‘Going Gray’ can be lonely in LA

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Life as a senior in Los Angeles can be lonely, especially if leaving the house is difficult. That’s Patty Balbaneda’s predicament. She’s seventy years old and has struggled off and on with depression and chronic pain. As part of KCRW’s “Going Gray in LA” series from independent producers Ruxandra Guidi and Bear Guerra, we’ll hear about how Balbaneda found her sense of purpose at the local senior center.


Patty Balbaneda in her home. Photo: Bear Guerra