Two private trusts have bequeathed nearly $104,000 to Burbank for senior services at a time when tight budgets have been exerting added pressure on the programs.
The City Council last week officially accepted the $103,805 in combined donations from the two trusts that city officials first learned about in 2011.
“The fact that these two trusts were bequeathed at the same time was just an anomaly,” said Gaby Flores, deputy director of recreation services, noting that residents occasionally leave money in support of community services.
Rolf Larsen, who died April of 2011, left the city $70,000 and instructed officials to use the money at the Joslyn Senior Adult Center.
Known for having a “big heart,” Flores said, Larsen often paid for other seniors’ bus trips or registration fees for group trips and classes at the center.