San Diego Seniors Community Foundation

Newsletter  //  February 2021

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Dear Ashley,

Last month we welcomed a new vision for our state with the release of the California Master Plan for Aging. The document represents a milestone in the evolution of our regional network of aging services and supports, which will be stretched to its limits in coming years.
Between 2000 and 2030, San Diego's 60+ population will increase by 130%
By the year 2030, one in four San Diegans will be age 60 or older. This demographic shift will demand the creation of age-friendly communities where older people can live vibrant lives and get the support they need to age with dignity. The Master Plan for Aging is the framework by which we can achieve this vision.

At San Diego Seniors Community Foundation, we are encouraged by the alignment of our own work with many master plan initiatives. Particularly our efforts advocating for senior centers, which we believe will play a key role in accomplishing the master plan goals.

We look forward to being a partner in facilitating the Master Plan for Aging for the benefit of all San Diegans. Because all of us – if we're lucky – will be seniors one day. So let's make San Diego a better place to grow old.

Yours in health,
Ted Chan

Ted Chan, M.D.
Board Chairman
Bob Kelly

Bob Kelly
President & CEO

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Partner Spotlight

Peter Callstrom, President & CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership
"Thank you SDSCF and CEO Bob Kelly for your vision and support of this critical work. At the San Diego Workforce Partnership we are honored to partner with you."

Peter Callstrom
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