Founded in 1975, Laguna Beach Seniors was one of the first senior service nonprofits in Orange County. Since 2009, our home has been the Susi Q, a warm and welcoming center where our fastest-growing demographic is living it up and finding the help they need. The Susi Q also is the heart of an ambitious vision called Lifelong Laguna: a community and a nonprofit working together to make the town we love a better place for the rest of our lives.
Our mission is to enhance the lives of seniors through programs, services, and advocacy that promote independence, wellness and community.
We will be an essential resource in making the hometown we love the best possible place to age gracefully and meet the challenges of time.
We honor and help one another, define ourselves and defy stereotypes, embrace our diversity, collaborate, and give back to the community where we want to spend the rest of our lives.
Board of Directors
Kristine Thalman, President
Cody Engle, First Vice President
Gary Boisen, Second Vice President
James McBride, Treasurer
Darrcy Loveland Bickel
*Laguna Beach Seniors is proud to announce and welcome Dorene Butler as a new member to the Emeritus Council following her stalwart support of our organization's Mission and Vision and an ambassador to the community.
For general information, or to register for classes and activities, please call the Front Desk at 949.464.6645. To reach our staff, please use their direct lines.
Laguna Beach Seniors Staff from left to right:
Martha, Jo Ann, Christine, Judy, Nadia, & John
Nadia Babayi, Executive Director
Jo Ann Ekblad, Program/Marketing Director
Martha Hernandez, LCSW, Director of Care Management
John Fay, MSG, Program Specialist
Christine Brewer, Program/Vol Coordinator
Judy Baker, Finance Manager
Gallery Q Arts Director
Patty Quilter, Center Coordinator