Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community seniors celebrated the beginning of 2024 with their first Senior Breakfast of the new year at the Lehi Community Center on January 3.
The seniors rolled out of bed with hungry stomachs for this month’s theme, a special pajamas and donut party. There was plenty of both to go around.
Senior Services Community Liaison Jessica Martinez began the breakfast by leading a stretching session with the seniors. After that, SRPMIC Council Member David Antone led the morning prayer.
While the seniors ate their breakfast, staff from the Air Quality Program of the SRPMIC Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Department/Community Development Department passed around a Climate Pollution Reduction Plan survey, asking the seniors to help them create a plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions within the Community.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the SRPMIC a $400,000 Climate Pollution Reduction Grant to develop a plan to reduce vehicle emissions and other harmful air pollution in the Community. Also at the breakfast were members of the CDD Code Compliance Division, who gave an overview of how they conduct outdoor homesite inspections for health and safety compliance and environmental hazards.