Listen: Patty’s story

What happens when you're almost 70 and you lose a best friend? Listen to Patty Balbaneda's story of finding new friends and new happiness.

Life as a senior in Los Angeles can be precarious and isolating –especially when moving around is difficult and when the money is tight. Seventy year-old Patty Balbaneda has struggled with all of it for years, but is finding her sense of purpose at the local senior center.

From Lincoln Heights, this is Patty Balbaneda’s story. Listen:

See a day in Patty’s life in photos.