Newsletter   //   November 2019

Dear Friend,
Next month will mark San Diego Seniors Community Foundation's third anniversary. We've come a long way in a short time, and 2019 has been a remarkable period of growth for us. To celebrate, we are launching this newsletter to share what we've been up to.
This summer we released the first-ever assessment of San Diego County senior centers — the culmination of months of research. Earlier this year we completed an assessment of the Borrego Springs senior center and developed a business plan to support building a new one.
Now, we are making plans to take our initiatives to the next step in the coming year, as we work to build a comprehensive network of sophisticated senior centers to serve a new generation of elder San Diegans.
We appreciate you following us on this journey. Thank you for your support.
Yours in health,

Bob Kelly
President & CEO

Ted Chan
Board Chairman

SDSCF In the News

Bob Kelly speaks to KUSI about the need for investment in local senior centers


San Diego Lags Behind in Providing Resources for Senior Centers

SDSCF President and CEO Bob Kelly appeared on KUSI News to discuss the need for investment in local senior centers, highlighting Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center as a model for the future.

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senior woman blowing out birthday candles

Are We Taking Care of Seniors?

San Diego Magazine examines the growing needs of seniors in our region and how nonprofit orgs are stepping in to help

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senior citizens sitting on park bench

San Diego Not Ready for Senior Population Boom

Bob Kelly went on KOGO radio to discuss the growing number of seniors in San Diego and the lack of infrastructure to support them.

Listen to the interview

Dr. Ted Chan

New Foundation Focused on Health and Wellbeing of Seniors

Dr. Ted Chan, board chairman, appeared on KSDY to discuss SDSCF's mission to ensure local seniors have access to the resources they need to thrive.

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Politifest panel members


San Diego’s Senior Homelessness Crisis and the Role of Affordable Housing

SDSCF convened a panel of local experts at Voice of San Diego's Politifest Housing & Transportation Summit to discuss the harsh economic reality facing seniors living in our increasingly unaffordable region.

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Bob Kelly

It's Time to Mobilize in Support of LGBTQ Seniors

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are twice as likely to age alone and four times less likely to have children who can care for them in old age. In an op-ed for Gay San Diego, Bob Kelly explains why LGBTQ seniors need our support.

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elderly man with head lowered

A Local Response to the Scourge of Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a growing public health concern that will touch 1 in 10 American seniors. In San Diego, a group called the Elder Protection Council is working to combat it.

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In Case You Missed It

Report - Senior Centers: What We Have Now and What We Need

SDSCF Releases Inaugural Senior Center Assessment

Report identifies challenges and opportunities to improve local facilities to serve a new generation of dynamic older adults

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seniors socializing at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center

County Senior Centers Lack Resources to Support Growing Elder Population

The Union-Tribune reported on SDSCF's inaugural senior center assessment, examining the role these centers play in supporting older adults’ wellbeing.

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Elly Leslie, a senior orphan and frequent senior center user

San Diego Senior Centers Unprepared for Over 65 Population Surge

Bob Kelly visited the Ed Brown Center for Active Adults with KPBS News to see firsthand how senior centers enrich the lives of senior orphans like Elly Leslie.

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