Our Vision & Mission

No Senior Alone

Help end social isolation for San Diego’s most vulnerable seniors during COVID-19

SDSCF Announces $1 Million No Senior Alone Initiative in Partnership With the Sahm Family Foundation

A recent report from AARP confirmed that social isolation among older people has reached epidemic levels during COVID-19. The health effects of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and women are most at risk. We at San Diego Seniors Community Foundation have decided to do something about it. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 we announced our No Senior Alone initiative, which aims to raise $1 Million for isolated seniors with help from a $500K matching grant from the Sahm Family Foundation. We were joined by Congressman Juan Vargas, along with local health and aging experts who gave a special briefing on the social isolation crisis.

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Our Vision and Mission

We envision a world where older adults enjoy a healthy, dynamic way of life. Where they are socially connected, physically active, and meaningfully engaged in their communities. Where all San Diegans can age with dignity and have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Our mission is to increase awareness and action toward issues impacting seniors and to increase philanthropy to senior-focused organizations. Together, we can create a future where seniors are no longer vulnerable but vibrant.

A Looming Crisis

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We Need Your Help

The San Diego Senior Community Foundation is working to improve the quality of life for seniors in our region through the power of philanthropy. Currently, less than 2% of charitable giving nationwide is directed toward programs for senior citizens. By giving to SDSCF, you can be sure that your money is going to fund initiatives, programs, and infrastructure that will directly support seniors in San Diego. Together we can ensure that all seniors have someone they can turn to and trust.

News & Updates

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Social Isolation a Health Hazard for San Diego County Seniors

Bob Kelly spoke to Newsradio 600 KOGO about the increased risk of suicide and other health concerns for socially isolated seniors in San Diego.

A County health nurse prepares to administer a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

How San Diego Seniors Can Navigate the Vaccine Appointment Process

Bob Kelly talks to CBS 8 with tips on how San Diego seniors age 65 and older can get appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

An older couple learns to use a tablet together

Peninsula Shepherd Center Programs Helping Seniors Stay Connected

Through a new program called Connections Through Technology, the Peninsula Shepherd Center is providing tablets and technology training to help homebound seniors stay connected to loved ones and participate in virtual programming.

Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets to help them stay connected during COVID-19

Grant Program Helps Isolated Seniors During Pandemic

Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets funded by a No Senior Alone grant to help them stay connected during COVID-19

Latest Research

Read San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s report on the state of San Diego senior centers.