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California Code, Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC § 9591

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The following definitions shall govern the construction of this chapter:

(a) “Acquiring” means obtaining ownership of an existing facility in fee simple or by lease for 10 years or more for use as a senior center.

(b) “Altering” or “renovating” means making modifications to an existing facility that are necessary for cost-effective use as a senior center, including restoration, repair, expansion, and all related physical improvements.

(c) “Area agency” means the area agency on aging designated in a planning and service area to develop and administer the area plan for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older individuals.

(d) “Board” means the California Department of Aging.

(e) “Bond” means a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this chapter adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law.

(f) “Committee” means the Senior Center Finance Committee.

(g) “Constructing” means building a new facility, including the costs of land acquisition and architectural and engineering fees.

(h) “Equipment” means tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of three hundred dollars ($300) or more.

(i) “Fund” means the Senior Center Bond Act Fund of 1984.

(j) “Multipurpose senior center” means a community facility with regular operating hours and staff that provides for a broad spectrum of health, social, nutritional, and educational services and recreational activities for older individuals.

(k) “Nonprofit” means an institution or organization that is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations, with no part of the net earnings benefiting any private shareholder or individual.

(l) “Planning and service area” means a geographic area that is designated for purposes of planning, development, delivery, and overall administration of services under an area plan.

(m) “Program” means one of the service components provided for older individuals in a senior center.

(n) “Senior center” means a community focal point on aging, where older individuals as individuals or in groups come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the community. Senior center programs consist of a variety of services and activities in areas, such as education, creative arts, recreation, advocacy, leadership development, employment, health, nutrition, social work, and other supportive services.

(o) “Startup costs” means a one-time capital outlay to fund programs in a newly constructed senior center, a one-time capital outlay to fund additional programs in an existing senior center, or initial service delivery costs.

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