Founded in 1975, Laguna Beach Seniors was one of the first nonprofits in Orange County to serve older adults. 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
Renae Hinchey, President
Stephany Skenderian, First Vice President
Kathleen Malcolm, Secretary
Gail Schickling, Treasurer
Todd Burns, Member-at-Large
Gregg DeNicola, MD
Kathryn Burton Gray
Darrcy Loveland Bickel
Key Documents (click to download)
Front Desk / General Information
Susi Q Staff
Left to right: Martha, Christine, Nadia, Judy, Jo Ann & John
Nadia Babayi, Executive Director
Jo Ann Ekblad, Program/Marketing Director
Martha Hernandez, LCSW, Director of Care Management
Christine Brewer, Program/Event/Vol Coordinator
Judy Baker, Finance Manager
Gallery Q Arts Director
John Fay, MSG, Director of Aging in Place Services
LAGUNA BEACH SENIORS
Laguna Beach Seniors is the hometown nonprofit that operates The Susi Q and reaches beyond its walls with Lifelong Laguna. All our funding comes from grants, events, and people just like you. They're helping us make the town we love a great place to live it up and meet the challenges that can come with time. Join them!