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Published on April 9th 2024
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Bringing love and safety to senior citizens.

Eva and the Zamora children
Eva and the Zamora children Photo: latimes.com

The San Gabriel Mountain community of Wrightwood, about 85 miles from Los Angeles is home to 4400 residents, about 30% being 65 and older.

Last year, due to heavy snows, for a time many people could not leave their homes, electricity and heating were non-existent and the only groceries were those they had stored.

Some senior citizens, not only in Wrightwood but elsewhere, died from these conditions.

In response, the Wrightwood local elementary school began the "Golden Raccoon" program, the raccoon being the school's mascot.


Photo: latimes.com

In this program, school children and their families "adopt" a senior citizen and regularly visit them to have fun together, share meals and to ensure they are safe.

One such senior citizen is Eva Jablonsky, 88 and her mini poodle Missy, adopted by the Zamora family of five children and their parents.

When the Zamora 7-year-old triplets and their 9-year-old brother arrived, Eva's home came alive with their energy and laughter and their hugs.

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