1 34

  13 September 1994 

1 35

  04 October 1994 

1 36

  01 November 1994 

1 37

  06 December 1994 

1 38

  03 January 1995 

1 39

  07 February 1995 

General note

Meeting cancelled

1 40

  07 March 1995 

General note

Includes table of organization and bylaws.

1 41

  04 April 1995 

1 42

  09 May 1995 

1 43

  21 June 1995 

1 44

  11 July 1995 

1 45

  01 August 1995 

1 46

  05 September 1995 

1 47

  14 November 1995 

1 48

  09 January 1996 

1 49

  06 February 1996 

General note

Includes a copy of the 1995-2000 Strategic Plan

1 50

  05 March 1996 

1 51

  09 April 1996 

1 52

  07 May 1996 

1 53

  05 June 1996 

1 54

  16 July 1996 

1 55

  10 September 1996 

General note

Includes minutes of 21 August meeting, for which no packet is preserved.

1 56

  08 October 1996 

General note

Includes Personnel Policies Manual.

1 57

  05 November 1996 

1 58

  03 December 1996 

1 59

  04 February 1997 

1 60

  11 February 1997 

General note

Joint meeting with W.I.S.E.

1 61

  04 March 1997 

1 62

  01 April 1997 

1 63

 Standing Committees 

General note

Committee Reports are often included in the minutes of Executive Board meetings.

Box Folder

 Community Relations 1995 

2 34

 Development 12 July 1995 

2 62

 Finance 

General note

Sometimes meet with Planned Giving Committee.

Box Folder

  1995 

2 35

  1996 

2 36
Box Folder

 Human Resource Committee 1992 

4 16

 Nominating 

Box Folder

  1993 

2 37

  1994 

2 38

  1995 

2 39

  1996 

2 40

  1997 

2 41
Box Folder

 Planned Giving 15 February 1995 

2 63

 Planning 

General note

In 1994 the Planning Committee used the services of PISL consulting group. Documents for this consultation are in the Task Forces subseries.

Box Folder

  1991 

2 42

  1992 

2 43

  1993 

2 44

  Jan 1994-Feb 1994 

2 45

  08 March 1994 

2 46

  04 April 1994 

2 47

  02 August 1994 

2 48

  23 August 1994 

2 49

  17 October 1994 

2 50

  01 December 1994 

2 51

  10 January 1995 

2 52

  11 April 1995 

2 53

  11 May 1995 

2 54

  17 August 1995 

2 55

  28 September 1995 

2 56

  16 October 1995 

2 57

  23 October 1995 

2 58

  17 January 1996 

General note

Retreat.

2 59

  07 March 1996 

2 60

  28 August 1996 

2 61

 Task Forces 

Scope and Contents note

Includes ad hoc committees, task forces, and focus groups.

Box Folder

 20th Anniversary Task Force 19 June 1995 

2 68

 Rotary Club/Peer Councelling 1991 

General note

Joint Proposal

2 72

 Board Meeting Change Poll 30 October 1991 

2 64

 Board Relations Task Force 10 November 1995 

2 65

 Board Survey 1993 

General note

Poll for best meeting dates.

3 11

 Consumer Focus Group 20 May 1994 

2 67

 Government Relations Committee 1990 

Scope and Contents note

Ad hoc response to proposed State budget cuts. Includes materials from the California Coalition for Mental Health and allied agencies.

2 66

 PISL Consultation 

Scope and Contents note

Consultant was Rusty Dennison. Packet of materials used by or descriptive of the SHPC.

Box Folder

  1994 

General note

Correspondence

2 69

  03 October 1994 

General note

Advanced materials

2 70

  01 November 1994 

General note

Results

2 71

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Series 4:  4. Grants and Proposals 

 Blue Cross Community Foundation Community Clinic Fund 1997 

Box
3
Folder
43

 California Community Foundation 1997 

Box
3
Folder
37

 California Wellness Foundation 

Scope and Contents note

Community Action for Women's Health Project--"To implement and evaluate a comprehensive screening and health education program targeting American Indian and Samoan women over the age of 40." Project ultimately led to collaboration with the Native Women's Wellness through Awareness project (NAWWA).

 Chronological Files 

Box Folder

  1994 

4 5

  1995 

4 6

  1996 

4 7
Box Folder

 Original Grant 1993 

4 4

 FHP Foundation 1996 

Box
3
Folder
36

 National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations 1994 - 1997 

Box
3
Folder
38

 Partners in Care 1995 

Scope and Contents note

Group of grant proposals and correspondence with several hospitals and charitable foundations.

Box
3
Folder
42

 Retirement Research Foundation 1995 

Box
3
Folder
40

 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 1996 

Box
3
Folder
41

 Santa Monica Youth Athletic Foundation 1995 - 1996 

Box
3
Folder
39

 W. M. Keck Foundation 

Box Folder

 Interim Report 1995 

3 34

 Final Report 1996 

3 35

 W. M. Keck Foundation 

General note

Women's Wellness Program

Box Folder

 Proposal and Grant 1994 

3 32

 Women's Wellness Program Planning 1994 

3 33

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Series 5:  5. Publications 

 Happenings 

General note

Extracted from packets created for Board/Advisory meetings. Series incomplete.

Box Folder

  1991 

3 15

  1992 

3 16

  1993 

3 17

  1994 

3 18

  1995 

General note

Final Issue, August 1995.

3 19

 Prime Scene 1991 

General note

Possibly only published in 1991. Extracted from packets created for Board/Advisory meetings.

Box
3
Folder
13

 Reach Together 1991 -1995 

General note

Extracted from packets created for Board/Advisory meetings. Series very incomplete.

Box
3
Folder
14

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