Hi All – Another year has passed, and it seems like not too much has changed. We are still wearing masks, social distancing, and encouraging people to get vaccinated. However, one thing has me very excited…my son and his family are visiting for the first time in two years! If it weren’t for FaceTime, I wouldn’t have been able to recognize my little grandkids. I have lived on the other side of the country for so many years and don’t know how we were all able to keep in close contact with only the telephone…yes, I did talk to my parents without seeing them except once a year in person. We are all so very spoiled with social media…good and sometimes bad. 

We continue to rent the Avila Beach Community Center for meetings and special events but haven’t been able to host any of our fundraisers this year. We hope that this will change in 2022, but until that time, here are a few ways you can help us maintain and operate the Community Center:

  • Annual Membership
  • Purchase of a Commemorative Brick in our Healing Garden
  • ASK Campaign donation
  • Shop at smile.amazon.com to support us 
  • Sign up for Ralphs Community Rewards Program at ralphs.com for the ABCA (AS854), and a percentage of your purchases will be donated by Ralphs to the ABCA
  • Volunteer your expertise to make minor repairs to the Center

Julie Andrews-Scott will begin her Cuesta Emeritus Healthy Cooking classes on Thursday, January 20, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the new semester.

San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg will be hosting her office hours in our office on the second Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. beginning January 13.

Finally, I would like to take a moment to honor Anne M. Brown, one of our very long-serving Board of Director member who passed in October. She will always be remembered for all that she contributed to her community through her leadership and generosity.